I think there was a chance Cormier felt the lack of energy in the arena that night. No wonder, instead of a sold out MGM with roaring fans you are in the fucking empty Apex for the biggest fight of your career. Chance to retire HW champ, getting back a loss etc. Stipe was the better man that night no doubt but those moments Cormier was getting pushed against a cage in a dead silent arena... makes me truly question the mindsets of those who say they prefer no fans, really dumb-dumb? Because you can hear the sound effects of a jab? Get a grip. It’s a passionless environment. Oh but you can hear the corners!! Derp! Personally it wore off for me after about 3 no fan cards in.