(not about rather or not Fitch should have been cut!!!)
I am intrigued by the fact that so many people are jumping on to defend Fitch's style, yet so many people are criticizing Machida for his fight against Dan Henderson.
Machida has a very calculating and elusive stand up game, some times he finishes the fight sometimes he doesn't. He fought the same way against Bader and Henderson, he got one KO and one decision. It's not like he fought any different because it was Henderson.
Fitch on the other has not finished a fight since 2007 (thats 6 years) and I think its pretty undeniable that he goes in to the fight to win it on points. It is very rare for you to see him really attempt a sub or for him to do major damage on a ground and pound.
I'm trying not to hate on Fitch too much, but it's almost like he is taking advantage of a glitch on the system, he goes in knowing that if he can hold someone down for 15 minutes he will get the W, but the true point of the sport is to finish your opponent not neutralize them. That is why the ref gets to stand them up if they are not doing much, because if nothing but holding is happening then they are not doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Not making the case that someone should be cut due to their style, that is not the point of my post at all. Just talking about how I feel about their styles.