No surprise here. It was one of the most one sided beatdowns I've seen. It's right up there with BJ/Diego and I was shocked when they announced the decision. Actually shocked doesn't really enough emphasis on it... it was one of these things that when you hear it... it makes you turn around thinking "**** it!" and just walk away. It was one of these things that renders you catatonic almost immediately.
I cannot disagree more. If you go to the sticked thread you will see several of us, including myself, predicted the draw before it was even announced.
I was not shocked at all, in fact many of us watching the fight and discussing it live predicted it.
I don't see any way to give Mousasi round one when Jardine took hikm down 4/5 attempts. You simply have to give that round to Jardine based on MMA judging criteria.
There was also a point deducted in that round, so 10-8 Jardine.
There is also no justification for giving round 2 or 3 a 10-8 for Mousasi. Mousasi won clearly, but he didn't dominate to the point theyw ere 10-8 rounds.
I don't see any way to give this fight anything except a draw, and was baffled when the first scorecard was read 29-27 Mousasi.
Do I think it is BS and that Mousasi won the fight? yes, but you can't score it based on how you are feeling. You need to go by the criteria.
That was one of the worst judged fights I've ever seen. Takedowns and doing nothing with it should not land a draw to someone who rocked you 3 rounds straight... with a point deduction or not.
It was just the first round. Mousasi simply got taken down too many times and did too little on the feet to take round 1. Add in the point deduction and Mousasi needed to finish that fight to win, but he was way too gassed..