I completely agree with Sam Caplan on his reasons why Saturday’s Cung Le vs Frank Shamrock fight was NOT a fight of the year candidate:
A lesser issue I had with the fight was Shamrock’s incessant hand gestures throughout the fight. The “nighty-night” gesture during the Phil Baroni fight last June was awesome. But he went to the well once too often during the fight with Le. I’m all for a little showmanship and gamesmanship but when there is too much banter between combatants during a fight, the level of intensity decreases and it begins to feel like a glorified sparring match.
Honestly, that shit drives me nuts. I fucking hate it with guys smile, high five, hug between rounds, etc. A little bit of respect is all well and good, but after the first round that shit got really fucking tired.