Stephen A. Smith ‘disgusted’ with Donald Cerrone: ‘You smarter than that’

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Alongside Jon Anik, Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping on the UFC 246 post-fight show, Smith unloaded on Cerrone, announcing himself “quite disgusted” with the tactics on display in Saturday’s headliner.

    Nearly apoplectic, Smith implied Cerrone had one again choked under pressure. He said Cerrone should have pulled away before taking the shoulder strikes that stunned him early.

    “Step back, gather yourself,” he said. “The man’s got over 50 fights in his career, for crying out loud. You know how to fight. We’ve seen you. We’ve seen 17 submission, we’ve seen 10 knockouts. Excuse me, step back and go like this, ‘OK, he caught me with the shoulder. I’m a little bit rattled right now. Let me catch my bearings. Let me catch my breath.’ I’m not even a fighter and I know this. C’mon, y’all! You guys fought, I didn’t!

    “This guy knows better, and somehow, someway, you’re in there with Conor McGregor, and I’m going to tell you all something right now,” he said. “He never had a pay-per-view before. He hasn’t been a champion. It could be that the lights were a little bit too bright. I’ve covered sports for a quarter century – not this sport, but sports – and there have been plenty of examples where I’ve seen guys that when the bright lights are brighter, palms get sweaty, backsides get tight, and ... they don’t show up that particular night, and that’s what happened to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. He didn’t show up – period. and I don’t understand it.”


    Sonnen and Bisping didn’t directly challenge Smith’s take, but instead spoke about the pressure that comes with pivotal fights. But Smith was convinced that Cerrone was a beaten man before the main event and acted like a deer in the headlights.

    “When you look at ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, that did not look like a fighter that was prepared to fight tonight,” he said. “We knew Conor was going to be ready. We wondered whether or not he would take him out early, because obviously, the later the fight goes on, ‘Cowboy’ is the bigger, stronger guy – supposedly. But for him to be get hurt in 15 seconds, get away from the clinch, and still just let Conor come right back at him. C’mon, you smarter than that – except tonight.”

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  2. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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  3. podsox Gold Belt

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    Looked like Chael and bisping wanted to say something but bit their tongues.
     
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  4. Ald0 Brown Belt

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    Stephen A needs to stay away from this sport

    go rant about the Knicks or something Lol
     
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    Stephen A Smith is a can but Cowboy looked like shit.
     
  6. Goodfella86 Gold Belt

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    At least Cowboy uses verbs.
     
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    Stephen A Smith does not need the UFC, he’s no company $hill.


    Cowboy forgot how to grapple, clinch, and create distance in one fight LOL



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  8. Horse Style Gold Belt

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    That's exactly what Cerrone did.
     
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    Successful black sports commentator takes his time to weigh in, and these are the racial undertones you get:


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  10. Shoguns Prodigy** Black Belt

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    Man. Talking for a living has to be lovely. Because no need for any type of field experience to talk about the highest level of the sport, like u know more than them.
     
  11. 3nigma Brown Belt

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    Cowboy was just happy to be there and is past his prime.

    Conor wanted to take his head off.
     
  12. faustian Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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  14. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

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    Was Chael there to speak about choking in huge fights? He’s made a career off of it.
     
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    Smith is the GOAT analyst
     
  16. Fatback96 Black Belt

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    What an idiot. This isn’t boxing. You can’t just hide behind giant ass gloves and cover up.
     
  17. campbecc Gold Belt

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    I can't stand Smith but he does appear to be right this time (at least about the nerves part). As usual he's a jerk and way too abrasive but it does appear that the moment got to Cerrone and Conor did a great job of capitalizing on it.
     
  18. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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  19. Boy God Purple Belt

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    Not wrong though Cowboy looked pure ass
     
  20. MeatWagon06 Biting on Feints

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    All his hollerin bout made me turn off the post show. He shouldn’t be at the desk. He even said himself he shouldn’t.
     
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