Last weekend, Bellator promoted a card headlined by Paul Daley and Michael Page. It was billed, and you can debate this, as the biggest fight in the history of MMA in the UK. That probably isn't true, Michael Bisping defended the UFC Middleweight title in Manchester two years ago, but it is certainly the biggest fight between two fights born in England. The fight wasn't great, and during one of the duller moments of Paul Daley doing his best Ben Askren impression, I thought about John Hathaway.
Jose Aldo wasn't a prolific soccer kicker. He didn't spam soccer kicks every time he was standing over his opponent, he was calculating, he used them to finish fights, not just as a way to kill some time before the referee stood the other fighter up. So below is a collection of Jose Also soccer kicking people, revel in it.
When UFC on ESPN 1 opens up, people will try to sell it to you as a great accomplishment. They'll say "look how far the UFC has come." Dana White will be on camera grinning, having accomplished his dream. Dana will get credit for classing up the sport, for taking the sport from the Indian reservations and backyards into the arenas, for getting the sport back on Pay-Per-View. It is all a lie.