Why oh why don't I listen to myself -- from our staff picks -- "the thing everyone is missing -- Shamrock's knees are gone -- he hasn't shown any ability to impose or resist a takedown in years. The Frank that got taken down easy by Renzo is not the old Frank."
I KNEW that Shamrock couldn't or wouldn't try to take the fight to the ground. But I stupidly assumed (as Frank did) that he'd be able to beat Cung Le standing. Frank came pretty close at the end of the third round but obviously he couldn't do it.
Le's kicks were devastating and his punching was much better than he expected. Shamrock poured it on at the end but couldn't quite do it.
All in all, the rest of the card pretty much blew but the headliner saved the day. It's a real drag that we didn't get to see Jake Shields, Nick Diaz, or Cyborg fight. Full fight video in the comments.
Update [2008-3-30 0:42:33 by Kid Nate]:
Frank's wife Amy went into labor during the fight. Now they're both in the hospital. Best wishes to the Shamrocks for a safe delivery and a speedy recovery.