Your all argument of a guy making the other run after him thus controlling where the fight takes place equaling octogon control is totally BS.
Condit was backpedaling/running from corners because he was afraid of Diaz, therefore Diaz dictate that Condit ran for his life.
I stayed out of the stickied Diaz-Condit discussion since it was already so massive and I didn't want to read it all.
But I would hope someone would have pointed out by now that moving forward and scoring is aggression, the fourth and least important scoring criteria for the NSAC, not octagon control.
Nick didn't control the pace, place and position of the fight because he was almost always following Condit instead of cutting him off.
L. Criteria Evaluation
1. Each judge is to evaluate which fighter was most effective. Thus striking and grappling skills are top priority.
2. Evaluating the criteria requires the use of a sliding scale. Fights can remain standing or grounded. Judges shall recognize that it isn't how long the fighters are standing or grounded, as to the scoring the fighters achieve ,while in those positions.
3. If 90% of the round is grounded one fighter on top, then:
-effective grappling is weighed first.
-clean striking is weighed next. If clean strikes scored in the round, the Judge shall factor it in. Clean Striking can outweigh Effective Grappling while the fighters are grounded.
-octagon control is next (pace, place & position)
The same rational holds true if 90% of the round were standing. Thus:
-clean striking would be weighed first (fighter most effective)
-clean grappling second (any takedowns or effective clinching)
-octagon control which fighter maintained better position? Which fighter created the situations that led to effective strikes?
If a round was 50% standing and 50% on the ground, then:
-clean striking and effective grappling are weighed more equally.
-octagon control would be factored next
In all three hypothetical situations, effective aggressiveness is factored in last. It is the criteria of least importance. Since the definition calls for moving forward and scoring, it is imperative for the Judges to look at the scoring first.
For octagon control, "Which fighter created the situations that led to effective strikes?" Diaz tried to do that by cornering Condit, which he rarely succeeded at, then raising his arms and saying, "Stokton muther****er!" when he failed. Carlos actually created them by circling away and picking Diaz apart.