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Opinion: UFC 214 Jones resurrects, Cormier distraught.
UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
They say ‘Life is Tough‘, but for a sportsperson, it’s harsher and for a UFC fighter it’s Brutal. ‘It’s Brutal‘? Both physically and more so Mentally and Emotionally and that’s what was witnessed at UFC 214.
This Saturday night turned out to be a real blast as all roads led to the Honda Centre Orange County ANAHEIM CALIFORNIA where Two years of undercurrent was finally going to be full-blown resulting in total mayhem? At least that was expected and quite frankly it almost resulted.
UFC 2014 will forever be remembered for how a glorified youngster who got everything in life maybe too soon (though through sheer talent and hard work), but as it happens got carried away by the glitter and glory and the mullah they make and then reality bites Drugs, need for speed and then Resurrection. That’s JON JONES for you the best pound to pound wrestler according to all who matter.
DANIEL CORMIER the man who took from where JON left and was simply unstoppable in whatever he faced, but the loss to JONES before he took his discipline away, was the only blot which CORMIER couldn’t detach he wanted the rematch more than anyone in fact.
So when the day of reckoning came there was never such anticipation or anxiety to be seen be it the Arena or the Television medium all around the world.
The first two rounds showed CORMIER was not going to be bogged down and JONES had no rust in his bones (Two and half years he was resting and shaming his past glory).
And then came the 3rd round which CORMIER and his fans never expected but always feared as one Kick on the left face boom he was down and few elbows later when the dust settled it was JONES who had resurrected and DANIEL totally destructed.
While Jones made no bones that he wanted to shut Cormier forever he was the perfect example of how life takes a U-turn from glory to agony and again glory but with being humble and applauding his rival.
CORMIER is what took everyone’s breath away not only with his defeat in the ring but also shattered dreams can be summed by his answer “WHEN YOU ARE 2-0”, there is no rivalry and then he cried and everyone in and around the world felt sadly right. Hopefully, CORMIER is back because all champions need to be surrounded by challenges and there is no better than him.
What’s Next For Jones?
His last words gave a clue ”If someone wants to know how it feels when you lose the match by a 40 pounds lesser guy than let’s do it” as he reacted to someone who is in WWE shoes and if they both clash it would be a TITANIC once in a lifetime match.
UFC WELTER WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
This UFC 214 was in fact once in a decade type event if quality of opponents and the matches which it showcased though not all lived to their expectations, one created a unique and forgettable record of least punches being hit as UFC WELTER WEIGHT Challenger DAMIEN MIA had decided he would only try a Takedown (as if wanted to take blessing by trying to get hold of his legs every other second) nothing else and that backtracked.
TYRON WOODLEY remained technically restrained and that strategy turned out to be correct.
If nobody knows’s TYRON, he is the final opponent whom India’s number 2 film star slew in the movie SULTAN. In fact, to be frank, SULTAN had more action than this match shows you how boring it turned out to be.
What happens when on public demand RUTHLESS meets COWBOY. One of the most anticipated matches for a long time finally when happened it was OK not damp squib but didn’t attain what was expected when two legendary fighters mutually loved by all cross swords. Robbie won unanimously after round three though lacked the fire crackers which everyone anticipated would be.
UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT MATCH
VOLKEN OEZEDMIR took on JIMI MANUWA in the UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT category and he just had no time and was in a hurry reminiscent of his last fight and simply mauled his opponent who himself had lost his might after just 22 seconds into the fight.
A fighter is in the league of extraordinary when post match he says and we quote “I DONT KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MY HAND ITS DYNAMITE”
UFC WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
CRIS CYBORG thy name brings chills down the spine so much so that no opponent wants to cross swords but even in her 3rd round defeat TANIA EVINGER won more respect than any in octagon could achieve in the UFC WOMEN WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.
When the opponent is considered as the most feared and you expect blood shod and bashing of a lifetime, TANIA did herself only good by surviving more resolute than anyone till date could and didn’t give ‘AVENGERS’ a bad name.
FINALLY, UFC 2014 will go down in history which had not much blood and gore and more restraint and wait for the right moment before creating a strike, only tells that wild wild fights are passed and it’s all about using your brain strategizing when you are trained and that’s the best way to slain.