If Cormier gets KO’d does it do anything for stipe’s legacy?

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  1. Ortegoat

    Ortegoat Orange Belt

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    at the end of the day, if Cormier loses, we all know that people will write this off as Cormier being way past his prime and cashing out for wolf tickets

    Let’s be honest. This is probably his last fight if he loses.

    How does stipe get respect going forward? Who does he need to beat?
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    It makes his already great legacy even greater.
     
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    Well if he KO's Cormier he'll be only the second man to do so while simultaneously extending his record breaking HW title reign. I think it'll be a nice feather in his cap.
     
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    Yeah, it means he beat yet another absolute stud and defended his title.
     
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    Its just as good as a win over francis. Better really. Stipe keeps winning, he'll get more and more respect
     
  6. Shoot Boxe Hero

    Shoot Boxe Hero We are Rizin!

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    Of course, DC hasn't appeared to slow down. He took care of Volkan easily enough when that guy looked like the next coming of Rumble just KOing guys left and right.
     
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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Yeah it adds another defense to his already impressive title reign.
     
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    Let’s watch the actual fight first.
     
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  9. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    It might be Cormier's first real loss, at least in theory, considering his other official one was against Jon Jones, and most assume Jon was on steroids in that fight just like he was in the second one.

    Also, DC's never been defeated at Heavyweight. 13-0. He's also not much older than Stipe, Stipe turns 36 a month after he fights DC. They're both in the twilight of their careers, DC only a little more.
     
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    JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    He would KO an undefeated HW, the 2nd best LHW (first if you take marks off for Jones drug love) a top P4P fighter and probably an all time top 3 LHW. He also extends the UFC HW title win streak.

    No biggie.
     
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    If he KOs DC, it would be the biggest win of his career, of course it would raise his legacy.
     
  12. demaryiustargaryan96

    demaryiustargaryan96 USADA is p4p no. 1

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    If Stipe loses Jon's nuthuggers are gonna have a field day. DC better get KO'd in 2.
     
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    Well, DC is on the GOAT list

    Undefeated at HW

    Has only lost to another top GOAT, who happened to juice

    so........yes. Just because DC is ready to retire that doesn't mean he is a shot fighter. He's still the best LHW alive not named Jon Jones
     
  14. gono btw

    gono btw Rounds...

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    Realistically, not much... Legacy-wise, DC has much more to gain from this.

    Stipe is in a Larry Holmes situation.

    The HW div is in a transitional state.
     
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    He would hand DC his first defeat so yeah
     
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    Stipe would have KOd an undefeated fighter at HW. Yea I would say it increases his legacy
     
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    If Stipe wins, most will say

    "Jones should have been fighting Stipe"

    Which is pretty much true. Dana said they were in talks about it before USADA laid down the boom..
     
  19. Kung Fu Tze

    Kung Fu Tze Skin that Smokewagon !!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Would be one of his biggest wins... so yes.
     
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    If stipe KOs Cormier his legacy becomes undeniable. Many forget how good of a HW Cormier is. He is easily the #2 HW IMO even though he hasn't fought there in years.

    Don't be fooled by weight classes. Jones, DC, and Gus would absolutely demolish the majority of the HW Top 5 and DC in particula4 has already proven it years ago.
     

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