I don't know. I kinda like the way it is at the moment. I'm up for anything though.
No everyone did not think Shogun got screwed. Go ahead. Look back I'll wait.
Had it been someone with out the following of shogun a rematch wouldn't have happened. It was a close fight. Anyone who claims the fight was in no way close is being biased which kinda leads to my point. It sets a standard that dilutes the meaning of a title fight.
If you would actually read post on here instead of rambling on when you disagree with someone you would realize that I never said oh machida won the fight. I never even said how I scored the fight. What I said was that a challenger should never get an immediate rematch if they lose a close Dec. People talk about how title shots are given to undeserving people all the time yet when one of there favorite fighters loses a close fight by Dec all of the sudden history is revised and it wasn't even a close fight?
Do you really think that giving a challenger 2 fights in a row because the first one was close really doesn't do the same or more damage to the status of the title than giving a title fight to a guy who didn't deserve it?
If GSP didn't retire should have Hendricks been given an immediate rematch? What about Edgar vs Aldo?
My point is really simple. Unless you can prove the judges screwed the fighter (fixed the fight) then tough shit. The rules are simple. If you go to Dec the fight is in the judges hands. My score card and your score card don't mean shit. If someone, in this case Dana can say yes I don't think that's the right Dec let's fight again then why have judges? Why not just say if the fight isn't finished we will call it a tie and you guys fight again. All this crying about how this release or this rank hurts MMA as a legitimate sport yet everyone is all for a guy they like getting an immediate rematch if they like him or don't like the champ. How is that not hurting the sport when 1 man can say nope you got wrong let's do it again?
Now truthfully I probably wouldn't care that shogun got an immediate rematch as much if it wouldn't have set a precedent of close fights getting immediately rematched. I still wouldn't think a challenger should get an immediate rematch but I could accept a 1 off exception not it becoming the norm.
As fat as anyone proving the judges got it wrong....no they didn't. They proved that in there opinion the judges were wrong. Bit anything such as MMA scoring is too subjective to be cut and dry. It is funny that you mention fight metric. Next you will be referring to sherdogs fight finder. Neither tells the whole story.
Oh and one more. What about Lawler? I guess he should have a title fight next too
Yeah I have to say I immediately tune out anyone that says that fight wasn't close. Its unfortunate people try to argue outside of good reason.
Jones looked very dominant once again. He kept doing with Teixeira all he wanted. Let's see how he does against Gustafsson the second time.
Machida was one of the most overhyped and overrated fighters in UFC history. What Jones is achieving now is what all the Machida Era people were claiming was going to happen with Machida. He's got some solid wins and cool knock outs but has some bad loses and controversial decisions which are in no way indicative of a dominating fighter. His career has been good but not great. Hopefully, Weidman beats him.
When i first watched Machida vs Shogun 1, I thought shogun clearly got robbed, especially with joe rogans commentary. I since rewatched the fight and it seemed incredibly close. Shogun kept landing those leg kicks, but machida landed quite a few knees to the body.