Saturday, 10 April 2010 17:36 | Written by Dallas Winston
Something was just off right from the beginning.
There I was, performing my sacred pre-UFC rituals and preparing to appease my usual anticipation, yet... the sun's rays beamed brightly through the window. I squinted, curious, then disgusted at this miniscule and meaningless but somehow threatening foreign element. "Be gone, wicked-fanged brightness. It should be dark," I muttered, shielding my eyes from the glow like an annoyed vampire, outwardly befuddled.
This seemed to spark what would become a tedious downward spiral into sheer lunacy; a UFC pay-per-view event created by David Lynch, or Salvador Dali during a monster binge on hallucinogens. Spooky.
After the results of the main card leading up to the two title-fights, I realized I had picked every fight wrong. This was normal. Then the invincible golden boy of the lightweight division engaged the highly under-rated prospect from New Jersey, who finally consummated a nickname I never thought appropriate until today by popping to and fro around the champion like a pack of firecrackers. As time passed, Penn slowed, Edgar upheld his frenetic pace, if not increased it.
JustPeed- for whatever it's worth, I always encourage anyone and everyone to voice their opinion as long as they give some legit reasoning. So thank again.
caposa and smth416- I've noticed you guys popping up on these threads somewhat regularly, and I want to give you a big thank you for tolerating my gibberish.
I actually have no problem with USA's comments. I posted the article, and immediately hit refresh to fix something, and the comment was already there--so if anything was even read, it was only the first few lines.
It sounds kind of Afterschool-Specialish, but even if 9 out of 10 people dislike anything I do, it's really the 1 that does that makes the difference. My intention isn't to conform to what everyone wants, and this one is a good example of that, but I still like when people share what they disliked about it.
MountainMedic continues to chivalrously sweep my off my feet with his continued support... ;) THX
Mc6pack - I enjoyed it, a nice change. Penn vs Edgar decision you hit the nail on the head.
Thanks for the "nice change" comment.
As you guys can appreciate, you can never please everyone with MMA journalism. If I write something totally "professional" (or trying to be) with no bias or emotion, the feedback is that the writing was decent, but it just really isn't interesting to read. If you infuse some personal opinion or humor, the feedback is that it needs to be more professional and objective to be taken seriously.
So I've just been mixing it up lately. Personally, I feel that the emotionless "reporting of hard facts" can be found anywhere and everywhere in the MMA world, so I'm just being myself and hoping people will appreciate a different angle.