Did anyone else catch this?
The Frankie Edgar/Gray Maynard fight was INSANE, and i really can't blame the judges for declaring it a draw. I would have called that first round a 10-7 round in Maynard's favor though. I have NEVER seen such a beatdown put on someone like that, that DIDN'T result in a fight stoppage. That was unreal. I'm sure Edgar has a permanent 4 minute "hole" in his memory.
I may get some argument on this next statement, but i honestly think that Maynard's standup even in the later rounds was more effective. Edgar was flashy, fast, and landed some punches, but not one of them had enough power behind them to even make Maynard flinch. On the flip side, every time Maynard even clipped Edgar, he looked like he had just gotten hit with a brick.
I know Edgar wants to stay 155 because he thinks he has a conditioning advantage because he doesn't have to cut weight, but he did not have a clear advantage over Maynard, at least not one big enough to overcome the RIDICULOUS size/strength difference between the two fighters, and Maynard often has to cut 30+lbs for the fights. Joe Rogan mentioned that he's been known to walk around at 190lbs.
Marcus Davis needs to either go back and re-form himself and REALLY spend some time on the other aspects besides striking, or retire. The dude still has great standup, and a LOT of power, but he's getting his ass handed to him lately by complete fighters. I love watching him fight, but i hate watching him get beat down time and time again.
Phil Baroni: Mannnn.... COME ON.
Thiago Silva is BACK. And how. He made Brandon Vera look stupid. Can't wait to see him make a run at the title.