Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
Frankie is a joy to watch and has always put on great fights. It's a shame he got robbed, but it's a shame that MMA fans can't understand the beauty and art of a good technical performance.
Frankie and his team only have themselves to blame for any controversy last night.
They cried their way into a rematch and when push came to shove it turned out to be a typical Edgar fight. Where he had opportunities to move in and land more than his signature combinations (especially without hesitant Ben seemed going into the later rounds), he would quickly move out and instead leave an incredible amount of distance.
Was he afraid of Ben’s power? Was he not confident enough in his hands? It really doesn’t matter because either way they didn’t do enough to make a stamp on the fight or the score cards.
We hear “to be the champ you’ve got to beat the champ” so much, and heard it a ton after Edgar-Maynard 2. Well now that it’s their favorite NJ fighter on the other end of that, suddenly that statement doesn’t hold true.