And, I submit that Condit would have won a decision.
That first round was extremely close. The standup was even until Condit rocked Rory, and MacDonald's takedowns were useless. The four takedowns were impressive, but Condit was in complete control on the ground and constantly landed strikes from the bottom. Undoubtedly, the most impressive move of the round was that right hand that rocked Rory.
And I think there's little doubt in anyone's mind that a competent judge would have scored round 3 a 10-8. That was as one sided and decisive as they come.
(I know it's been discussed before, but I thought maybe it would be interesting to start it again in light of the rematch)