TJ's wins are incredible but his losses are always against opponnents that should be an easy win

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  1. Diogenes of Sinope

    Diogenes of Sinope Green Belt

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    Incredible wins over Garbrandt, prime Barao, Lineker.

    meanwhile he always loses to underdogs:

    flyweight Cejudo, Long Layoff Cruz with Corpse legs, 5 ft, 2" flyweight John Dodson.

    Also when he fought Joe Soto, a last minute replacement an dMASSIVE underdog, he looked pretty bad..

    I wonder if its a psychological thing.

    btw im not disrespecting TJ, I love him as a fighter, Its just a strange recurring pattern.
     
  2. dickcheney

    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    Is it tj that loses every 4?

    Brb checking record
     
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    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    He makes the losses seem worse with his reactions to them. There is no shame in losing to the guys he did (when he did). But he makes an ass out of himself trying to deny reality.
     
  4. dickcheney

    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    4 wins and a loss! As my 5 year old would say “I found a pattern!”
     
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    Diogenes of Sinope Green Belt

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    for me, that would mess with my mentality every time that 5th fight came up
     
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  6. dieknowsore

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    time to make some easy $ betting now!
     
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    that's fucking stupid thing to say

    Dodson: TJ was green as fuck and it looked like an early stoppage
    Asusncao: very very close fight that many people thought he won and later avenged
    Cruz: Another very close decision that many people felt TJ won, despite the long lay off Cruz was clearly at a high level
    Cejudo: though KO, it happens to the best like Aldo and GSP, it sure looks bad but I would not consider it "embarrassing"

    and the Soto fight was like 1 day freaking notice, let's not forget how Cormier didn't exactly looked like a killer against an out of couch Silva, Tj is also one of those guys who heavily relies on gameplans, so changing opponents is not joke for them
     
  8. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Silver Belt

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    Popped in to say precisely this. ;D

    There is no shame in losing, but his comments following the losses to Cruz and Cejudo suggested delusion. If the situation with Cejudo were reversed, he'd be completely satisfied.
     
  9. Paulsp

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    These some controversy and debate surrounding his losses

    The splits could have went either way (i thought he won vs dom but lost vs assuncao),
    and a quite a big amount of people think the Dodson and cujedo tko’s were early stoppages (I don’t think either were personally)
     
  10. DaWrassler007

    DaWrassler007 I like men, I'd like to be MAN-handled

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  11. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    look at his performances right before he loses. he looks amazing then he gets cocky and acts like guys like henry have no chance.
     
  12. Kaiokenrye24

    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    The loss to Dodson was when Dodson was actually good and way before TJ became a good striker
     
  13. VaskisRanger

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    even I’ve won 5 in a row and I suck balls
     
  14. Franklin U.

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    Putting Saturday night aside, thats not really fair and you could use that example for a lot of fighters. The Cruz fight was a split decision which I didn't agree with and he was champ but I thought he just landed the more telling blows in a close fight. Tough to reference Dodson fight - what was that? 9 years ago or something like that....... at that point ,he wasn't even evolving yet as a fighter.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. flowoftruth

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    easy win from the minds of idiots who dont know anything about fighting
     
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  16. SuperNerd

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    TS found out TJ's mental hole via Wiki/fight finder.

    He mentally breaks against underdogs.

    So simple and elegant, it has to be true.
     

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