UFC losing it?
Ok I will admit I am a Titto fan, always have been. The stoppage was bull. I do not say this because I am a Titto fan. It could have been any fighter in any weight class in any organization. Im sorry but the fighter that was on his back was getting punched in his shoulder, with only a few punches making contact to the face. Seriously put the fighters names aside, put the fighters ranks and history aside. Now put your biasis aside. So now you are just watching two fighters go at it. Now watch the 3rd round and pay attention to the punching hands! Almost all connect with the shoulder of his oponent. All in all when I scored I had it Chuck rnd 1, 50/50 rnd 2 and Chuck rnd 3 (up until the stoppage). Lidell would have won the fight if it went to the judges no doubt in my mind. Chuck made Titto play Chuck's Fight, with out a doubt. But any one who is watching a fight and not two fighters because of their names I think would agree me. The stoppage was bull.
So this leads to a question.....
In the UFC are officials calling the match way to early? Look at the last two fights with Ken Shamrock, both were called way to early, giving the defencive fighter no time to rebound! Just because the defencive fighter is getting hit does not mean they are out! IT MEANS JUST ONE THING, THEY ARE BEING PUNCHED! Why don't officials call a fight after a combo then? All I am seeing lately is a fighter getting hit by a few and the official steppin in. SO what does it matter if the fighter being punched is on his back or on his legs? What I see happen is very bad, and absoultly change MMA in the UFC.
This is what I see happening. The first round starts. A fighter comes across the cage, lays 3-7 punches and the Ref stops the bout while both fighters are on their feet! Why cause the defencive fighter was getting hit, plain and simple. Is the UFC getting so bureaucratic and so wrapped up in protecting their contracted fighters that we will no longer see "fights"?
There was a day, in very recent times, that a fighter would be knocked out cold then the official would stop the bout. While post fight was happening the knocked out fighter would come to his senses and finally stand up, only to find out he got knocked the F out. I am starting to realize the UFC is turnig soft and wont let fighters fight. UFC went mainstream and lost something in the process, the MMA part of it. UFC lost the "fight" which makes up its middle name only to earn money and I feel sorry for the newbies who watch this "MMA" and get excited about it. In my final opinion UFC is very quickly turning into WWE. Just wait a Frog Splash is bound to happen.
Last edited by lilpuncher; 01-01-2007 at 03:12 AM.