Just a quick programming reminder: "Countdown To UFC 106" debuts tonight on Spike TV. According to Spike.com's schedule, it's set to air at 10:00pm/PST, but there's a bit of confusion out there.
Some websites saying 9:30pm/PST and my digital cable box just doesn't have it listed at all. So, uh, good luck with that. As usual, it will be re-run throughout the week on both Spike and Sportsnet Pacific so just keep an eye out. With the Canucks not playing again until Friday, you've gotta watch something, right?
These shows are usually an hour long, but this event's edition is only half-an-hour. Something tells me, though, that we'd be getting a two-hour pump-up show if the original main event of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin were still a go.
Despite the slight let down, I don't think Ortiz vs. Griffin as the UFC 106 main event is really that bad-- both guys are big stars and it's a rematch of a very close fight fight that Tito won by split-decision in 2006. It will also be interesting to see Tito's first fight back from major back surgery and Forrest's return from major ownage at the hands of Anderson Silva.
Peep this interview with Tito at Big Bear: