lol, nope... I fully believe Shields deserved his praise in the final two rounds. He pushed the pace, knowing he had to make grounds, and GSP simply wasn't looking to engage back. That's worthy of applause. That said, GSP had suffered a nasty eye poke, but plenty of have fought through worse. I somewhat felt like GSP crumbled towards the end, and the fan response obviously demonstrated this.
Also, I don't know that Mecca refers to birthplace or which country produces the most or the best. It strikes me as meaning 'focal point' or 'centre'. By that logic, it still ought to be the US, as that's where the magic happens (business wise). Though again, I still find it a flawed term, as the UFC is popular because several countries have embraced it. No one place can lay claim to making the UFC what it is today. It was a worldly effort as far as fandom goes.