Posted by Aether
Rogan has been doing this a lot lately. I've seen him quite a few times call the fight completely wrong and tell the audience that fighter A is clearly winning. When I was watching the fight I thought it was pretty clear that Akiyama won the second round and that the first was very close and could've gone either way. I thought that Akiyama was going into the third round 2 rounds to 0 when they were talking about how it is "Belcher's fight to lose".
I think they really need to stick to commentating and let the judges worry about judging. The current judges are bad enough, we don't need poor judging coming out of the commentary booth as well.
I agree Aether.
It was a close fight,but their was no reason to try to take away the moment from Akiyama.
I think it's okay for a play by play guy to give his opinion,but quiet a few times Joe just crosses into the line of favirotism.