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TJ vs Dodson, premature stoppage?

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  1. Rational Poster Actually the Best Poster

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    Looking back now at that fight and TJ's performances since then, I can't help but think that this stoppage was a bit premature.

    TJ was definitely hurt, but he was totally conscious and scrambling for a takedown when the fight was stopped. I don't think he was totally on queer street, just hit with a good shot while off balance.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. MMAEXP3RT Banned Banned

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    Always thought it was premature.
     
  3. jayBMX Brown Belt

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    Premature for sure
     
  4. jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    always thought tj got wrecked by a flyweight even if he wasnt out cold incoming
     
  5. DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    I mean, yeah, everybody was saying that when it happened. Doesn't mean he wasn't about to get beat down even more, but they should have at least given him a chance.
     
  6. VicVinegar Blue Belt

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    Definitely a little early but I think Dodson was taking that fight regardless.... now hopefully we get a rematch in the form of a super fight... tuf finale fight then rematch when they are both champs ? History in the making
     
  7. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    It wasn't "a bit premature".

    It was a wrong stoppage.
     
  8. oaklandr8ersfan Brown Belt

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    I've thought that from day 1. Early stoppage, no doubt.
     
  9. irollnaked Purple Belt

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    jesus dodson is fucking fast
     
  10. SILVAREDEMPTION Brown Belt

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    it was early, as evidence by the sequence, he was getting scrambling for a leg (intelligent defense), and Dodson was not really landing more shots.
     
  11. Organic Damage Vantablack belt

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    Funny, if you watch the gif TJ doesn't even get hit cleanly once. Dodson catches him behind the ear with his forearm which seems to rock him, then he lands like half a hammerfist on the ground before the ref swoops in.

    Definitely premature.
     
  12. TheWalrusNo9 Brown Belt

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    TJ was getting put out if that fight went longer. He was acting on instincts and Herb saved him from being severely concussed.
     
  13. countswagula Gold Belt

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    Not every fighter needs to go limp before a stoppage
     
  14. Gametheory Brown Belt

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    Way too early. TJ got hit with one big shot, tried to take Dodson down and got stopped instantly.
     
  15. BobsyaUncle Brown Belt

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    Yep I noticed that when reading Jack Slack's breakdown of the Barao fight.
     
  16. Goodfella86 Gold Belt

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    yeah, it was definitely a bit premature.
     
  17. The one knockdown rule was apparently in effect for that fight. Sometimes I think UFC fights would be better if they implemented a 10 second count. At least BS like this wouldn't happen.
     
  18. FeloniousMonk Red Belt

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    Dodson is one of the best fighters in the UFC without a belt.
    And P4P, has to be one of the strongest punchers in the sport.

    I would have definitely liked if Herb gave TJ a chance to show his
    heart in that moment, but who knows... Dodson could have shut the
    lights out.
     
  19. aquamanpunch Silver Belt

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    Terrible stoppage.
     
  20. Hallzzz Purple Belt

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    I thought it was a good stoppage
     

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