If you haven’t seen the Gray Maynard vs Rob Emerson fight from the TUF5 finale, I’m sure you’ve at least seen the ending. Ya know … where Grey Maynard knocks himself out slamming Rob Emerson? Well, it’s turned out to be the most talked about part of the show. Dana White denies he had anything to do with the fight being ruled No Contest. Steve Mazzagatti explains why he made the decision to call the fight No Contest. And finally, Maynard has said the UFC is already talking to him about a rematch.
I wonder if I’m the only one who doesn’t need to see a rematch. Yes … ‘technically’ the fight was a No Contest. But Gray Maynard was thrashing Rob Emerson. That punch to the ribs was perhaps the most brutal body shot I’ve ever seen, and it was just one of many hits that had Emerson reeling. Gray Maynard may not have won that fight on paper, but he won the fight none the less and there’s no doubt he would win if the two were matched up again. So why the fuck does the UFC want to do a rematch? Do they think anyone at home actually cares that the Sherdog Fight Finder lists the bout as a No Contest?