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Old 10-30-2013, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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imo cormiers striking is overrated

His striking looks very rudimentary and in the nelson fight he looked very uncomfortable and akward at times e.i. back fist n crane kick lol. N for those saying he has good boxing idk where to start but to me his boxing mediocre at best. Sure his wrestling and wall n stall tactics are great to fall back on but if he truly thinks he can hang with the upper echolon of the 205 division he's gonna have to work on his striking or he will be getting lit up against the best 205 strikers e.i. Jones, Gustafson. Also to those saying he has fast hands his hands looked regular to me vs nelson and Roy has to be the slowest he barring mir.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think Cormier is super over rated. Thats just my opinion but I think once he goes to 205 we will see him fall short. Again just my opinion.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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No one ever said he was some elite striker. But he has easily out-struck Bigfoot, Roy, Mir, Barnett. Not the best of the best. But more than many can say. And he only gets better. Does it mean anything to you that he is still a GREEN MMA fighter. Yet has already beat possibly 4 top 10 HWs and is undefeated not losing a round.

No one thinks he is the best striker in the world. But he is the best wrestler at 205 or HW. And possibly in the whole UFC. So he doesn't have to be the best striker. But he is defiantly solid on the feet.

Actually he is UNDERRATED in my opinion. Real odd how much people expect out of a guy who started MMA less than 5 years ago. Yet has the resume he does. A guy at 5'11, naturally a 205er, who is a wrestler turned MMA fighter dropped Bigfoot like he was a can. Yet REEM (the supposed best striker at HW and mammoth of a man) could not.

It is laughable how much people rag on DC. Yet don't stop to consider that he is basically new to MMA. Yet has never lost a round. Reem was touted as the best HW on earth by many before he got to the UFC. At least top 3 in the world. Touted as the best HW striker automatically coming in to the UFC. Yet DC has twice the resume at HW as Reem does.
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imo Jones' striking is even more overrated. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cormier beat him everywhere.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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imo Jones' striking is even more overrated. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cormier beat him everywhere.
Jones is the best striker at LHW he has out struck proven strikers such as machida, rampage, shogun, victor, Gustafson. Best striker, wrestler, bjj specialist. The complete package.

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No one ever said he was some elite striker. But he has easily out-struck Bigfoot, Roy, Mir, Barnett. Not the best of the best. But more than many can say. And he only gets better. Does it mean anything to you that he is still a GREEN MMA fighter. Yet has already beat possibly 4 top 10 HWs and is undefeated not losing a round.

No one thinks he is the best striker in the world. But he is the best wrestler at 205 or HW. And possibly in the whole UFC. So he doesn't have to be the best striker. But he is defiantly solid on the feet.

Actually he is UNDERRATED in my opinion. Real odd how much people expect out of a guy who started MMA less than 5 years ago. Yet has the resume he does. A guy at 5'11, naturally a 205er, who is a wrestler turned MMA fighter dropped Bigfoot like he was a can. Yet REEM (the supposed best striker at HW and mammoth of a man) could not.

It is laughable how much people rag on DC. Yet don't stop to consider that he is basically new to MMA. Yet has never lost a round. Reem was touted as the best HW on earth by many before he got to the UFC. At least top 3 in the world. Touted as the best HW striker automatically coming in to the UFC. Yet DC has twice the resume at HW as Reem does.

Actually seem has better wins at hw than DC

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Jones is the best striker at LHW he has out struck proven strikers such as machida, rampage, shogun, victor, Gustafson. Best striker, wrestler, bjj specialist. The complete package.
He did not out strike Gustafsson. That was an even striking match. He couldn't take Gus down and DC is leagues ahead of him as a wrestler and he was an inch away from losing his title to Vitor by armbar. Vinny and Davis are both better BJJ guys and that's not even mentioning Drysdale who will soon be fighting in the UFC. Jones is a very well rounded fighter but the only thing he is the best at is length.

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Well it doesn't really help your case that DC is undefeated and Reem has been KOed in his last two fights, does it?
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Jones did not outstrike Gustafsson. Jones stiking is not even top-5 in the division. All of Jones opponents give up some standup advantage because they want to avoid Jones wrestling.

Even Gustafsson did and despite that the striking was very even.

Put Jones in th heavyweight division where he cannot bully them with wrestling and he would have trouble with JDS and Cain and likely be knocked out. Jones footwork, hand speed, striking power, chin is ok but far from the best strikers out there. Even his boxing technique was shown in the Gustafsson fight to be less than top-5. He was outjabbed and and hit in the face many more times than Gustafsson was. Jones kicks are good though.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Never heard anyone hyping DC's striking. Only his wrasslin... which is probably the best in all MMA.
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He's miles ahead of every LHW boxer-wrestler(most boxer-wrestlers in all of MMA). Jones,Texiera,Evans,Davis,Sonnen etc ain't got shit on his boxing. well speed antechnique wise, plus his kicking game is coming along nicely.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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99% of all MMA fighters have rudimentary boxing. When looked at in context, Cormiers striking is well above average.
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