Drozd (anonymous) 5 months ago
More like a draw in my mind. Jiu Jitsu judges are biased against Schaub's excellent american wrestling skills I think. Cyborg didn't press the action that much, he kept expecting Schaub to enter into his game, and Schaub did to some degree. Of course, just because Schaub was able to stay on top, and always escape if threatened with a submission, doesn't really entitle him to much either. Cyborg might be a better ground fighter, but Schaub seemed to be the better standing wrestler, and was capable of preventing Cyborg's offense from doing much of anything. Should a competitor win because the judges know he's better? I guess it's better than nothing, but like the announcer said, nobody wants to win on marginal points, serious martial artists know that a judges decision doesn't mean much. In a real sreet fight that's the equivalent of both fighters successfully defending themselves, who "won" isn't even a coherent question in that kind of situation, even if one person showed superior skill or made more attempted submissions or more attempted attacks.