Cody garbrandt what if scenario

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kono dio da!, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5,387
    Likes Received:
    1,517
    Location:
    Za warudo
    Had Cody not been rushed and thrown in there with the best of the best so early in his career, where would he be career-wise in your opinions?
     
  2. Dream Evil Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,917
    Likes Received:
    65
    He'd still have neck tats.
     
  3. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    31,577
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    5th floor cooking raw
    Throw in with the "best of the best" made him a champion

    Cuz just needs to maintain technique and not go rock em sock em when baited

    U ain't built like that
     
  4. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2019
    Messages:
    13,901
    Likes Received:
    22,453
    I don't think the issue is that he wasn't good enough or ready, if you watch him in the Cruz fight, he clearly was. It's that he lacks a cool head and swings like an idiot when he gets tagged. I don't see how moving him up slower would have changed that.

    If he solves that issue, I believe he can be at least a contender again if not champion. He has elite skills.
     
  5. Fahcough Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11,301
    Likes Received:
    3,832
    Location:
    2020 Poster of the Year *verified
    He put away Almeida, who was supposed to be the next best thing. Looked like he improved each fight. Was seconds away from putting TJ away in 1st round... then his career changed. 2 seconds his life would be different.
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    16,095
    Likes Received:
    12,385
    The "best of the best" was a joke and a cheater. Cody needs to cool his jets when he's in trouble, hopefully he finds his game again.
     
  7. Joonyer Green Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    161
    Two KOs against EPO Dillishaw. Yeah, what if...
     
  8. pride_rules Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Messages:
    2,291
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    illinois
    best thing for cody is a win over petr
    he just cant beat petr
     
  9. KORMAN DC - Khabib - Dominator

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    8,163
    Likes Received:
    33
    It wouldn't change his mentality when he gets tagged, and his defensive awareness I'm fire fights. Also, his chin leaves much to be desired.
     
  10. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    7,253
    Likes Received:
    600
    Location:
    NY
    It's almost as if he was thrown against the best because he was the best....wait
     
  11. SalvadorAllende Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    27,508
    Likes Received:
    4,799
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    He was a bad matchup for overrated pillowfisted Dominick Cruz.

    Time put him in his place.
     
  12. dildos Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2011
    Messages:
    30,722
    Likes Received:
    6,965
    Location:
    Sydney
    Cody exposed Cruz as a can.

    TJ only beat Cody because he was juiced to the gills.
     
  13. SalvadorAllende Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    27,508
    Likes Received:
    4,799
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Almeida was badly hurt by a way over the hill Brad Pickett.

    Safe to say that he was another overrated bum.
     
  14. Can’t Handle My Riddum Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2018
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    703
    Funny, I watched Garbrandt v. Cruz yesterday and he was a totally different fighter. Relaxed, confident and playing to his strengths.

    Then he got his first L in the first TJ fight and it’s like he hasn’t been the same since. He swings for the fences because he’s scared and he ends up in terrible situations like in the Munhoz fight where surviving the round would have made way more sense.
     
  15. Riot Punch Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
  16. DOMMA Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2016
    Messages:
    4,469
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    That glass chin will keep him from competing with the top guys. See Rockhold, Weidman...sorry to see, but a once the chin goes, MMA fame goes with it.
     
  17. Fahcough Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11,301
    Likes Received:
    3,832
    Location:
    2020 Poster of the Year *verified
    Are you saying One Punch who had zero one punch KOs didn't have scary power.
    I believed it for a couple fights.
     
  18. Pancake Sprawl WAR IGOR!!!11

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    13,617
    Likes Received:
    2,380
    Location:
    Mutating ...
    it's better he was thrown in with the best of the best, he was ready and with his chin and style, it's best to get to the top ASAP because if you give him too many non-title fights eventually somebody would've knocked him out.

    if he could change his mindset to be more like GSP than Leonard Garcia he could make a comeback, but it that's easier said than done.
     
  19. Martialbeef Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2019
    Messages:
    8,692
    Likes Received:
    3,520
  20. Harlekin Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,885
    Likes Received:
    654
    He studied Cruz for many years and put up a great counter striking game plan.
    TJ evolved too fast and was 10 pounds heavier on fight night. Cody still nearly won, as TJ was saved by the bell.

    Now his chin is even more shot and he thinks he needs to prove something.

    He has T Rex arms and will always be in range.
    Him improving his leg kicks a lot, also changed his style a little bit more upward and more toward kickboxing, which means slower feet.
    He needed those super fast wheels and that upper body movement to get out of range.

    Skillwise he will always be top3, but he should fight at 125 as he doesn't make enough weight.
     

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.