:mad: What a b.s. decision.
:mad: What a b.s. decision.
That was terrible. Shogun got robbed.
For all the boxing v. mma talk that goes around, they are both corrupt as ****. Whoever Dana White annoints as the company's new golden boy is awarded b.s. decisions. It happened with Griffin v. Jackson and tonight was even worse. I like Machida as a fighter as he seems like a great guy, but he did NOTHING tonight. Shogun battered him the entire fight and beat him to the punch. I hate seeing people get ripped off like that after dedicating months of training. It's going to be a while before I spend $$ on a UFC card. Bring on CBS in a few weeks.
Total ripoff. Looked like the fix was in, if you ask me. I don't see how they didn't give Shogun at least four of the five rounds.
As bad as this fight was, MMA is going to have a huge month in November.
The next two big cards are going to be on free TV. The Elite XC Fedor fight on CBS and UFC 105 with Couture v Vera on Spike are both peaking my interest. Plus, UFC 106 with Lesnar and Tito/Forrest has a lot of my friends who are casual UFC fans at best excited.
Also, UFC wanted to do Tito v Mark Coleman, but his injury sort of forced their hand and Forrest will still bring in the buys despite his loss to Silva.
If anyone else is watching the post-fight press conference I feel Dana's doing a real good job of damage control.
Not watching press conference what Dana saying how's everyone reacting?
Was watching this last night at my buddies house, he had 500 bucks on Machida. He wasn't happy at the end when he thought he was going to be down $500 dollars. Room erupted in shock when Machida was giving the decision. Everyone thought the fix was in.
$500? Your friend is nuts. He was a 5-1 favorite which would have cost him $2500 if they got the decision right and awarded it to Shogun. As much of a chess match as that title fight was, I was impressed with how dominant Cain was in co-main event. He destroyed Rothwell and even though the stop was premature, it was inevitable.
I still can't believe how much Rua dictated the fight. He won the fight on body kicks alone -- nobody ever hit Machida like that.
Maybe the fix was in and Joe Rogen let the cat out of the bag by yelling "The Machida Era has begun" right after he beat Evans, who knows. All I know is I was a huge Machida fan going into this fight, and expected the fight of the year...but now I'm guessing the last thing Machida wants is a rematch.
Shogun is a beast.
For all those who think Shogun won hands down, please watch the fight again with the sound off.
If you do, you'll probably see that rounds 4 and 5 seem to be clearly won by Shogun. However, rounds 1,2, and 3 are in fact very close. For every Shogun kick, you see Machida land a left jab. Honestly, all 3 of those rounds could have gone in favor of Machida.
I think Shogun's dominance at the end of the fight coupled with Rogan going bonkers over the leg kicks makes you believe Shogun was a clear winner when in fact it was much closer....