Saturday, December 5, 2009

On Deck: Boxing delivers on Pac-Man vs. Mayweather, UFC flounders

In the ongoing battle for fight fans hearts, boxing's heavy hands may have struck a severe blow to the UFC.

Manny Pacquiao will face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what will be the Super Bowl of boxing. Both fighters are in the top two of the mythical pound-for-pound rankings and are easily on top of their game.

It was a potential fight that drew so much interest that even I prepared myself for an let down of epic proportions.

But as boxing has secured the two biggest names in the sport into the same rings, I'm reminded that UFC president Dana White has yet to get the biggest name in mixed martial arts to step into his octagon to fight anybody - Fedor Emelianenko.

The Russian heavyweight champion of PRIDE, DREAM and an alphabet soup of other organizations has ravaged competition for the better half of this decade, including ex-UFC champions Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski and Mark Coleman.

For all the smack White has talked about boxing failing to deliver, he'll have to eat his words and look to see why his organization is failing to do what his competition now does.

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