Well, I always seem to end up on the unpopular side, but I'll defend the decision.
There is no doubt that Hamill won the fight in that if it wasnt a 10 point system he would have won since he clearly dominated round 1. Round 2 and 3 could have gone either way. The key is that while Hamill took Bisping down a lot, he didnt do that much once he got there, and Bisping was always able to get up. If you get up, that pretty much cancels out the takedown on the judges card. I think that the judges are rewarding "superior position" (one guy simply being on top of the other guy) a LOT less now than they used to.
On the feet after the second round, Bisping scored points boxing style. I'm not saying in a fixed style, but that he connected with fairly weak, quick shots. Those score points even though they dont do much damage. So, I had Bisping scoring lots of cheap points on his feet, and pretty much canceling out Hamill on the ground after round 1.
I can see why people think that the decision is unfair, but I dont think that it was. Its not all about who does the most damage, but it is about who does the most point scoring manuevers, one of which is any kind of punch that connect, even if it doesnt do much damage. Bisping got quite a few of those.
Consistency is the defense of a small mind
Last edited by Krazikarl; 09-09-2007 at 02:03 AM.