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Jose Aldo (c) 38 57.58%
Frankie Edgar 27 40.91%
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #211 (permalink)
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Had it 3-2 Edgar. How could you possibly give 4 rounds to Aldo... Man there is nothing worse in the world than judges for the UFC...
Its 2 titlefights in a row now that he won, even tho the last one was close and it could have been a 2-3 Aldo if you scored round 3 for Aldo. Still bullshit decision.
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The right man got the win here. Edgar was the busier fighter for the latter half of the fight, but he was countered more often than not, takedowns stuffed, and Aldo did much more damage throughout.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #213 (permalink)
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Had it 3-2 Edgar. How could you possibly give 4 rounds to Aldo... Man there is nothing worse in the world than judges for the UFC...
Its 2 titlefights in a row now that he won, even tho the last one was close and it could have been a 2-3 Aldo if you scored round 3 for Aldo. Still bullshit decision.
It was not a bullshit decision. Aldo clearly won 3 rounds at least. Frankie has this habit of looking really energetic and busy whilst not actually landing a significant amount of shots. I wanted Frankie to win this as much as anyone but to say he beat Aldo here is ridiculous.

Wonder what Frankie does now? Down to 135 for his 4th title shot in a row?

Anyone ave a gif of the 'off the fence' superman punch Aldo threw at the. End of the fifth round? That shit was insane!
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Aldo won, 48-47. He got the 3 first rounds.
I'd like to see Aldo move up and face Benson. He's definitely big enough, he looked noticable bigger than Edgar.
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I thought it was a draw, anyways frankie needs to figure how to not give up on his YD shots when someone resists and to maintain top position with some good offense, he also needs to figure out for himself the most effective way to strike while rocking and finishing people because his current way is not working at all.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #216 (permalink)
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How about I change that to the more skilled fighter? Frankie's heart and conditioning is nearly unmatched, but I don't know.. I guess I get a sour taste in my mouth when a less skilled guy wins because of superior conditioning when it comes to a title fight. I mean, I get it, it's apart of the fight game. Work ethic is important and you need a solid one to balance out your skills, but it's an ugly way to win a championship fight. Get beat up, but then after the guy is tired of bullying you, you make your comeback and win. It's admirable and I respect his toughness a lot, but I just don't see a champion. A champion spirit? Totally! Champion skills and image? Just doesn't work for me. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. Just how I see it I guess. Take it or leave it. I can still be a fan of a guy like that. Diego Sanchez for example, one of my favorite fighters who has taken beatings before, but has won despite the adversity. That's awesome to see either way.
Yes, the more skilled fighter is a more apt description here. The reason this fight bothered me so much is not because of the decision itself, or even the judges scoring, it's because of HOW Aldo won. I apologize for this rant in advance! Haha

Nothing bothers me more than watching these guys that have all that talent in the world, but aren't willing to work hard enough to maximize their potential. Cage rust or not, there's no excuse for Aldo getting tired after two rounds. Look at GSP. He was off for a full 6 months longer than Aldo was, and on top of that, he had a much more limiting, and devastating injury. But GSP has a true champion's work ethic, and as a result, his conditioning was never in question. In fact, he looked like he could've went another 5 rounds after the Condit fight.

That's the difference between guys like Edgar and GSP, and guys like Aldo. Edgar is never going to let poor conditioning be the reason he loses a fight. Why? Because he knows full well that an inferior fighter can win with superior conditioning. It's been proven time and time again.

The fact that Edgar was able to push the pace for 5 rounds after taking all of that punishment- while Aldo got tired after two rounds- tells me the Edgar worked a heck of a lot harder in preparing for this fight than Aldo did. Ultimately, you'd like to see that hard work rewarded. I know I do, anyway. It just so happens that Aldo is the more skilled fighter. And the fact that he was still able to pull off the win- in spite of his conditioning- against a guy like Edgar, just goes to show what kind of talent Aldo is. Which makes you wonder how good he could actually be if he had a guy like Frankie's work ethic.

It seems to me that right now, Aldo's getting by on pure talent. He's so much more skilled than the guys he's fighting, that he can overcome less than ideal conditioning. That won't last forever though. He's missing that last piece of the puzzle. Last night was a prime example. Who knows, maybe it was the wake-up call he needed. He can't get by on these "oh he was hurt so he couldn't train properly" excuses forever.

Now it's possible that the cut is just getting too hard for Aldo, and that's the reason he fades in the championship rounds. If that's the case, he needs to move up to 155 so we can see the best Jose Aldo. If he was too fast for Edgar, who was arguably too fast for anyone at 155, can you imagine Aldo at 155?! With a potentially better gas tank?! Now that's scary.
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I don't believe for one second that Edgar prepared so much better for this fight than Aldo did, not one second. They work like beasts in that gym.

His conditioning is more likely a result of the fact that he has to cut more weight than Edgar, simple as that.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:26 AM   #218 (permalink)
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I don't believe for one second that Edgar prepared so much better for this fight than Aldo did, not one second. They work like beasts in that gym.

His conditioning is more likely a result of the fact that he has to cut more weight than Edgar, simple as that.
Yes, yes, we all hear how that camp is full of killers, and it certainly appears to be, but if Aldo is cutting so much weight that he can't make it to the third without noticeably slowing, then he really shouldn't be at 145 anymore. It's not like he took any damage in those first two rounds.

I mean come on, he's the champ. There's just no excuse for that IMO. He's going to be fighting the best of the best, he needs to be prepared to go into those championship rounds. He's not going to finish everyone within the first two rounds. Cage rust, injuries in training, the weight cut, they're all excuses. It's as if he's the only one that has to deal with that stuff. Give me a break. Every fighter deals with that.

We've seen it from him before and unless he dedicates time to his conditioning like a champion should, we're going to keep seeing it from him, and he's never going to realize his true potential. It's as simple as that. He didn't gas completely, and he beat a super tough dude in the process, I get that. I just think he's still just scratching the surface.
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Well clearly he should be at 145, he's still champion. They're not running a marathon, they're in a fight. A fight which Aldo won.

I bet you if Edgar had spent extra energy in trying harder to win the earlier rounds, he might have looked more tired in the latter rounds. It's a give and take deal and Aldo chose to be offensive from the get go.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #220 (permalink)
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If he can only go two hard rounds, then no, he shouldn't be at 145 anymore. The difference is Edgar has proven time and time again that he just doesn't gas. It doesn't matter how much damage he takes. Besides, what fights are left for him anyway? Llamas? Zombie? Win. Win. No thanks. Aldo-Zombie would have some entertainment value to it, but let's face it, Zombie would get trucked. I mean unless that Pettis fight comes to fruition, why not move up? Vacate the belt and try to conquer 155. What's he got left to prove at 145? At least then we wouldn't have to hear about how tough the cut is for him every fight.
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