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11-21-2010, 05:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Originally Posted by Caine2878
Man there is no debating on this forum without someone being called an idiot. Man. I don't really get how people are claiming a robbery. I robbery is something when its very obvious someone won the fight. You can't say round 1 was very close but I gave it to Machida, round 2 was also close but I gave it to page round three Machida won clearly and was robbed. If he only won 1 round clearly and the first two could have gone either way its not a freaking robbery.
People keep saying well Machida didn't land much in the first but he landed more than Page..... Well its kinda hard to hit someone who is running backwards the entire round. Machida feel victim to his own style tonight. All that backpedaling and waiting before engaging does not look well in the judges eyes.
I gave round 1 to page because he attempted to fight while he didn't land much because Machida backpedaled the entire round, Machida didn't land much either and was not the agressor he didn't try to force the action hell if Page didn't come forward and throw punches there would have been ZERO action in the round.
Yeah man, I actually agree with the decision, but just barely. It's a very, very difficult one to call. I've just posted a rather lengthy post on the FightMetric Rampage/Machida thread
about my thoughts and how the judges probably saw the fight. It's a very tough one to call.
It is annoying when intelligent debates spirals into mud-slinging and calling each other idiots. Keep it intelligent guys, if someone disagrees with you then that's fine, it doesn't make them an idiot.
I really enjoyed tonight's event, the last few UFC events have been a little inconsistent (not really anyone's fault, just more than the fights didn't always live up to expectation), whilst Mir/Cro Cop was pretty terrible, Lesnar/Cain was fairly exciting, and on paper, tonight's event looked like it was a going to be a great card, and I think it delivered.
I really enjoyed the Soto/J-Lau fight, I always love seeing some great, technical grappling and we saw some great sweeps, awesome guard passes and some exciting stand-up too (it looked like George was actually going to get picked apart on the feet in the 1st round, as he was struggling for the takedown). It definitely deserved FOTN in my opinion, and I can't wait to see George fight again soon.
Phil Davies came out and put on a great performance too, the stand-up of this fight wasn't as exciting as I had hoped, but Davies displayed his awesome wrestling and did a great job of holding Boetsch down. What is it with wrestlers and their unorthadox submissions lately? First Hughes with that crazy front-headlock, and now Davies with the 'Mr Wonderful' haha! Real cool submission.
It really seemed like the crowd were booing Falcao in the third round, and Harris certainly seemed annoyed with Falcao at the end of the fight for his inactivity in the third, but Harris has no one to blame but himself for that last round. He was caught hard in the first and was tentative and nervous about engaging in the third, and really needed to go for broke. He has no one to blame but himself, I mean Rogan said that Falcao can't just go out there and out-point his opponent, and then sit back and not engage. I think he's wrong. Okay, it does him no favours in getting in Dana's good books, but he had done more than enough to win the fight and will surely be back in the UFC in no time. Chute Box produces agressive, heavy-handed strikers and whilst he didn't engage in the third, he had shown us enough in the first to make the fans want to see him fight again. I'm sure he wanted to finish Harris, but why would he risk getting KO'd by Harris when he had clearly won the fight already. It's not the most exciting way to win, but I can't really blame him.
Hughes and Penn... well, what is there to say. I'm absolutely ecstatic to see Penn come out with such an impressive win. It's clear to see from Penn's behaviour after the fight had finished how much that win meant to him. It's awesome to see him feeling motivated and that win will surely have been the encouragement he needed to get his career back on track. It's never nice to see a legend like Hughes getting KO'd like that, and even harder to hear him say he's not what he'll do next (possibly hinting at retirement?). This was an awesome (if short) performance by Penn. I don't think Hughes expected Penn to come out so aggressive and open up with heavy strikes so quickly.
Machida vs Rampage... Well, a tough one... Bring on the rematch.
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