Reyes did a Hendricks

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  1. Colin Better than you

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    Reyes thought he had won the fight after 4 rounds, coasted the 5th and lost. Ala Hendricks.

    On one hand you have got to feel sorry for Dom, he clearly has an argument for winning the first 3 rounds.

    That said, it was never a given. How poor MMA judges are is hardly a well kept secret, but regardless, it was debatable.

    What I saw in the 5th round was a fighter in the most important round of his life, sitting back. Exhausted, obviously, but he sat it out. Just like Hendricks.

    This seems to be a mental thing for challengers, not finishing championship rounds strongly. I think he mentally lost the fight in that round. Both on the score cards and the overall fight in the literal sense of the word.

    Granted, Jones was the fresher fighter so maybe (probably most likely) he would never have been able to win the final round, but something doesn't sit right with me when challengers like Hendricks and Reyes, fighting two of the most dominant champions in the sport, try to 'just do enough'. I beleive this was a show of a little lack of experience, certainly championship level experience.

    To me that's a great lesson for all fighters, especially challengers and one I would expect Reyes to learn from. It cost Hendricks' career alot. It'll be interesting to see if Dom ever gets back into that position again.
     
  2. chinarice Steel Belt

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    The deciding round of GSP vs Hendricks, yet people still cry robbery.

    GSP outstruck and ougrappled hendricks in round 1

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  3. mmadeewana Purple Belt

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    While GSP won but i am pretty sure Jones was gonna lose the belt today
     
  4. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    Very different.

    Reyes had no gas left, which is what Jones was counting on.

    Hendricks in the other hand literally just took the round off.

    Fun fact, how many incels crying about the Jones / Reyes fight, had GSP winning the Hendricks fight?

    The hypocrisy shows you that this isnt about decisions. It's about hatred for a guy who makes their favorite fighters look like children.
     
  5. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    I get what you're saying but if Hendricks, Reyes, or any challenger has won 3 rounds in the fight then they shouldn't have to finish strong to win. It seems the judges are interested in making sure the money fighter gets the nod. Bizarre...
     
  6. Perrichet Arteta is a fraud

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    No he didn’t. Reyes clearly won at least 3 rounds he got fucked over straight up
     
  7. Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    The controversy about Hendricks vs GSP is very different, because it is only about who won the first round, which was very close. Everybody agrees on the scoring of every other round, it's only about the first.

    Here, all three judges gave a different score card :

    Rosales : 2-4-5 to Jones
    Solis : 2-3-4-5 to Jones (WTF)
    Lee : 3-4-5 to Jones

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  8. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    Never take that 5th round off in a title fight... That's like telling Mom it's ok she forgot to pick up teh hot pockets before a big game of minecraft wit teh boyz.
     
  9. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    Except you're retarded and GSP actually won the Hendricks fight, whereas Fightmetric CLEARLY shows Reyes winning rounds 1-3.
     
  10. BabyBlue_Bomber Black Belt

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    Reyes was not coasting.

    He fought on his bicycle the majority of the fight and was out of gas during the championship rounds.
     
  11. Sure Dawg Green Belt

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    All things aside, when someone starts throwing out oddly specific insults as you have, I start to develop and oddly specific ideas about them.
     
  12. Jone Jons Sherdog's Photoshop Ringer

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    i like this comparison. but i dont think reyes will tank after this.
    also, the functional design of the scorecards, and the fact that they arent redesigned specifically for MMA, are both stupid as hell.... its easy shit
     
  13. Brandon85 Green Belt

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    Why are the first two rounds already filled in?
     
  14. Andreh Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    No, he didn't. Reyes didn't destroy Jones as Hendricks did on GSP. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
     
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  15. BlackDanaWhite Orange Belt

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    Reyes used too much gas trying to overwhelm Jones at the beginning of the fight and it cost him in the later rounds. This is not what happened in GSP vs Hendricks. Hendricks was just broken down and beaten by a superior fighter.
     
  16. DoctorStoppage The Ether

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    Use too much gas? He used enough gas to win 3 rounds out of 5.
     
  17. BlackDanaWhite Orange Belt

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    But in round one Reyes used way, way too much energy. If he was more efficient he could have won all the rounds.
     
  18. DoctorStoppage The Ether

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    I don’t think that’s true but even if it is - why does it matter? He won enough rounds to win the fight, he shouldn’t have to win every round.
     
  19. jeff7b9 Silver Belt

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    It’s not a mental thing, it’s a CARDIO thing.

    The guy who has fought 5 rounds many times does better in round 5 than the guy who has never been to the championship rounds.

    Reyes probably thought he was conditioned and prepared for 5 but he didn’t pace himself and or have enough gas in the tank. I really doubt he was thinking “I’ll just take this round off and trust the judges.”

    Also- some credit to Jones/GSP for being properly prepared and enough of a vet to know how to be the fresher guy in later rounds.
     
  20. Rvd Slmr Silver Belt

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    Good question, maybe they started on a computer and something went wrong? Since the scores aren't the same, it's not too suspicious.
     

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