Originally Posted by v3xi
What camp was he training with this fight? I have said a bunch of times that Page should make friends with Rashad and join Jackson Camp but anything is better than Wolfslair.
Page had an awesome fight and amongst all this robbery and karma bs the underlying point of the fight is that no one gave Page a chance and he did fucking awesome. I love how he stayed in the pocket and forced Machida to throw punches first at times. Page is one of the best boxers in the UFC, top 3 for sure, and there was all this talk of Machida's style being perfect against Page but I think it was more that both their styles are so perfect for fighting each other it became a stalemate. I still would like to see a rematch and at no point did I think this fight was boring.
Moot point since fights are scored in a round per round basis. That is the reality of the situation. Yes Machida did more in 2 minutes than Page (or himself for that matter) did in the other 13 minutes in the fight but that is not how UFC fights are judged.
I thought Rampage was impressive considering no one gave him a shot. I think Page has a better shot at beating Shogun than Machida does but I would say Shogun is a decent favorite in that fight. Machida could win the belt again if he faces anyone that isn't Shogun.
You seem to be judging the fight on your like of Rampage and the fact that he performed higher than his most recent outing.
I think he deserved to win....but I thought it was a bad matchup for both guys. I don't want to see a rematch between the two of them.
I would like to see one of them face a wrestler and the other one face a striker....just don't really want to see them face another again.
I am upset that neither Machida or Rampage came out the clear winner and that is their own fault. I don't think the UFC should give fighters 2nd chances to fight somewhat uneventful fights. I was never bored during the fight....just let down and found it uneventful and there was a lot of tentativeness on both sides.
I think rematches should be reserved for really entertaining close fights or really poor judges decisions. Not close fights where neither guy looked impressive.