Strikeforce Post-Fight Video: Keith Jardine, “There’s No Such Thing As A Moral Victory”

April 10, 2011
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“There’s no such thing as a moral victory. Anybody who says you got nothing to lose clearly has never fought before.”

With the cuts and bruises on his face after a three-round battle with former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi on Saturday night, those words from UFC veteran Keith Jardine carried a lot of weight.

He fought hard for the full 15 minutes of their fight, but in the end, even with a one-point deduction from Mousasi, Jardine walked away with a majority draw on his record.

Yes, he fought admirably. And, yes, it was on short notice. But in the end, Jardine still wants to win.

  • youdosuck

    What round did those two judges think Jardine win?

  • Frye557

    The first because of the point deduction. And most likely because of the take downs (even though he did nothing with them) in the first as well.

  • wonggfan

    The judges score card:

    Judge #1: 9-9, 10-9 (Mousasi), 10-9 (Mousasi)
    Judge #2: 9-9, 10-9 (Jardine), 10-9 (Mousasi)
    Judge #3: 9-9, 10-9 (Jardine), 10-9 (Mousasi)

    When fights are viewed in total, it was pretty one-sided. But the fight was lose-lose for Gegard. He MUST win via KO/TKO/SUB to impress the crowd. Anything less would tarnish his record.

    • Frye557

      Are you sure? I’m pretty sure it was a draw because the judges gave Jardine a 10-8 round in the 1st. Otherwise, the way you have it down is a win for Mousasi.

      The way you have is how junkie scored it (and how it should have been scored) but not how the actual judges did.

    • Frye557

      Maybe I’m wrong, but I thought all three gave Jardine the first round 10-8. Then Mousasi had the last 2 at 10-9.