Originally Posted by Toxic
Edgar didn't beat BJ because he was the better boxer. In the first fight BJ took the center of the cage and IMO was clearly the better boxer. What Edgar did was move constantly and wear BJ out and keep him guessing with strikes and TD's.
I think Edgar did win the rematch because he had better hands. He wasn't just moving, his movement was footwork as he was throwing punches while moving on angles.
In the first fight (which I had a draw), Edgar looked far more tentative.
Edgar even said the reason he won the rematch so easily was because he started believing in his hands. The takedowns of course mixed it up, but the majority of the fight was both of them using their hands and Edgar had his number in this department.
As far as Rio, just please don't put BJ in there with Shields. Shields has one of the best top games and guard passing ability in MMA and BJ just tries to stay in guard. So the ground game will be terribly boring and favours Shields to take that boring decision.