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Don’t forget, you have to beat the champion convincingly.

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  1. themiketoth Orange Belt

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    theres no clinching a split decision against the champion, especially one of a decade. You have to put do it convincingly.
     
  2. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Tell that to Mighty Mouse.
     
  3. Reb Purple Belt

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    That's why Reyes loses 48-47, while he actually won 48-47.
     
  4. SuperNerd Season Mode.

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    That doesn't even rhyme
     
  5. Andrew06 Brown Belt

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    either way, no rematch. it was hard enough to sit through 25 minutes of that.
     
  6. Breaducce Purple Belt

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    That's nonsense. You just have to beat the champion. Plenty of examples of razor close decisions that have gone to the challenger.
     
  7. Crono7 GET TO THE CHOPPA

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    That rule had always been silly to me. If anything the opposite should be true. A champ shouldn't eek out a win
     
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    That's literally not even rule
     
  9. TheNinja Gold Belt

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    No you don't. The whole myth of "you have to beat the champ convincingly " or that the judges somehow favor the champ is BS to me. When they go into a fight it's 0-0 and a fresh start. The champ shouldn't get any benefit of the doubt. Now if it's a draw or split draw or something then the champ retains the title obviously.
     
  10. Breaducce Purple Belt

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    That's nonsense. You just have to beat the champion. Plenty of examples of razor close decisions that have gone to the challenger.
     
  11. RMF1 Blue Belt

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    No you don't. You just have to beat him.
     
  12. Rocky Balboa Orange Belt

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    “To be the man, you have to beat the man.” RF
     
  13. RedfernNow Orange Belt

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    Company decision.
    UFC bought for 4 billion.

    Judges want to keep their jobs.
    UFC is turning into boxing.
     
  14. Problem Child Beer Belt

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    Theres always been someone with this dumb ass saying (its not a rule) as long as I have been alive and there always will be.
     
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    well fuck im angry
     
  16. RedfernNow Orange Belt

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    Company decision.
    UFC bought for 4 billion.

    Judges want to keep their jobs.
    UFC is turning into boxing.
     
  17. Shoguns Prodigy** Black Belt

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    Pretty sure everyone was convinced reyes won that fight. But Jones is just blessed by higher powers because he should be 0-2 right now.
     
  18. Simian Raticus Sicker than your average.

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    Lol, people say this shit like it's written in the judging criteria or something.
     
  19. Cat Biscuits Black Belt

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    So basically you have to end the fight because if you go to a decision, no matter what happens you will not win?

    Dumbest fucking shit that too many people parrot out. If you win 3 rounds to 2 rounds, you don't give the champion a win when he clearly lost.
     
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    Theres always been someone with this dumb ass saying (its not a rule) as long as I have been alive and there always will be.
     
  21. The Legendary Scarface Record since UFC 266 : 5-0

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    I was convinced.

    You don't have to completely dominate the champion, you just have to clearly get them and Reyes clearly won that fight... 1,2,3
     
  22. Octupus Samurai Purple Belt

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    THIS SHIT IS MORE RIGGED THAN BOXING 3-2 FOR DOMINICK EASILY, 3 FIGHTS THAT THIS BUM JONES GET AWAY WITH A ROBERY
     
  23. dracul Purple Belt

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    No you don't

    That's the excuse they use for rigged decisions
     
  24. datsyuk Purple Belt

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    He did. He outclassed him 3 out of 5 rounds. That should make Reyes the winner...
     
  25. Merlotte's Gold Belt

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    Props to Reyes for fighting with heart for the 1st minute of every round.
     
  26. Zarate Banned Banned

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    if you win a race by one inch you are still the winner. fuck that shit
     
  27. ufc20 Orange Belt

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    Someone missed the thousands of discussions on sherdog about this. That 'rule' applies to boxing, not MMA
     
  28. BonesWinckleJones Brown Belt

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    knockdown + 3 rounds of domination is not enough for you? well..
     

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