Son of the Harpy
- Jul 15, 2005
Not even close on being similar to a Jones fight. They combined to land 60 significant strikes in a 5 round 50-45 on all cards fight. Carmouche landed 18 significant strikes. They were each looking to counter and no one initiated action. There were points in the fight where it looked like Carmouche was shadow boxing with her punches a good 3 feet away from connecting. Neither adapted at all as the fight went on and rounds 4 and 5 were more maddening for the fact that Carmouche was well behind and did nothing to change the pace of the fight. Horrible main event after an fun co-main where Perry's nose was re-positioned by a great knee from Luque.
Thats awful. Thats like SHAMROCK/SEVEREN rematch where the commission said it was illegal to punch with a closed fist
The Fight Nerd makes his Bloody Elbow debut by taking a look back at one of the most infamous debacles in UFC history, UFC 9's rematch between Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn.
"The legal drama dragged on till 4:30 PM on the day of the event, May 17, 1996, when the courts had reached a decision to allow the UFC to hold their event in Detroit... with a few rule changes. The judge had decided that the fights could go on, but only if headbutts and closed fists were not used. Surprisingly, Meyrowitz agreed to this, but UFC referee "Big" John McCarthy, who was in court to help the judges understand the rules better, was completely flabbergasted."