UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2: Main Card PBP Discussion - 10pm ET/7pm PT/3am UK

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  1. MrCoffee

    MrCoffee Brotherhood of Shitty Arguments.

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    Woodley is more boring than being Helen Keller.
     
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    Langinbang187 Brown Belt

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    This is clearly hopeless, and you've proven to be incapable of having a rational debate.

    Have a good night fanboy.
     
  3. faixafrouxa

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    ...Aaand I was satisfied with it. That mockery of a fight made me grin hard, kept me awake for the co main and main event. :D
     
  4. BKMMAFAN

    BKMMAFAN Silver Belt

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    No, that'd be the Edgar/Maynard 10-7 round (which every judge failed to recognize).

    Judges in MMA are generally atrocious. At best, this fight should've been scored a draw (Whitaker keeps belt) .
     
  5. gunlok

    gunlok Black Belt

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    Whittaker won SD fair and square.
     
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    Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    Fell asleep during the Colvington fight.
     
  7. Ruprecht

    Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah... round by round I didn't think the judges were wrong overall, but I would have given the 4th to Whittaker (unlike the one judge that scored the fight for Romero) and scored the 5th 10-8 Romero, making it a draw.
     
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    Just watched the fight. Scored it a draw.

    Amazing fight, holy shit.
     
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    Coconutwater Purple Belt

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    Are they on a ten point must system?
     
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    Coconutwater Purple Belt

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    I had Yoel winning but I can live with a draw.

    No way Whitaker won that fight.
     
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  11. Ruprecht

    Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I didn't score the 3rd a 10-8, although I can see the argument for it. It was about as close to being a finish as the 5th, but Whitaker recovered better and landed enough solid shots (in particular a solid headkick and elbow which stunned Romero) to make it only a 10-9 to me. No way I'd give Romero 1, 2 or 4 though, so relying on 2 10-8s and the new rules for a win doesn't seem any less flimsy to me than Whitaker relying on no 10-8s and 3 rounds.
    It's the usual case of controversial wins though, where losing 2 rounds (and especially later rounds) by a huge margin versus winning 3 rounds by a comparatively narrow margin just doesn't seem like a win.
     
  12. Brodels

    Brodels Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I thought Esparza, Romero, and RDA won
     
  13. Coconutwater

    Coconutwater Purple Belt

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    This is a weakness in the nature of scoring where someone must win a round, hence the adoption of boxing ten point must system which is exactly what they did. I like technical fights, Wonderboy, Machida and my favorite fighters are Edgar, Rory, GSP, but I think the rules ignore fighting’s most basic idea: Whom was closer to losing outright? And how often did they find themselves in that situation?

    I feel Whitaker was in serious trouble more than enough times to warrant either a draw or a victory for Yoel.

    Draw is the most rational scoring outcome. My personal opinion though, is that Yoel won that fight.
     
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    Godamn, just woke up an this scrap is the first thing on my mind

    Going to watch a few of the fights again today (a lil more sober) with a massive brunch!

    What a night!
     
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    Wow! That was an incredible fight! Romero did excellent, that was a very close fight. Great win for Whittaker!
     
  16. george14

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    Anyone scoring round 4 for Yoel is delusional.
     
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    What is that weird eating gesture that Michael Jackson did at the weigh-in and post fight? What's he doing and why?
     
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    Eating shit. Bc he eats pieces of shit for breakfast.
     
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    Costacurta greece White Belt

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    I hate Romero he is a fat fook, but he won.
    Also wtf Arlovski??Carla ??
    At least Pettis won that blondie
     
  20. A.S. Deep

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    FOTY in my opinion. The Buffalo Wild Wings I was at was going nuts.
     
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