WhereEdit: Were you watching over the weekend?
What a weird fight. For so many reasons too.
I don't recall another fight where the underdog beat down the favorite with such authority with nobody losing an ounce of respect for the favorite.
I for one have more respect for Fergie than I had before. As a fight fan, that's a first for me.
It's also rare for me to watch a fight and actually have to look away at times. Years ago I made the mistake of watching a stoning on the early version of youtube. Parts of this fight reminded me of that.
Particularly the part just before they stopped the fight. That headshake...haunting. But he never went down. Damn!!!
I'll watch the recap but I feel the message was clear. Counter punching is alive, well and deserving of its own verse in the Symphony of Destruction.
Was your money on Fergie? I'd given Gaethje about a 2/10 chance of winning, IF he could do so in the first three rounds.
He had other ideas. "I'll go 5 rounds, fight with restraint for the first time, and take no damage." Literally the opposite of anything we've seen from him before.
One gets the feeling that Gaethje's respect for Fergie was the main contributor to how things played out.