I really don't take much issue with Cormier's fighting style in this fight. For me, it's much like Rory's situation with Ellenberger; he's in a precarious position whereby he's matched up with a lower ranked fighter who has got dangerous power. With a potential title shot on the line, the choice to play a much safer game plan is something he'll need to use to get that shot. Doesn't win any fans, but look at the guys who've been so close to a shot but blundered it away dropping bouts to lower-ranked fighters.