The Truth Shall Set You Free

Posted: August 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Five Elements Podcast

Brandon Vera should not be in the UFC.

That’s not a dig at Vera, the 34-year-old was out, released after a crushing decision loss to Thiago Silva at the tail end of a three fight skid. Fortunately for Vera, some chicanery involving Silva’s urine sample led to Vera’s loss being turned into a No Contest and Vera getting a shot at redemption against Eliot Marshall on the UFC 137 prelims.

It wasn’t pretty, but Vera got the decision victory. Now on his way back up the ladder he was set to face heavy-handed Kiwi fighter James Te-Huna at UFC on Fuel 4. A series of injuries that forced Brian Stann out of a planned UFC on Fox main event against Hector Lombard and Thiago Silva out of a UFC 149 showdown with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua led to a strange turn of fortune for Vera; he would now main event the…

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