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OT: WWE/MMA/Boxing Thread

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
They need a better definition of "intelligent" defending. Aldo was in the fetal position for 2 minutes without doing anything but shifting his hips to get Yan from an incredible position to a slightly less incredible position.

He wasn't defending himself aside from turtling...which is hardly "intelligent" the way that I understand it.
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
Yeah ref was super concerned about Yan’s fingers but was cool with Aldo getting his face smashed in with no real defence for two minutes
 

soco22

Well-known member
If you turned off the commentary, Yan killed it. Don’t think he’ll be a long time champ tho.

this was almost set up for him to win the title - aldo didn’t deserve a title shot
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
If you turned off the commentary, Yan killed it. Don’t think he’ll be a long time champ tho.

this was almost set up for him to win the title - aldo didn’t deserve a title shot

I agree that Aldo didn’t deserve the title shot but Yan is legit and a top 2-3 guy in the division. I imagine he’ll face Sterling next which should be a fun clash of styles.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
not exactly robbery, but that's bad judging. MMA judges still give too much credit for inefficient wrestling. If you're 3-10/11 and got **** all out of the 3 takedowns, that's a negative in my eyes, not a positive.
 

Deckie007

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I just don’t know how you give round 3 to Volkanovski. He was better then rounds 1 and 2 but I still think Max was won it
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
I just don’t know how you give round 3 to Volkanovski. He was better then rounds 1 and 2 but I still think Max was better

Max had 2 knockdowns, out struck him to the head and the body, nullified his wrestling attempts, and stood in the middle of the octagon the entire fight.

MMA judges fucking suck
 

soco22

Well-known member
Max had 2 knockdowns, out struck him to the head and the body, nullified his wrestling attempts, and stood in the middle of the octagon the entire fight.

MMA judges fucking suck

yeh - really the main issue holding ufc back. Kinda like Olympics at times - watch something amazing and just fear wtf the judges will reward after
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Sucks for max cause he won’t get a shot again for at least a few more fights

I don't think they can keep him out of the #1 contender spot for that long. Volk probably gets a title fight with Zabit. Ortega gets someone else in the top 8, and Max fights the winner of Ortega/ranked fighter. Max wins that, it's hard to not give him another title shot.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
yeh - really the main issue holding ufc back. Kinda like Olympics at times - watch something amazing and just fear wtf the judges will reward after

Worst bit is that UFC has fixed the rules. They've got it in plain language in their rules that ineffective takedowns should count for nothing. There's still a lot of carry over stupidity from the previous scoring era though.
 

soco22

Well-known member
I was trying to sell their VP ops guy that they should invest in their own education centre for judges and refs. Create certifications and whatever - they are so much money, stupid to not do that.

can also create something underneath the must point system to better helP out judges to understand what deserves a 10.
 

soco22

Well-known member
Also, ufc is enormous. They need to not just partner but start to bully Nevada state on their judgin to not make it like boxing. Move from Las Vegas if they need to - to someone that will do a better job
 
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