kthonic (anonymous) 4 months ago
The judges got the score right and they aren't the problem. The 10-9 must system and the rounds format are the real problems. If the whole fight was scored as one 25 minute fight St. Pierre would have lost. If the loser of a round didn't have to be decimated again and again (like Frankie Edgar in the first round of his first championship defense against Maynard) to get an 8 instead of a 9 then Hendricks would have won. However, St. Pierre fought just well enough to eke out a split decision within the system being used, and it wasn't wrong.