No UFC Title has EVER changed hands via split decision.

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  1. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    ...and by no UFC Title ever, I looked at the records of Anderson, GSP, Brock, Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Chuck Liddell, Rampage, Forrest, Rashad, Machida, Shogun, BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, Benson, Frankie Edgar and Aldo and none of them ever won or lost a title by split decision. If it happened with some fight involving Carlos Newton in 2001 or something, okay, but I don't consider that the modern era.

    Lesson, IMO: If you have a close fight by ANY means, the judges will not hand you the title...and you can't complain when they don't. It's just reality. It has never happened. If you don't clearly dominate the champion, or tap him out or leave him laying on the canvas, you're not going to get the belt.

    Something to always keep in mind before you say Challenger X was robbed.
     
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    SongXIII Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Penn vs Edgar I was a (rare) close fight where the judges handed the challenger the title.
     
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    i dont think slightly edging out your opponent is being handed anything. If you did better you did better.
     
  4. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Yes, because Edgar/Penn 1 and Forrest/Rampage weren't close fights.

    gtfo with your nonsense.
     
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    Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    The judges barely understand written rules, I don't expect them to follow unwritten ones.
     
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    Hez Banned Banned

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    rofl!! fail of a thread! Do some homework before your spouting such garbage. It has and will again in the future
     
  7. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    What kind of shitty retarded thread is this?

    So what you're saying is a champion should be automatically winning until he's clearly not and thereby he goes by a different ruleset then all other fighters.

    Yeah, great idea, fuckface.

    Titles have changed hands on razor-close decision before so your idea doesn't hold merit at all.
     
  8. BKMMAFAN

    BKMMAFAN Silver Belt

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    TUF noob..
     
  9. johnsmithbattle

    johnsmithbattle Orange Belt

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    You think zuffa would want to lose the champ they've spent so much marketing on? This shit keeps happening and no on questions it. Same deal was happening with the henderson title fights. If you don't finish, they get the win.
     
  10. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    When?
     
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    They were both unanimous decisions.
     
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    Mikedh Silver Belt

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    If you win a fight you win a fight. The title goes to who won the fight.
     
  13. EGarrett

    EGarrett Silver Belt

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    "To Be the Man, You've Gotta Beat the Man."
     
  14. les elroy

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    I kept this in mind since the first Shogun/Machida fight, so this stuff no longer gets to me either, plus, I think we will get to see them fight again and see a much more decisive win.
     
  15. maniacmatt1782

    maniacmatt1782 GNP is not LNP

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    forrest vs rampage wasn't split?

    hmmm it was unanimous, I thought I remember that being a split
     
  16. markys00

    markys00 Red Belt

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    all the hate on the ts.. but hes technically right. sure there were close fights, but they were all uds somehow
     
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