He was way too cautious and kept resetting when he had Jon hurt and should've pressured him rather than allowing him to regain his composure. Partially I think he feared the TDs and partially I think he believed fighting a cautious fight would see him catching Jon and ending him or winning the dec over the course of five rounds.
Now he knows that the TDs aren't the thing of nightmares and he'll get back to his feet just as easily as with everyone else, that Jon wont drop from single punches so forget about that, and it'll require five perfect rounds to win a dec on american soil. The easiest/safest path to victory for him now is to pressure and KO him whereas before it was staying elusive and catching him or outpointing him. And that will be the biggest difference. Alex knows he has to take the belt. Outclassing him wont be enough.
Whether it'll be enough for a victory remains to be seen but I honestly believe he gifted him that "win" by not pulling the trigger.
Josh Barnett agrees:
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....mmm, could you clearify which Final Fantasys' you played?
Anderson Silva, Takanori Gomi, Yoshida, Misaki, Hendo, Bendo, Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy Tactics(The PS1 version, for real men) Final Fantasy 12, Final Fantasy 8.
I love final fantasy 7, 10, 12 and have yet to play the others since I have not had much time and there were awful reviews on some of them. Which is the best to you after 12 that you dont have to pay a monthly fee for playing?