Re: did JMM intentionally get hit...
I don't think so, but he surely had to put himself more at risk to land with the power and authority he wanted. Pac was fully motivated that night and gave it his all. JMM knew outboxing Pac wouldn't guarantee him a win, so he outboxed him with the intent of landing hard counters. Still boxed smart, but put an emphasis on power counters looking for a KO instead of tagging Pac and avoiding damage.