Anyone else miss prime Cain?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by SpedDaddyV, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. SpedDaddyV

    SpedDaddyV GOAT

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2016
    Messages:
    3,624
    Likes Received:
    10,455
    Man, when Cain first burst onto the scene he was a BEAST. He destroyed larger than life men and dominated them in all aspects of the fight game.

    Cain has not looked like himself lately, and it is really unfortunate what happened to him in his most recent showing.

    Do you guys think Cain can bounce back? Or is he too old?

    Feels like yesterday when he first made his debut.
     
    Ornife and MMAart like this.
  2. Summoning

    Summoning Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2015
    Messages:
    10,650
    Likes Received:
    36,527
    Location:
    Argentina
    Yes. I miss him. :(

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    MMAart, Krixes, Kudo and 1 other person like this.
  3. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    3,115
    Likes Received:
    13,434
    Location:
    United States
  4. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    14,400
    Likes Received:
    53,109
    Location:
    10th Island
  5. rear naked ankle pick

    rear naked ankle pick Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Undertaker>kane
     
  6. Cooliox

    Cooliox Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2013
    Messages:
    24,445
    Likes Received:
    29,841
    Location:
    Thailand
    Cain has about as many MMA fights as Overeem has K1 fights.

    Yes, Overeem's secondary career is about the same as Cain's entire legacy.


    Werdum exposed 'Cardio Cain' by having better Cardio, and having a better game plan.

    Cain had a few moments of brilliance, but that was about it...
    Cain matched up well against JDS and Bigfoot... and that's the majority of Cain's prime right there, fighting those 2
     
  7. metal7555

    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,976
    Likes Received:
    437
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I like Cain, don't get me wrong, great fighter.... but I think of him more in a sense of...

    You mean the guy who fought the same 2 opponents for 3 years, 7 months?

    Problem with Cain is obviously injuries, and a record where ya fight the same 2 people a combined 5 time. 17 fights / 5 in a row against the same two people.... =/

    Also 17 fights over going on 9 years is no case to be an all time great, even more so with 3 losses by stoppage. Sorry... but that's facts.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  8. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    17,475
    Likes Received:
    10,334
    Location:
    Canada
    I miss most championship caliber fighters in their prime.
     
  9. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    17,475
    Likes Received:
    10,334
    Location:
    Canada
    This is accurate.

    I don't think anyone denies Cain had talent and could have made a much bigger impact, he just didn't fight enough to establish himself in that way before he started to slide.
     
  10. blaseblah

    blaseblah Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    19,475
    Likes Received:
    24,165
    I think he would've lost to Ngannou in his prime. It's just a horrible matchup for him.
     
  11. metal7555

    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,976
    Likes Received:
    437
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Of course, but was it really his "prime" fighting the 2 same guys for damn near 4 years? Losing to JDS and Werdum in that arguable prime?
     
  12. ShreddinMMA

    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    17,475
    Likes Received:
    10,334
    Location:
    Canada
    It was obviously the prime of the career he had.
     
  13. metal7555

    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,976
    Likes Received:
    437
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I miss it especially since HW is so one note, but I don't miss it because of the repeat repeat repeat mentality of the matchmaking. I know there wasn't and sorta still isn't much to work with at HW, but damn... it was a forced 4 years of opponents to some extent. 'Course, not his fault, but injuries is really what fucked his prime anyways.
     
  14. One MMA Fan

    One MMA Fan #1

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Messages:
    19,582
    Likes Received:
    60,641
    <LikeReally5>

    Also this is a troll thread.
     
    Cooliox and X Factor like this.
  15. DesiredUserName

    DesiredUserName Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    813
    Anyone remember prime Cain?
     
  16. Krixes

    Krixes Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Messages:
    7,623
    Likes Received:
    19,523
    Location:
    Always moving
    He was a cardio savage in his prime. Unfortunately he was like an exotic sports car, hardly used and spent most of the time in the shop.
     
    X Factor and cheesus like this.
  17. cheesus

    cheesus Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    12,527
    Likes Received:
    8,308
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Great fighter but giant waste of talent, if Cain had the longevity like Reem he would of been an all time great. His performance against JDS I & II were one of the most impressive feats of destruction displayed by any mma fighter. On that day he beats just about everybody, he was the closest thing we've seen to a terminator.
     
    Krixes and X Factor like this.
  18. Graves

    Graves ******WTF Belt****** Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    73,929
    Likes Received:
    47,945
    Location:
    California, n00b!
  19. MMAart

    MMAart Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,200
    Likes Received:
    10,807
    Action films in the 90's were the best.
     
    Summoning likes this.
  20. Bowel-forged Stool

    Bowel-forged Stool Manlet belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2017
    Messages:
    2,208
    Likes Received:
    2,977
    Small part of my life that I don’t gaf about...

    Naaaah
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.