The win posted by Yushin Okami over Nate Marquardt at UFC 122 was not without its detractors. Initially, I was one of them—I didn't see how the judges could've given two of the three rounds to the underdog.
Despite wanting to see Thunder emerge victoriously from his scrum with Nate the Great, it really did seem like the American took the first two rounds while the Japanese entrant rallied to take the third. However, closer inspection has clouded the issue.
But where I finally shake down on the matter is inconsequential.
What's relevant is that Okami and Marquardt gave fight fans another in a long line of nip-and-tuck decisions, another coulda-woulda-shoulda affair that will get the more passionate supporters straining to the limits of their vocal chords or keyboard's exclamation point.
With those put-upon souls in mind, let's take a look at some of the UFC's most bitterly embraced decisions: