...And I predicted it as soon as I saw his beard in the pre fight interviews. Every time I see a fighter go in to a major fight with a different facial hair style than they usually have, they lose. I've noticed this over the last several years. I'm too drunk to do the real research and post proof, but there are a few examples I can remember off the top of my head. Brock, Anderson, and Cruz all lost coming in with a beard, after going years clean shaven. I know there are other examples, but I can't remember them off the top of my head TLDR: Beards are the new curse.