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Split decisions, raising Cain and more

Updated: October 26, 2009, 12:32 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

No amount of complaining, debate or controversy will change the fact that Lyoto Machida entered Staples Center as the light heavyweight champion and exited the same way during Saturday's UFC 104 event. He's 16-0, and only a positive drug test -- unlikely at best -- will change that. It is what it is.

But the fight result tells an incomplete story: The "unanimous" decision for Machida doesn't apply if you count fan reaction, with many in the media and on the couch believing ...

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