White: Kennedy dominant, fight not crowd pleasing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday night, Tim Kennedy beat Michael Bisping four rounds to one in the eyes of two judges. The third judge gave every round to Kennedy. And the pre fight odds had favored Bisping.

UFC president Dana White reflected on the fight at the post-fight press conference.

“Kennedy did exactly what he said,” said White, as transcribed by MMAMania. “Bisping wouldn't throw any punches because he didn't want to get taken down again. He didn't realize how dominant he was gonna be on the ground.

“It was a classic example of what happens when a guy gets taken down and has great jiu-jitsu like that. It's gonna clam a guy up and he's gonna get gun shy and not throw punches. It wasn't a crowd-pleaser, not a fight where people at home are going 'woo hoo, this is awesome,' but the guy put on a pretty dominant performance. (Bisping) got dominated.”

A slightly different perspective was offered by SB Nation's Luke Thomas.

Luke Thomas ‏@SBNLukeThomas 
I'm reading some people thought Bisping vs. Kennedy was boring. It's a confederacy of dunces out there, indeed.

How did you feel about the fight? Masterful display of wrestling dominance, or I wish they had done the punches more?