HISCOE: Why I’m not watching UFC Mexico City tonight

By Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Columnist

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I am not watching UFC Mexico City, this is why.

At the very moment I am sitting down to write this week’s column, UFC is holding an event from Mexico City. On top is a featherweight bout between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. One of these men will win, and we’ll act like he’s close to a title shot, but deep down we know he’s really not. I’m not watching this show and there are two reasons why:

1. I’m running in the annual Army Run here in Ottawa, Ontario. Specifically, I’ll be participating in the Normandy Challenge. The race starts early, and while UFC shows way earlier than they used to, your boy needs to go to bed.

The Normandy Challenge is in commemoration of the Battle of Normandy. Better known as D-Day, the battle began 75 years ago this past June. There were over 1000 Canadian casualties as the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, and over 5000 Canadians were lost by the end of the battle nearly two months later. It was a turning point fire World War II and an important day in Canadian history.

75 years ago, thousands fought and died so that two 145 pound men can fight to fulfill content demands for a streaming service.

Needless to say, the fighting that went down in 1944 makes the fights in Mexico City tonight seem a little inconsequential in comparison. So instead of watching the fights tonight, I’ll be going to bed early.

Oh, and…

2. This card blows.

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