Almost Every Fighter Looked Tired Tonight (UFC 155)

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  1. dissolved

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    From the main event to the prelims:

    JDS, Cain, Miller, Lauzon, Leben, Brunson . . . Even Guillard and Varner didn't seem to have full gas-tanks. I'm not saying it was a bad event, but it wasn't amazing, amazing . . . In part because everyone seemed a little gassed. I don't even know if the 135ers seemed as fast as they normally do. Is it an altitude thing? Is it a Vegas too much party thing? It just seemed right across the board the energy-level didn't appear "great."

    Thoughts?
     
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    Tons of cards in Vegas, but yeah, you're right, there seemed to be a lot of gassing tonight especially on the main card.
     
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    I think leading with leben/brunson made everyone wary of fighters being gassed. The rest of the card was reasonable, but that fight dragged.
     
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    Yeah, was weird. Hell the crowd even seemed dead.
     
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    A lot of them could be sick? Tis the season.
     
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    But I even noticed it on the FX broadcast. Varner and Guillard didn't have the snap that they normally do. Perez and his opponent didnt even seem super-quick/sharp. Same for Wineland/Pickett. Those were all decent bouts, but my general impression even before Leben/Brunson was that no one looked like they had a lot of jump. Everything was slightly sluggish - which is definitely harder to detect with the lighter weights.
     
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    You should be saying it was a bad event, because it was. The fights were pretty bad. Before the co-main event, I was saying to my friends that it was the worst card I had seen in a while.

    Now that you mention it, there were a lot of gassed fighters tonight. It sucks to see a guy out there with nothing left in the tank.
     
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    It was a combination of granite chins and constant action from the 1st round on, especially in the Lauzon/Miller, Boestch/Phillipou and Cain/JDS fights
     
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    Yeah . . . It was most apparent in the PPV. I think that was why there was more than normal booing. Not justifying the JDS boos at the end, just saying.
     
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    I disagree on wineland/pickett, there was a lot of movement/footwork from both guys and they engaged all fight. I also think its tough to say that perez looked sluggish in the short time we saw him. I thought the FX broadcast was about what I expected, and it was only once Leben/Brunson slowed to a crawl that I started to fear a repeat of that terrible Lombard/Boetsch card where I dont even remember who main evented.
     
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    ey give a break son, its the holidays. Cain had a little too much tamales and J-lau basically fought twice against the Tooth. Melvin gassed himself with a super-speed movement during the fight. JDS got his jaw nearly fall into pieces. It happens!!
     
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    You could tell the fans were going to be BOO happy during the first Facebook fight. Boos with mostly empty stands.
     
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    The card wasn't terrible. Lauzon v. Miller, Wineland v. Pickett, Guillard v. Varner and JDS v. Cain were all good fights.
     
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    Not a great card. Lauzon/Miller really saved it from being a complete flop.
     
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    So weird. I was so pumped for this card and really the only two fights that lived up to my expectations were Miller/Lauzon and to a much lesser extent Wineland/Pickett.

    Just goes to show once again that you can't judge a card until it's over. On paper, this card was phenomenal, it just didn't go down that way.
     
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    I honestly didnt have very high expectations to begin with . . . The matchmaking all spelled possible snoozers. So I didn't mind it overall, particularly the last two bouts which I thought were pretty good. But 3 minutes into the main event and I thought both JDS and Cain were seeing stars, feeling like they wished the fight was over.
     
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    Leben's never really had great cardio and Brunson took the fight on a couple weeks notice, and Miller, Lauzon, Cain and Velasquez were all fighting the entirety of all of their fights at a very fast pace, so it's clear they'd end up getting tired.

    And since when have Guillard and Varner been known for their cardio? Maybe Varner a few years ago, I don't know, but has Guillard ever had great cardio?
     
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    wrong time of year to have a fight card - between xmas and new year, a month earlier or later and the ppv would have better imo.
     
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    yeah no shit, fighting is hard in case you didnt know?
     
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    I was at UFC 149. It was awful.
     

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