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  1. Default Dana White believes doing more damage wins fights

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    "Did you see Georges get smashed and hurt in the first round? It's about damage. This is a fight. It's about whoever inflicts the most damage. He got hurt, he got wobbled, he got dropped. Yeah, I'm blown away that Georges St. Pierre won that fight. And listen, I'm a promoter. He's the biggest pay-per-view star on the fucking planet for me and I still don't think he won that fight. I want what's fair and that wasn't fair."
    Does anyone else find it odd that the most known face for MMA doesn't even know what the judging criteria is?
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    Not at all, Dana sees money and sometimes I wonder if he knows much about the fights as he lets on.
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    As disappointed as I am in the outcome of this fight, I cant say I feel it was a travesty of judging, or an embarassment. I felt hendricks won rounds 2, and 4, GSP won 3 and 5. Round 1 could have been scored for either fighter. Personally, I gave it to Hendricks, but to say that it was unquestionably Johnnys round is not accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    As disappointed as I am in the outcome of this fight, I cant say I feel it was a travesty of judging, or an embarassment. I felt hendricks won rounds 2, and 4, GSP won 3 and 5. Round 1 could have been scored for either fighter. Personally, I gave it to Hendricks, but to say that it was unquestionably Johnnys round is not accurate.
    I agree 100%.

    This fight was not a robbery, or the worst decision ever. Fight was very close, with the first 2 rounds being coin tosses. I thought rounds 3-4 were clear cut. I personally had it for GSP, but easily coulda seen Hendricks winning it all. It was a good fight, both guys should what they are made of, but this was no where near close to the worst decision in MMA history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    Does anyone else find it odd that the most known face for MMA doesn't even know what the judging criteria is?
    I've always found it odd that people give dana ANY credibility at all.

    But that's a good litmus test to see if I think their opinion is worthwhile, whenever I talk to new people about MMA.

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    I understand you cant judge a fight by the overall damage inflicted.

    But are strikes not given more weight in judges eyes if they are 'significant strikes'.

    Significant strikes would be those which are more likely to cause more damage than a regular strike?

    Seems kind of a shitty system that judges the opportunities for damage over actual damage inflicted ... In a round about way.

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    GSP has been in A LOT of battle tested fights. He has taken some shots here and there to his face, and that must definitely weakened his scar tissue to this face. Might not take much to cut his face at this point. Hendricks has not fought as much as GSP, his face has not gone through the battles that GSP has, nor has he fought the strikers that GSP has over the years.

    Take JDS for instance. His face was abused by Cain for 10 rounds. His scar tissue is easily not as it once was. If he were to fight someone and JDS just completely outstruck his opponent, and took a few measly shots to the face, which opened up some cuts...would anyone still give the fight to his opponent based on damage?

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    We can put to rest this whole GSP has a weak chin argument now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I've always found it odd that people give dana ANY credibility at all.

    But that's a good litmus test to see if I think their opinion is worthwhile, whenever I talk to new people about MMA.

    rh
    Couldnt agree with this more. Dana is a promoter, not an analyst or a former mma fighter. He has as much knowledge as everyone on this board.

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    The fights just points to the need that the judging criteria needs to be re-evaluated, as everyone already knows. The 10 point must system will pick the "right" winner in 90% of fights but two different 10-9 rounds can be drastically different while they are scored the same.

    Round 1 which was given to GSP by two of the judges was a toss up round with no real winner while the round where Hendricks rocked GSP is worth the same amount.

    If I look at this as just a fight and ignore the scoring system then I definitely feel Hendricks won. However, if I look at the fight and apply the scoring criteria as laid out then it is a close fight which either fighter could have won. I can't fault the judges for giving it to either fighter.

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