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post #22 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 10:14 PM
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...Cormier is a great dude but I picked Barnett for the win. 2 factors: 1) Daniel's stand-up was sweet and drastically improved in his fight with Bigfoot. He busted his hand in that fight and has had a long lay off. He's not going to be where he was at in the bigfoot fight. His cardio/cagerust will be a factor. 2) Barnett will have better cardio plus the huge experience factor. If Cormier starts to gas early, Josh will put him on his back with an unexpected sweep. If Daniel is on his back and breathing heavy, Barnett will surf him out, move to side control and pull off a well-timed submission. Maybe an armbar or arm triangle. Cormier would have to hurt Josh early to pull off a victory. I don't see it happening. Barnett with a UD or late round submission...
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