So many storylines came out of UFC 167 it seems like a shame to try and condense them into one blurb but I’ll do my best (save for GSP’s future which I’ll address later on). The card was as excellent as predicted, offering up competitive clashes, a few shockers, and a handful of highlight-reel finishes. Some quick thoughts: Sergio Pettis needs to improve his takedown defense if hoping to excel but definitely has blue-chipper written all over him / Rick Story hasn’t improved much since making his UFC debut but he’s still a solid test for any adversary / Donald Cerrone will be back at lightweight by the end of 2014 / Josh Koscheck needs to look at retiring if he loses his next fight via KO / Robbie Lawler’s resurgence has been one of the year’s most pleasant surprises / Rory MacDonald is becoming a welterweight Lyoto Machida in that he does just enough to win most of the time / Thank goodness the Sonnen-at-LHW experiment is over / Rashad Evans is still a threat to eventually contend for the title but he won’t ever win it again / I’d wager Dana White handed Johny Hendricks a nice under-the-table bonus on Saturday night after judges robbed the world of an important moment.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from a few new match-ups to the UFC’s decision to entertain a new division to, of course, the fallout from UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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