Originally Posted by wavetar
I agree he hasn't been the same fighter since the first Serra match, but Georges shouldn't feel the need to try & justify his wins. 14 of his 22 wins have been by submission or stoppage, and his decisions have been mostly very dominant...no other fighter with a similar record gets raked over the coals like he does. FWIW, I've seen fights get stopped for less than the beat downs he gave to Kos & Fitch too.
It's obvious to me that his ground & pound sucks, relative to his other skills. Stand up is technically very solid, and of course the takedowns are great, but he isn't going to pound anybody out, so he might as well let 'em stand a minute after getting the takedown and continue picking them apart on the feet.
What other fighter(s) with a similar record are you referring to? Are they champions? Maybe he's held to a higher level of expectation because he has
been so dominant in his fights and has managed to hold the WW belt for so long. Having been so dominant, why wouldn't we expect him to be able to finish fights?