Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 12/30/12
The UFC was hoping to end their torrid year with a bang. Unfortunately for the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, the first fight in Saturday’s UFC 155 pay-per-view broadcast was an absolute bust. Slugger Chris Leben (Pictured) is notorious for his vicious standup game, but it was nowhere to be found last night in Las Vegas. As for opponent Derek Brunson, he was an Octagon rookie serving as last-minute substitute who was expected to be “The Crippler’s” punching bag. UFC president Dana White was hoping a violent knockout would kick off his final show of 2012. Instead, the 15-minute affair put the fans inside MGM Grand Garden Arena who weren’t booing from boredom to sleep. “I love Chris Leben, personally and professionally,” White stated during the post-fight press conference. “But [Saturday], I think I made a mistake putting him on the pay-per-view. I should have had him on the undercard. He’s been off with personal problems for a while. He’s had a lot of time off, and he looked
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