2/26/2012 10:10am, #41
2/26/2012 11:08am, #42
Jackson is finished as an elite MMA fighter and has been for some time now." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
2/26/2012 12:00pm, #43
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I think I'd rather see Aldo move up than Edgar move down, just in terms of seeing more interesting fights. Featherweight is pretty thin, and Edgar moving down really only gives them one big fight to make before it probably just turns into a potential GSP-Fitch scenario. That is, Edgar being good enough to stomp everyone but Aldo.
Aldo moving up, on the other hand, opens up all kinds of awesome fights at LW. Aldo against Pettis, Henderson, Cerrone, Diaz, Miller...I'd watch the hell out of all of those. This is all just fantasy matchmaking, of course. Edgar has to do what's best for him at the end of the day.
2/26/2012 2:01pm, #44
Seriously though, that was some shitty judging all night.
2/26/2012 2:18pm, #45
Aside from Mitzugaki, what decisions do you think were incorrect?
I had Bader outscoring Jackson in the 2nd and 3rd.
Hioki beat up Bart pretty well.
Shields spazzed his way to victory while Sexyama didn't land enough to win.
And Edgar got beat up, though he came forward and landed the whole time.
I didn't pay attention to the individual scorecards, so maybe that was off.Originally Posted by Sarcastro
2/26/2012 2:58pm, #46
2/26/2012 3:04pm, #47
2/26/2012 3:27pm, #48
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I don't really know how Shields won.......In my mind I thought Akiyama won mainly because of all his excellent throws and takedown defense. Also, to me, it seemed like a Judo vs. BJJ fight. Neither of them were using striking with any real intention of a KO. It bugged me how sloppy Shields' striking was, especially because of his history. He went on a 15 fight win streak....I mean I only got to see his fights in the UFC, so I don't know how he was in those fights, but I thought he was well rounded.
I was pretty bummed about Kongo losing. I personally think he's in the top ten of HWs. It truly was a crazy comeback. Because of that loss, it seems like his chances of moving closer to a title shot are probably more than a year away.
Finally, I was wondering why they had a discrepancy with the attendance number. I was particularly interested in it because I wanted to know if it was bigger than GSP vs. Shields. When Pride was still around, apparently they had events where the attendance was 70,000, so I wasn't sure if this arena was one of those huge ones they used for Pride. I wouldn't be surprised if no though, since they didn't advertise it as being THE BIGGEST UFC YET%@%#%^%#!
2/26/2012 3:48pm, #49
As for the throws, they are beautiful, but he only had two and Shields had as many takedowns scored. The throws' amplitude didn't affect the fight in any way, so they can't count too much more than a TD. On top of all that, Shields did get Aki's back in the third. Yoshi had some kickass D and some awesome throws, but aside from that he wasn't actively doing much. D and 2 throws can't win you the fight when you're outstruck in every round, even if it's shitty striking on both ends.
Here's the fightmetric.
http://blog.fightmetric.com/2012/02/...icial-ufc.htmlOriginally Posted by Sarcastro
2/26/2012 3:48pm, #50