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What does Stipe's early finish of Maldonado say about Glover's punching power?

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  1. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    How come Stipe (who was coming off 2 UD wins) was able to drop then put away Maldonado early in the 1st rnd, yet Glover (known for his supposed big punching power) tried so hard across 15 mins yet was unable to do the same thing when he fought Maldonado?

    Remember when John Hackleman said Glover 'is' the hardest puncher he's ever trained with? (suggesting he hits even harder than Chuck Liddell???)
    What does this say about the comparison of punching power between a #5 ranked LHW & a #8 ranked HW, or more specifically just LHW vs HW in general?

    Does this prove that a HW (not known for their big punching power) is naturally more powerful than a LHW? (known for their big punching power) & therefore any future LHW fighters (maybe even dominant champs?) should take this as a warning & back dafuq off from even considering moving up & taking on anyone (even low tier competition) @ HW?

    Or maybe/what if the outcome of the fight is what it is, it's just a fight so anything could have happened?
    Or maybe/what if we have been overlooking just how underrated Stipe's striking really is & should consider his striking as being on par with the best of the HW div?


    With so many maybe/what if possible outcomes, can anyone help me to reach a legit conclusion here?
     
  2. Jamoke Banned Banned

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    I think it shows that Miocic does have legit power when he commits.
     
  3. WildShrimper The King

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    25 minutes what? I thought the fight was stopped early
     
  4. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    Stipe is a good striker.

    He may have caught Maldonado by certain millimeters that Glover didn't.
    It's hard to attribute that to power.
    On the other hand, Stipe is a HW while Glover always cuts to 205.
     
  5. DoctorNick Purple Belt

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    Do a google or wikipedia search regarding physics. Specifically search for something involving mass x acceleration.
     
  6. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    Maldonado vs Glover.
    & I meant 15 mins, a 3 rounder, which I've now fixed.
     
  7. RoninJin Holla At Me If You Like My Avatar

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    anyone can go down when hit on the botton..Plus Glover might have worn out Fabio chin for Stipe..Kinda like Rampage wearing away Chuck's chin for Rashad
     
  8. ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    Stipe is a much better technical boxer than Glover. He landed shots on Maldonado that he didn't see coming.
     
  9. closetfighter rollin' in the derp

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    Well see theres this thing called weight classes
     
  10. Wayweary Silver Belt

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    It actually doesn't mean much of anything. There is so much that goes into what effect a punch will have. The same two fighters could fight multiple times and in one fight, there would be no finish and in another one guy could be KO'd immediately.

    Also, maybe Maldanado's chin is finally cracking. Hell, Glover might have been partially responsible for that, if it's true.
     
  11. campbecc Gold Belt

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    In their primes Mike Tyson and George Foreman could have easily made 205. So no you can not assume that LHWs necessarily are less powerful strikers than HWs
     
  12. ImPitPatPuncher Black Belt

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    Uhmm...
    Fabio Maldonado is a light heavyweight and even though I'm a big fan,
    there's a big difference between Gian Villante and Stipe Miocic.
    Especially since Maldonado is one of the lowest ranked lhw fighters at the moment.

    It was almost a Pro vs Joe type of thing
    but with a very tough overweight Joe.

    Also Glover landed a left hook to the back off the head which dropped Maldonado, and vicious ground and pound.
    Miocic landed clean right hands to the chin on top of Maldonado's lazy jabs which he leaned into a bit.
     
  13. thechoice2 Banned Banned

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    It says the same thing that it says when you compare JDS knocking Werdum out in a couple of minutes to Arlovski not being able to knock Werdum out in 15 minutes.....Then you have to compare Arlovski knocking Roy Nelson out in the 8 mins to JDS not being able to knock Roy Nelson out in 15 minutes.


    It says no two punches landed are the same even if they're landed by the same puncher on the same opponent.
     
  14. Earthworm Jim Banned Banned

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    Yeah, like when BJ moved up & finished Hughes?

    Or maybe when Manhoef (who formerly fought @ WW) KTFO Mark Hunt? (a very heavy HW)


    Science proves allot now doesn't it?
     
  15. xP Silver Belt

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    Nothing.
     
  16. kreon White Belt

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    Could be that Maldonado wanted to fight vs Glover, and was just there to get his purse vs Stipe, doing the company a favor.
     
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    btw Miocic was never a soft puncher.
    Look at the shots Roy Nelson takes...
    He got rocked several times, tell me that Miocic is a pillowpuncher.
     
  18. Sakurabinette Saku belt

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    Still wrong. The fight was stopped after 10 minutes.
     
  19. purpleheart Purple Belt

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    this.

    too many variables.

    Dont discredit glover TS
     
  20. christhakingpin Its all in the game

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    Are you retarded? Foreman? Stfu
     

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