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Old 06-17-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Rory/Woodley reminded me of Pavlik/Miranda

... in an MMA sense. Both Tyron and Edison (back in '07) were highly explosive power punchers with momentum and intrigue both going for them. Woodley made it no secret that he wanted a title shot after beating Condit. Hounded Dana for one, even. Miranda made it no secret that he wanted JT (made a callout video). I think that both, deep down, felt they had developed an aura of some sort and couldn't possibly get exposed en route to their respective title shots. And it showed in each of their next fights.

Pavlik took the fight right to Edison and he had absolutely no answer. It was an entertaining fight (almost made up for the Taylor/Spinks atrocity), but pretty one-sided. Edison looked completely bewildered, and made zero adjustments.

Same for Woodley. Rory took command of the center of the octagon early and often, and easily picked him apart. Like Miranda, Woodley made zero adjustments and it appeared as if there was no gameplan on his side. He obviously thought his ability to close distance was going to be way too much for Rory. At least that's what I got out of it.

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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One can only hope rory crashes like pavlik...

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:54 PM   #3
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It reminded me more of Dempsey vs Tunney.

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:05 PM   #4
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Reminded me of the pg version of Diaz vs Semtex.

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:22 PM   #5
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reminded me of an alligator beating up a turtle.

the turtle tried but eventually gave up and went into it's shell while the alligator kept playing with the shell...

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Old 06-17-2014, 01:27 PM   #6
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reminded me of an alligator beating up a turtle.

the turtle tried but eventually gave up and went into it's shell while the alligator kept playing with the shell...
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #7
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reminded me of an alligator beating up a turtle.

the turtle tried but eventually gave up and went into it's shell while the alligator kept playing with the shell...
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:29 PM   #8
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I didnt see it

Miranda got heart broken when Pavlik walked right through his punches and Pavil just made him bitch up until stopping him

Rory was the better athlete with the better gameplan, and yes Woodley looked clueless

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Old 06-17-2014, 02:12 PM   #9
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It reminded me of starns x quarry round 3. From the time the ref said fight woodly came out, tried a couple angles then started backing up to the fence.. rinse and repeat. I'd like to say that rory shut him down but woodley didn't do anything to shut down. It would be nice to say that rory stuffed the take downs or took at least one of the shots that Condit took but, none of that was even attempted. Not to take anything from Rory, I think he was the desire of Diego Sanchez with the skill set to match but, if you do anything, you'll look better than the person that did nothing.

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