Mike Pierce to UFC on FOX judges: 'Really?'

source: sherdog.com

Mike Pierce made $36,000 at UFC on FOX 1 for grinding out a victory over Paul Bradley, without putting himself in noticable danger. One judge gave him all three rounds, and another a winning 29-28, but the third judge saw it 29-28 for Bradley. Pierce discusses the win on Sherdog Radio Network’s "Savage Dog Show."

“I was just confused,” said Pierce. “I didn’t understand when Bruce Buffer read the results of the first judge. I was like, ‘Really?’ … I didn’t know what that judge was thinking. I don’t know what fight he was watching, but everybody that I’ve talked to in person, everything that I’ve read on the Internet -- yeah, your guess is as good as mine.”

“Having battles and wars is great for the fans and it looks awesome and there’s a time and a place for that, sure, but if I can get in a fight and take no damage at all and come out with a win and make it exciting, then I’m going to try to do that every time so I can have a nice, long, healthy professional career and make as much money as possible. I don’t want to get beat up, get my hand raised and then go spend like a week at the hospital healing. That just doesn’t make any sense. You’re not making money that way.”

“At the very end of the day, you’re not going to be getting a title shot if you’re a loser.”

If some of those remarks are reminiscent of Jon Fitch, Fitch actually beat Pierce by competitive unanimous decision two years ago at UFC 107, and Pierce considers Fitch something of a role model.

“He’s a smart fighter,” Pierce said of Fitch. “He’s consistent and he’s not one of those guys -- you get some guys that come into the UFC and they throw caution to the wind and maybe they win a few fights, but they also get the crap knocked out of them and they end up having a short career. A guy like Jon, he has a long career. He’s fought a lot of times in the UFC, been consistent. He’s making a lot of money and he’s got a good living doing it. I think a guy like that, there’s something to be said about that where you fight smart and you win and you have a nice, long healthy career in the UFC.”

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stonepony site profile image  

11/26/11 10:29 AM by stonepony

It's a professional sport, it's not WWF or backyard brawls. Fighters don't need to make excuses about not being stupid and reckless. It's a trade-off, they risk losing sponsor money by not being flashy. That's their choice.

heroder site profile image  

11/25/11 9:33 PM by heroder

lol @ Fitchu guys dont understand that most his wins are over guys 1-0 or coming off losses.

smoogy site profile image  

11/25/11 9:30 PM by smoogy

Really? REALLY? Really.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/25/11 8:54 PM by RyannVonDoom

It's called charisma, mike and jon don't have it.

Immaculata site profile image  

11/25/11 8:44 PM by Immaculata


Dr Violence site profile image  

11/25/11 6:49 PM by Dr Violence

if Fitch talked mess like Chael he would've had like 3 title shots by now

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/25/11 5:30 PM by RyannVonDoom

That'll win you fans mike. Keep it up.

AceAtGSU site profile image  

11/25/11 5:14 PM by AceAtGSU

Fitch gets little respect in comparison with how great he truly is. A constant top 3 WW. And probably in top 10-15 P4P.

willienugget site profile image  

11/25/11 4:52 PM by willienugget

Sure you might stay on the roster playing it that way, but when matchups are made, you're going to be passed over in favor of more exciting fighters.This just makes me respect guys like Nick Diaz more. He throws caution to the wind AND is having a fruitful career.Should have been 30-27 across the board but I truly root against anyone walking into the cage trying to avoid a fight.

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11/25/11 3:58 PM by duckhuntgangsta