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  1. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    Mighty Mouse must have a huge weight lifted off his shoulders after losing. When you've got that crazy title defense streak, I'm sure that pressure to keep winning gets to fighters. Now DJ officially doesn't need to worry about his title defense streak anymore -- his legacy is basically set.

    I feel like DJ can get back to just fighting and not worrying about anything else in his next fight (whether against Cejudo or a top 5 guy). This will look like GSP vs Hughes/Serra after he lost his belt, and that pressure to be "unbeatable" was lifted off his shoulders.
     
  2. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    He should move up to BW full time now
     
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    Man me neither I'll die making weight.
     
  5. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It usually goes 1 of 2 ways, it either revitalizes them or they go "well I was pretty much over this anyway" and either retire or fight to collect a pay check but not really at the same leve
     
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    It almost seemed like he was relieved to have lost imo
     
  7. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    That would make zero sense. DJ is very small and weighs only ~135 in the cage. Why would he leave a weight class in which he can easily make weight.

    DJ could arguably make 115 pounds if that division existed.

    Edit: Turns out I was wrong -- cage weight has DJ weighing 142 pounds. He weighed about as much as Cody Garbrandt.
     
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  8. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Like you said nothing left to prove

    He has been complaining about money for a while now

    BW has fights that will get him more money
     
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    tbh, I think theres a chance he just retires. He's said in the past fighting wasn't really his true passion.
     
  10. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    If I'm trying to predict DJ's next moves, I think both. I think at first he'll probably take 6-12 months off. The guy loves playing video games, so he'll probably take a break from fighting and do what he loves, but keep training part time. I think he was pretty much "done" -- he'd been very active for a champion.

    Then after a little while off, DJ will probably get the urge to fight again, and at that point he'll make a comeback after some time away.
     
  11. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    Yea, he loves video games. He'll probably take some time off and focus on his Twitch stream.
     
  12. Zebra Cheeks 2Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Even if he wanted to he couldn't come back in less than a year due to surgeries. The thing is the way I see it he's 31, he's perfectly mentally healthy, hasn't taken a ton of damage and has had a great career. Now is not a bad time to walk away before things get dicey and he starts taking lots of damage as his form inevitably drops off (it happens to everyone look at Aldo/Anderson).

    We'll see, he hasn't talked at all about who's next for him so who knows
     
  13. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Im telling you. He wants out of UFC. He will be in 1Fc in a year
     
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    He won the fight, Cejudo didn't do shit with the take downs. MM would rather play video games anyway
     
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    I'm not really sure DJ was feeling that much pressure compared to some champs.... if anything you could construe his complaining about pay and crappy cards as his way of wanting more pressure from the promoter and fans. You had fighters like Cain being called "The baddest man on the Planet" and you'd see Rogan tell Ronda her fights were historical events and just standing near her was enough to make him want to cry. DJ was indisputably better than those 2 P4P, but got nowhere near the hype.
     
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    It's possible that losing the title after having a streak of defenses ignites an even bigger fire under him than the Cruz fight did and so this time, God help anyone under the FW division. It;s also possible that having a title reign that long has left him burned out entirely on competing at this level and so his most explosive, intense and devastating fights are essentially behind him. Losing the title in a decision that contested, when from the former champs' perspective it could easily feel like the opponent took the easy way out, could make you more passionate or make it drastically harder to stay motivated. It's a wait and see kind of thing at this point.
     
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    I would, I’d just pick him up and punt him out of the octagon, TKO win to me!
     
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    I actually just read an article in another thread that DJ weighed 142 on fight day. more than Cejudo and equal to Cody.

    edit: found article https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/8/...ut-six-fighters-come-in-over-csac-regulations
     
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    Everyone loses eventually. Will be interesting to see if he can bounce back.
     
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