Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by UnleashtheFURY, Dec 29, 2018.
Crazy to see Nunes slug it out in Cyborg's wheelhouse and KO her. Respect.
I understand why you and others have issues with the UFC but you must know that Bellator and the smaller orgs. are way behind when it comes to drug testing etc.
Man... this was a good night of fights. I wanted to see both Gus and Nunes pull off (respective) victories, so I was only half disappointed.
Really thought Nunes's best chance was to tag Cyborg early in the fight, which she did. But I thought Gus had a very good shot at beating Jones. Unfortunately, I was wrong there.
Cyborg has *always* tried to slug during exchanges, even when wide open. Amanda Nunes clearly studied Cyborg's tendency to do this... and went for it.
This time, Cyborg was facing an opponent who actually had the tools to capitalize on the defensive openings (in the stand up). Nunes had a great shot at pulling off "the upset" as soon as this fight was made official, but so many counted her out tonight.
**** the Gus vs Jones fight lol. I was looking foward to that more but god damn that Nunes vs Cyborg fight was insane. I was hyped up. Amanda is a beast. The way she pivoted on that second haymaker she landed (first one was after the leg kick). What a beautiful slug fest.
Excellent win by Jones to reestablish himself.
What's next? 205 vs Cormier?
Nunes is the GOAT of woman's mma. Rousey and.cyborg.Both.in under 2 minutes is an amazing feat, not to mention her wins over sevchenko and tate as well. Wow
Bones Jones. Best in the world. Bad luck Gus, bad luck.
Wont be suprised if Jones test positive again in the post fight test - so the W isnt really safe yet. Ill start celebrating in two month from now, if the W still stands.
Gus had very little chance of victory with his long stretch of serious injuries. He's a guy who by his own admission blows up to 240lbs+ and doesn't train much when he doesn't have a fight scheduled. He needed to be very active and match fit to have a chance to beat a juiced Jones.
No ****. Nunes hardly took a backwards step the entire fight, she wasn't just looking to capitalize on defensive openings, but was more than willing to slug it out on equal terms, taking a few to land a few. Her cavalier attitude and plain disregard for Cyborg's power was a surprise for most.
And her gameplan was to slug it out from the get go with Nunes? LOL
Truly embarrassing stuff here.
This is like boxer's plan to slug it out with Kov or Joshua from the opening bell.
The real winner on this card was Yan. 2019 will be an incredible year for him. Knew this guy was special right off the bat.
Just finished rewatching UFC232,was a really good performance from Yan who I agree is a star of the future but for me the big winner was Volkanovski who just about fought his way into a title shot against Holloway or at least a title eliminator, beating Mendes in impressive fashion
Yeah him too. Both set up potentially huge 2019s with their wins