DeadlyDirk Posted June 3, 2010 Author Share Posted June 3, 2010 I've never liked Evans and was hoping Rampage would unload on him and it would end up being an exciting fight. As others have said though Rashad basically played it safe and put the win ahead of entertainment. It's hard to argue with the logic by Rashad but it certainly didn't make for an entertaining fight. The flip side to that though was Duffe and Russow, Duffe looked outstanding in round one and then got tired and had no plan B, he still looked to finish the fight and not just ride out a decision victory and ended up on his back after a big right hand from Russow. Fair play to Russow, he has a hell of a chin on him, Duffe however, does not. I quite enjoyed the Bisping fight mainly because he's a Brit and everyone hates him. Why Miller decided to keep it standing for so much of the fight without even attempting a takedown I have no idea. Bisping is still improving and technically is one of the best strikers in the division but I think his lack of power and wrestling will stop him from ever getting close to being the best in the division. His ground game is decent and his takedown defence is forever improving but someone like Okami, Sonnen or even Marquart would probably just over power him and GnP him out. Brillz without a doubt got robbed against Lil Nog in what I agree was fight of the night. To be fair to Nog though I think it was partly to do with the change of opponent so late and Brillz being under rated rather than Nog over rated. They need to do something about the decisions and judges though, it seems every PPV now that there is some dodgy decision. I think they need to be a little more open about how they judge fights other than the simple, Striking, Grappling, Aggressiveness and Octogan Control. What's more important, a takedown or say 3 clean strikes? A failed submission attempt or someone swinging for the fences and only catching him once or twice? I know Dana gets as ###### as anyone else about the decisions so I guess he has no say over who the judges are but surely the likes of him and then people from Strikeforce, Dream etc can all get together and put some guidelines or something together on what they want and then send them to the athletic commissions or something. I'm not sure how they do it, the sport has evolved so much since the mid 90's that I just think it needs to be a little clearer. Overall there was nothing bad about the PPV, but there was nothing really good either, it was just kind of there. If it wasn't for the big name main event it easily could have been a free Fight Night Card. They do almost seem to be at a crossroads right now, mainstream approval and fanbase has grown so much but for every Brillz vs Lil Nog there are 3 or 4 snoozefests. If Rashad vs Rampage were two non names then it would have seemed even more boring. Now this isn't to say it needs to turn into a slugfest but there are times when it seems like a fighter could push the pace to finish someone instead of riding out an easy decision victory and playing it safe. Now when it's a sport and there is so much money on the line it's hard for people to take that risk, so maybe like they do in TUF they need to increase the prize money for people who finish fights. Maybe that will encourage people to go for it a bit more. It's a very tough one, as I said with money and titles/ranking etc on the line people are always going to go for the win first before entertainment but they somehow need to find a happy medium. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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