One of the best fights in MMA history was marred by an inexplicable judges decision in favor of the American fighter, Leonard Garcia, against Chan Sung Jung from Korea.
Even the home crowd in Sacramento initially booed Garcia until he won them over by saying "I'm not a judge, I just come out here to put on the best show I know."
Dana White's luck with Spike TV held as UFC veteran Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung put on one of the best MMA fights I've seen in years -- the perfect lead in to the first WEC Pay Per View. Jung -- known as "the Korean Zombie" -- proved the rare Asian prospect to more than deliver upon his U.S. debut.
In the first round it was all Jung as his awkward movements -- seemingly technically improper -- proved to make him more of a ghost than a zombie. Garcia threw lots of hard winging punches but Jung made him miss about 90% of them. He staggered Garcia and dropped him before the round was over. But Garcia showed the first flash of the heart and offense that made this a great fight when he threatened with a triangle and then an omaplata.
In the second, Garcia came out firing and staggered the zombie. But Jung showed that the Texan was not the only man with incredible heart in the cage as he came back and got Garcia's back and threatened with a choke. Then Jung poured it on standing and landed some hard shots. Both men scored enough offense to justify a 10-8 round in that epic round.
In the third Jung seemingly dominated Garcia completely, staggering him with a wild flurry of punches. Though Garcia landed shots of his own.
But somehow two of the three judges scored it for Garcia. Wow. Just wow.
UPDATE: Apparently the judges had some company as several MMA writers, including our own Brent Brookhouse and Dave Meltzer somehow scored it for Garcia.