Disagree sort of...
Actually I don't disagree. I could see it based on your perspective of things. Lyoto got credit(amongst his nuthuggers) for a SHITLOAD of blocked punches. I don't really understand why people have trouble seeing what is landed or not. I guess people just don't have the trained eye some of us have. I initially thought 50-45 Shogun, but I'm a Machida hater so I went back and rewatched in a manner that was completely objective and still scored it 49-46, with sound off. Not that it matters, because I'm not a dope that gets suckered in by commentary. I know when a fighter wins a fight, or Rogan is just talking out his ass like in the Belcher-Akiyama fight.
Machida VS Shogun was a hell of a close fight... damn near equal in strikes landed.. on agressivness as well they both really had their moments... Machida opened up on shogun a couple of times and did his own stalking..
Both displayed octogon control in that fight...
That all in all was a seriously hard one to call IMO.
Penn - Edgar... wow. That was a horrible call... Edgar didn't do enough.. he's a good fighter but what did he really do but bob and weave?
What ever happend to "be the champion you have to convincingly beat the champion"?
I watching the fight can you elaborate...I mean I agree with octagon control and the 1st Frankie seemed a lil more active in the begining but as the rd went on BJ took control, I just am curious what makes this fight so NOT close to you???
B.J. stalked Edgar... alot.
Dodged punches and landed counters... utilized the jab..
Kept Frankie moving.... kept frankie on his bicycle damn near the entire fight..
And he landed alot of what he threw... while Frankie for the most part never opened up at all... just kind of sparred with B.J. and coasted the entire fight..
B.J. was killing him with that jab. Counters and Jabs that land are effective agression.
Stalking is Octogon control.
And Strikes landed speaks for itself...
Watch that fight again if you disagree with me... hey sometimes we're gonna have a difference of opinion..