Cormier had the winning formula but not the gas tank

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  1. Anttonn

    Anttonn Yellow Belt

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    Stick on Jones like glue, lots of uppercuts up the middle. Managed to avoid most of the eye pokes

    Huehuehuehuehue

    but seriously i was freaking out after round 3 it was working.
     
  2. KillingJoke

    KillingJoke Red Belt

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    He just didn't work enough. I guess his gas tank was running low because he literally didn't throw enough punches. He was just content with hugging it out with Jones. Again..what a boring fucken fight.
     
  3. Themidnightoker

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    Overall was a competetive fight untill the 3rd Jones just had more weapons
     
  4. SugarRayRickets

    SugarRayRickets General Shenanigans

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    Enter Cain.

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  5. PaulRFC53

    PaulRFC53 Purple Belt

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    I thought he was doing great when he was actually throwing punches, he was outboxing Jones pretty clearly. He just kept clinching and surprisingly it was Jones who controlled the clinch.
     
  6. MisterFists

    MisterFists Brown Belt

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    Not really a secret.

    Shorter guys only formula against a taller guy is to fight inside.

    Impossible to speculate based on gas tank though.

    Maybe JJ didn't go full the first bit to save for the end? Maybe some of the body shots wore him down, etc etc.


    Only thing we know from this fight is that JJ was the better fighter.
     
  7. snakeyes1022

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    Cardio was affected by the Jones body work.
     
  8. ScarfaceJr

    ScarfaceJr All praise honor & glory to the most High

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    I agree DC was doing excellent, until the 4th round.

    Then it all went downhill. He gassed hard and it showed when he came out of his corner for the 4th.
     
  9. eNoq

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    He was doing good when he had the energy to throw punches while somewhat avoiding a full clinch and not stay on the outside. But then round 3 came around and he was too tired to do all at once.
     
  10. WalterSobchak

    WalterSobchak You're a bunch of fucking amateurs.

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    Right formula to lose 4 rounds and arguably all five? Lol
     
  11. JayElectra

    JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    The landscape of the fight was more or less as expected for me. I thought Cormier would get inside when he wanted mostly behind a jab. I thought Cormier would have more success wrestling with Jon, but Jon came in with his wrestling on point. As it turned out, Jones' gas tank was a bit better and that was the difference, but both were significantly hampered by the pace they set over 3 rounds. In the end, I saw a very close fight where Jones' gas tank was the real difference. Great win for Jones.
     
  12. Anttonn

    Anttonn Yellow Belt

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    In my opinion it wasnt nearly as simple as that. As soon as cormier took a shot he was just jumping right back in, he wasnt backing up like its common in MMA now a days. The downside is you eat a lot of shots to hand a lot of shots. I still think Cormier looked 2nd best behind Gus vs Jones just off gameplan.
     
  13. Ivanov

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    I agree. I thought Cormier had the advantage through the first three rounds...then he disappeared to my dismay. If he could have closed out it would have been really close. Hats off to him though, who am I to comment. Also, Alexander is Jones's only serious threat left. Jone's striking, while unorthodox, is just not that great.
     
  14. Blackened

    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

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    He had the right formula and the right style. Unfortunately, at 35/36, the human body can't keep that type of pace up
     
  15. JDawg9

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    Jones has some pretty good cardio or just really great at conserving energy, same thing pretty much happened with Gus with Jones taking over in 4 and 5
     
  16. Rubberchin

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    I scored the fight 48 - 47 Jones.

    Cormier was done after the 3rd, but I gave him rounds 2 and 3.

    Didn't like all that wall and stall stuff. I know Jones was working for a takedown but the fightw as exciting for the first 3 rounds and then it just became predictable.
     
  17. Striderxdj

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    Cormier let his pride for wrestling take over the fight when Jones managed to take him down, and it really cost him. He had a slight lead in strikes but he wanted that takedown SOOO bad that he burned up a ton of energy going for them, and when he finally got one late in the fifth, it amounted to absolutely nothing.
     
  18. suffersystem

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    I scored it the exact same way as well.
     
  19. Goh

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    Cain can also kick much, much better. Still would be a hard fight imo.
     
  20. Drofrah

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    Pains me to say but Jones was the better man.
     

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