CLOSE WINS Define Careers !

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  1. Dessyboy

    Dessyboy Green Belt

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    I don't know why in MMA and even boxing, close wins are almost considered failures.

    It's not like that in other sports

    If Nadal beats Federer 8-6 in the 5th set of a Grand Slam final, it's considered a great great win, no one goes on about how not winning in straight sets makes it a cr*p win

    Similarly if an NBA championship is won in overtime in the 7th game or a superbowl is won by a touchdown in the dying minutes, these are seen as great great wins.

    I know part of the issue is these other sports have definitive scoring systems where boxing and MMA have the subjectivity of the judges but it still isn't fair to knock these close wins.

    Maybe we need to go real oldschool, back to roman times where two fighters go into the cage and only one leaves :) Then you get your definitive outcome :)
     
  2. Count Zero

    Count Zero Twisting Nether

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    This is the long and the short of it. As long as there's room to argue, opinions will be split, and glory will be diminished. Sad but true.
     
  3. Dessyboy

    Dessyboy Green Belt

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  4. benjaminbuttons

    benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

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    according to sherdog if u win a close fight u are pretty much a bum...
     
  5. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    Because in MMA and Boxing the scoring is subjective, in Tennis and Basketball it's not.
     
  6. Junior Cigano**

    Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

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    Yeah everyone thinks Jon Jones is a bum...
     
  7. thechief

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    Just this.

    White belts should not be able to make threads.
     
  8. bat_country

    bat_country Red Belt

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    50-45 (or less) defines GSP's career.
    *not saying it's a bad thing. I love watching GSP shut people down
     
  9. trane

    trane Red Belt

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    There's a difference between a close fight and a gift
     
  10. Benoitthegr8

    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    I agree with JDS on this one, unless your name is Tim Bradley
     

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