Friday, June 6, 2008
After an historic last weekend, which saw the EliteXC/CBS "Saturday Night Fights" network TV debut and an awe-inspiring WEC on the Versus channel, comes an underwhelming UFC 85 at the O2 Arena in London. Originally featuring Chuck Liddell against Rashad "Afroman" Evans, "Bedlam" had a ton of hair-power when first announced. But an extraordinary number of injuries and bald-headed replacements has made this UK UFC installment a lacklaster one - moreso thanks to Kimbo's beard, Urijah Faber's cornrows, Brett Rogers and Jens Pulver's mohawks, Joey Villasenor's lone forehead curl and Miguel Torres' Mexi-mullet. Who on tomorrow's Matt Hughes/Thiago Alves-headlined card will provide more than a short-buzzed fuzz? Who will captivate fans with their long, flowing locks? Sadly, Bedlam has no one.