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  • 07-25-2013, 03:44 AM
    AnchorPunch
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishX(aka bornbear) View Post
    I respectfully disagree then. I'm not impressed by any of those wins. I think Cormier still has plenty to prove.
    My disagreement was with respect as well. But I think those wins are pretty meaningful. I'm curious, what is it that leaves so much undeclared for you? Is it the SF thing? The way he won?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    Which is a situation he kind of put himself in. He won't step up and push for a title shot with Cain as champ and has been dragging his feet about going down to 205 for quite some time now.

    Not that it matters to the UFC of course but no way should a win over Roy in the wrong weight class lead to a title shot. Glover (assuming he beats Bader) would be a more relevant challenger if they need someone to fight Jones at that point anyways.
    When it comes to Cormier's side of the story, I agree with everything you're saying. I just don't like Roy getting the big step up after a loss. If anything, this should be Stipe's opportunity. Not the guy who just lost; not the guy who used racial slurs to bait the fight.

    Granted, I'm very biased as I really dislike Roy as a person for what he's been doing recently. And I think he's a boring fighter who's got some good knockouts in fights that showed very little skill.
  • 07-25-2013, 03:20 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    Bigfoot, Barnett, and Mir are all bigger wins than any Roy has. Between that and Roy coming off a loss to a sub-10 fighter, this is a big step down for DC.
    Which is a situation he kind of put himself in. He won't step up and push for a title shot with Cain as champ and has been dragging his feet about going down to 205 for quite some time now.

    Not that it matters to the UFC of course but no way should a win over Roy in the wrong weight class lead to a title shot. Glover (assuming he beats Bader) would be a more relevant challenger if they need someone to fight Jones at that point anyways.
  • 07-24-2013, 11:24 PM
    IrishX(aka bornbear)
    Quote Originally Posted by AnchorPunch View Post
    Bigfoot, Barnett, and Mir are all bigger wins than any Roy has. Between that and Roy coming off a loss to a sub-10 fighter, this is a big step down for DC.
    I respectfully disagree then. I'm not impressed by any of those wins. I think Cormier still has plenty to prove.
  • 07-24-2013, 10:47 PM
    AnchorPunch
    Bigfoot, Barnett, and Mir are all bigger wins than any Roy has. Between that and Roy coming off a loss to a sub-10 fighter, this is a big step down for DC.
  • 07-24-2013, 10:22 PM
    IrishX(aka bornbear)
    Quote Originally Posted by stpierrecanada View Post
    This fight makes no sense to me.. DC is a top 5 Heavyweight and although I love Roy, he needs to get a few good wins again before he has the right to face Cormier IMO.

    DC dominates Roy and tko's him I think.
    Really? Cormier has had exactly one fight in the UFC. Outside of wins against Mir and Barnett has he really done a lot to cement top 5 status?

    But Roy needs a "few" more "good" wins?
  • 07-24-2013, 09:24 PM
    stpierrecanada
    This fight makes no sense to me.. DC is a top 5 Heavyweight and although I love Roy, he needs to get a few good wins again before he has the right to face Cormier IMO.

    DC dominates Roy and tko's him I think.
  • 07-24-2013, 09:20 PM
    AnchorPunch
    I don't like Cormier getting the immediate shot. In part for the usual "what does it mean to earn a shot" debate, but also because I want him to test his weight cut before a title fight.

    I hope the UFC gives him a fight first, even if it's a winnable one. Maybe if he beats Goose first it both tests the cut and makes for a good narrative about common foes.
  • 07-24-2013, 08:26 PM
    BonesKnows
    Cormier wants no part of Jon Jones. Stay at HW DC, its whats best for you.
  • 07-24-2013, 08:25 PM
    Ginmortal
    Well... even if DC loses... there's nothing like a good round of trash talking to put him in the title picture... am I right?
  • 07-24-2013, 07:52 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    Cormier wants 205 title shot with Nelson win
    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...th-Nelson-win/
    No. Nope. Nooooooonononononono. But par for the UFC course.
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