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Sandhagen doesn't have "it"

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  1. KOPPE Purple Belt

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    you can't teach heart, i hate TJ with a burning passion but he showed heart and grit
    dudes was a true warrior.
    i really think Cory Sandhagen is overrated he doesn't have what it takes imo, the hype behind him is unjustifiable, I know people are on the Sandwagon because of his last 2 fluke fights
    I don't think he has what it takes to be a top guy and his wins aren't as good as they look. Let's look into his resume against notable fighters:

    -Split Decision Win against Jon Lineker: Total coin toss decision
    -Unanimous Decision Win against Rafael Assuncao: A competitive but clear win for Sandhagen, however Assuncao by that point was WAYYYY out of his prime
    -Loses to Aljamain Sterling by submission in 88 Seconds
    -R2 TKO Marlon Moraes: if that's not a guy on the decline I don't know what is
    -R1 KO Frankie Edgar: fluke.

    I’m not saying he’s bad, but the way people are talking about him like he’s the next big thing is ridiculous.
     
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  2. Dan Torrance Brown Belt

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    give him a year or two. he'll rebound off this fight and be better for it. He has a lot to learn from this fight.
     
  3. The Eagle Purple Belt

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    He will never be a champ. His TDD is 30%. Average sherdogger can take him down without breaking a sweat.
     
  4. KOPPE Purple Belt

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    TJ's immense pressure got him shook
     
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  5. Limit Smasher Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He should move up. Emaciated tall guys trying to make midget weight classes never do well. Sandhagen reminds me of George Roop.
     
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  6. Qwerty1 Purple Belt

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    You could justifiably give Sandhagen the W against Dillashaw. I wanted Dillashaw to win but I think tonight showed that Sandhagen is legit. I think he can only get better from this as well. He went 5 hard rounds against one of the best BW of all time.

    TJ also had ups and downs to get where he is today. Have to give Sandhagen a little bit of time to grow just like TJ.
     
  7. NILLI Brown Belt

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    Are you saying Sandhagen does not have heart? Watch Sandhagen vs Alcantara and report back. Sandhagen is all heart he just lost because of those goofy spinny shit he did in the first rounds.
     
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    TJ, you made a mistake, but we all do. You paid your dues, so welcome back
     
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  9. Eric Silva 2.0 Brown Belt

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    I don't know about the next big thing but he could fight for the title or even win it. I thought he won this fight. TJ takes a lot of sh#$t on here and a little from me. TJ is a legit championship level fighter. I thought Sandhagen won. TJ came prepared and executed a very good game plan. That said Sandhagen popped and knee and destroyed his face. Aside from the leg kicks and some control time against the cage, most of TJ's offense was stifled.
     
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  10. SpedDaddyV GOAT

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    He needs to move down in weight

    If that doesn’t work maybe gender reassign and try wmma
     
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    TJ only loses after winning four straight. It was obvious he wasn’t going to lose tonight.
     
  12. Grayto Yellow Belt

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    I worry about Sandhagens defense most. Its ok, but he relies on leaning away or moving out range and still gets hit.

    Compare that with Whittakers retreating offense and impecable defense against Gastelum.
     
  13. pseto223 Blue Belt

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    I think he got complacent after the second. He expected to put Dillashaw away at some point. Or at least wobble him hard and win the round automatically. That didn't happen. It's like Sandhagen read the Sherdog analysis.

    And while that was my analysis as well (that Dillashaw is probably gonna sleep at some point in the fight), there is no denying that Dillashaw is a true champion and he never quits. Even when he is 1 punch away from being put out he is fighting and scrambling. Yesterday he fought with that ugly cut, he probably didn't see much from that eye. Still was pressuring and doing his best.

    While I don't agree that the Edgar win was a fluke with TS, I agree Sandhagen doesn't got "it". That extra champion push. You can't risk a close fight by cruising in the fifth. Dunno, may be lack of experience really. Sandhagen should learn a lot from that fight.
     
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  14. Willek Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Internet goobers talking about fighters not having heart is kinda funny.
     
  15. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect Pink Belt

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    A flying knee intended to hit the dome is a fluke?
     
  16. jk7707 Silver Belt

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    Now what I'm with isn't "it" and what's it seems weird an scary to me.
     
  17. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    He's good enough to beat TJ

    {<shrug}
     
  18. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    lol @ the flying knee being a fluke,no one need listen to anything else you have to say
     
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  19. rakeleaves Brown Belt

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    Nah he's actually really fuckin good. Just lost a razor thin decision to arguably one of the most skilled fighters in the sport and did more damage.
     
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  20. moreorless87 Straba

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    He's good but I can see the point that he is rather too passive, doesnt have that "will always find a way to win" mentality.
     

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