I was just watching his fight with Nogueira (not for the first time)
And I am convinced he should have got the decision. He out-jabbed and out struck Nogueira with better punches and for when it was on the ground with the exception of Nog mounting Sergey for a few seconds at the end of the 1st round, Sergey was on top dominating most of the time.
It was in no terms a dominant performance and he didn't dominate Nogueira, it was close.
But i cannot see what made the judges give Nog the win? Sergei got the better of him in the stand up and on the ground. There is no reason that Sergei should have lost that fight, he should have won a close decision.
I wonder if him losing had anything to do with PRIDE wanting to set up the megafight with Nogeuira and Fedor?