Good to see that UFC star Chael Sonnen got his suspension cut in half. Heard the hearing was a joke. Between athletic commissions run by government appointees who are, at times, totally unqualified for their roles and the wacky judging of some MMA fights there is never a dull moment in the ever growing sport of MMA. Sonnen needs a solid fight and obviously a win to get back to the rematch phase with Anderson Silva in my opinion. In my opinion, Sonnen not having a fight prior to fighting Anderson Silva would be a strategic mistake.
How's this for a fantasy scenario, GSP beats the holy hell out of Josh Koscheck for three rounds and then in the 4th round in Montreal GSP is severely cut, the fight is stopped and Koshcheck leaves Quebec with the hometown hero's title and more angst than a serial killer?
For that rematch, one would be printing money.....oh, I forgot, MMA 'purists' aren't wild about 'rematches.' My bad.
Yeah, I get it MMA crazies, this isn't pro wrestling but, remember, that I did include the term 'fantasy.'
— Jim Ross, speaking like a typical fan who doesn't care about performers abusing PEDs, despite knowing the health consequences of such decisions better than most, is glad that Sonnen has had his suspension reduced, so he can get back to watching him fight in marquee matches ASAP. Hey, I've got a brilliant idea, maybe Sonnen should hire Ross to be his manager? It would be a match made in heaven. All Ross would have to do is rehash the same shady spin he used to defend WWE from media criticism after the Benoit tragedy like: "This is not a steroid issue. That horse has got to be put in the barn and unsaddled.". If that wasn't bad enough, Ross wants to see a Montreal screwjob blood stoppage finish where Josh Koscheck steals the title from GSP at UFC 124. Just think, the rematch could be hot enough to sell out UFC's first ever Dome show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on April 30th, 2011. Hey, why stop there, maybe you could have Dana White pay off referee Herb Dean to ring the f*cking bell as soon as the first drop of blood trickles from GSP's face. Then you could book the corrupt owner against the Canadian blue collar hero in a boxing match. At least that would be original booking in MMA.