The biggest organizations in MMA have had some lack luster title fights recently. The UFC had two at UFC 112, and Strikeforce this weekend had three. What's going on? Is it that the sport is becoming so popular now that the fighters at the top are reluctant to be aggressive and take chances? Is it just bad match ups? I'm confused and I hope that this trend does not continue.
The event put on by Strikeforce this weekend wasn't as bad as the last UFC, but it was still disappointing to watch as an MMA fan. Especially as an MMA that is trying to turn on casual fans on to the sport. All three title fights, Gegard Mousasi vs Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, Gilbert Melendez vs Shinya Aoki, and Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson went the distance. That's not always a bad thing, but in this case it definitely was. Exciting moments in these fights were few and far between.
The WEC has an event this Saturday that will be headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber and then UFC 113 on May 8th will be headlined by a title match between Lyoto"The Dragon" Machida vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. I hope that these two fight cards will feature more finishes, crowd pleasing moments, chingasos, submissions and finishes so that MMA can showcase itself as the exciting and spectacular sport fans have come to love.