It goes beyond just bruising easily though. Can't write off having his whole sinus area cut open and the entire top half of his face bruised to just bruising easily. Those short punches from the bottom don't look like much, but they were definitely adding up.
Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
How someone's face looks is not a good enough indicator of who was winning the fight. Sonnen's face looked like a mess after the Marquardt and Silva fight, but he was dominating both fights (even if he lost one of them).
It is a good indicator of who took more damage though. Even if you want to attribute it to having thinner skin, that's just a physical disadvantage like having a weak chin.
For example, I bet Silva's face felt a lot better the next day then Sonnen's did in the first fight. I bet GSP's face felt awful after that fight as well (Condit's probably did too, but not to the same extent.)
Winklejohn isn't arguing that Condit won the fight, he's just saying that he felt like Condit did just as much if not more damage. I'd agree with him. On points, GSP wins a blow out, no one is arguing with that.