My Honest Assessment Of Whittaker vs Romero

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  1. quantiqus

    quantiqus Brown Belt

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    1. a round is to be scored as a 10-8 round when a contestant overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling in a round.
    From what I remember, Whit had many more strikes than Yoel, he was clearly the aggresor and he dominated every minute. Romero just stood there and took Whittaker's shots, thinking about his cardio first. So if you score 5 as a 8-10, why not score 1 as a 10-8?

    Not to mention about "if you wanna beat the champ..."
     
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  2. PROlogic

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    He was knocked down TWICE fyi

    And at no point was Whittaker ever actually close to being stopped

    Seriously, when people say shit like this, I don't if they are trolling, or if they never actually saw that fight and are just jumping on the banwagon


    Anyway

    I truly don't get this narrative that the 5th round was a 10-8

    Romero dropped Whittaker and then the rest of the round was Whittaker holding on to a single, Romero riding the back, or both battling for position in the clinch


    Under no criteria was that a 10-8

    It wasn't a round where a fighter had total and absolute full control from dominant positions for the entirety of the round ala Shogun's round 5 against Hendo

    It wasnt a round where a fighter was dropped numerous and had an absolute striking clinic put on them ala Conor's striking clinic on Nate in round 2 of their rematch


    There was NOTHING about Romero's round 5 that ever consistuted a legit 10-8 round, no matter the criteria you try to use.


    Just goes to show you how many idiots were brainwashed by Rogan's insanely biased commentary


    The only correct decision was Whittaker 48-47. Judges were bang on spot on with this fight
     
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  3. Swarthy

    Swarthy Black belt hips

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    Rofl lol Romero had 2 knock downs and Whittaker recovered almost straight away then Romero wobbled Rob again.

    Rob had KD with a kick and wobbled Romero with a Punch and a Elbows.

    At no point was either of them nearly finished.
     
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  4. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Whittaker was curled up in a fetal position for a few seconds before recuperating and getting back to his feet. I'd call that pretty close to being stopped.
     
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    Thats how I feel. I also believe the reason it was scored 10-9 is because prior to getting dropped Whittaker landed. Whittaker also defended and attempted offense of his own. Had Yoel started the onslaught earlier, the fight would have been scored differently. I am not a judge don't flame me.... That is just my assessment of the fight amd why the nod was given to Knux!
     
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    Covered up his head and started scrambling LOL you have no idea what nearly finished is.
     
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    filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    its a beautiful thing isn't it.
     
  8. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Yes, covering up your head and going into that fetal position while face down is usually a sign that you're done. There's been a million or so fights that have ended that way. He was close to being stopped.
     
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    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Yes. You know who's ass that is?
     
  10. Joshuaace

    Joshuaace Green Belt

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    Because if you scoere rd1 10-8, rd3 is clearly 8-10. and the 5th is 7-10.

    10-8 rd1. SMH
     
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    This sounds great actually.
    To bad no one relevant is gonna read it or try to implement it.
     
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    det_regnar_på_vår_kärlek Brown Belt

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    A 10-7 round can be awarded if the judge thought the ref could have stopped the fight at some point. That was arguably the case when Romero dropped Whittaker, took his back and had him turtled up. Personally I scored that round 10-8, but a 10-7 is definitely justifiable under the current rules.
     
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    Watching it again have a draw. Found 5 10-8. Round 3 was not a 10-8 because Whittaker landed some really hard elbows and high kicks
     
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    Only fanboys are assessing the 1st round as 10-8 to Whittaker, mainly based on fightmetric stats that make Romero look bad in that round. Romero didn't absorb significant damage, wasn't dropped, wasn't put on rubber legs, was never in danger, fight was never close to being finished. There's simply no way to justify the 1st round as 10-8. In fact, the most significant strike of the 1st round (imo) was a leg kick that Romero landed in the end of the round that broke Whittaker's stance.
     
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  15. Joshuaace

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    I thought when Whittaker stalled out a few seconds on all fours eating shots that come under the arm pit, that it was real close to being stopped.
     
  16. quantiqus

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    Like someone said, Whittaker landed some good shots in round 3. It wasn't such a dominance as round 1.

    And round 5 a 7-10?

    1. a round is to be scored as a 10-7 round when a contestant totally dominates by striking or grappling in a round.
    By this, I understand that it is a 5 minutes complete beatdown, not "he got dropped and punched until he recovered"
     
  17. Joshuaace

    Joshuaace Green Belt

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    Damage, dominance, duration. Just can't be reasonably applied to round 1.
     
  18. killakillakilla

    killakillakilla Brown Belt

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    No way bro just no. I don’t care what they look like we witnessed Whittaker get straight dropped 3 times. That kind of damage is dangerous as hell. He was probably a bit concussed. I’ll be interested to see how Whittaker fights next.
     
  19. SPB

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    Did not read. Only interested in your dishonest assessment.
     
  20. KONG-D'SNT-TAP

    KONG-D'SNT-TAP Titanium Belt

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    Why didn't Romero fight in the first 2 rounds. He jacked around for ten minutes
     
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