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Did fighting at HW help DC for this fight or.....

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by TdotK, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. TdotK

    TdotK Purple Belt

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    do you think if he would have started fighting at LHW around his 3rd or 4th fight, it would have been better for him?
     
  2. Khabib Fan

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    I don't know?!?
     
  3. TdotK

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    Use some critical thinking, and come up with a hypothesis.
     
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    I guess he thought he would be HW champ pretty quickly when he started. He would have if it wasnt for Cain
     
  5. Gerald Ford

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    Power yes, speed no
     
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    Yeh it did, cuz Bones is basically a HW
     
  7. EUmma

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    doesn't hurt.
     
  8. NHB7

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    I don't think it helped or hurt. No one he has fought has even come close to resembling Jon Jones style. The experience didn't hurt him, but it didn't prepare him either.
     
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    if DC never fought at hw i would not give him any chance at all for this fight. Only because of what i've seen him doing at HW, I give him a good shot.
     
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    No way of knowing what would have prepared him better since there's no way of knowing what his career path would have looked like, but I imagine grappling with big, strong dudes has helped him prepare for Jon's leverage (from using his size so well).
     
  11. Pangi

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    No . There are several reasons aswell .
    DC had trouble cutting the weight so it was a health issue.

    Fighting at heavy weight has given DC massive amounts of experience against much larger opponents .

    We where able to see things that we likely may have never seen (like a 260 pound Barnett getting thrown 6 ft in the air.)

    It wouldn't have created such an aurora around the Jones fight if he was see. As "just another" LHW.
     
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    gonna be interesting indeed
     

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