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WEREWOLF2011-03-12 07:26:35 +0000 #1
Many people are complaining about the Forrest/Rampage decision last night. Personally I thought the fight was a draw. The 3 point spread for Forrest was wrong.

Bad decisions and screwy point spreads have been commanplace in MMA since Boxing started regulating the sport. Every boxing fan is well aware of the incompetence of boxing judges whose ranks for the most part are filled with unqualified elderly men and women. These very same judges, who have all but ruined the sport of boxing, are now judging MMA matches. Unbelievable! I laughed outloud last night when the judges names were announced and Adelaide Bird's name was among them. This senile old bitty has been invloved in some of the worst scoring in boxing history.

Only people educated in the finer points of the sport of MMA or possibly former MMA fighters should be scoring these fights. This will never happen however because the UFC sold its soul to the boxing establishment many years ago.
ACIDBATHBELFORT2011-03-12 07:33:42 +0000 #2
Come on, not you too Wolf? I agree it shouldnt have been 49-46, but Forrest deserved the decision. I do agree we need judges trained in MMA but we will always see poor decisions in EVERY league and any sport that uses judging as a criteria.
WEREWOLF2011-03-12 07:32:23 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by ACIDBATHBELFORT

Come on, not you too Wolf? I agree it shouldnt have been 49-46, but Forrest deserved the decision. I do agree we need judges trained in MMA but we will always see poor decisions in EVERY league and any sport that uses judging as a criteria.

I would need to rewatch the fight as a judge not a fan to give you an answer. Watching the fight last night as a fan I called it a draw. No way should there have been a 3 point spread for either fighter.
ACIDBATHBELFORT2011-03-12 08:48:40 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by WEREWOLF

I would need to rewatch the fight as a judge not a fan to give you an answer. Watching the fight last night as a fan I called it a draw. No way should there have been a 3 point spread for either fighter.

I can see why people are upset, but to an extent. The 49-46 disparity is too much. I can see Forrest by 1, maybe 2 rounds. A draw could easily be given. Or I could see Rampage by 1 round. Very close fight.
BruceLee2011-03-12 08:03:20 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by WEREWOLF

Many people are complaining about the Forrest/Rampage decision last night. Personally I thought the fight was a draw. The 2 point spread for Forrest was wrong.

Bad decisions and screwy point spreads have been commanplace in MMA since Boxing started regulating the sport. Every boxing fan is well aware of the incompetence of boxing judges whose ranks for the most part are filled with unqualified elderly men and women. These very same judges, who have all but ruined the sport of boxing, are now judging MMA matches. Unbelievable! I laughed outloud last night when the judges names were announced and Adelaide Bird's name was among them. This senile old bitty has been invloved in some of the worst scoring in boxing history.

Only people educated in the finer points of the sport of MMA or possibly former MMA fighters should be scoring these fights. This will never happen however because the UFC sold its soul to the boxing establishment many years ago.

Werewolf you are showing your boxing base and bias.

Once again, to reiterate the people who are complaining about this fight are the Rampage fans, and guys who don't really appreciate the ground game or kickboxing.

Rampage didn't have an answer for the low kicks. He didn't even know how to check them which was pretty unbelievable to me.

On the ground Rampage got absolutely dominated.
wgrapple2011-03-12 09:52:50 +0000 #6
I'd like to see the strikes/kicks thrown and landed from both guys in every round.

I bet Forrest dominated the statistical game.

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