leifdawg -wrongaboutVitali -Dugs95 -wrongaboutVitali - Was always crazy to me how highly everyone rated Cain.
Why? He was pretty damn good at one time, his body didn’t hold up tho
Oh, he was good no doubt, but people were calling him the greatest HW ever etc. when the guy really only fought a handful of opponents, some of them several times.
He got a lot of fame for the beating he put on JDS in fights 2 and 3, but as I pointed out previously, JDS offered zero threat of the takedown. Much easier to be dominant against a guy who's gameplan is one dimensional. Even then, JDS still held a KO win over him.
Cain was a great fighter, but one of the all-time great HW's as Rogan etc. liked to constantly sing? No way.
JDS at his peak was arguably the most talented HW ever. Cain was able to beat him soley because of his relenteless pace. Remember JDS stuffed like 6 or 7 takedowns in the 1st round, but Cain just keep shooting until he got JDS tired.
No question JDS was elite at the time, but his approach was still one dimensional. Cain had zero concern for the takedown. Much easier to conserve energy and carry out a gameplan when you know what your opponent is going to do.
When Cain fought Werdum and was concerned about going to the ground? Werdum lit him up on the feet and then submitted him.