Fighters are told not to leave it in the hands of the judges, but when a fighter does what he can to try and win and shows intent to try to get the finish, dropping Ben and going for subs like I previously stated, Frankie did what he could. If you told me Ben won that fight or that he deserved that you are wrong, feelings aside on both fighters this was a pure robbery, but the hate Frankie gets will blind a lot of people and you will say it was Ben's win and lets move on. I in no way thought Frankie won the first but he DID win this fight.
Yeah the fight was close but throw the stats aside, Frankie was hitting the more solid punches and dropped Ben Henderson and tried to submit Ben on two different occasions.
Something I've never saw happen on a split decision happened and that was for the three websites I visit to all score the fight for the loser (Sherdog, Bloody Elbow and MMAtorch and even post fuel show Frank MIr) all scored the fight for Frankie the Answer Edgar.
This is an angry rant but all the facts point toward Frankie getting robbed not some stupid cliche like it happens or don't leave it in the hands of the judges. Rounds 2,3 and 5 (and even 4) in my mind were Edgar's rounds.
Disagree with me and it doesn't matter in my eyes cause this is my point, Frankie was robbed and Ben Henderson did nothing to silence doubt or show he deserves that title, he was actually setback by this win, and this performance now has me believing that Ben Henderson not only doesn't deserve the title but the fact that he will lose his first defense if this performance is his best. Ben did as much to lose this as Frankie did to win.
I was disgusted by the decision because it screwed a fighter who had his back against the wall and put everything on the table and still could not get a win, amongst controversy was a great performance from Frankie, you deserve to be champ but two blind mice at ringside kept you from accomplishing this.
So to recap going into this fight I was hoping Frankie could pull this off, he goes out there and does it, look at fightmetric, if Frankie did not win, this it should have been a draw. I'm proud of Frankie he did what he could but its not his night tonight and the judges decided that not him, he tried his hardest and forget the screwjob for a second, I was proud of Frankie and most didn't give him a chance to do anything hope he changed some minds out there and impressed.