Originally Posted by gigogreco
it wasnt the lack of bjj, that cost him this fight, it was the lack of a gameplan, well unless you call it a game plan to not jab and dont throw punches in general. He was looking for the one punch k.o, but he never got that opportunity. In the first round junior had several opportunities to jummp on cain after cain failed with a takedown, instead he chose to walk or run away. Awful game plan.
Cain on the other hand knew exactly what he had to do, he had a ganeplan from the get go and followed it. Greta performance from him.
Agreed. Looked like JDS thought he could go into the fight not having to change anything since their last encounter.
He was looking for the big shot but he couldn't get it in because of the pressure and because of his own fatigue.
It was madness to see him wind up for the big bolo uppercut when Cain would clinch with him before it could even get to chin level.
I think Cain has overall better fight IQ, and understood what mistakes he made in the first fight.
As for JDS bjj, well, like has been said, no style's adherents are created equal. He did what he was accustomed to, avoiding ground damage and getting back to the feet. Really, he did a great job despite his being gassed and dazed to fight off Cain for 5 rounds without being smothered completely or gettinkg TKO'd.