Barao got caught in the first round. It took his game.

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  1. frye666

    frye666 Black Belt

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    It happens. It doesn't mean he won't still be a great fighter. But it sure makes him look slow tonight. The biggest issue will be how he handles the mental part of his game. IE GSP after Serra or Silva after Weidman.
     
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    That was the jackpot for sure. But unlike casino,this title was earned by TJ with work.
     
  3. Jew Jif Shoes

    Jew Jif Shoes Nullius in Verba

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    I was thinking the same. Barao didn't look like himself after that overhand right, it really shook him up and took him off his game.
     
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    It sure didn't help.
     
  5. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    I think he was just unprepared as a whole. That punch didn't fall from the sky.
     
  6. Dontevenguess93

    Dontevenguess93 Brown Belt

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    I wouldn't take anything away from TJ. Whether or not the first round took a lot out of Barao, TJ was the one that caused it.

    I'm just waiting for the first retard on here to say it's because Barao has no chin. Wait for it.
     
  7. IDGETKTFO

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    At first i was worried that TJ didnt finish him in the first, but im glad he didnt, and dominated him for all 5 rounds and finished him. Leaves no room for B-zilian excuses.
     
  8. SlicerDM

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    Maybe he shouldn't have been tagged with that hand. Don't discredit TJ because he landed the bomb that almost slept Barao.
     
  9. frye666

    frye666 Black Belt

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    I absolutely agree. TJ earned that win. A lot of times guys don't go for it when they can. I believe Rampage had the fight in the bag against Rashad at one point, and he just sort of stopped. I was like WTF?
     
  10. giovanni002

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    Shades of Cain/JDS II
     
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    That punch definitely changed the fight. I'd like to think that a rematch would be more competitive.
     
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    Maybe it affected the whole fight. That's how the game works though...
     
  13. Steven1562

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    Barao looked shook after that knockdown look back at round 2 in the corner his eyes were full of panic
     
  14. Fresh Burek

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    We'll see what happens in the rematch. I too think that the knock down in the first round screwed up Barao's game. He was off his game for rest of the fight and looked slow and sluggish.
     
  15. w00t

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    Everyone has a plan til they get hit n' shit.
     
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    SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    Are there any gifs?
     
  17. Fiction1982

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    So anyone that gets hit with a punch is unprepared? Is no one just better than their opponent these days?
     
  18. pclanadmin2

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    GREAT performance
     
  19. Kirby

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    He was slow as fuck after that shot and it didn't help that he took a lot more headshots during the fight:icon_conf
     
  20. Cylence

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    I agree. Said this in the live discussion thread but it reminded me a lot of Couture/Sylvia.

    That's the way she goes though. Maybe we'll get a second fight if Barao beats a contender or two.
     

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