Cruz admitted he lost the fight

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  1. BusterKeaton

    BusterKeaton Green Belt

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    In the press confrence he said "it's a game of inches and I lost by a couple inches, he control ed distance better."

    Cruz fan boys still calling it a robbery or was that straight trolling?
     
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    Inches? More like a football field
     
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  3. FKconor

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    How Cruz handled his loss made me a fan. Hope he bounces back strong.
     
  4. BusterKeaton

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    I agree it wasn't very close but he did admit he lost that's good enough. I think in rounds 3-2 but in the two cruz rouns he won THOSE by inches.
    and lost rounds 1 3 and 4 pretty damn wide.
     
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    Imo it was pretty decisive
     
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    1 was close, 3 and 4 he got fucked up. 2 he edged Cody and 5 he won.
     
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    Humility and respect got beaten into him by Cody
     
  8. Ashi Barai

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    i havent heard anyone call it a robbery
     
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  9. BusterKeaton

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    round 1 wasn't that close cody out landed him 4-1 his take down was more controlled than cruz' at one point strikes landed were 12-0 cody
     
  10. MMA4Life

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    I saw it like this except I would say he lost round one. 2 and 5 he won somewhat clearly though.
     
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  11. BusterKeaton

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    lots of those threads were deleted directly after the fight. but there were about 10 threads directly after. maybe declared trol threads but lots of people here felt round 3 shouldnt have been 10-8 and 1 was a clear cruz round which i disagree with both
     
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    cruz made the mistake to go to offensive into dom. dom used the strategy from mcgregor, counter with hard punches and cruz played the game. cruz wasnt that reactive fighter.
     
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    I don't know how cody wil do vs a guy who wont just stand there and trade. how is his ground work?
     
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    Wasn't here last night, but were people really calling it a robbery? That's a joke. I wanted Cody to lose and there's really no other way to score that than 3 rounds to 2 for him. Whether it's 48-47 or 48-46 doesn't really matter. That said, I wish it would be possible to score a round 10-7 when the other fighter just avoids contact all round like Cody did in the 5th. Of course it's smart, but I hate that shit. Hell, one should be disqualified for not throwing a single punch all round.
     
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    Cody running the whole fifth round. Keeping his distance skating to a decision. Loved seeing it happen to Cruz for once. Cruz is the king of boring 5th round.
     
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    it wasnt a robbery at all

    Cody didnt knock him down 10 times (it was 2)

    it goes both ways on here, hard left or hard right
     
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    "Admitted he lost"

    Like we needed him to

    <36><36><36><36><36><36><36>
     
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    People calling it a robbery?
     
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    Not seeing anyone saying that. He lost. But he can come back. That is where people are wrong. You don't count out a man like Dom..
     
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    if you ignore Garbrant's tauntings after every irrelevant shit worse than Nick Diaz does, and you turn the awful Rogan's commentary off it was actually a pretty close fight except the 4th round, of course. With a better gameplan Cruz could have won, if he didn't come forward engaging in the pocket leaving himself open to counters so often he would have probably edged the decision, the fight would have sucked balls tho.
     
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