Originally Posted by sin-eater
I didn't get to see the first 2 rounds of the Condit-McDonald fight, but the 3rd round was great. Condit beat the shit out of McDonald and I didn't mind the stoppage. The amount of time left is irrelevant
The problem was McDonald clearly won the first 2 rounds, so stopping the fight with 8 seconds left during a "barrage" of punches that mostly didn't even connect after letting the rest of the beating slide by completely cost him the decision victory. Terrible call.
I'm happy to see Crocop regain some fire, throwing some *gasp* left high kicks and even a beautiful axe kick, then just machinegunning punches at the end.. but frankly, it felt like Barry was all too eager to lose that fight after the first two knockdowns. Stopped the leg kicks, went down via some half-assed takedowns, and was choked out on his knees by a sloppy RNC when Mirko didn't even have hooks in? It just didn't seem like Barry had any killer instinct in the fight and it cost him. Hope the signature was worth it.
Rothwell and Yvel should both be on the chopping block, what a slog. Was surprised to see Thiago get manhandled
so easily, and man, I know it was a counter when he was heavily overcommiting but it was a short ass punch and Chuck was out cold long before he touched the mat. Good night sweet prince, thanks for the memories. If only Wandy could get a rematch..