Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Over the course of the last few days, I've read several articles stating that Maurcio Shogun Rua was robbed in his fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 139. Many stating that he should have had a 10-8 final round and that would have resulted in a draw.
Now, I can understand the argument that Shogun completely dominated Henderson in the final round. But I contend that round 3 in which Henderson dropped Shogun and nearly finished him should have been scored as a 10-8 round for Henderson. So if fair-is-fair, then both should have had 10-8 rounds and this fight would have had the same outcome.
But I'm not an officially sanctioned judge, so all I have is the unfortunate fate as everyone else when the fight goes to the judges. Now, I do believe that we all got to witness a great fight and what appears to be a controversial outcome. However, do I think Shogun was robbed, no, I do not.