I find this annoying, a whole year building up for a fight, for Princess Jones to flake out and choose DC. Cant ever remember a former champion picking his opponents like this guy.
Also remember alot of former champs rematching tough opponents, when the fights were announced. not fighting a different opponent every fight.
Doubtful I'd remember that guys legacy.. (if that's what hes worried about)
- Non jones supporter/hater
Jones really can't do right can he? Almost everyone blasted me for saying Cormier isnt that impressive. They told me that Jones is ducking him, and that he is defo going to take the title when he fights Jones.
Jones may well have had an insanely tough fight with Gus, but the record shows that he won.
Jones is now picking a guy, whom most people think is tougher, that he hasn't faced before. How can he be insulted for that?
Originally Posted by JoshuaNumbers
Cormier hasn't done anything that realistically should have earned him a title shot at this point.
I didn't say quite that. I'd just like to see DC dominate someone who isn't past it, a complete rookie, or has one punch in their attack.
I'm not even saying anything huge, but look at the options of fights for Cormier to fully earn a title shot. If anyone thinks I'm being unfair to Cormier, people show me where it's disputable that Mir, Nelson, Cummings or Hendo are currently better than these guys.
Glover Texieira - Just fought for the title. Is probably a lot better on the feet and is a big strong guy, so might be able to keep it standing and get a knockout (I think he does).
Anthony Johnson - Completely negated everything wrestling based from his last opponent and looked a million dollars on the feet.
Rashad Evans - Fight was arranged, should be remade. Evans has been exposed a fair bit in recent times and would get destroyed by DC, but still a top level fighter.
Phil Davis - Another guy that I reckon gets destroyed but is a top level guy.
Ryan Bader - I think Bader actually poses some problems for DC. He's a big strong guy, and has good boxing. Would be a great fight to show the absolute best of Cormier imo.
I don't think we're asking too much here. I just want to see Cormier in there with someone I'm not going to pick holes in after the fight. If he was to fight Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Shogun Rua etc. then I'm still going to be saying the exact same stuff.
He's undoubtedly top 4 at LHW though. I'd like to know what people thinks he'd bring to the table against Lyoto Machida.