So last nights event left me less than impressed. GSP dominated Hardy in a ground battle - definately not FOTN worthy. Fitch did the same thing to Saunders. Carwin and Mir didnt fight long enough to call it a real fight. To give Fight of the Night to Rodney Wallace and Jared Hamman is an insult! Completely sloppy fuckin fight. I was watchin this with my friends, and we were just laughin at these guys. Complete garbage.
Sometimes I wonder if Dana understands this sport. I noticed on the last TUF show, when Mitrione fought the first time, both guys stood with their hands down...not moving, just throwing ugly punches and Dana was sayin' it was exciting. These isn't a toughman competition, this is mma. These fuckin retards shouldn't get rewarded for having stupid gameplans (Wallace hurts him with 2 shots then shoots in for the takedown??), and NO technique. This is the worst FOTN award ever!
What do you take into account when deciding FOTN? Does it have to go past the 1st? Is it technique? The most important factor for me is technique, a good mixture of stand-up and groundwork, and both fighters need to have a chance to end the fight - since FOTN pays both guys. I wouldn't give it to a one-sided fight, even if it's a Dan Henderson knockout, followed by an elbow.
I definately thought Bocek-Miller easily won fight of the night. What was Dana & Co. smoking?? I can't believe people aren't questioning this decision.
I'd like to hear from you maniacs, who would you award the fight of the night to?