Why did nt Velasquez go for the RNC?

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  1. armmajunkie

    armmajunkie White Belt

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    Seems like he had many opportunities.

    Did anyone else notice that?

    Maybe he is not confident in his subs?

    Trying to make a statement with tko??

    I don't have experience to understand why he shouldn't have tried it.
     
  2. phatron

    phatron Black Belt

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    he must be a republican
     
  3. J Danger

    J Danger Armed with a Mind

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    He doesn't think about Bjj
     
  4. Omni**

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    maybe because JDS is a a real strong black belt training with the nogs and has been training for 1 year to get back to his feet by giving his back to his opponents? Hes ready for that shit.
     
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    I think he said in the post fight conference that he would rather finish via tko or something like that
     
  6. SenorCardgage

    SenorCardgage White Belt

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    Maybe he didn't want to gas his arms out
     
  7. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    He wanted to finish painting a masterpiece on JDS face

    Seriously though, he said something about, he'd just rather throw punches
     
  8. Jopo

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    You actually have to have back control to get a RNC...

    Cain was content to punch.. can't say I blame him given how successful he was. No reason to change whats working.
     
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    he probably wanted to punish dos santos for the entire fight.
     
  10. burntbacon

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    He wanted to keep it in his realm. Keep using wrestling and GnP. Why play BJJ with JDS when he didn't have too?
     
  11. theheater

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    yeah someone asked him about that at the press conference. cain could have finished if he took his back, flattened him out, and pounded on him imo. he was only using his wrestling. it looked like brock vs herring. you dont need bjj just for subs. positionally he could have used it to pound him out but instead he allowed jds to scramble
     
  12. Dr Choke MD

    Dr Choke MD White Belt

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    He said in the post-fight conference that his game plan going in was to make JDS carry his weight in order to tire him out and he thought he was doing a good job at that; that's why didn't go for the RNC. Also, he loves the TKO and he is a great wrestler.
     
  13. Jesse James

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    I agree with you.... my sons & I discussed this during the fight....& I think he was really pissed about Junior's attitude....did U notice the big push he gave Junior after round 1....it was like he had absolutely no respect for him...I think he just wanted to punch the shit out of him....especially since most everyone (not I - I said he would win prior to the fight right here on sherdog), thought Junior would give him a boxing lesson....Cain actually proved to be faster than Junior...& physically stronger....
     
  14. Righteous Jon

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    The fact of the matter is in his post fight interview you can see on fueltv's channel on youtube he said that he didn't want to lose his positioning and whither JDS down. Jits would have jeopardized that and possibly put Cain in a bad position.
     
  15. Muay Thai #1

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    He is a wrestler not an MMArtist
     
  16. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    In previous fights he has had back control and given it up for taking the opponent's side turtle position to punch them. Seems he prefers this. Honestly, I think he should try to go for subs a lot more, his corner should really have pushed him to do this in the later rounds.
     
  17. Mooner

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    I didn't know Misha Tate goes on sherdog.
     
  18. FacePlantingPro

    FacePlantingPro Purple Belt

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    Doesn't have a BJJ game. It was obvious anytime he was on the back of JDS.
     
  19. Malas

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    Then why the armbar?
     
  20. Cygnus-X

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    He has actually won no-gi BJJ tournaments.
     

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