UFC 85 is apty named Bedlam. There has been a carousel of fighters on the card. To start with it was a blockbuster fight between Shogun and Liddell. Then Shogun gets hurt and pulls out of the fight. They then tap Rashad Evans to replace him and fight Liddell in the main event. The Chuck gets hurt and pulls out of the fight creating a big problem. The problem is what will be the main event of UFC 85. After a few rumors, the UFC was on the ball and signed Matt Hughes to fight Thiago Alves and got James Irvin to replace Liddell against Rashad Evans. Not only that but they added some fights, most notably a main card fight of Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben. The hoemtown crowd will love to see the new and exciting middleweight Bisping. However, it was not meant to be. Chris Leben has some legal issues and turns himself in. He then is sentenced to 35 days in jail, backing him right up to near the fight. That fight is now off. I don’t know if they will tap a replacement. They can’t give Bisping some joke fighter. He needs a top 20 guy. It won’t be Anderson and I doubt it will be Okami. Franklin and Henderson are out of the question. Marquardt, Cote and Kampmann all are booked for fights. My prediction is they will attempt to get Nate Quarry first followed by Jason MacDonald, Demian Maia or Jason Day. Let’s hope that fight is not off. We will just wait and see, UFC 85 is full of blunders. We will see who the next to pull out will be.
UPDATE: It looks like it is official Jason “Dooms” Day has been asked to step up and fight Michael Bispin in place of Chris Leben. If you look above Day was one of the four names I predicted could fill in for Leben. How many people can predict like that? I am glad Joe Silva and Dana White take my posts into consideration.
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