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Fun Trivia About UFC 178

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    UFC 178 was headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso in 2014. Some notable fighters that fought on that card were:

    Conor McGregor
    Dustin Poirier
    Stephen Thompson
    Cowboy Cerrone
    Jorge Masvidal
    Yoel Romero
    Amanda Nunes
    Dominick Cruz
    Eddie Alvarez
    Kevin Lee

    Looking back, these fighters became champions, title challengers, and some of the biggest stars in the UFC.

    Plus:
    -This was supposed to be headlined by Jones vs Gustafsson 2, but then Gus was replaced by DC due to injury. And then Jones got injured and ultimately this main event is scrapped.
    -Khabib vs Cowboy Cerrone was supposed to take place in this event but Khabib was dealing with injuries
    -Masvidal was originally supposed to fight Bobby Green, but ended up fighting James Krause
    -Amanda Nunes suffered her last loss in this event vs Cat Zingano, and hasn't lost a fight since then
     
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    Now that's a stacked fucking card.

    I can only imagine how much people complained about it at the time, lol.
     
  3. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Indeed, the most memorable fight imo is Cruz' highly anticipated comeback vs The Miz where he destroyed him in 1 round.
     
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    I have the DVD, maybe I’ll throw it in an give it another look. I’ve probably only watched that one half a dozen times.
     
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    I remember the triggering over people leaving before the MM main event lol.

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    30th thread about this event since it happened. Yes, the prelims and main card were stacked in hindsight.
     
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    If I remember correctly Dominick Cruze returned from a lengthy injury. He headlined the prelims with a first round KO at UFC 178.
     
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  8. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Yeah, and no offense and disrespect to Chris Cariaso, but seeing him getting 0 questions in the post fight press conference and seeing him just sit there the whole time was sad. It's like they never really considered him a main event participant.
     
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    They only complained because it was supposed to be headlined by Jones vs. Cormier after their scuffle in the MGM Grand lobby.
    You take that fight off the top of that card, in 2014, and it doesn't feel like that big of a card.
     
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    ... and don't forget about stool gate!
     
  11. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    And DC's flying shoe

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    Classic fight card. Can't believe it's been over 6 years. It was regarded at the time as a great card with a weak main event. Regardless, the fights turned out great.

    Conor vs Dustin was the main event in all but name only. When they were originally promoting the card, it was Jones, DC, Conor, Dustin doing the media. And Conor got the blackout treatment. This was Conor's Las Vegas debut, and is a great landmark in his rise to the top.
     
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    I came here to post this. Yeah that was a huge fucking blow to the card. This would have been the biggest card of the year.
     
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    No. They complained because that's what they do.
     
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