Did DC own ego hurt him in the long run??

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  1. uchubaco

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    First of all, let me say that I
     
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    I think he just put way too much pressure on himself with his pregame talk. Especially the stuff about sending Jon into a downward spiral or career tailspin...let's see what happens to him over the new week and even next fight
     
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    Wasting the 5th round to try and take Jones down per his coach's advice was seemingly driven by ego. He was doing fine taking the center of the ring, closing the distance and striking.
     
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    He definitely threw away the 5th round trying to get pointless takedowns, which probably was because of his ego
     
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    This. Such a damn shame
     
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    1 to 3 was close as hell, round 4 jones won fair and square, round 5 was close too with DC landing a td but the strike was all jon.
     
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    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    I think you guys put way too much into the spectacle of it all and forget these guys are athletes who would perform this way even if they didn't talk to each other at all.
     
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    Probably, but he really didn't have much left in the tank.

    It's one thing to have Cardio for 5 rounds when your setting the pace, it's another to have it for 5 rounds when someone else is.
     
  9. TheGrouch

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    I think he fought to the best of his abilities. He's just not as good as Jones. No need for over-analyzing.
     
  10. Pancake Sprawl

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    Are you sure? He wasted an entire rd to get a takedown, he could've been attacking Jon with strikes instead of trying to take him down.

    Cerrone has admitted that Nate got into his head and effected the way he fought.

    When you become an athlete you don't magically become immune to human emotions.
     
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    He didn't waste an entire round trying to get a takedown. He was gassed, and Jones had him against the fence most of the round. He had no choice but to wrestle.
     
  12. Da Speeit

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    Nate got into Cerrone's head after 2 rounds of kicking the shit out of him and THEN flipping him off
     
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    Look at him on the stool between 3/4 and 4/5. You knew he was done. Don't know if it was ego, pain, cardio or??? But he was done.
     
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    if DC was really emotionally affected during the fight then i think he would performed much worse.
     
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    When Jones took him down DC spent the rest of the fight trying to take JJ down...I thought he would lose anyway but his ego took away any chance he had of winning. He needed to box and pressure as he was doing before
     
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    Ego/poor fighter IQ.
     
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    yes his Ego and emotions did not help him
     
  18. estranged

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    it's his age i think
     
  19. JonesBones

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    When people criticize Jones's personality, they are basically criticizing his ego. As being inconsistent. That is why it is an ego. It should be maintained, and you should be proud of it. Cormier wanted to maintain his ego. It is the space you carve out for yourself, and say, "This is me, and it will always be me." And that is why it is an illusion.

    'The ego as obstacle to acceptance. - It is the ego that stands rigidly against things coming from the outside, and it is this "ego rigidity" that makes it impossible for us to accept everything that confronts us.'

    -Bruce Lee

    This next quote applies particularly to Rashad an DC. They know they lose, but maintain their ego, with moral victories. Like getting that takedown.

    Like water basically. DC is frozen. He breaks. Hard things break. Formless form.
     
  20. aRtFuL

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    I don't think it was because of ego as much as the fact that he just struggles to be fit enough fighting at 205.

    Them weight cuts must've weakens him a lot.
     

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