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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by chinarice, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. chinarice

    chinarice Gold Belt

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    I have always bagged on DJ for how good he allegedly was, based on competition he fought and that it was never particular enjoyable to watch most of his fights.

    I wanted so badly for Cejudo to beat DJ then the fight ended and Cejudo was claimed new champ but it didn't sit well with me because I don't feel like DJ was actually beaten for his belt (due to how close the fight was)... I felt the same with TJ losing his belt to Dom.

    The guy defended his belt more than anyone in ufc history and it is too bad his reign ended on a fight he arguably won.

    This fight was actually pretty exciting to watch from beginning to end, which I guess could maybe be attributed to Cejudo actually belonging in there, unlike most of the FLWs.

    Dude lost a very close decision, title reign down the drain and he took it as good as anyone could have in his post fight interview.

    I'll never particularly be a DJ fan but he definitely deserves the acknowledgement of being one of the best fighters ever.
     
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    I generally agree. I am a DJ fan though. My thing is, I think Henry won -- it was close but rd2 was the one up for grabs and a 4 significant strike edge isn't enough to make up for a takedown and control. Live I thought the round was close but I think my bias was giving it to DJ.

    I'd love to see the rematch but I want more time to pass because Henry is just getting better and better and still developing. Give him his 135 money fight and give DJ a fight to try out some new things then bang time.
     
  3. Dark Individual

    Dark Individual GOAT of all GOATS

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    Props to DJ for successfully ducking TJ. Nobody wants to see that fight anymore.
     
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    Finally no more money talk...
     
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    Finally no more money talk...
     
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    Yeah, usually you have to decisively beat the champ for the belt to change hands....This, wasn't that.
     
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    Gutter Chris Chiropteran Enthusiast

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    I think it was

    I also thought Dj lost 4 rounds in that fight and the only thing makes it close is that the champ always gets spotted a lot of points in a decision
     
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    He is very skilled and has a lot of accomplishments, but I can’t watch flyweight. I hope everyone else can enjoy it.
     
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    Yeah, usually you have to decisively beat the champ for the belt to change hands....This, wasn't that.
     
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    Would DJ have kept the belt if his name was Conor McGregor or Brock Lesnar? I didn't see the fight, just curious but I don't really need the answer.

    I'm one of those guys where you really have to outwork the champ to take his belt from him. Fighting top contender after top contender. I know the TJ ordeal and how they don't like the guy that much, it's why rankings really don't hold a precedent in any weight class. Being a reigning champ doesn't automatically get you a rematch either as Aldo proved.
     
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    Paolo Delutis Brown Belt

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    WHAAAAAAA???? U need eye surgery...or lessons in how mma is scored u pick but in no world did dj lose 4 rnds
     
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    Gutter Chris Chiropteran Enthusiast

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    if you say so
     
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    Ok..humour me how did you score the fight and why for each round..

    Heres my breakdown.

    Round 1. Dj wins..effective striking doing damage from range.

    Round 2 . Henry got the takedown and was able to control to end the round..tried ground and pounding but no damage..dj did well on the feet but couldn't get up

    Round 3. Dj..effectively out struck henry and defended takedowns attempts with nice rolls and get ups..

    Rounds 4..henrys was about to again get a takedown with some control and landed alittle more evenly with dj in meaningfull shots wise

    Rounds 5.. Dj defended almost all takedowns and got right back up when taken down and out struck henry with big bodyshots and punches..

    3 rounds to 2 .dJ victory


    Your turn ill wait.
     

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