Originally Posted by Vizion
It doesn't matter to Dana. What matters to Dana is selling intriuging fights. Last time this came up everyone was crying the same thing with an additional "Hallman will never be in the UFC again anyway" attached. Now he is back, and I can guarantee you this "revenge" match is partially why.
But that is what makes MMA an intruiging sport...you never know. Hallman defeated Hughes TWICE in 37 seconds total. 37 seconds. It doesn't matter to the fans if that was the "old Matt" people will wish to see the score evened. Not everyone is an mma stat afficionado .
Nothing to do with stats - its like matt says in the blog - the UFC do a great job of making us think anyone can beat anyone. To me its just not an interesting fight.
And to be honest I see no wider fan interest to this, I see no fans clamouring for this fight. I don't Dana can market this hugely. I think people would prefer Matt V Kos or Fitch or anyone.
But hey, we all want different things.