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What are your thoughts on the Michael Johnson vs Beneil Dariush fight?

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  1. Gunsawles White Belt

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    Do you agree with going to a Split-Decision?

    Dariush was doing nothing but jabs and failing flying knees. What a robbery.
     
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    I remember being pretty shocked at the result
     
  3. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    It's widely considered an awful decision. Possibly worse than Iaquinta/Masvidal. Not quite on Sanchez/Pearson levels.
     
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    even Dariush was shocked, pure robbery, he lost all 3 rounds
     
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    Sanchez / Pearson was pretty bad.
    Didn't RP try and take some judges to court or something in an attempt to get the decision overturned ?
    I still think BJ beat Edgar in the first fight too.....
     
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    I dont know, neither of those two really interests me so never watched that fight.
     
  7. Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    It was a robbery. Johnson clearly won rounds one and two and you could even give him round three.
     
  8. KhabibTheBeagle Silver Belt

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    I didn't see it as a robbery. I thought Johnson won 29-28, but it was too close for me to call it a robbery. I caught a lot of flack for saying that when it happened, but whatever.
     
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    I thought Dariush won. He out worked him in the 2nd and 3rd. He landed a good shovel uppercut that stunned MJ for the duration of the fight somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd. MJ became tentative after all the failed TD attempts and Dariush opened up his striking from there. People remember the fail attempts in their memory and assumed if Beneil doesn't get it to the ground he loses, but Beneil is a muay Thai fighter as well, he out struck him.
     
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    I remember MJ missing 90% of his punches. He looked active and made him look better than he actually did to some people.
     
  11. Hardcor'O'Death Accurate Ranker

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    Johnson definetly lost two round, you can't mark points when you are getting destroy just because you hold the center of the cage
     
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    He did miss a lot, but he didn't get hit much at all either. He was the busier fighter in round 2. He coasted in round 3, but didn't really lose for sure either, close round
     
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    Dariush shots were real while johnson were only throwing girly punches
     
  14. Hardcor'O'Death Accurate Ranker

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    Busier don't mean more effective
     
  15. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Johnson is a beast. I don't say that as a fan. His striking is crisp, he has some mean snap to his punches and he is always working angles and challenging his opponent.
     
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    One of the worst robberies of all time imo. Oh ya I thought he would've smashed Ferguson a second time around as well
     
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    I didn't think either was effective. Judging as a whole, Johnson clearly won the fight since the first round was a whooping. Then two rounds of not much happening and Dariush wins despite not really being effective because he won two coin flips? Meh, should have gone the other way.
     
  18. SKITZADACTYL Steel Belt

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    i think johnson should've thrown more than a 1-2 if he wanted to win, dude literally never threw anything else.

    which is kinda funny considering that's all nate seemed to do to completely outclass johnson.
     
  19. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Just rewatched the fight and didn't see Johnson ever rocked.

    He far from out struck him, both statistically and to the watching itself. Exactly 0 media scores had the fight for Dariush.

    Put it this way, it is widely accepted (myself included) that Johnson beat Barboza. Barboza was twice as accurate, while landing 5 less strikes across the entire fight. 5 media scores had the fight for Barboza, but somehow, he got smoked while Dariush deserves to edge it out?
     
  20. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    I actually agree with this. Against Barboza he landed at 20%. Swinging at air almost the entire time. Barboza landed 40% and lands 33 strikes (mostly kicks) to Johnsons 38 (mostly jabs).

    Somehow though, people say Barboza was smashed but Dariush won.
     

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