It's funny reading threads where people complain about so and so making an excuse for losing then turn around and eat up the excuses of their favorite fighter.
Look at Tito/Chuck I. What if Tito would have just said, yeah I got thumbed a bit but I couldn't take him down and it was just a matter of time before he caught me. Instead you guys bought into his lame excuse and we all got to watch a pointless rematch.
Penn/Hughes II is another great example. If you read some of the posts here you'd think that BJ won that fight. Only on the UG can you get your face pounded in until the ref rescues you and still be the better fighter that night. Unbelievable. What if BJ would have never mentioned his rib? Would your opinion of the fight have changed?
You're creating an atmosphere where it makes sense for fighters to make excuses. If you really don't like hearing them then stop buying into them. Until then you're part of the problem.