Poor Performances from Late Replacement fights

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  1. biscuitsbrah

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    Khabib/Iaquinta
    Cormier/Anderson
    Dillashaw/Soto (Did well in the end)
    Jones/OSP
    Rockhold/Bisping 2 (lmao)


    All of these replacements are tough and good don’t get me wrong, but they were supposed to get absolutely destroyed. I don’t think it’s fair to judge fighters on their performances for these type of fights.

    Post more examples or opposite examples if you like.
    Opposite would be something like Khabib/Horcher or Cormier/Cummins
     
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    Condit vs Oliveira
     
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    Who was Condit supposed to fight? Don’t think it counts either because it’s supposed to be a mismatch. That’s why I didn’t post something like Edgar/Ortega or Mcgregor/Mendes
     
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    He was supposed to fight Matt Brown.

    But yes, gameplanning for a specific fighter is a huge part of certain fighter's games. You can't generally expect a dominant performance against a last minute replacement.
     
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    Charlie Brennemen vs. Rick Story
     
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    cote vs tito
    royce vs tokoro
     
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    Rick was probably a fight or two away from a title shit at the time too. That guy still gets no love.
     
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    Cote vs Anderson Silva lol
     
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    Yep. Prime example. Also, Conor TKOing Mendes. Also, Leben vs Akiyama.

    Basically, when it comes to last minute replacement fights, I expect a low quality fight.
     
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    Agreed except with Jones/OSP. Jones seemed bored with winning a boring fight instead of giving it his all. As he implied in the post fight interview, he didn't view the fight as anything more as a waste of time.
     
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    Are you talking about a shitty fight ? Or a poor performance from one of the guys or what ?

    Because the fights listed seem to fall into two, or even three different categories here.
     
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    Cote managed to drop Tito in that fight which is a pretty big deal. A regional guy coming in and dropping one of the best low of the time? I’d say that’s a pretty soldier performance.
     
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