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Pennington got robbed. Rogan and co. delusional

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by CPH, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. CPH street lethal

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    I will forever like Holly, the nice lady who send pillsbury dough girl packing, but she did nothing to win the fight.

    As I was watching, I had Rogan and the rest of the team telling me how Pennington was losing, but what I saw was Holly doing fuck all in the clinch while Pennington was landing knees on her consistently. These were good strikes too, as Holly was forced to break away after taking them, on at least 2 occasions.

    The stats support this as well: Pennington outlanded Holly 38-30 and her strikes were far better. WTF is this shit? I feel like I’m on crazy pills.
     
  2. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Most refs would’ve broke that clinch but they wanted Holly to keep her place in the UFC.

    Bias reffing but I think the result would have been the same with more clinching
     
  3. BRASIL WAND Banned Banned

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    I feel sorry for the fans who watched that putrid low level fight...


    They’re the ones who got robbed
     
  4. BigNasty Orange Belt

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    It was a boring fight. Seemed like Holly was controlling it - Definitely not a robbery.
     
  5. Yoel Stoolmero Orange Belt

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    Classic ish ish ish borefest.
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    I think everyone lost with that fight.
     
  7. spargament Blue Belt

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    If not, perhaps you should consider them. This was as one-sided as an action-free fight can possibly get.
     
  8. CPH street lethal

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    Yeah, but regardless, control time should only become a factor if the striking is dead even, which it wasn’t.

    If Holly had 30 solid strikes vs Pennington’s weaker strikes, the clinch control time would be the decider, but Pennington actually landed the harder shots. Hard clinch knees > arm punches. Pennington also landed better shots at range. Fucking ridiculous.
     
  9. Isa If you can read this, you are too close

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    A real close fight is not a robbery...
     
  10. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    Yeah but the people in the people who paid for tickets/Ppv are the real victims
     
  11. xmovingparts Purple Belt

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    ish dont think so
     
  12. CPH street lethal

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    Can you at least try to form an argument? Maybe something like: “I don’t care about the rules regarding the primacy of damage over control, and I don’t care about significant strike count. Holly is cuter so she wins.”
     
  13. humdizzle Brown Belt

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    it was a boring fight.

    holly is so nervous to lose now. she just tries to muscle people against the cage like cyborg and just thinks... well this is working and its safe so... keep doing it.

    At 38 (probably 48 in man years).. her chin is probably toast
     
  14. Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    Ugh, can we just pretend that fight never happened? I had Holly winning it, but I'll be damned if I'm going to put myself through the insufferable hell of re-watching it just so I can debate it.
     
  15. BigNasty Orange Belt

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    I don’t remember any solid strikes from that fight.
     
  16. CPH street lethal

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    Did you honestly think that the striking was close? Holly was doing nothing aside from pushing Pennington up against the cage and throwing rabbit punches. Knees are a real strike and Pennington actually landed more.
     
  17. aunshi189 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I agree, it was really close to being a fight.
     
  18. werepig Smashed Avocado on Toast Belt

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    i agree about rocky's clinch knees, holly DID NOT WANT any more of those and had to break clinches by the end
     
  19. Isa If you can read this, you are too close

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    LOL. Was it though?
     
  20. spargament Blue Belt

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    I'm not going to explain why the sky is blue.

    14 of 14 media scores had Holm winning. An 8 strike differential in a fight in which none of the strikes landed dealt any sort of damage is irrelevant.

    Holm wins that fight in an octagon, on the street, in a boxing ring, outer space, etc.
     

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