Since the start of this bout, many are thinking that this is cursed. It was supposed to be Mauricio Rua and Jose Aldo. It was supposed to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Yoshihiro Akiyama yet these 4 MMA fighters and the others did not make it. The curse probably from the Scotiabank Saddledome and watched the entire event inside the Octagon. Sure enough, there were good things happening in UFC 149, nonetheless, the whole event lacked the excitement because of the impressions made on the main card.
The Main Card
Many are asking what went wrong at UFC 149. The UFC President Dana White can be accussed of being one-sided with his advertisements especially when something goes wrong. This was also happening during the Saturday night main even when White confirmed his disappointment over what happened. “The undercard delivered—they were awesome—but the main card did not,” declared by White during his press conference after the bout.
Probing UFC 149
In ticket purchases, UFC 149 drew almost $4.1 million from 16,089 fans that were not satisfied or even confused of the whole event that evening. The impressive fights came from the under cards such as the amazing and historical 7-second knockout from Ryan Jimmo. Another breathtaking match also came from Mitch Gagnon and Bryan Caraway. The beginning of the main card was with Matt Riddle versus Chris Clements who provided a satisfactory performance on the third round with Riddle giving an arm-triangle submission victory. Towards the end of the event, the curse came in with a not-so-entertaining performance from James Head versus Brian Ebersole. This was even added by the fight of Cheick Kongo and Shawn Jordan who were both hesitant to play the game right. The last hope was to come from Hector Lombard but this did not also made a good win. Five rounds were dedicated by Renan Barao and Urijah Faber but still, it was not liked by MMA fans.