TUF 15 Ep. 4 discussion:
Not much of interest this week really. Good fight, but boy did they ever try to mess it up with a bad judges decision. Not only did that fight not even come close to warranting a 3rd round, but then Al owns the sudden victory round and candidate for the worst judge ever Adelaide Byrd gives the fight to Myles? Retire this ****ing stiff already.
I don't know what to think about Iaquinta, nor how to feel about his performance tonight. He employed a crazy dangerous strategy of forcing trades against someone that was taking a more technical approach (I refer to this lapse in brainpower as the "Stephan Bonnar strategy"), and while it made for a pleasing fight, that's literally one of the riskiest and least intelligent ways to fight in my opinion. I mean, you're literally trying to turn an MMA fight into Rock'em Sock'em Robots because you believe you're tougher than your opponent. Awesome, but so dumb and soooo dangerous. That said, he ended up getting clipped a good number of times en route to his decision win, as you'd expect, but he also put it on Myles a good few times which earned him a hard-fought win. Raises a number of questions though: Will he be going to that strategy for all his fights? Is he going to be durable enough to do this three more times in the next 3 months? I look forward to his next fight for sure, but I've gotta think that approach to fighting isn't gonna win him the contract this season.
Can't say I'm too pumped about Larsen vs. Chiesa, though.
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