could Stipe have finished Fabs sooner?

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  1. Warraw

    Warraw Banned Banned

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    what was that [email protected]? it looked like Fabs was pretty hurt right away,
    should miocic have follwed thru more?
     
  2. frederick

    frederick Red Belt

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    He could have, but he was so relaxed he wasn't too worried about it.
     
  3. Namek

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    Probably.

    He finished him 10 seconds later, doesn't make much of a difference. Just goes to show he was a much better boxer than Fabio, rocked him on twice in 30 seconds and didn't get hit once.
     
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    Freddy Mercury Banned Banned

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    31 seconds for a total fight is following thru enough.
     
  5. Keakecasacooway

    Keakecasacooway Purple Belt

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    He was baiting him at first trying to sneakily hit him with a power shot when he moved in for the kill. Stipe rightfully held back.
     
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    he let fabio get his composure back after the first exchange.
     
  7. Warraw

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    you know i kind of thought that too. although he seemed genuinely hurt, was it real?
     
  8. xP

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    He probably didn't know how hurt Fabio was and respected his toughness. It was a smart move. If a guy is really hurt you should intelligently try to land another power shot not go full Erick Silva and throw flying knees with no setup.

    I do think in a situation like that it would have been good to just step back a bit and throw a kick from the back leg with Maldonado on the defensive with his back to the cage.
     
  9. Billthebutcher2

    Billthebutcher2 Green Belt

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    He probably could have, but it's smart to stay patient and not rush in to try to finish. Fighters often get knocked out when they get in a hurry and get reckless. As it turns out he still wiped the floor with a guy known for his durability in a little over 30 seconds.
     
  10. IngaVovchanchyn

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    Absolutely. There is no room for lazy fighters in the UFC.
     

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