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Breakdown of Anti-Machida Grief


First off I would like to start out by saying that the outcome of this fight is nothing short of a trolls dream. You have all the perfect ingredients; A challenger with a fiercely loyal fanbase, that shocked everyone by putting on a spectacular and technical punishment on a champion that many feel was not only unbeatable, but untouchable. Add in a bad judging call, and people calling "SHOGUN GOT ROBBED" in basically all mma blogs, and it makes it hard to tell who is really being serious and who is trolling.

That being said, I would like to clarify that not everyone who is very angry about this (that means me) feels that shogun was "Robbed" in the way that most people use the word. However there are some things people need to understand. The magnitude of the decision affected peoples opinions more than anything else. Shogun won a fight that he wasn't supposed to win. The outcome was nothing short of epic, considering there was a healthy number of people, and not only randoms but some pretty rational people, who thought the fight was a mismatch, and that shogun was going to be utterly tooled. the few people who stood by shogun (this ones for you orcus!) got completely bullshitted because their loyalty to shogun paid no dividends.

Shogun implemented his gameplan to a near perfection, and was not rewarded for it. This has got to be demoralizing for him, knowing that his strategy meant nothing, his leg kicks meant nothing, his clinch work meant nothing, and his body kicks meant nothing. That was his bread and butter in the fight and I don't think anyone can disagree that they weren't taken into account when the fight was judged as much as they should have. It basically is the worst kind of fight, a bad decision, but not bad enough for you to call "RUA GOT ROBBED", resulting in many forum arguements, and many people being called Rua nuthuggers, Machida nuthuggers, and my favorite "your opinion was affected by rogans commentary, because you can't watch a fight and make your own opinion, and you don't even realize it" except maybe a little less politely.

also here's a gif of machida and shoguns exchange, which im sure some people would argue machida dominated, even though all he cleanly landed were "useless" body shots :P

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via i33.tinypic.com


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