FiveOuncesOfPain.com reader Jeremy has won the 5 Oz. T-Shirt contest for his nomination of Urijah Faber vs. Jeff Curran as a replacement for the canceled Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra match at UFC 79.
Here’s what Jeremy wrote:
When losing a title fight on a card, in my opinion the only way to really replace it is with another title fight. That’s why the UFC did such a good job with the replacement, it still keeps the same meaningful fight on the card. Unfortunately for the UFC the rest of their title holders are seemingly already busy. Silva has Henderson in March, Couture is in his contract fight, Rampage is probably going to fight on Superbowl weekend(if the UFC is smart), and Penn is fighting Stevenson in England. So no one was left.
Unless you consider the WEC. Urijah Faber is their biggest attraction and is in arguably in his toughest fight with Jeff Curran. Why not use the Faber-Curran fight as a WEC showcase on the UFC PPV. It should be a very good fight and helps give the WEC great exposure. The WEC card would still be fine with 2 title fights and Jens Pulver-Cub Swanson fighting. I would think this would have been the best title fight the UFC could have put together considering everything else.
We received a lot of nominations and I just want to thank everyone who entered.
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