If there’s one thing that drives me nuts on forums, it’s retards trying to use MMA Math to win an argumentative fantasy fight. MMA Math in it’s basic form works like this. X fighter has beaten Y fighter, Y fighter has beaten Z fighter, therefore X fighter should be able to beat Z fighter. The latest variation of this is people rebuffing Chuck Liddell’s assertation that he could beat Fedor because Chuck couldn’t even beat Keith Jardine.
Now let’s get one thing straight: while Keith Jardine won the fight, he didn’t ‘beat’ Chuck. He never had Liddell in any danger and merely executed a gameplan in order to win on the judge’s scorecards. While I won’t deny Jardine the W on paper (or the fact that his gameplan was smart), I’m not about to say the fight means anything when compared to a fight where Chuck’s opponent isn’t a cowardly bitch who won’t engage.
There’s a huge problem in MMA where one loss makes a lot of people jump off your bandwagon, and two in a row has people calling for your retirement. Even Chuck Liddell’s win over Wanderlei Silva hasn’t been enough to get people back onto his side. And while I’m one of the people who is still a bit skittish trusting Chuck after the whole Jardine dissapointment, I’m not about to ignore years and years of dominating performances over top talent.
Y’all who are laughing at Chuck’s challenge because of the Jardine thing need to grow up, yo. Your MMA math sucks.