THE EVENT: UFC 182 THE FIGHT: Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier for the LHW belt What went down: - DC did his best to make the fight as grueling and gritty as possible attempting to "Break Bones" and ironically was broken himself. What went right for Bones: - He engaged in mindgames with Cormier and made the fight mean more than just about the title but rather egos and wrestling creds. He also caught on and adapted to DCs gameplan early in the fight and stayed upright long enough to make DCs confidence progressively drop. What went wrong for DC: - Plain and simple... engaging in a cardio tolling grueling fight against an established LHW 5 round fighter was just plain stupid specially considering DC is the heavier fighter cutting from HW with one 5 round fight to his name. -After failing at his TD attempts in the opening round, he was mostly successful in the clinch war but failed to capitalize on it... (His limited striking is used to compliment his grappling whereas Bones can do either or and as needed) and seemed to not have envisioned himself winning the fight without his Takedowns being successful. To simply put it, he had no plan B for Jones defending his TDs. What DC shouldve done: Having the natural strength advantage over Bones and a decent Greco skillset ala Randy , he couldve paced himself and done the next best thing to a TD and that was to put JBJs back to that cage. Worst case scenario, even if he didnt do damage with short distance strikes such and knees and rabbit punches and was separated every time by Herb... do just enough to win the round thereby pacing himself and make Bones fall behind on the scorecards. Make him be the risk taker in the latter rounds thereby creating more openings for DCs offense and maybe that TD wouldve come late in the fight to seal the deal. Final word: Jones did as expected and leaned on his Fight IQ to win, adding another good win to his resume. DC on the other didnt really prove anything that we don't know already. Yes hes strong and tough but does he have the speed and endurance to deal with the few other Contenders at LHW? Gusto is a bad match up for him and Rumble with his questionable gas tank becoming less of a factor and ridiculous KO power to compliment a solid TDD would be a toss up. Either way, please weigh in sherdog. Agree or disagree? Cormiers future as a LHW? Sound off. THANKS FOR READING!