Originally Posted by ligthandshadow
You just don't get it either:
Reality involves things as they actually occur and examining the results that follow.
You have to accept the rules violation as part of the fight and part of the official result despite the fight being "altered." In reality, the natural course followed... had there been no warning or if it had been repeatedly done, I would take a lot more issue than in this case.
Look, I wanted Mendes to WIN THE FIGHT.
I want Mendes to WIN THE REMATCH.
But that doesn't mean I let that persuade me in the analysis of the first fight; Mendes was outstruck, failed every takedown, and was ko'd.
Clinging to the fence grab as a crutch that Mendes could have possibly slammed and ko'd Aldo doesn't change the fact that it didn't happen. I simply take the high road that Mendes did not commit a foul against Aldo, but Aldo committed a foul against Mendes.
I agree with your first point.
I agree with the second point but disagree that the natural course of the fight was followed. The "natural" course of a fight doesn't include breaking the rules. It especially doesn't include breaking a specific rule which allowed someone to stop a takedown on an opponent whose only chance of winning was to take him down. At that point they veered off the natural course of the fight and onto a different course of the fight, one that included a blatant fence grab by Aldo.
That's cool that you wanted Mendes to win.
Of course, you can't let what you want persuade your analysis of the fight. That would be stupid.
I'm not clinging to anything. The fence grab is a part
of what happened in that fight. Can't just ignore it.