Sometimes the internet is a cold and ruthless space. MMA Twitter and meme pages ran rampant through last weekend, taking aim at lack of “star power” on the UFC Fight Night card after fan favorite Derrick Lewis was no longer the main event following his opponent Curtis Blaydes’ positive COVID-19 test.
Rather than embracing the opportunity to see an entire new wave of fighters and taking the time to learn about them and their styles, the mob mentality for likes and retweets took over with a general lack of respect for the remaining 20 fighters competing in the 10 scheduled bouts.
Once again, there were exciting fights from start to finish in the UFC Apex, with winners in the first fight of the prelims and the main event earning performance bonuses. There were other matchups that didn’t earn bonus recognition that easily could have as well — that is how solid the action on this card actually was.