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UFC's "Road to the Octagon" -- an hour-long show to document/hype/promote the upcoming UFC on Fox 5 card this Saturday -- aired either before or after football on Sunday, depending on your market.
It's a pretty strong piece, which focused on B.J. Penn, Rory MacDonald, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Alexander Gustafsson, Nate Diaz and Ben Henderson.
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Brandon Vera lost the fight, but won his career back on Saturday at UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles.
He fought gamely against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, who won by TKO in the fourth round. Rua landed a big left hook that moved Vera's mouth guard, and when Vera went to adjust it, he left himself open for a quick flurry of punches that ended the fight.
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First, the quote that lead to the ensuing train of thought:
“When the fans speak, we listen," UFC president Dana White said in a statement. "So whoever scores the best win, whoever gets the fans excited by going out there on Saturday and looking the most impressive, he will get the winner of Jones vs. Henderson. It is down to what these four guys do Saturday night in the Octagon....Read more »