Tonight, Cain Velasquez will have a rematch with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos won their first match with a quick knock out. Velasquez was reportedly injured. Velasquez is the superior wrestler. He wrestled in college for Arizona State. Dos Santos is the superior striker. If Velasquez can get the fight to the ground and keep it there, he’ll likely win. If Dos Santos can keep it standing, he likely will. (Some odds have Velasquez the favorite. Some have Dos Santos.)
I will be rooting for Dos Santos. Velasquez sports a large “Brown Pride” tattoo across his chest. I really don’t care the Velasquez, who is Mexican American, has brown pride, although brown is a less precise designation than even white. Caucasoid Arabs and Indians are supposedly “brown,” as are Amerindian and Mediterranean (Spanish and Portuguese) admixture Central and South Americans such as Velasquez and Dos Santos. At least white usually means European. My beef is with the PC double standard that says a “brown pride” tattoo is just fine, but if some white guy had a similar “white pride’ tattoo there is no way he would ever see the inside of a UFC octagon and everyone know it.
I will be rooting against the PC double standard tonight more than I will Velasquez.
Addendum: There was a 1.5 hour wait at the local establishment where I usually watch UFC pay-per-views so I won’t be watching it live.