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post #111 of 132 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 02:54 AM
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What song did cormier come out too?
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Man I've never seen an Olympic style wrestler glide in the Octagon like that and control one of the best grapplers in the HW division. Usually once Barnett gets on the inside he clinches and takes you down. He couldn't even get close cuz Cormier would just whizzer, angle and push off.

This was a highly technical fight worthy of a GP Championship bout. Barnett was hurt, but never out.

They'll be excellent additions to the UFC roster.

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Awesome stuff from Cormier, I expected him to win but this was total domination, his pace and endurance being most impressive.

He's a big problem for everyone in the division and the only person I'd bet against him with is JDS. JDS already took out a younger version of Cormier in Velasquez, but I've felt for a while that Cormier is better than Cain pretty much everywhere so him vs JDS is highly interesting.

Barnett did really well to not be overwhelmed and finished, he handled the pace while getting smashed and that is impressive for a guy his size, he is a dangerous guy for anyone and I'd like to see him in the UFC.

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Beautiful fight from Daniel, his standup has improved by leaps and bounds since he first started at AKA. Javier is an excellent coach. Cain and Cormier both throw like they've been striking for years.

Cormier did as I expected, stuff the TD and win the fight on the feet but I was surprised to see him playing around in Barnett's guard for so long, however his base held strong and his confidence must be skyrocketing at the moment. As i've always called, Cormier has a giant future.

Once again I take the bookies to work.. Cormier paying 2.19.. are you f-ing kidding me?!







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I'm absolutly blown away at the way Cormier was able to out manuever, outstrike, defend, get off and absolutly outclass Barnett in every way.

I didn't see him running away with that fight the way he did.

I'm sold on this prospect/contender.

Not saying he's gonna hold UFC gold if he gets a shot, but he's a serious problem and anybody taking him lightly would be a fool.


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Cormier was very impressive. Great kickboxing, fantastic wrestling and despite a large reach disadvantage, he dominated. Would love to see him fight Dos Santos, if he beats Mir, but apparently he has one more fight left on his Strikeforce deal.

Melendez wasn't very impressive imo. I had the fight a draw. He kept being tripped and Thomson nearly finished him when he had this back. Great fight though.

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Cormier is a machine! Great fight, Barnett was still coming pretty strong in the 5th. I can't see which was the round that Barnett supposedly won.



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Cormier looked fantastic last night. His footwork looked good, he was in and out of range as needed, great headkicks, knew when to stall after eating that left hook and knee directly to the eye. His improvement in the striking department in general is what surprised me the most

Very impressive win. Thought he'd get the tko in the middle rounds but he wisely coasted once he was well ahead. Can't blame him for that, broken hand or not. Not a fan of it but oh well.

Of course we just watched him stomp some ass so opinions might be biased. But I'd only favor a few guys over him in the UFC.

JDS-Great TDD so far, ample striking advantage.
Cain-Same fighter pretty much except younger with better cardio and striking. Slight wrestling disadvantage.
Lesnar-Too big and strong and viking like. No way can he lose to a smaller fighter
Carwin-If he isn't a product of steroids he could potenttialy defend the td and knock him out. Big speed disadvantage for Shane.
Overeem-I'd bet td attempts are early and often. Cormier by gnp when Overeem taps to strikes.

Travis Browne is the only other UFC heavy I can see giving him any problems. Quick and powerful with a bounce around style and heavy hands complimented by a decent ground game. He has a good chance on paper but I wouldn't bet on him.
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Cormier looked fantastic last night. His footwork looked good, he was in and out of range as needed, great headkicks, knew when to stall after eating that left hook and knee directly to the eye. His improvement in the striking department in general is what surprised me the most

Very impressive win. Thought he'd get the tko in the middle rounds but he wisely coasted once he was well ahead. Can't blame him for that, broken hand or not. Not a fan of it but oh well.

Of course we just watched him stomp some ass so opinions might be biased. But I'd only favor a few guys over him in the UFC.

JDS-Great TDD so far, ample striking advantage.
Cain-Same fighter pretty much except younger with better cardio and striking. Slight wrestling disadvantage.
Lesnar-Too big and strong and viking like. No way can he lose to a smaller fighter
Carwin-If he isn't a product of steroids he could potenttialy defend the td and knock him out. Big speed disadvantage for Shane.
Overeem-I'd bet td attempts are early and often. Cormier by gnp when Overeem taps to strikes.

Travis Browne is the only other UFC heavy I can see giving him any problems. Quick and powerful with a bounce around style and heavy hands complimented by a decent ground game. He has a good chance on paper but I wouldn't bet on him.
I didnt realize Cain wasnt way smaller then Lesnar. Lawl

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Oh, I forgot Spang and Fejiao both looked amazing in their fights. Melendez-Thompson was a bit of a dissappointment. I think I made a bet on Gilbert but after seeing the fight I would've given the fight to Thompson...



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