Junior Dos Santos And Cain Velasquez Clear Up Any Excuses, Both Say They're 100%

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  1. doherty

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    Junior Dos Santos​



    Cain Velasquez​



    Listen to full call...
     
  2. PunchParty

    PunchParty Banned Banned

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    JDS will probably have an undisclosed injury and still KO him. WAR JDS!
     
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    They'll wait til after the fight to make excuses.
     
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    Both these guys are humble fighters, what is your hate?
     
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    Hate? What hate? Did they or did they not both disclose injuries after the fight?
     
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    Fight of the year candidate right here if it doesn't end early like the first fight. Cannot wait. I love both guys so its win win for me
     
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    You're ridiculous. There was no hate in his statement. Fighters say they're 100% and then whine about injuries.
     
  9. GroundGameFan

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    Same here. Don't know about FOTY because it's HW and likely won't go the full 5 rounds, but I'm hoping it's a badass war and both guys have their moments. Picking Cain to win this time too.
     
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    Hopefully they really are 100%, but just because they said it, doesn't make it true. It's stupid for any fighter to say they are injured (or anything less than "100%") before a fight because:

    1) To say you're not 100% hurts the marketability of the fight. Fans getting hyped up to watch a fight want to believe they are seeing the best version of each fighter going in.

    2) To reveal any actual injuries you have could give your opponent either a mental or tactical advantage.


    But AFTER the fight, the opposite becomes true. There becomes an incentive to discuss injuries a fighter had prior to the fight to excuse a loss and promote future marketability. This is why, for the most part, you can't fully trust fighters' public statements when talking about any pre-fight injuries (Tito 101)--either before or after.
     
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    I think it's pretty clear they have both cracked their skulls.

    Tito would be proud.
     
  12. Sacrilegium

    Sacrilegium Did you hear Demolition lost the tag titles?

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    The fight hasn't started yet. There's still time for someone to twist their ankle at the weigh-ins or tear their ACL getting out of a cab.
     

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