There is an old rule in boxing (like most rules in boxing it is broken these days, even dead) that says to take the crown as the baddest man on the planet - the world heavyweight boxing champion - you have to beat the champion by knockout. The rule does not apply, but when a title changes hands in a close decision, there is bound to be controversy.
For example, last night at UFC 144 Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar for the UFC Lightweight championship by a decision close enough for UFC President Dana White to say publicly that he thought Edgar won.
However, the analysis done by FightMetric shows that the right man won.
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