In UFC betting dreams can turn to nightmares very quickly – just ask Daniel Cormier. This especially true for fans (whether they like to bet on UFC or not) who are teased with fantasy matches that may or may not occur. However, in a world where Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is a reality in spite of good judgment and taste, anything is possible.
Michael Bisping (c) vs. Georges St-Pierre UFC Middleweight Championship match
This one has been on and off more times than Ross and Rachel since it was first announced on March 1, 2017. UFC president Dana White wanted to book the match for UFC 213 on July 8 while GSP claimed that an eye injury and the move from welter to middle precluded him from being ready until November. Ever voluble, White scratched the bout entirely and instead booked Bisping vs. interim champion Robert Whittaker in a Middleweight unification fight and St-Pierre vs. Tyron Woodley or Demian Maia for the Welterweight championship. Ever fickle, however, White then backtracked and in light of Woodley being booed out of the building at UFC 214 and Wittaker’s medical suspension decided to go ahead with the original matchup, tentatively scheduled for UFC 217 on November 4 in Madison Square. To which T-Wood responded that either White starts showing him some respect or he’s “going to start leaking some sh*t that people don’t want to be out in the wind.” Dude, there’s over-the-counter medication for that.
Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones
The UFC betting odds of this happening are even trickier. First of all there is the massive weight difference between the two. Second, Lesnar is currently under contract with WWE until April 2018 and has six months left to serve of a one-year suspension which he effectively put on hold when he retired from MMA. None of this stopped ‘Bones’ from calling out ‘The Beast Incarnate’ minutes after he regained the Light Heavyweight Champion from Cormier at UFC 214. “Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy that weighs 40 pounds less than you, come meet me in the octagon,” Jones said in his post-fight interview. To which Lesnar replied, “be careful what you wish for, young man.” And speaking of what he wishes for, Jones has previously considered a move to heavyweight, and in that sense the fact that such a fight could not happen until next year would be q pro – considering it would give Jones plenty of time to put on the necessary bulk, which he would only be willing to do if it were Lesnar standing across the octagon. “I think stylistically, Brock would be a fight that makes more sense,” he said. “I feel like Stipe is not known to the general public. Most people don’t really know who he is.” Well, isn’t he the singer for R.E.M? “The payday would be tremendous,” added Jones and that he is right about. The UFC betting payday could also be tremendous.