My initial reaction took less than one second to process in my brain. As soon the Octagon was shown on pay-per-view at the start of the Yoshihiro Akiyama-Alan Belcher fight at UFC 100, I wondered what the heck happened during the undercard to produce such a bloodied canvas.
This thing looked like an empty dish of pasta you left on the counter overnight instead of rinsing off and putting in the dishwasher. There were dried-up red stains all over that thing.
Since I was at Radio City Music Hall for the UFC 100 viewing party -- great place to watch the fights, by the way -- I couldn't really research whose DNA was all over that mat. But a contact in the UFC said it belonged to Mac Danzig and Stephan Bonnar.
Danzig lost to Jim Miller, and Bonnar lost to Mark Coleman. Um, I think they may need a blood transfusion. Have a look at these photos:
Stephan Bonnar . . .
Mac Danzig . . .