UFC 129 Results: GSP Wins, Randy Couture Loses and the Judges Still Suck
Cue the crickets.
What a brutal way to end an otherwise fantastic event—the preliminary card and all the fights up to the headliner were scintillating affairs or quick finishes, and then GSP vs. Shields finished on a totally flat note.
Oh well, it happens.
Shields' much vaunted wrestling/grappling prowess was utterly nullified by St-Pierre and, though his striking produced visibly tangible results over five rounds, it was nearly enough to win a decision against the long-reigning welterweight kingpin.
At least it shouldn't have been nearly enough—which brings me to the judges.
There have been a lot of indefensible decision handed down and, luckily, there weren't any tonight. Alas, I can type that phrase only by the grace of the MMA gods.
One judge gave Jose Aldo all five rounds in his scrap with Mark Hominick. Find me a single person who thinks Junior did enough to win the fifth round—you know, the one where he lay on his back and caught punch after punch with his face or kidneys—and I'll show you the Brazilian's biggest fan.
Or that idiot judge sitting cageside who had a say in the outcome.
To really end the evening on a flourish, not one, but TWO judges gave Jake Shields two rounds in his title clash with GSP. I'm a big Jake Shields fan, I picked him to pull off the upset and I was really hoping he'd win.
There's not a snowball's chance in hell he should've won any of those stanzas. Let alone freakin' two.
That's insane. The entire system needs an overhaul—either the rules or the personnel need to go. No ifs, ands or buts about it.
Okay, now I've vented so let's sign off on a more comedic note: can anyone tell me what everyone's staring at in that picture?
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