You can't just count 9 take downs for the whole fight. You have to count each individually and see which round they happened in. It's just like the Penn/GSP debate on how people said Penn won just because he did more damage. So what? All that damage was from round 1, and he won that round unanimously. But that doesn't mean he won the fight.
Personally, I thought Ed won round 1, Kendall won round 3, and round 2 was a complete toss-up. I thought this fight could've gone either way, except Kendall ended up coming out on top on the judges cards and that's what matters.
Sadly though, I do think it's entirely possible to make a good argument on the topic of the UFC rigging decisions. This I believe is not a good example though. But all of the judges are still new to judging MMA, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.
Last edited by samurice : 06-27-2006 at 02:07 AM.