Twitter has been ablaze with fighters chiming in on their opinions on tonight’s UFC 104 main event between Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was awarded a controversial unanimous decision over the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix winner, despite many feeling that Shogun earned a convincing victory.
Here is what several top fighters stated on their Twitter accounts:
Joe Lauzon: “This is why… You NEVER leave it to the judges, when you finish your opponent, you don’t need to worry about judges!”
Shane Carwin: “great night of fights. further proof you have to finish as the judges just can’t score MMA”
Frank Trigg: “he [Shogun] got robbed, was looking 4 don king”
Roy Nelson: “I just lost $5 on shogun, I am mad, shogun won 4 rounds to 1″
Kenny Florian: “I love Machida but Shogun won that fight!!”
Dana White seemingly all but officially announced that there will be a rematch during the UFC 104 post-fight press conference, and noted that we will probably be seeing a different fight from the one we saw tonight.