Originally Posted by abracadordosaco
That's a bit of a stretch. I can understand a 48-47 if that's what you mean by very close
, but not very close
if you mean that the fight could have gone to Faber. It was very clearly a win for Cruz
I remember scoring it 4-1 but thinking that a score of 3-2 was reasonable. I went into that fight wanting Urijah to win and came out of it with a lot of respect for Cruz. Their season of TUF made me jump ship and become a Cruz fan
It was a boring blowout, but a blowout nonetheless. There was one moment in the first or maybe second that Barão caught Faber with a knee that broke Faber's rib, but the fight was overall pretty unexciting. Barão, like you said, used his range in a very technical fight in which Faber seemed a little hesitant to really go for things. After the knee to the ribs, Faber seemed a bit scurred of taking chances.
Sorry dude you can't have it both ways. There Is no such thing as a boing blowout (gsp jokes aside). The way I look at it is this.. Should Uriah faber have left the Barao fight thinking he lost...yes. Should he have left it thinking he got his ass kicked..I still say absolutely not. I just didn't see an ass kicking. I saw a guy keep faber away with his length, like he should, and out pointing him.
For all the talk of a blowout, let me say it again, at no point in the fight was faber in serious trouble. Just don't see how y'all can call that a beat down. A win for Barao, yes.