A heavyweight clash between former champ Andrei Arlovski and Brendan Schaub took place in a feature fight on the main card of UFC 174 on Saturday night. It was a relatively lackluster encounter and ended up going the distance. Both fighters were clearly hesitant on the feet and that showed in the relatively mild action that took place over 15 minutes.
Ultimately, the lack of action lead to a controversial split decision that went to the returning Arlovski, who smiled in disbelief when his name was announced as the winner.
Schaub took his frustration out at the post-fight press conference.
"There has to be some sort of major change with these judges," Schaub said. "I have no idea what they're doing, but clearly they weren't paying attention to the fight. I know Andrei's a big star, and maybe they were swayed by the fans' reaction. Look at the punch stats and statistics, then tell me that he won that fight. This started with the bad decision in the Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson fight last week (at UFC Fight Night 42), and I can't believe it happened to me now. Maybe you can give Andrei the first round, but that's it. The most significant strikes he landed on me were the two head butts. I don't know what else to say."
Transcription taken from MMAJunkie.com.