Alright, boys. Let's dance.
I'm too proud? I admitted I mixed you up. I'm sorry I don't know who every poster roots for here.
You called me out for having a bias against GSP. Yet you and most all others have bias vs. many fighters as well. Or for. Is that not hypocrisy? Or am I missing something?
You have piled on guys you don't like. You don't like Hendricks or anyone who says he won...so much so you have said GSP kicked his ass (jokingly I think) but either way.
You did admit that you might
have me confused with another poster, but you then proceeded to assume that I've never rooted for anyone other than GSP all the same. You more or less said, "That might not have been you, but it's still you regardless". I admit I often root for GSP as he's one of my favourite fighters. That's what fans do. But I was also very vocal about my support for Condit and Diaz. Those were two fights in particular where I would have been more than happy had either man won, especially in the case of Carlos Condit, who I perceive as a champion in every sense of the word.
I also admit that I am biased when it comes to GSP and other fighters such as Chael Sonnen. You're correct when you say that almost every fan is biased. Again, that's the very nature of having a favourite fighter. But there's a difference in that you let your bias against GSP cloud your better judgment. I rarely let my bias for GSP cloud mine. Just because I believe GSP won the fight on points doesn't mean I don't believe that Hendricks could have won that fight, or that he put the worst beating on St. Pierre we've ever seen. I take issue with statements such as "Hendricks was robbed" and "Hendricks destroyed GSP" because these are blatant exaggerations. I've never said that Hendricks couldn't have won the decision period, or that he didn't have GSP in trouble. Hendricks could have "won" on damage. And GSP could have "won" on strategy. It was a close fight that could have gone either way, and I admit that. You're the one who argues with anybody who so much as suggests that the fight was close.
Not saying in any way or leaving in the air that fight was a robbery, but to be fair, the bold part of your quote is not a correct definition of robbery.
You can take only one dollar from someone or 100.000, both cases still qualify as robbery. If the judges had to transform an obvious 5-0 win to Hendricks into a GSP victory that would be a blatant robbery. The fact the fight was that close, taking one point from here and applying there only would make things easier for a supposed group of dishonest judges. Moving a single point where it not belongs is robbery.
I understand what you're getting at, but this is MMA and not the legal justice system. Close decisions happen all of the time, and we very rarely refer to them as robberies. You're thinking of it in literal terms. In MMA, if someone wins 5 or 4 rounds and still loses, that would be a robbery - to me anyway. If someone wins 3 rounds and loses 2, and then loses the decision, that's more of an "Eh, could have gone either way" than a robbery. Again, just my opinion.
MMA is complicated enough without looking at decisions as "almost robberies", "robberies", and "blatant robberies". I'm more inclined to stick with robberies and close decisions. I view GSP/Hendricks as a close decision that could have gone either way. One man just so happened to do more damage in the rounds he won, and so I understand why most scored it for Hendricks. But the fact is, you can beat your opponent senseless for 2 rounds, lose the next 3, and justifiably lose the fight.
Oh look who would have guessed. Canadian Psycho making negative remarks about America once again. *Shocker*
Welcome to the internet. My name is Canadian Psycho. I occasionally enjoy taking the piss. This means taking light hearted jabs at the United States, but also other countries such as England and Australia, residents of whom often meet my barbs in kind, which I welcome because I have a sense of humour and don't treat the internet as gospel. I apologize that you take my comments to heart and have a face that only Soojooko's mother could love.
Lighten up, Francis.