So you think you have it tough, huh? Hard life? Think about this; while you were shoving food down your throat like it was going out of style, there were 24 fighters in Shanghai, China avoiding food, sweating out the last few pounds before they needed to weigh-in under their respective fight weight limits Friday morning our time. These guys were in the pits of hell, wondering why they put their bodies through this torment fight after fight, while you were on your 3rd serving of apple pie, and your 7th IPA while shooting the shit with uncle Frank. You don’t have it bad at all! You got a great life - so be thankful for it, and count your blessings this holiday season. Tell your wife and kids that you love them, and then right after that, tell them that you also love MMA! They’ll appreciate your passion for the sport.

Saturday’s fight card kicks off at 3:45 AM EST, so it's a super inconvenient card for basically everyone in the entire country. Will I be up at 3:45 for the first...