As per UFC Tonight, the UFC is returning to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on January 30 for another UFC on FOX card, and headlining the event is Ryan Bader versus Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
Bader is going to die.
Look, he did fine winning that one season of TUF, and despite getting destroyed by the likes of Lyoto Machida and Tito Ortiz (!), he’s managed to put together a good run of wins, including a trouncing of the aging Rashad Evans. But Rumble is going to punch his head clean off.
The reward for defeating Rumble is obviously great – Bader would have a clear and convincing argument for a title shot afterwards.
But the risk… the risk is that he’ll have to spend the rest of his life with no head. And that’s not a good look for humans.