With UFC 200 taking place last night, a lot of unanswered questions were finally answered. A lot took place throughout the card and there is a lot to take away from the legendary card, and here are five of those things.
1. Anderson Silva Should Retire
There is no arguing that right now, Anderson Silva is likely the greatest fighter of all time. But, he is now over 40 years old and has lost 4 of his last 5 and hasn’t got a win in nearly 4 years. It is hard for a guy seen as the best to hang up the gloves, but I think it is Silva’s time. The guy has nothing more to prove to anyone in the sport and has done it all and made millions in the process, there is no reason to fight any more and risk unnecessary injury.
2. Cain Velasquez is Just as Dangerous as Ever
After his somewhat embarrassing loss to Fabricio Werdum when his normally-solid cardio failed him, Cain put on a great show last night. He was up against the 6’7 Travis Browne, who isn’t an easy out for anybody. Cain used extreme pressure throughout the fight and even out struck the normally crafty Browne en route to winning the fight via first round TKO. This win puts Cain in line for a title shot in the near future.
3. Brock is Back
Brock Lesnar was without a doubt the biggest selling point of this card, but few thought he would actually win. He was up against power puncher Mark Hunt, who can knock anyone out with one shot. Lesnar instilled a great game plan for the fight when he used his wrestling to take Mark Hunt out of his element and win. There is no telling if Brock will fight again, but if he does, it will be another huge PPV seller.
4. Daniel Cormier is a True Champion
Before this fight card, Daniel Cormier was called a paper champion as he never actually beat Jon Jones to win the title. People were giving him no credit for his previous impressive wins and were sure Jones would regain his belt. But after Jones once again couldn’t keep his stuff together, he was removed from the card and Cormier dominated Anderson Silva for three rounds. After what Jones pulled, there is no more “paper champion” argument. Cormier is the rightful owner of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and is a great example of what a champion should be.
5. Amanda Nunes is For Real
In the main event, many felt Miesha Tate would grind her way to her first UFC title defense, but boy, were they in for a surprise. Amanda Nunes completely and utterly dominated Tate from the opening bell to the finish, bloodying her up in the process. Nunes showed a killer instinct that we haven’t seen in a while and fans are extremely excited to see how she will do in her first title defense, which may very well be against Ronda Rousey.