Originally Posted by beau420
You seem to be judging the fight on your like of Rampage and the fact that he performed higher than his most recent outing.
Well I spent half a year saying Rampage was going to get destroyed so when he does win the fight I sure as hell am going to be the most vocal poster on here defending him.
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 liked the fight but I am obviously in the minority. It was like a building climax in a good song or movie, where there is kind of a lull in the beginning and at the end all hell breaks loose.
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 don't like this mentality that UFC has brought on to the sport. As MMA advances fighters are going to get more and more strategic and skilled with less bloodlust rage, throwing wild punches, destroying everything in your path kind of recklessness. Sometimes you can't just throw all caution to the wind and open yourself up and sometimes you do have to leave your fate to the judges and hope you did enough in the prior rounds to win the fight. There will always be uncertainty and randomness in sports and I rather see 2 highly skilled fighters having a "boring" strategic fight then having every fight be Forrest vs Bonner. Thats just me though and I am in the minority for sure.