Don't get me wrong, TJ is great but Cody beats himself

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  1. elcj

    elcj Blue Belt

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    As skilled and as violent as Cody is, he is also a composed fighter and that's a big asset of his.

    When he let's that go, well, we saw what happened. He was outclassing TJ and was also too quick for him. Some say TJ set him up, but I don't think TJ intentionally got caught by Cody. Cody just let his composure go in both fights.

    He made the same mistake twice. He's young, I think he will/can learn from this. I'm not surprised he didn't learn the first time, especially due to all the emotions going into it and the results of the first fight. He was desperate to embarrass TJ and KO him as he was in the first fight.
     
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  2. PanicWrassler

    PanicWrassler Green Belt

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    Nah pretty sure it was TJ that body bagged him
     
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    Threetrees HIGH ENERGY BELT

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    Cody never throws straight punches
    He's great, he's just predictable and TJ predicted him
    Also TJ has a knack for taking opponents apart in rematches, he just picked up where he left off

    The UFC hurt Cody by putting him directly back in there
     
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    mirellale Black Belt

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    How was Cody outclassing him??
     
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    mangokush Brown Belt

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  6. I WILL CUT YOU

    I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens

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    Cody beats himself off

    To pictures of PVZ new rack.




    Cody is chinny with bad boxing. Good offensive puncher but he's not a good striker. TJ beat him.
     
  7. peterparker66

    peterparker66 Black Belt

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    He's a great fighter But IMO TJ is a much more complete fighter and so a better fighter overall and I think he beats Cody 9 out 10 times
     
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    Toco Steel Belt

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    yeah this fight would be great but I doubt the ufc would want to put him against lineker
     
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    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    But what's quicker than "too quick for him"? Does he need to not only be too quick for him, but also too smart for him? And since we've already established that he's "too quick for him", would it even help him if he's getting to the point where he's "too smart" for him?
     
  10. jeff7b9

    jeff7b9 Red Belt

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    The better man won.

    Sad that people can't just admit that.

    TJ won twice by KO. Decisive, clean clear cut victories. Cody was incapable of making in-fight adjustments, leaving himself open to the right hand counter that TJ literally threw three times in a row.
     
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    TJ made it look like show work the 2nd time around. Was too soon for a rematch and Cody looks worse off because of it.

    Least it sold decently!
     
  12. Juventud

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    No he wasn't.
    You clearly have no idea about analyzing fights.

    TJ outclassed him everywhere in the 2nd fight.

    It's not TJs fault Cody throws the same right hand that TJ game planned for.
     
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    moreorless87 Out To Lunch

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    The problem Cody has is that his technique beyond throwing that first counter(which yeah he is amazing at) isn't nearly as slick, he gets wild and he leaves openings which TJ exploited in both fights.

    Whilst the fued might have something to do with it I think its moreso the way the fights were going. In the first match Cody gets dropped by the headkick and starts to loose his cool thinking he needs to get back into the fight. In the second match he still has the memory of the first match thinking he needs to finish TJ ASAP before he gets finished himself. Reminds me of Machida/Shogun where Lyoto got over aggressive early in the rematch because he knew he was going to probably loose a battle at range with no repeat gift decision.

    I would add as well that I don't think Cody was THAT hurt from the initial knockdown in the 2nd fight, it was more that TJ followed up on him perfectly. Its only when he rocks him again that he's on wobbly legs rip for the pickings.
     
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    What man doesn't beat himself?
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    Twink182 All the....small things Platinum Member

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    So if it had nothing to do with TJ and everything to do with Cody, how come TJ is the only one that's ever handed him losses and they both been brutal kos
     
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    Cody isn't skilled enough at the end of the day
     
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    rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    Cody is a better athlete.

    TJ has far better fight IQ.

    The gap between their athleticism isn't as great as their gap in fight IQ.
     
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    The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Funny how Cody tells everyone that they got no chin, when hes the one getting KO'd all the time

    <36>

    Cody "No Chin" Garbrandt

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    Jon's Drug Dealer Brown Belt

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    TJ is more skilled and has a higher fight IQ. It's time to pull that tattooed dick out of your throat.
     
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  20. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    He was never "Outclassing TJ". He was being outclassed in both fights and yes, TJ set him up. TJ was able to do that because he's a much better fighter in every way.

    And what is this talks about Cody being faster or a better athlete? TJ is both faster and a better athlete than Cody. Cody literally has nothing over TJ technically or physically.

    And I liked Cody, his win over Cruz is still a phenomenal and memorable performance. But TJ is gonna go down as a top 10, possibly top 5 All time great fighter. Cody's not on his level.
     

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