2nd viewing of Donald/Benson 3

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  1. morose

    morose Purple Belt

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    i thought cerrone felt he lost during the post fight interview as did I after the fight...

    i thought bendo clearly won at least two rounds and it wasn't close enough not to be called a robbery...

    that's my logic...i feel like some of you feel a fight is close just because no one is winning rounds by a landslide which is terrible logic in itself...
     
  2. KantoTerror

    KantoTerror Silver Belt

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    Joe always favors one fighter over the other...it doesn't mean he's right.
     
  3. Tankeray

    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    agreed ts
     
  4. jasonfahy

    jasonfahy Yellow Belt

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    The clearest indication I saw was right after the announcement. He turned to Ben and did an open-handed shrug, like "whaddaya do". Definitely made me think that Donald thought it was a weird decision.
     
  5. wowspare

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    Shertards' hypocrisy as its finest
     
  6. MCS

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    came down to power vs volume, but, imo, with the power argument you need to hurt the other guy unless the strikes landed are close to even. Bendo's volume in the last 2 rounds was enough for what Cowboy managed to land with power.

    it was still too close to be considered a robbery, there is an argument for Cerrone with cleaner, harder shots landed, but, as said, I didn't think he did enough to overcome that disparity. Didn't hurt Bendo once.
     
  7. yermajesty

    yermajesty Purple Belt

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    This fight was a sparring session and nothing more. Cerrone and Benson didn't go for anything. This fight was shit, so stop talking about it.
     
  8. Air Lats

    Air Lats Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest! Platinum Member

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    You are either:

    A: as mature as a 12 year old
    Or
    B: Benson Henderson

    I kinda think you might be Benson Henderson. Welcome to Sherdog. Sounds like you had a rough night.
     
  9. Iron-Fists

    Iron-Fists Purple Belt

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    No way Cowboy won a UD.

    I scored it 29-28 for Henderson.

    But I'll take another Cowboy victory!
     
  10. TheCoward

    TheCoward Purple Belt

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    Yeah I don't know. I scored it 29-28 Cowboy, but I admit I'm more of a Cowboy fan so I may be a bit biased. To me this fight is just another that shows why we need more draws in MMA, I don't think either guy really "won" that fight.
     
  11. freelanzr

    freelanzr Blue Belt

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    This doesn't mean shit, the rounds are already scored by then, Bendo ALWAYS thinks/acts like he won these close decisions, and Cowboy is always his own biggest critic.
     
  12. Bleed for me

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    Very close fight, not a robbery. I thought Benson edged the last two rounds but if you're in a lot of close fights that go to decision you're going to lose one eventually.

    Say this as a huge Benson fan.
     
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  13. Cosmic Cthulhu

    Cosmic Cthulhu Green Belt

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    Was a close fight. I'm glad Cerrone won because he's an exciting fighter who has some momentum behind him...

    Henderson's a boring point fighting, decision machine.
     
  14. Volizei

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    I'm not sure why people are saying this was a bad fight.
    I had Cerrone winning round one, probably Bendo for the second but it could have been a draw. Number three is tricky, it was very back and forth, I think cowboy got the round on aggression.
    Huge respect to both. I used to be ambivalent about cowboy, and a down right hater of bendo, but over the past year they've both made a fan outta me.
     
  15. Mr. Hammer

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    This is the second time I've seen someone mention Rogan as the reason people thought Benson won. That is a lie. Rogan was all over Cerrone's nuts in the first round, completely ignoring most of Benson's offense. He didn't switch sides until it became evident that Benson was clearly winning the fight.
     
  16. atxmmafan

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    with cowboy being a finnisher he had to be let down in the fact he didnt get a finnish. you could see the frustration in his face in dealing with the leg kicks. a close fight no doubt but not a robbery either way.
    now lets see bendo on this weekends card
     
  17. Mr. Hammer

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    Well in fairness Rampage initially thought he lost to Machida despite winning the first two rounds pretty clearly. The fighters themselves aren't always the best source to go to when it comes to who should have won a decision.

    Now when your coaches, the boss, the UFC camera crew, and everyone else who isn't a militant atheist Benson hater thinks you lost, it's a pretty good indication that you did. I think the word "robbery" is thrown around far too often when describing close fights, but last night's fight was not close and in this case the term most certainly fits.
     
  18. kaya

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    I'm 100% a cowboy fan. I 100% wanted him to win. I'm happy he won.

    I think Benson actually won the fight hah.
     
  19. maltmonger

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    This is pretty much how I saw it too.

    Forget the crap about Cerrone's reaction to the decision - he is just that kind of guy.

    As for the strikes differential , sure leg kicks should be considered, but how many were those little tapping jab punches to the thigh? You can't tell me that those do much.

    It could have gone either way. I thought Cerrone won, and I am glad he did as I have never been a fan of Benson's because I have always have thought he could do a hell of a lot more with his natural athleticism and his obvious skills if he chose a more aggressive style instead of playing for points.
     
  20. Cptn1NSAN0

    Cptn1NSAN0 shows no mercy

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    It's karma I guess for the Edgar rematch and the Thomson fight. It was closer than Rogan was making it seem, for sure. I scored rounds two and three for Benson but I could see Cowboy getting round three, he finished stronger and was using his reach well. The Pendred fight was much more of a robbery, but this was still clearly the wrong decision here I think.
     

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