Upcoming UFC 130 Card, May 28th
Champ Frankie Edgar forced out, UFC 130 card vs. Gray Maynard
Upcoming UFC 130, SATURDAY May 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV is proving to be a fight card full of fighters struggling to reestablish their legitimacy in pursuit of a championship belt. Leading the card is Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Matt ‘The Hammer’ Hamill. Rampage is 3-2 in his last 5 fights but is coming off a debatable split decision win vs. the Lyoto ‘Dragon’ Machida. Matt Hamill is 5-0 in his last five fight but they include a unanimous win over washed up, Tito Ortiz, majority decision vs. ‘over-the-hill’ Keith Jardine and a DISQUALIFIED (DQ) win vs. Jon ‘bones’ Jones. In the Jones fight Hamill was brutalized by Jones until he struck him with an illegal elbow to the head and was DQ. The winner of this fight will determine who is back in the title discussion vs. who will be relegated to the 2nd tier of contenders.
Also Frankie Edgar had to postpone his defense of title vs. Gray Maynard due to bulging discs in his back and not broken ribs as earlier reported, The remainder of the card includes many fighters climbing the ranks in pursuit of their title shot including Frank Mir, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, Stefan Struve, Thiago Alves, Kendall Grove et al.
-Reporting from his couch with remote & margarita in hand, Chip Lindgren