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.