UFC 84: Ill Will

Today is a big day in Hawaii’s unofficial state sport, MMA.

Today marks UFC’s 84th PPV event, subtitled Ill Will and it features Hawaii’s own, and current lightweight (155 lb.) champion, “The Prodigy” BJ Penn going up against the man who never lost his title, Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk.

The trash talk and disrespect leading into this fight has been highly publicized, so I’m just glad they’re finally putting it up and settling it in the octagon.

BUT! That isn’t the only heater on this card, as the light heavyweights get a ton of love and hopefully get the contender situation figured out in the highly contested division.  The legend of Wanderlei Silva is put to the test as he takes on Keith Jardine, fresh off his impressive victory over Chuck Liddell.  Silva, the legendary PRIDE champion, has only had one fight in his return to the octagon and it was an epic three round affair with Liddell.  Jardine is looking to cement his place in the light heavyweight division and hopefully get a shot at the champ, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The other co-headlining fight features the 205 lbs. glorious past facing it’s bright future, as MMA legend Tito Ortiz takes on undefeated Lyoto Machida.  This one is pretty much a litmus test for both guys, as Machida is looking to take the next step up in the division and Tito is looking to reassert himself.

The event goes down today at 4pm, so hopefully the graff battle at Inertia is done before then.

For more info, check out the official UFC 84 website.