UFC 219 is set to occur in Las Vegas on December 30th. Normally, the UFC’s December event is earmarked as the big end-of-year display with a card that’s stacked from top to base. On the other hand, the present menu for UFC 219 lacks just a little sizzle.
The main event has Cris Cyborg protecting her featherweight title against another ferocious puncher in Holly Holm. On paper, it may look one-sided, but remember the last time we doubted Holm in perceived mismatch name fight?
It’s a fantastic matchup, to be sure. Yet, there are concerns that it won’t sell pay-per-views. So now, rumors are swirling about last-minute developments to the card, including Nate Diaz in some capacity. A trilogy fight with Conor McGregor has been the dream, but that will not be occurring as McGregor is dealing with some fallout from his Bellator fiasco and punching a drug cartel associate. Oops.
Those transgressions will keep the Irishman out of the UFC octagon for an extended period of time, or even permanently.
As for Diaz, he apparently has been provided everything but the moon. But the Stockton native is demanding a celestial figure, where I mean totes and bags of cash, before he steps within an Octagon again.
While one or two more bouts could be inserted to provide the card a few extra pugilistic goodness, it looks like the major event is put, and I am ok with that. What fans really need at this point are quality conflicts, not only big names. And in addition to Cyborg/Holm, we are going to visit Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, a massive battle that could give another lightweight competition. The weigh-in might be just as striking as the fight handed Nurmagomedov struggles to make 155.
While we wait patiently for more spice to be added, let us stir the present pot and divide the primary and co-main events of the day to your gambling needs.
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