I don't understand Junior or his team. Cain proved to be the better man.

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  1. Kelman

    Kelman Banned Banned

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    I'm a Cigano fan, but I can't understand why Junior and his team had not addressed the very obvious issues from the last fight, and formulated a much better fight strategy.

    After the second fight, it was so clear that in order to be competitive with Cain, Junior would need to utilize better footwork and movement to continually circle round the edges of the cage, pivot into the Octagon centre, and try to keep Cain stuck on the end of his jab, so as to avoid flinging punches with his back on the cage while leaving Cain free to choose when to end the exchange and go for the shot. It was also blindingly obvious that Junior had to defend himself better against punches. I'm not suggesting he should have held his hands up by his chin like a boxer, as that would have made defending takedowns harder, but there is of course a happy medium between the boxing peek-a-boo and having your hands by your waist, ffs.

    I reluctantly accept now that Cain is the better man, as his strategy was more intelligent, as it played to his opponent's weaknesses, unlike Junior's.

    I hope Junior now sees the problems, and addresses them. It still may not be enough to beat Cain if they ever fight again, but I'm sure it would result in a more competitive fight. I still love Junior as a fighter, and can't wait to see him back to winning ways.

    And Cain is a worthy champion, the best UFC heavyweight champion ever, and I think Werdum will be an interesting match-up, so looking forward to that too. A sad night in some ways, but a great card all-round. War Cigano.
     
  2. Kelman

    Kelman Banned Banned

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    Should also note that I found it odd that Junior didn't show more urgency/activity when he clearly stunned Cain twice with punches in the first round. He let him recover, presumably in the pursuit of being 'patient'. In this particular situation, that was a mistake.
     
  3. Prex32

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    absolutely
     
  4. ShinobiKrow**

    ShinobiKrow** White Belt

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    The only issue here is that Cain is a better fighter.
     

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