Mike Winkeljohn thinks Jardine WON that fight. Yes, read that again and let it stew in your head.
â??I thought Keith won the fight. I thought he won rounds one and two. I know round two was a little closer, but I thought he won the round,â?? Winkeljohn told Sherdog.com following the contest. â??I think a lot of people are always influenced by blood. Keith is a bleeder, but heâ??s fine. That just happens when Keith Jardine fights, and I think that people like that he comes to fight.â??
I guess being outstruck nearly 3-1, and landing only 2 ground strikes when he did get the takedowns warrants winning the fight in Winkeljohn's eyes. Hell, Round 3 could have been a 10-8 round for Mousasi. Mousasi took him down several times as well as had him mounted, in addition to owning him while standing up. Why can't Winkeljohn just be honest and say the other guy fought a better fight? Even Shogun's manager said Bones fought a good fight and was the better man that night.
MMA seriously needs to get away from the round scoring systems. Some of the decisions in the last few years have been ludicrous. I don't know how anybody that watched that fight last night said Jardine won, or even it was a draw with the point reduction. Good lord