Originally Posted by noahm
I don't think the judging criteria needs to be changed to favor a certain style so much is it needs to be changed so that you can score a round as a draw. A lot of people are saying they had the rounds scored 10-10, 9-9, or whatever. I am not sure how many people know that that is not possible in the 10 point must system. Someone has to be given the round, which is why draws only happen when there is a penalty point issue.
I really don't see a need for a rematch since nobody really got set back by it, and there are other fights to be had, but maybe at a later time if it comes around.
This and I was pleasantly surprised to see a more strategic and tactical Rampage than ever before. After the 1st round, it appeared his game plan wasn't merely to 1-shot KO Machida but instead to calmly look for uppercuts and hooks during clinch breaks as well as rapidly execute multiple forward-stepping punches after Machida's kicks (while Machida would be momentarily off-balance and unable to counter well). It even looked like Rampage was coached to throw fake, half-hearted kicks just to change things up a little (or else those were some of the most pathetic kicks I've seen in a long time).
Rampage, I'm a fan again and your movie was actually pretty damn good, too!