Some people were shocked at the end of a less than stellar fight between UFC heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir, when the judges gave the decision to Arlovksi.
It was a close fight in the eyes of many who said it probably could have one either way, but there are also those who state that it was obviously Mir’s fight and should have gotten the easy decision win.
Mir agrees with the latter, telling Chael Sonnen on his podcast, that he felt like it was a pretty open and shut decision, but it just didn’t go that way.
“I think it was a close fight. I don’t think it was one-sided. I thought the first round edged out close to him. In the second round I was able to force him against the cage and take him down and was on top for a while until he basically stalled out and just held on and got the referee to start the fight over. I don’t think that’s a tactic that should be rewarded. Just hold on and hope the referee saves you and gets you standing on your feet. I think that should deduct points in the eyes of the judges.
“At the end of the fight, in my mind, in the second and third rounds it was back and forth in the stand up exchanges but I scored a knock down and I was on top working for submissions. ‘I’m definitely going to get the nod.'”
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