Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Considering how long the fight went, unless Cain's knee was directly attached to his head, I think the fight would've warranted the same result.
Having a knee injury could effect you in alot of way's I'm sure.
Here it could have affected his training before the fight, probably limited his takedown ability and his ability to be light on his feet.
3 things you really need to have going good for you if your a wrestler that is going to beat JDS.
But the main reason he lost is because he stepped in with a weak jab (if you could even call it that) when JDS was loading up for a huge punch...not a very smart move by Cain.
I'm not going to say whether or not I think Cain would have won or not because the fight was so short and there wasn't much to take from it but the injury was compounded with the long layoff he already had to go through. It definitely seems like he's in a better spot this time around, unless he mysteriously injures himself going into the fight and nobody knows about it...
It's going to be interesting to see if Cain tries to drive and drive and drive for takedowns this time around. Like against Kongo, even when Kongo would do a good job at defending, it was only a matter of time because Cain was going to stay on him and find a way to bring him to the mat and dominate him. He does very good at mixing in all his td techniques, and his cardio is just so damn good that when you bend an inch he makes it a point to push you even harder. I don't see many guys who can stop Cain from doing this if he can just keep the distance closed enough.
But JDS is a beast that can put anybody out in the first 2 rounds...but I'll take a hungry Cain in this spot...I say Cain lasts early and wins via 3rd rd tko...