What could/should have Cody done after hurting TJ?

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  1. TheLastEmperorReurns

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    In both fights, but especially the one we saw this weekend.

    Is TJ just too skilled and resilient to get finished like that or has Cody been too stupid to do the correct thing?





    Actually, after watching the highlight it seems like he didn't hurt TJ as bad as I thought he did.
     
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  3. TinkleMan

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    Made him a fucking cheese sandwich . And they say white belts make dumb threads
     
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    TJ is just to defensively intelligent for Cody..... he covered up, stayed safe then looked to counter. TJ's reaction to getting clipped was elite level.
     
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    Should of done a hurricanrana...

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  6. SKITZADACTYL

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    you talking about when they stunned eachother at the same time? cause that was the only time cody 'hurt' TJ in this second fight, so cody would have been pretty stupid to rush him.
     
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  7. Kaiokenrye24

    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    Tj was hit but I don't think he was hurt that badly. He was calm and didn't stray from his strategy. TJ threw the same punch 3 times and I cant believe Garbrandt got hit by it
     
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    Robot dancing to "tryout" for his next career.
     
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  9. Halifax

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    Probably learned to pick his shots and establish control of a hurt opponent. He just wades in like a caveman and misses everything
     
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    TJ was never "hurt" in the second fight. Also, it seems pretty clear that TJ and his team figured Cody out. Cody is a great offensive fighter, but he also has major defensive holes. As TJ noted after the fight, Cody's go-to punch is the right hand, and he drops his left in exchanges. So instead of dancing like he usually does, TJ stood in the pocket and countered with his own right hand. It was a great strategy. Also, if you look at the exchanges where Cody got rocked, you'll notice that Cody leaves his head on the center line when he throws his right hand, while TJ slides his head to the left every time he throws his own right hand.

    TLDR: TJ is too tactically smart. There isn't much Cody could have done differently in the actual fight.
     
  11. Cylence

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    Not rush in like TJ was some bum off the streets with no ability to defend himself.

    A fighter, especially a high level one, is extremely dangerous when hurt. Every professional worth his salt knows that, including Cody. It's why he backed off Dom in their fight repeatedly. Cody respected Dom.

    Cody is just too much of a hothead against TJ to realize it. He doesn't respect him, even after being knocked out in the first fight.

    TJ was only slightly staggered. Cody should have backed off after the initial flurry when TJ got to his feet and proceeded with caution. A low kick and then a 1-2 combination would have been a good guage for him to see where TJ was at.

    ...not rushing in like a madman with the same loaded up right hook three times in a row, while TJ was obviously looking to counter.
     
  12. ANIM4L

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    Tuck his chin and use his guard. Look for the openinng instead of forcing one.
     
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    That's experience.
    he should have kept his cool. reset and continue doing what was working.

    the second he opened up himself for a counter, he got tagged. Sucks.
    Twice he had TJ in trouble, and both times he lost.

    he should know by now that hurting TJ does not make him stupid. TJ kept his composure and hit back.
     
  14. MRT

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    yes, he could have been more patient.

    Cody was clowning a lot during the Cruz fight with his pointing, dancing, etc., but those moments also served as a pause and resulted in him not rushing in and swinging wildly for a finish, and thus avoiding the risk of getting countered. He was much more methodical in picking Dom apart.
     
  15. Diunx

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    What TJ did when he hurt him.
     
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    should have been patient.

    cody gets way too excited when he connects against TJ, he's just too emotionally invested in that matchup. he wasn't going wild against cruz, he was picking and choosing his shots. he wants to knock TJ out too much.
     

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