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Default UFC 144 in Tweets: Pros Score Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson

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Feb 26, 2012 - In a night that personified the visceral splendor that is mixed martial arts, it seemed inevitable Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar would deliver its crowning moment. And they didn't disappoint.

Henderson and Edgar traded blows for five rounds in the main event of UFC 144, capping the year's most electrifying night of fights in aptly spectacular fashion. Ultimately the judges awarded Henderson the unanimous decision victory (49-46, 48-47, 49-46) and with it the UFC lightweight strap, despite a valiant effort from the fallen champion.

Though once again the result was as razor-thin as they come, and while Henderson reveled in the afterglow of his greatest professional triumph, a slew of fellow fighters flooded the digital plains with their scorecards of the controversial title tilt.

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Wow - I'm surprised how many pros favored Frankie.

In my book Ben clearly one that fight. I like Frankie and would love a rematch though.
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Sounds like most of 'em thought Frankie won. It kind of bugs me that DW might/would force Edgar's hand to move down by not giving him the immediate rematch with Henderson. I think it should be totally Frankie's choice to stay or move down.

I thought when a fight was as close as that one appears to have been, the judges favored (for a better word) the champion(?).
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Sounds like most of 'em thought Frankie won. It kind of bugs me that DW might/would force Edgar's hand to move down by not giving him the immediate rematch with Henderson. I think it should be totally Frankie's choice to stay or move down.

I thought when a fight was as close as that one appears to have been, the judges favored (for a better word) the champion(?).
Well it seems that the judges favored damage. Ben had nary a scratch & was hyping up the crowd screaming about being able to go another 15min at the start of Rnd 5. Frankie's eye was swelling shut after the 1st & that up kick had him bleeding like a faucet after Rnd 2, so a lot of his time in the corner was getting patched back up.
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Since Edgar has been dethroned, I wonder if B.J. Penn could be drawn out of semi-retirement to make a run at the Lightweight belt?
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Since Edgar has been dethroned, I wonder if B.J. Penn could be drawn out of semi-retirement to make a run at the Lightweight belt?
Even if he comes back Frankie would own him again
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I really wanted Frankie to win, but still thought Henderson deserved the decision. Frankie has a ton of heart and kept it close, but Henderson was too much for him.
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I thought the judges did a great job scoring this bout. I think Frankies takedowns were great, but nothing seemed to phase Bendo.. He kept slicking his hair back lol.
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Even if he comes back Frankie would own him again
I don't think there would be much interest in a 3rd fight at this time. If Edgar goes to featherweight, B.J. Penn could step back into the lightweight division and be a contender for the belt.
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I don't think there would be much interest in a 3rd fight at this time. If Edgar goes to featherweight, B.J. Penn could step back into the lightweight division and be a contender for the belt.
although i had frankie winning the first two fights, i don't think its like a anderson vs. franklin type thing ... i think if they fought again, bj would have a chance .... but i agree ... never count out bj at 155 ... i'd like to see him fight gray or nate diaz ...
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