Everyone already forgot the run Francis just went on to get to Stipe. Can't discount what he just did to Overeem, Arlovski and Blaydes before that. Who in the HW division besides Cain (who may never come back/be the same) and Stipe poses such giant problems for him? He's still probably going to starch everyone except those 2. Stipe implemented/executed what he needed to do perfectly. Francis looked like complete shit but it's very evident what happened. He has a bunch of dumbasses around him and he bought into his own mystique/delusions that the UFC and Dana were pumping up his ass. As a result he didn't train like he should have, blew his load in the first thinking he would get the KO no matter what and got completely exposed. The same thing happened to Conor in the first Diaz fight....was that the end of the world for Conor? So lets consider: Hes only 31 which is VERY young for a HW with his genetics + considering he's taken such a miniscule amount of damage thus far and has been fighting for less than 5 years Hes still a freak He can very rapidly get much better on where he needs improvement so long as he gets away from whoever his 'coaches' are now and goes to the proper camp.