Sooo...what exactly did Junior learn from the 2nd fight? Because that might as well have been an instant replay. As pitiful as the heavyweight division is, (not sure why Rogan keeps talking about how strong it is considering Cormier and Nelson are leaving, Lesnar and Carwin retired, and Overeem and Mir are now a joke. Sure, you've got Barnett as a legitimate contender...but who else is there? Maybe Miocic...Travis Brown? Gabriel Gonzaga? lol) I really don't want to see Cain and JDS fight again. They just don't match up well at all and their fights are terrible.
It seemed like Junior's fight plan was to be patient and wait on Cain to slow down...which actually seemed like it was working, as Junior was getting separation easier in the 2nd and 3rd round. But then he just totally underestimates Cain's striking, leaves his hands down, and gets clocked...again. And then, yep...all the conditioning in the world goes out the window because suddenly you're a walking corpse. Then, what really pissed me off is it seemed like Cain went into "ride it out" mode again. He threw big shots to get Junior on the brink of being KO'd...and then he lays on him and throws knees to the thigh.
If you felt good enough about your boxing against his when he was still fresh, why are you going to be all hesitant when he's so scrambled he thinks you're a big fluffy bunny standing in front of him? Sure, Cain got the stoppage, but I feel like that was gifted to him at that point. Just like in the 2nd fight, he should have ended it way before that. Once again, the heavies disappoint. I'll watch a John Dodson fight any day over that crap (which is saying a lot because Dodson annoyed the shit out of me on TUF...but I love his work ethic and his approach to fighting).