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Any one else feel like Jeff Curran got robbed? I was there and everyone around me felt that way. When I went home I watched it on my DVR hoping to see something different than the first time around but I think he won rounds 1 and 2 hands down. I think this shows the problem with judges in MMA. They don't understand the game so they end up scoring the fighter on top as winning.

Jeff out boxed him on the feet and landed some really good kicks. On his back he threatened with submissions and had some great up kicks. If you watch carefully almost every punch Joe throws misses because Jeff kicks his legs when he throws. After the fight my girlfriend yelled at Benevides "You lost that fight." And he said "I thought so too."

Post #1   4/6/09 3:14:36AM   

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I didn't see how Curran outboxed him. He got hit hard quite a few times and he kept getting taken down which showed great control. He had a few sub attempts but I don't think it was anything to steal the fight. I thought he did well in rounds 1 & 2 also, even had good moments and 3 but I think the other guy had too much control. It was close and I can see your argument, I wouldn't argue if Curran got the nod. Real close, but unlike the Kampman/condit fight, it's not like he was getting laid on and the other guy wasn't doing anything while Curran & Condit tried submissions all night. His opponent actually worked so I think he controled the fight enough to win. Real close fight definitley, but I wouldn't say he got robbed.

Post #2   4/6/09 8:08:30AM   

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Posted by NatedawgThaM

I didn't see how Curran outboxed him. He got hit hard quite a few times and he kept getting taken down which showed great control. He had a few sub attempts but I don't think it was anything to steal the fight. I thought he did well in rounds 1 & 2 also, even had good moments and 3 but I think the other guy had too much control. It was close and I can see your argument, I wouldn't argue if Curran got the nod. Real close, but unlike the Kampman/condit fight, it's not like he was getting laid on and the other guy wasn't doing anything while Curran & Condit tried submissions all night. His opponent actually worked so I think he controled the fight enough to win. Real close fight definitley, but I wouldn't say he got robbed.



Reminded me of the recent Kampmann vs Condit fight. It was really close to call, but I dont think anyone got "robbed". To me, Benavidez seemed like the aggresor for most of the fight and landed the better strikes. Keep in mind, I picked Curran too. Sure your not biased? The illinois crowd seemed pretty behind Curran.

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Fight definitely was not a 30-27...

Post #4   4/6/09 9:21:52AM   

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Maybe according to Mir but I saw it as Curran losing a UD. It was a close fight but JB outscored him standing and on the ground

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You can't be knocked down that often, and win. Simple as that.

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I thought it was pretty clear-cut. I gave Benevidez every round. It was a very close fight, but I think it would be difficult to argue giving Jeff any of the three rounds.

Post #7   4/6/09 11:21:54AM   

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Benavidez definitely won that fight, great fight but... No arguments here

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I agree, atleast a split descision.
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I thought the fight was much more deserving of a 29-28 UD, rather than 30-27. But hey what do i know

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Posted by Wolfenstein

I thought it was pretty clear-cut. I gave Benevidez every round. It was a very close fight, but I think it would be difficult to argue giving Jeff any of the three rounds.



Yeah same, Jeff was mixing it up and in the fight the whole time. But Benevidez was too strong and aggressive for Curran to get a sub or out strike. Benevidez simply landed more often and more meaningful, no one was in danger of being tko'd but some heavy shots were landed on both side and I think Benevidez was on the winning side of most of them.

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Ya I'm definitely biased. Jeff is the head instructor where I train so... ya. But I just wanted to see what everyone else thought. I think its possible that benevides was being sarcastic. He knew it was a home town crowd. But I still think Jeff won. He landed more and was dangerous off his back. I didn't see benevides land any meaningful strikes except one right hand in the first (which was glancing and more of an off balance). And ya the crowd was biased and I've heard that it looks different on tv than in person. But people around me were genuinely shocked.

To me this fight was more clear cut than Condit/Kampman. I thought Condit won that fight too but when its that close you can't complain. I just didn't think this fight was that close. I saw Jeff winning two rounds easy. And 30-27? Come on. Chicago judges suck. There hasn't been a lot of top MMA shows here except for one UFC and one WEC (i was at both) so maybe thats why.

Or maybe I'm just frustrated because my jiu jitsu instructor (jeff) and my muay thai instructor (bart) both lost at home.

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I thought he won round 1 but the knock down hurt him. 2 and three I thought he lost but not by much.

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Posted by bjj1605

Any one else feel like Jeff Curran got robbed? I was there and everyone around me felt that way. When I went home I watched it on my DVR hoping to see something different than the first time around but I think he won rounds 1 and 2 hands down. I think this shows the problem with judges in MMA. They don't understand the game so they end up scoring the fighter on top as winning.

Jeff out boxed him on the feet and landed some really good kicks. On his back he threatened with submissions and had some great up kicks. If you watch carefully almost every punch Joe throws misses because Jeff kicks his legs when he throws. After the fight my girlfriend yelled at Benevides "You lost that fight." And he said "I thought so too."



No, in fact everyone here that I've seen write about it on the playground was upset by it, I even posted at how angry I was that Mir even gave Curran round 1, Benavidez won every round handidly. If you listen to his words carefully he dosnt awknowledge Jose at all like hes a ghost landing shots then when Jeff gets one Mir goes crazy and talks about how awesome Jeff is then Jeff gets dominated for the rest of the time.

You were suckered in by the dumb fans who have no idea how to judge and some did by Mir's commentating, theres no freakin way Jeff won that fight. Jeff got the nod against Raphael Asuncao in which Raph dominated and when they gave Jeff the split the entire crowd boo'd after Raph was robbed. Not saying this is relevant but something to think about in terms of whos actually winning and who you want to win.

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Post #14   4/6/09 6:59:52PM   

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Benavidez clearly won that fight. Sitting in a crowd rooting for Curran may have influenced your opinion.

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