Shogun Rua: The judges will say anything to justify their results

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"You just have to look at my face and his (Lyoto). I didn’t suffer one kick, only some knees but he has a rib broken neither get to walk and his mouth is stitched. They made some fighting analysis and I landed the double of hits. Will the judges say they didn’t see that? They will speak anything to justify the result. I feel pissed for my score (18-4), I prize a lot for it and I don’t consider this loss. I didn’t meet Lyoto after the fight but he’s a man I respect so much. He’s blameless, it’s judges’ culprit. Only them say the fight that way. I don’t blame Machida at all."

Mauricio Rua fires back at recent comments made regarding the officiating for the UFC 104 main event that pitted the former PRIDE star against current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. "Shogun" appeared to be getting the better of the exchanges in their five round title fight; however, cageside judges Nelson Hamilton, Marcos Rosales and Cecil Peoples scored the contest unanimously in favor of "The Dragon." While UFC President Dana White promised a rematch "as fast as possible," questions still remain following the event as to the fairness and effectiveness of the current scoring system. Let's hear your solutions in the comments section below.

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