Posted by emfleek
Posted by Roy_nelsons_belly_lint
this site has a probelm with the hot bout, they pick the closest 50/50 bout, and sometimes thats stupid, because some people might not know who these guys are and just randomly pick someone. make the hot bout more important, like the opening fight for the ppv or something. not joey beltran vs miocic
Actually, it sounds like you have a problem with the Hot Bout, not the site.
No matter what fights are picked, there are going to be "some people" who might not know who guys are. That's not the site's problem, really. If you're serious about your picks, do some research on the fighters.
To be perfectly honest, Fleek, I think Maynard vs. Edgar or Stephens vs. Pettis makes more sense. I guess the Playground has a better idea of who will win those two fights, though. Otherwise, that would be the hot bout.
Edgar vs. Maynard is a freakin' coin flip from most of the people I've talked to. When I wrote up my preview, I basically said it's like choosing between a "hot blonde or a hot brunette," it all comes down to whichever one you have a preference for sleeping with.
There's multiple ways for Edgar to win that fight and multiple ways for Maynard to win that fight. The simple fact that the last match was a draw only adds compelling interest.
Shit, even Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia could be the hot bout. I have zero idea how he does it, but Garcia fights have screwed more fighters than Arianny Celeste. He just has an amazing ability to get the nod despite plenty of people thinking he should have lost the fight. Personally, I think it's rather funny.
This is the first time I've ever had a problem with the hot bout, though. That being said, I really don't have all that much of a problem with it now. I just think there's several fights on this card that are tricky to call and have shown in the past that they could go either way or to a draw.