If thiago's back was really hurt, I think those takedowns would have at least made him wince or something. He just looked pissed off after the 233rd takedown.
Plus, the range of motion when he clocked Rashad with that long range right hand would have stopped him in his tracks if any of his back was hurt.
If his back really was injured, he didn't feel it so I still don't think it's justified. And Rashad would dominate in the rematch much like he did in the first fight. But a rematch, realistically, will never happen.
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