I like MMA. I've been following the UFC ever since UFC 100. Thus, I decided I must make a thread to document my thoughts on the sport. Tonight UFC on Versus 2 took place, and as expected Jon Jones beat the living snot out of Vladimir Matsyushenko or however you spell it. Matsyushenko really hasn't been a serious threat in the UFC for a few years, so Jones' victory isn't completely impressive, but the fact he beat an experienced veteran counts for something. I personally think his beatdown on Matt Hamill was way more impressive. Now Jon Jones is expected to face the top of the light heavyweight division. My guess is he fights Lil Nog, considering he hasn't fought since his controversial win against Jason Brillz. If he can beat Nog, he's probably in line for a #1 contender fight. Next Saturday's UFC 117 card is pretty stacked. Fitch vs Alves to decide who faces winner of Koscheck/GSP matchup for the welterweight belt, Almeida vs Hughes for pretty much bragging rights, some other impressive fights also on the belt, but the one I'm anxious to see is Sonnen vs Silva for the middleweight belt. I watched Silva's last title defense against Maia, and I've gotta say that was a total disgrace. Dana White has even said that if Silva fools around like he did in his last fight, he's going to be cut. Sonnen's talked a whole bunch of trash, which has been pretty hilarious, and Sonnen's got a great amount of experience in the octagon and definitely showed that he is ready for Silva after his last fight against Marquardt. I think Sonnen could give Anderson Silva a run for his money, but in the end I think Silva's just too strong of a fighter, and his stand up game is still a lot more polished than Sonnen's. If the fight goes to the ground Sonnen stands a chance, but if they remain on their feet too long Sonnen's gonna get tagged by Silva. Should be interesting to watch. If anybody understood a thing I said, give yourself a pat on the back.