One thing that make Dj more special than other goats

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  1. SuperNerd

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    I wanted to find a source, but not sure which keywords to use.. I'm pretty certain Franklin's camp revealed the gameplan was to get in the clinch and fight.

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  2. Danespina

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    I vaguely recall it too but not sure. I also recall Franklin trying to fix those mistakes in the rematch, but then his corner getting angry because he fell right back into what he did in the first bout (like turning his body away in that last gif).
     
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    Good point but there’s a big difference between a 10-20 lb and 80-100+ lb difference. I respect DJ I just think fedor’s legacy is more significant and meaningful.
     
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    Yeah well I mean Fedor's right at the very top of all time MMA achievers so it's not a big deal to hold his legacy over DJ's.
     
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    He didn’t win the stand up
     
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    Yes, he did, which is also why Cruz had to change gameplans in the middle of the fight.
     
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    It's not identical if you look at the strikes by round; Cruz loses that fight by decision if he didn't grapple, hence why he implemented it (as he was losing rounds by striking with Johnson).

    That rematch was the super-fight we deserved to see, and the fact that they didn't book it when Johnson called Cruz out in 2016 will forever boggle my mind (especially given how adamant Dana White has been about this Johnson/Dillashaw fight, which barely interests me).
     
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    The difference between a Flyweight and Lightweight (percentage-wise) is the same difference between a Lightweight and Light Heavyweight. That would be like wanting to see McGregor fight Jones <Lmaoo>.
     
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    I'm not trying to hate on anyone. I would genuinely be curious to see if DJ possesses the mental toughness and fight IQ to somehow use his skills in a way that would allow him to offset such a huge height and weight disadvantage.

    But I think the thought of DJ finishing a 6'4", 225 pound professional kickboxer is sort of hard to swallow. But it would be fun to see him try.
     
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    Great. Find a professional kickboxer who is 6'4" and 225 pounds, who is a "bum" by MMA standards, and let's see if DJ can finish him. I know where my money would be...
     
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    Diverse, yes. Complete, no.

    DJ has technical flaws in every area of his game.
     
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    I would certainly take Branko Cikatic to stop Mighty Mouse in 1 round.
     
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    Absolutely agree. Good call. Pretty comparable to Choi in terms of his competitiveness in MMA. And the right size discrepancy relative to DJ.
     
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    Why would I look at it by round? Overall the striking was virtually identical. Cuz won rounds with a combination of takedowns and striking, but overall the striking was even. MM landed 3 more significant strikes and Cruz landed 1 more overall strike. The difference in the fight was the wrestling and I don't think MM could overcome that in a 2nd fight because his skills have gotten better, but he didn't grow any.
     
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    Would be fun.
     
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    Easy to look like your getting better when your competition gets worse
     
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    DJ is a very talented and very skilled fighter with great technique. The problem is his size.
    He fights at 125lbs, and sure, he may be "champion" but there are probably more than a million people (guessing) on this planet who would destroy him in a fight. When I think of that, he is much less impressive than watching Fedor fight- a man who could possibly be beaten by no more than a dozen people in the world.
     
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