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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Definitely not. If anything, it would make Cormier even more relevant. Fighters have to lose their way to a title shot in today's UFC. Just look at Edgar, Diaz and Sonnen. Hell, one of them lost two title fights in a row and is STILL getting another one.

Cormier should throw the fight and just complain on twitter until he gets his shot.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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He wouldn't have lost relevance if he had lost, but I don't think he did himself any favors with his performance. However, this was just a bad fight for him to take at this junction of his career because the expectations are set way too high for a guy that's a 20:1 favorite. Cormier would have had to perform a Mortal Kombat Fatality on Staring to impress people.
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He wouldn't have lost relevance if he had lost, but I don't think he did himself any favors with his performance. However, this was just a bad fight for him to take at this junction of his career because the expectations are set way too high for a guy that's a 20:1 favorite. Cormier would have had to perform a Mortal Kombat Fatality on Staring to impress people.
Well no one else stepped up so who is he surposed to fight.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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He finished the fight, I don't think he took a single punch, showed really good striking and great wrestling. How can that be treated as not impressive?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Another awesome performance from Cormier. He's better than Cain IMO.
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He wouldn't have lost relevance if he had lost, but I don't think he did himself any favors with his performance. However, this was just a bad fight for him to take at this junction of his career because the expectations are set way too high for a guy that's a 20:1 favorite. Cormier would have had to perform a Mortal Kombat Fatality on Staring to impress people.
I thought he looked pretty damn good. It had to be hard getting fired up for this fight, which did absolutely nothing for his career, but could de-rail it. He totally dominated the guy and finished him. Not sure what part of his performance didn't do him any favors.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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His punching bag had a lot of heart, which kept it in the fight and prevented the ref from declaring that Cormier had had enough workout for the day and to go hit the showers and have a good meal.

The fight went as expected, except maybe the length of the match, but that had nothing to do with any lacking of Cormier.

No effect on relevance to see here .. move along now ;-)
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He finished the fight, I don't think he took a single punch, showed really good striking and great wrestling. How can that be treated as not impressive?
For such a highly decorated wrestler, I thought his ability to maintain top control and dish out damage was a bit lacking. There were too many times where Dion was simply able to roll to the turtle position and stand back up, that should not be happening. The other weakness was dishing out damage from side control and the crucifix position. When you get someone in the crucifix, he should be a bloody mess by the time he gets out, if he gets out. Dion came out almost unscratched and only took a couple weak elbows.

If that was Cain in there last night, Dion would've been beat up even worse than Bigfoot and it would be over in even less time.

It was a decent showing by Cormier, but I don't think it was all that impressive.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Cormier didn't really try to hold him on the ground until the second round. He was just riding Staring like Cain does to his opponents and dominating in all areas. It gassed Staring pretty quickly.
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