Originally Posted by joey sangfroid
barnett was man-handled by Natsula, a non-10 fighter; primarily because the amount of fights were catching up. Nog is focused and determined and fresh.
Barnett didnt train for that fight because of the OWGP, so you're right on the amount of fights. but it was also less then a month after the OWGP. big difference there between 20-some days after the biggest set of fights in his life, and 2 months before a big rematch.
and Nastula was also jacked up on steroids and stimulants, which is why i think he was so sharp the 1st round. he is skilled as hell, but you cant deny that there was an effect of those performance enhancers