Originally Posted by Salvy_Mic
I'm a big Karo fan, and initially, I thought that Karo got robbed. I honestly thought he took the first two rounds, while Diego undoubtedly got the last one...but I don't think it was 10-8. Even as bad as GSP and Forrest took in their respective rounds against Penn and Tito, they didn't lose 10-8. This fight really could have gone either way, but I will give props to Diego because I think he was losing the fight up to that point, and probably changed some of the judge's minds. Anyway, it was a great fight and Diego proved his detractors wrong with that performance. Karo has something to learn from now, and he'll improve his stand up and cardio without a doubt. For the time being, I think Diego deserves to fight for a shot at the belt, probably against B.J. Penn. Karo will be back though.
I certainly agree with you if that is the case, if Tito's 1st round did not warrant a 10-8 where Forrest sustained 2 black eyes and what looked like a broken nose, there is no fuggin way Diego should've been awarded a 10-8.
Diego's 3rd round was nowhere near as dominant as Tito's and Bj's so how in the fuck did Diego get a 10-8? Likely Peoples like Ninja/Shogun said an dbecasue Diego has an undefeated record. It looks really good on paper for him, great performance by both but I am still sticking with Karo, he was stolen on that decision.
Also, I don't think Diego is the #3 or #4 WW (if Penn stays at WW) I think it's Kos, I don;t see Diego beating Kos, standup=Kos, wrestling=Kos, Strength=Kos, conditioning=? We haven't seen Kos pushed as of yet but he looks really good right now and I would put him at #3 and go out on a limb and even say he would have a very legit shot at beating Penn.
I honestly see him hangin with GSP and Hughes in about 1 year, he's that good.