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Welcome to fox -- game presented by half bout I'm -- freely they're tapped out news hit and it was like night Saturday on two different channels.
Around two point nine million viewers -- the free option on spike TV to witness Randy Couture take down Brandon Vera.
And no surprise here UFC one a five rated extremely well with young men.
on numbers in the key eighteen to 34 demo helped the telecast beat out all of the programming on TV even college football.
It also out rated last weekend's -- strike force broadcast on CBS.
Not to mention the European attendance at actual fight in Manchester England's broke a record with over 161693.
But on pay purview of -- bout between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel hot out.
Did about one and a half million buys according to early projections raking in more than he -- -- million bucks.
Some cable operators had -- turn away customers because they couldn't keep up with the demand their computers crashed.
This might did double the business that Juan Manuel Marquez in Floyd Mayweather junior brought in.
And we think the Mayweather at the boxing world is hoping he'll now go up against checking out there's talk the dream dual.
Could -- down at Yankee Stadium as early as next day.
And that is your tap out news -- I'm -- freon now gonna Mike's truck and the panel box like game now.
Box -- game is brought Dubai in town balance in your face bad for the school.
I think when you look at a box like -- -- about Mike Straka Randy Couture does it again taking a unanimous decision.
Against Brenda Barrett in you have -- -- a five we've got a packed show today so let's get right to it.
Joining me the panel -- -- -- in our fight game medalist Frankie Edgar next and we have -- fighter.
John Moody and next up is emanate filmed record Bobby Redick and other bird two guys we've got UFC heavyweight cable -- -- And the president a fight media and energy to fight magazine.
-- having Gregory let's go right to Frankie Edgar you're assessment -- -- this guy is he ever gonna get tool to win.
Not on ice seems to keep -- amount I was really close fight out of office -- be unanimous possibly split decision.
He days really -- -- what he does you know inside boxing -- -- box and put and of -- its cage you know he has stepped up and performed again.
But people say this I was born -- -- has Gaudio -- he goes -- light heavyweight.
He does do what he has to do to keep ready -- controlled in the -- -- god what was your assessment of Randy Couture performance on Saturday night.
I must serve those you know Susan is like frank Hager said plus criticism but yeah -- I think -- I was in good shape and he's always you know I was caught up with what though the game of and a man you know he's he's always doing while.
-- and John Wooden is go to -- quick.
You don't really does know he's got a lot of experience fighting he knows what he has to do to win granted if that fans were not happy with this fight.
It was kind of a -- fight if my father said Randy called boring yet.
But you know he do what he -- it.
He did -- He had to do I kind of had this -- scored the draw.
I think who ran the kind of flights to the level of -- opposition -- -- -- will -- against guys that are at the very top level the game the no -- and and Lesnar is and then when he gets someone maybe that's a different level will he'll he'll fight to that level.
I kind of came away from this -- thinking that.
Did did that.
-- Good guys going down and -- don't fare as well as as later guys that they go up -- -- Kind of I think guys with speed the go up in weight -- the Pacquiao fighting erupted at higher levels.
Can handle bigger guys better than a bigger guy coming down the faster guys because we're seeing it -- it does -- big -- fighters Lesnar is in those kind of guys.
When it comes down to fire faster fighter played like Berra I think you've got a little more trouble to a -- I don't know tiger instead of only because he went up to two to heavyweight -- light heavyweight because I but it -- advancing -- -- as he slows.
I think is a better chance with bigger slower guys then he will -- -- But Bobby -- Gaudio do you think they're -- very did everything he could've done to win this fight.
I did not though he could have pushed open -- using angles mutate into -- -- game and basically you pay rent -- gave you gonna lose.
Brad and that's a bit of movement as a box in does not have been angles not buildings -- -- realize -- more.
But -- allowed Randy to him against the cage.
-- allowed -- could to control the tempo at a time unify so in my opinion no Randy won it you know two to one you know.
Our Donovan Craig got let's get your take on the fight -- -- -- vs Randy Couture.
Would you think -- a fight.
Well I think -- Randy I've gotten a little lucky with the decision I think it was a no boring fight.
In May be.
-- enough to win but I don't think that matters and a year from now on the -- over remember that it was controversial that it was close the -- remembered it could throw one -- -- lost public.
At two really good point -- gonna take this question to two not to came the last days and not differentiator because you guys have a lot at stake here but I didn't ask -- John Moody.
Do the judges are they hurting the sport event and they by the way they're -- the sport these days because we -- we've seen a lot of controversial decisions these days.
Yet and it's certainly the Machida fight was controversial I think this fight again I'm in the camp that this was a draw.
Flight was controversial.
I think we all need to tell you get a clear picture of of what goes into a scorecard.
And -- where the -- is being given and obviously -- is being given for take downs and things like that is weight being given to.
Recover -- standoff would take out we don't always know.
Those assessments that are being made so I think would be in the sport's interest -- to figure out a way to to inform us on on how these workers are -- -- right.
And Bob erratic you know we've heard feet -- criticize -- like Steve not to -- -- for instance but but is it time to criticize judges.
Did it yes I think salty they need more training and a lot of these guys may not trained to do understand this and by the gods.
I tend to like Japanese rules could be -- you know favor you know some resistance from the back and summing up -- like think -- the judges in America billions sense and uses the game up and they need to be educated and it's -- time process and hoping that I -- John.
Because that's equivalent to -- -- when you're in a fight and do you feel more secure in in in report.
Pursuing certain moves you know those are more guaranteed points and others and -- you are -- are you thinking okay what's closer behind I know what take -- gonna do something for me that that some other strategy may not.
I think you know -- if you're on top and opponents this looks you know just just the latest life is better on top Iranian and then that's what I think a lot of judges.
-- -- see it that way as well.
Earlier became Alaska's came when you're fighting bad Rockwell which with a very dominant performance.
Did you did you think at all that you were not winning the fighter did you think going to the -- around our I've got this fight.
I'm on a new -- on Muslim Viacom until the about the point paying.
It's all about for me it's it's more about you know putting down this in my opponent rather than being about comScore importance here you know -- -- -- -- about.
Try to get him out as soon as possible.
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