honestly, Dominick Cruz's competition at BW has just been flat out awful

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  1. skullmaskkid

    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    guys are either literally borderline midgets standing at <5ft5 or punching like this:

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    I'm not guaranteeing a Cody victory, but Cody with legit amateur boxing experience and standing at 5ft8 is already a better opponent than anyone Dom has ever fought
     
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    id like to see him fight someone his own size.

    i feel if DJ wasn't 5'3 and was like 5'6 or 5'7 he would have beaten dom.


    Dom still legit af tho
     
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    I know what you're saying I feel the same way about McGregor.
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Faber twice (three times if you count the loss), Demetrious Johnson and TJ Dillashaw.

    Do you really believe Cody Garbrandt is a better opponent?
     
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    TJ would strike circles around Cody, so would DJ.
     
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    Conor beat Porier, Max, Eddie and Nate. Aldo is also a natural LW fighting at FW.

    If anyone deserves this criticism its Jon Jones. Everytime he fought a guy near his size his performance dipped
     
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    BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Cody has T-rex arms though.

    But he does have the POWA.
     
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    Charles Valencia - 5ft3
    Ian McCall - 5ft5
    Joseph Benavidez - 5ft4
    Brian Bowles - 5ft6
    Scott Jorgensen - 5ft5
    "Trius" Johnson - 5ft3
    Uriah Faber - 5ft5
    TJ Dillashaw - 5ft6

    literally no one over 5ft7
     
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    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    I believe he's got better attributes not giving up 5 inches of height.
     
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    Ok, I agree about Poirier and Max(even though he was green) but Eddie looked like a FW compared to McGregor and Nate choked him out and the rematch went to a decision, he had good moments in that fight.

    I felt the same way about Jon Jones in the beginning but after he beat so many good fighters I had to concede that the man is good. Who else has a record like Jones in he UFC? Only GSP comes close.
     
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    Steps into the octagon at 160, natural lw...lol
     
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    Reach disadvanage can be negated with proper technique and boxing.
     
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    Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    Compared to the world beaters Henry Briones, Augusto Mendes, and Marcus Brimage.
     
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    Facts on top of facts. Cogar will eat everything hes got and KO him stiff.
     
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    Man whatever he's beaten everybody put in front of him and Cody might be 5'8 but he has T rex arms
     
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    Better than DJ when he fought Cruz? Probably not, but not far off.
    Better than TJ, certainly not
    Better than Faber? The final time? For sure. The second time, debatable, better striker for sure.
     
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    Do you want a 6ft 135 lbser
     
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    It's a bad thread, but it's a decent point. Cruz's strength of schedule isn't very good - he might be the best fighter in the sport, but so many years were robbed from him. Time to see him go on a run.
     
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    I know, just pointing it out since normally you would expect a tall guy to have more reach while Cody despite being tall doesn't have much of a reach advantage over past Cruz opponents. What he has is the POWA of course.
     

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