Dion Staring vs. Daniel Cormier, the final heavyweight bout of a once proud MMA organization. At one point, one could even argue that the heavyweight division in Strikeforce was stronger than that of the UFC. We’ve seen things people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. We watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time…like tears in rain. Time to die.
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An interview was recently published on the BlackZillians website of Dion Staring breaking down his performance against Daniel Cormier at the final Strikeforce show. We all saw the bout — and in short, it was a one-sided beatdown through the hands of UFC-bound Daniel Cormier. Check out what Starting had to say about his fight.
We knew it was going to be a difficult fight and that we where facing one of the best fighters in the world. I know now why he’s one of the best. He did a great job controlling the fight and took me down several times, I managed to get back on my feet a couple of times but I can tell you that doing that cost a lot of energy. I’m known for having a great gas tank but for some reason he was wearing me out that I couldn’t recover from. When your energy level is going down it’s more difficult to stick to your game plan and that was the beginning of the end.
Before I took the fight against Cormier I was scheduled to fight light heavyweight as we as a team discussed that I could easily make the cut. When Cormier fight was being offered I said yes right away. So my focus was to become heavier and stronger. It’s always easy to judge after the fight but at the time I was looking to have an advantage over him in weight. Many people have seen my pictures when I was supposed to fight light heavyweight and I have to agree that I looked more ripped, so I understand that people might thought that I was out of shape but I can tell you that I felt good and my training went very well. It was just Cormier way of fighting that made me tired in a way I’ve never experienced, I think he has the ability to make you look bad I guess. 😉
Cormier did a great job and made the fight look one-sided. Just like Alistair did with Brett Rogers, does that make Rogers a bad fighter? No he did great against Fedor and KO’ed Arlovski. The only difference is that most people haven’t seen me fight before so for them it looks like I’m not any good. But I hope people can remember the Bigfoot or Barnett fight Cormier was in. That was pretty one-sided as well. It’s just like Anderson Silva that can make title fights look so easy. I don’t want to defend my fight as i’m not happy with my performance at all but I hope people give me some credit for stepping up and fight a top 5 ranked fighter. It sound pretty silly but I have learned a lot from this fight and being able to get up a couple of times while I was pinned down by an olympic wrestler gives me that strength to work more on my wrestling and being able to compete with them in the future.
My nose is bleeding from haphazardly picking it. That’s something I figured you guys should know since — you read this entire article to see what’s going on with Dion Staring. Blood, pouring out of my nose profusely and you won’t let me end this article. Damn you. Fine, I’m walking away.