This was the most memorable weekend (4 day stretch) for big time news and events I can recall in my 30 plus years as a die hard fight fan!
- Muhammad Ali Passes (R.I.P. The Greatest and my personal hero for many years)
- UFC 199 is one of the greatest events the UFC has ever put on from top to bottom.
- Marco Polo Reyes and Dong Hyun Kim are a strong early candidate for fight of the year.
- Dan Henderson
- Michael Bisping becomes the first Brit to win UFC glory, and does it in shocking fashion!
- Brock Lesnar's return is announced.
- Ariel Helwani escorted from the event before the main fight, has his credentials revoked for life.
- Francisco Vargas vs Orlando Salido are the very strong early candidate for boxing's fight of the year (a fucking thing of beauty, love those Mexicans!)
- Give a fellow a day to be hungover on the couch and watch some of the best fights ever, over again.
- The passing of a legend in his own right (R.I.P. Kimbo Slice). He forged his own path and he did it admirably, and with class and humility.
- Ariel reinstated after major backlash from fans and media members alike. An unprecedented display of backpeddaling by the UFC brass.