UnderGround Forums Cowboy did that on purpose

6/9/19 12:02 AM
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One of the most experienced fighters in the UFC suddenly forgets that he shouldn't blow his nose after it's been broken. 

As much as people will hate to admit it, Cowboy wanted out of that fight and just like Pettis before him, they found a way out that wouldn't make them look like they quit in the eyes of fans.

Ive never seen 2 fighters so happy & jovial after losses (Cowboy & Pettis). Tony Ferguson really is El Cucuy 

6/9/19 12:03 AM
12/28/14
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I hate to admit it but that was my first thought as well.

 

6/9/19 12:04 AM
4/18/19
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Best move of the fight by Cowboy. His face was destroyed and Ferg just started 

6/9/19 12:04 AM
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I don't think Cowboy quits, I think he'd have rather gone out on his shield. 

6/9/19 12:05 AM
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I agree. He was done.

6/9/19 12:05 AM
6/13/04
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nah, when his eye blows up you can tell the surprise on his face..

6/9/19 12:05 AM
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I doubt he did that on purpose, as for him being a veteran - your eye swelling is never what is on your minute in that moment, Alvarez did the same thing against Melendez.

It's instinct.

6/9/19 12:09 AM
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Maybe he didn't realize it was broken and then after the fact he was like, "fuck..."

6/9/19 12:09 AM
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Lyoto Bundy -

I don't think Cowboy quits, I think he'd have rather gone out on his shield. 

But how is it possible someone with that many fights, with a shit load of broken noses, would make such a mistake? 

 

He also made it really really obvious when he started pawing at it. Ive never been in that position so perhaps its instinct...idk.

6/9/19 12:10 AM
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sanguine cynic - nah, when his eye blows up you can tell the surprise on his face..

Look at it again, he knew exactly what he was doing. Waited until just before the round started and his cornermen were gone & then has a fake shocked look on his face when his eye starts swelling.

Not doubting how tough he is, just saying I think he wanted a way out of the fight and got it.

6/9/19 12:11 AM
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I tend to agree with OP. Sure wasn't upset the fight was over, at all. 

6/9/19 12:11 AM
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I don't think he did it on purpose. Look at his body language when it happens. He blows his nose and then immediately seems to panic like "oh shit, what did I just do?!" And he starts picking and pawing at his eye like he's trying to pry it open and let an eye fart out and hope the air gets out and swelling goes down.

6/9/19 12:12 AM
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fade2007 -
Lyoto Bundy -

I don't think Cowboy quits, I think he'd have rather gone out on his shield. 

But how is it possible someone with that many fights, with a shit load of broken noses, would make such a mistake? 

 

He also made it really really obvious when he started pawing at it. Ive never been in that position so perhaps its instinct...idk.

I think Syntaxless' explanation above is quite likely.

I just don't think Donald is the type to intentionally do that, it's not like he hasn't been stopped before and he's always game until the end. I think Cowboy can sometimes not show up, but he looked good today, Tony just got the better of him. 

6/9/19 12:13 AM
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Yeah seemed that way to me. Either way Tony beat him he is a scary scary man.

6/9/19 12:19 AM
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Eskimo -

I tend to agree with OP. Sure wasn't upset the fight was over, at all. 

That was the most telling thing to me and he made a point to say "I'm not a quitter". Same thing happened with Pettis. He was almost celebrating after his loss against Ferguson.

6/9/19 12:44 AM
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Can't really blame him, he was getting hurt with heavy shots and the third was about to get really ugly for him as Tony was only getting more loose and more aggressive; it was great while it lasted.

6/9/19 12:57 AM
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I was just at the fight. It did seem a little intentional and his bad acting after it happened. Like mentioned earlier him touching his eye and making it noticed he couldn't see and basically calling the doctor out, which I don't blame him. Also his bad acting of him wanting to keep fighting even though he knew they wouldn't let me. I wanted him to win too.

6/9/19 1:07 AM
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probably

6/9/19 1:12 AM
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Goddamn, you guys really think Cowboy of all people would look for an out like that?

6/9/19 1:15 AM
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Fedoral Crime -

One of the most experienced fighters in the UFC suddenly forgets that he shouldn't blow his nose after it's been broken. 

As much as people will hate to admit it, Cowboy wanted out of that fight and just like Pettis before him, they found a way out that wouldn't make them look like they quit in the eyes of fans.

Ive never seen 2 fighters so happy & jovial after losses (Cowboy & Pettis). Tony Ferguson really is El Cucuy 

Go stick a hot fork up your arse.

6/9/19 1:17 AM
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He did it once before and got away without it blowing up. He couldn't breathe going into 3 and thought he. Ould do it again. He did it on purpose. But it didnt blow up the first time.

6/9/19 1:17 AM
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Cerrone shouldn't have taken that fight after having fought only 30 days ago with Al Laquinta

6/9/19 1:36 AM
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My exact thought, but that's all. Only he knows and I take his word that it was an accident. No need to say otherwise. 

6/9/19 1:41 AM
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I agree with OP. Granted I wouldn't even be able to fight with fergeson for more that a minute so I don't blame him but I think cerrone knew he was done and took a way out. No shame in it, he was starting to break

6/9/19 1:44 AM
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All that aside, do you guys think they should run it back? I think Tony was on his way to winning, personally, anyways. I think he deserves the title shot despite the hiccup in controversy.