Originally Posted by Sniggles
The shorts and vaseline are valid points, the knee is not.
The ref checked him and let it go, so the vaseline is not really valid. Short grabbing is a part of the game, if a guy doesn't like it he should wear tighter shorts.
I watch boxing, and I see grabbing, punching in the clinch, etc. all the time. The fans there understand that if the ref doesn't break it up, its not illegal. I don't know why MMA fans think fighters shouldn't fight the same way. If the short grab was so bad, the ref should have taken off a point. Even if he did, it would have NO impact on the fights outcome, since Sonnen was stopped a minute later, and it wasn't by short grab.
Munoz getting a title shot makes sense, but his takedowns are not as good as Sonnen's, and he gasses pretty fast. Also, his punching is very sloppy. Nothing I've seen from him makes me think he has much of a chance against Silva.