Sunday, February 12, 2017

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Germaine De Randamie vs Holly Holm

Here's the match video of Germaine De Randamie vs Holly Holm from last night's UFC show in Brooklyn. This was for the inaugural UFC Women's Featherweight Championship which was created for Cris Cyborg. But then Cris flunked a drug test. The UFC should have put the kibosh on a Featherweight belt or at least replace it with Flyweight. But instead they went ahead with this match. Germaine is a champion kickboxer. Holly is a champion boxer. But they both suck at MMA. My concern was this fight would be five rounds of suckage. And unfortunately that's what we got. We got five rounds of Holly throwing a lot of ineffective punches. Germaine's punches were more effective but she wasn't as active. Then Holly tried to take Germaine down and they ended up clinching at the fence doing nothing. Ref Brad Anderson could have put a stop to that crap but he didn't. Then after Germaine hit Holly after the bell at the end of the second round and then again at the end of round three, he didn't deduct a point from Germaine. So he sucks too. That affected the result because all three judges scored it 48-47 for Germaine. That would have been a draw with a point deducted. That would have been appropriate. That brings me to two more pet peeves. When fighters aren't active enough, the ref can tell them to get busy. A lot don't do this but they are supposed to and they should. John McCarthy is one of the few refs who does do this. And I would like to see points deducted for stalling. There is also the reluctance of judges scoring tie rounds. I scored all five rounds 9-9. I didn't think either fighter deserved to win. I have no problem with a fight being scored no contest due to lack of action. It might smarten up some fighters. Then after the fight, Germaine declares that she needs hand surgery. And I guess the next step depends on what happens at Cyborg's USADA hearing. Then in the post show press conference, Holly says a lot of woulda coulda shoulda...but you didn't and that's why you lost. Sometimes fighters think too much and forget to use instinct. Enough about this fiasco. Check out the fight for yourself.

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