BUUUUUULLLLLSSSSSHHHHHHIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! Most ridiculous decision ever
You will not find a bigger BJ Penn fan on the planet than me, and I think Frankie won that fight fair and square. I'll give BJ two rounds, and that 50-45 score is crap, but Frankie outpointed him. At least as the sport is currently scored. I don't know why BJ insisted on boxing with a guy who is as good as Edgar when he knows he holds a serious advantage on the ground. He should have finished the fight in the third round when he knew he was starting to gas. He didn't listen to his corner and get it to the ground and it cost him his belt. Maybe BJ was injured, but that fight was his to lose.
What the hell was that? After all of his taunting in round 2, Silva basically gave up and in the 4th and 5th rounds Maia was telling him to engage! Honestly, I gave Maia rounds 4 and 5, because he seemed to be doing more. If Miragliotta had deducted a point from Silva, I think that would have been a draw. I'm really not surprised they chose not to read out the scores at the end of the fight.
In all fairness, I was never a fan of Silva, but I can't be the only one who thought that fight sucked. If he fights GSP, I hope GSP smashes him. If he fights Sonnen next, I hope Sonnen wins. I'm not sure why Silva refused to engage and finish off Maia in the later rounds. Maybe he was tired or maybe he just hates the fans. On the bright side, Maia's popularity will go up after that fight.
As for the Penn-Edgar fight, I gave Edgar rounds 4 and 5, but I thought the 3rd round was pretty close. I'm not that surprised that he won, but 50-45? That was ridiculous.
Actually, I was about as stunned as Rogan that Edgar won (and there's no way he took all five rounds), but in retrospect, he was more aggressive, scored more takedowns, and did more damage.
I'll take what I can get.
Phil Davis' anaconda choke was so good.
If Anderson Silva's strength is his striking, and Demian Maia's is his BJJ, then where did Silva get the impression that it was Maia's job to throw punches? Silva, Maia's not Forrest Griffin. He's not going to hand you the match on a silver platter. You're supposed to be the best striker in the world, so get out there and fucking bang instead of apologizing post-match.
The 43-year-old Gracie, who hadn't fought in three years, was asked afterward if he should have fought an easier opponent than Hughes in his comeback match. But he dismissed that thought, saying, "What kind of fighter would I be if I did that?"