I was rooting for Reyes, but I’m really glad he lost. You don’t fight a fifth round like that!

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by dragonclaw, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. dragonclaw Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Southern California
    Two things

    First, Reyes corner man is a f’en tool. Reyes is going into the fifth in a close fight, with the last round potentially being the deciding factor, and you choose this time to come out of the closet and express your love to him? Seriously man, wtf? How does this help him?

    You tell it as it is - you win this last round, finish strong, the championship is yours. Otherwise we walking out of this empty handed.

    Second, Reyes stepped off the gas when he was supposed to be gunning it in the fifth.

    Reyes has nobody to blame than himself and his idiotic corner man.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2020
  2. brackis1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    25,970
    Likes Received:
    3,699
    Location:
    Boston, Chicago, Bay Area
    Yeah actually he was tired from beating Jones and winning the first 3 rounds, while Jones was more rested after enduring a beating in the first 3 trying to outlast Reyes.

    But cool, you and the refs are both bad at math and the more dumb opinions I see like this that ignore output of the human body, the more I'm reminded how this shit plays out as idiocratic champion-worship about emotion and opinion.
     
  3. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    25,438
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Actually the judges are to blame. Maybe he gave his all to win the first 3 rounds. Having done that should be enough to win the fight as Jones can then only win 2. I'm sick of fighters being blamed for shady judging.
     
  4. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Messages:
    2,895
    Likes Received:
    1,041
    Easy to say that from your couch...

    He fought one of the pound for pound greatest fighters and took it to him for three 5 minute rounds... then went through a tough 4th championship round where Jon was the aggressor.

    Also... that cornerman was his brother. It's a personal journey and I'm sure his brother knows what to say or what not to say to motivate his brother.

    It was a good fight... controversial decision but that's what happens when you leave it in the hands of these dumb ass judges.
     
  5. asdf122345 Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2005
    Messages:
    8,374
    Likes Received:
    623
    Location:
    Universe 10
    I agree. He should of went for it.. He sort of let Jones dictate the fight in the later rounds.
     
  6. jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    8,538
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Location:
    Bizarre Adventures
    People who have never trained etc spout nonsense like this. This was a title fight in whch he started with an insane pace for the first 3 round, he's not a machine. Please skip rope for longer than 10 mins without stopping and then spout this shit.
     
  7. frederick Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8,302
    Likes Received:
    207
    I was surprised Reyes was able to fight as well as he did in the 4th and 5th considering his pace in the first 3
     
  8. jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    8,538
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Location:
    Bizarre Adventures
    I was pretty shocked he could still move his feet and stop/get up from the takedowns. Great cardio.
     
  9. Fenn Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    141
    I feel he blew his wad winning the first 3, and just didn't have anything left in the tank

    Saying you're glad he lost because he gave everything he had trying to win the first 3 rounds is kinda poop. Here, have this...

    <Varys01>
     
  10. JKS 77+&--#rT....

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    61,615
    Likes Received:
    1,611
    Location:
    Toronto
    Stepped of the gas?? Come on buddy. He didn't decide to just stop fighting. He ran out of gas, a 5 round fight is draining. He just didn't have it in round 5.
     
  11. Shinobi Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2017
    Messages:
    2,848
    Likes Received:
    343
    WTF are you talking about? That 5th round wasn't that one sided as you might think. He still landed and still did good. Jon didn't do much either, did he? What did he do that was so amazing? He looked a bit fresher and landed a few more strikes, none of which did anything. You fight a 5th round like that after actually fighting for 20 minutes instead of doing nothing like Jon.
     
  12. Gilday Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2014
    Messages:
    13,712
    Likes Received:
    2,109
    Location:
    Dorset, England
    This isn't Pride where we score the fight as a whole

    When it's round by round scoring and to anyone competent you're 3-1 up, actually you can fight safe in the 5th round because it doesn't effect how the other rounds are scored
     
  13. Lateralus Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2019
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    2
    Reyes should be proud of what he accomplished, although he lost, he fought like a champion, great performance from both men.
    For the record I scored it 3-2 for Reyes.
     
  14. Cantorious Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I know it's way easier said than done but if Reyes in rounds 4 and 5 peppered jones with shots at like %40 power to score points he would of no doubt got the nod or maybe not because those judges were horrible that whole night. Reyes kept trying to throw all he had into his shots and still trying to KO jones when he was gassed resulting in lumbering shots that would just miss when he should of just went for the decision and not the KO at this point. IDK who follows boxing in here but a long time ago Delahoya fought Felix trinidad and Delahoya decided to take the last 2 rounds completely off just not doing anything because he won earlier rounds and ended up losing the decision. Reyes only knows how to fight one way , go for the finish. Jones on the other hand is really good at doing just enough to win decisions much like the rest of Jackson wink. Reyes needs to learn how to switch gears in a 5 rounder, I think he did enough to win in a close fight. My point is simply that when you do basically nothing during entire rounds even if you are ahead you are at a major risk of judges going against you in a decision
     
  15. Street Bishop Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2020
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    701
    Fights are judged round-by-round you low-spectrum autist. Reyes won 3 rounds. Jon won 2. None were 10-8 or 10-10. That makes it 48-47 Reyes. I'm not gonna cry robbery, it was close. Other than the 49-46 dickhead, I could see why the scores would be conflicting. But nowhere does it say you have to win round 5. You clowns don't get to make up unwritten rules just to boost the narrative of your shitty opinion. Stop trying to override simple math.
     
  16. poor form Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2020
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    1,684
    People pretending that Reyes has an EPO get out of jail free card? LOL.

    Only certain fighters get a pass from USADA. Reyes isn’t one of them, so he has to rely on the limits of his human endurance. He didn’t have much left at the end, and that isn’t a criticism against him. He gave what he had throughout the fight.
     
  17. MuayThai101 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,520
    Likes Received:
    199
    Ya i agree. I cant stand it when guys run in the last seconds of the fight.

    Like you not even the champ. The fight is close, and you choose to run? You deserve to lose.
     
  18. Boy God Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,162
    Likes Received:
    196
    So much salt on these forums when Jones wins lol.
     
  19. Toad Rogan Ribbit

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2016
    Messages:
    695
    Likes Received:
    18
    You're glad someone that won 3 of 5 rounds lost a fight because he lost the 5th round? He didn't take the 5th round off. He was tired. And the 5th round isn't more important than the first 3. Jones winning the 4th and 5th rounds doesn't show why he's a champion when he lost the first 3 rounds. This is nonsense simple people spout to justify horrible judging.
     
  20. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    19,835
    Likes Received:
    2,876
    Imo Dom won... but you cant give up 4th and 5th rounds like that against a champ who defended so many times. Its too risky.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.