Okay, with the biggest fight card ever in the history of Mixed Martial Arts on this weekend, I thought it was time to have an official discussion thread about all things MMA. Let's get a few ground rules out of the way. It's called MMA - It is NOT called UFC, Ultimate Fighting, or TUF The UFC is the largest organization in the sport, Dana White is a f**king genius and we have him, and the Fertitas, for going $40 Million Dollars IN DEBT to get the sport back into the mainstream where we can watch events, both free and on PPV, back in the United States after our politicians felt the need to ban it. Give the UFC their proper respect, but they do not have all the best fighters, nor are they the only "game" in town. Any MMA discussion is welcome, but let's give proper credit where it is due please. So, now that we have that out of the way - UFC 91 is this weekend. If you have been living under a rock, Randy Couture will be defending his Heavyweight Title against Brock Lesnar. Yes, the WWE guy. Turns out the guy is one hell of a former wrestler, NCAA, and while he is 2-1 in MMA competition, the guy is definitely a beast. Randy on the other hand, is 44, going on 45, and is probably still one of the best tacticians in the game. Who's going to win? I have no idea - but I do have some opinions on the undercard fights.... Fight of the Night, in my mind, is going to be Nate Quarry versus Demien Maia. Nate is a very good fighter, one hell of a good ground and pound fighter, but Maia may be the best BJJ Black Belt I have ever seen - and I have honestly seen, and rolled with, a few of them. Maia wins this fight with a slick submission. Possibly Submission of the Night Gonzaga versus Hendricks is a battle of outsiders looking in. Gonzaga broke Coutures arm with one high kick and he knocked out the mighty Cro-Cop with a head kick from hell. However he has proven to have little, if any heart, when someone takes a fight to him. Werdum practically forced him to answer the bell out of fear of being embarassed as a coward, only to get stopped in round 2 in what can only be described as a beatdown. Hendricks is a first timer to the octagon who is 15-4, with his last list of wins over 5 guys who probably have day jobs and fight on small shows with a hope of making it big. In other words, this is his shot at the show and he got here beating guys who have little to no UFC level talent. Hendricks' strength is ground work, where Gonzaga has a black Belt. My prediction, Hendricks is being fed to the wolves. Gonzaga loses and he is probably out of the UFC, or resigned to finish out his contract on undercards. This will probably be a pretty easy one for Gonzaga. Amir Sodollah, who won last season's episode of TUF, is out with an injury. His fight has been cancelled and one of the undercard fights has been moved up to the main event. I'd like to see Hazellet/Mccrory - but the UFC match makers seem to LOVE Jorge Gurgel, so we are going to see another "high energy" nothing really happening match and Gurgel will probably lose another fight in the UFC, though to be honest Aaron Riley hasn't had much luck in the Octagon, so maybe they are feeding him to Gurgel to get him back "on track" since they obviously aren't going to cut him.... Florian versus Stephenson is really a matter of who wants it more and who wants to stay an also ran in the 155 category. Florian is better on the ground with his jits, but Stephenson is a good wrestler with a strong ground & pound. Florian is famous for having some of the sharpest elbows in the game and usually gets at least one warning about using them from the guard on the top of his opponents head. If Stephenson gets cut early, look for him to get pissed, get over aggressive and get caught by Florian. If they stand and trade, Florian has been training Muay Thai in Thailand and brought an instructor back to Mark Dellagrotto's camp in Boston, who also happens to have some of the best strikers outside of American Top Team. I predict Florian takes this one by submission.... So, there are my picks, what do you guys think?