jblaze wrote:Horiguchi purposefully got both of them caught in the ropes. Which completely stopped the momentum. It may or may not have changed the end result.
When was this?
I remember this fight pretty well and I do not remember either doing anything blatantly intentional.
Caldwell got himself and his arm specifically caught in the ropes once on a takedown where he landed in half but it did not look intentional to me
Horiguchi has been training at ATT in a cage for a long time now anyways. 2 more rounds and a cage to use to get back to his feet = Caldwell is probably going to get pimp smoked
I like Caldwell. However running your mouth as a featherweight fighting at bantamweight and then being too scared to strike with a flyweight fighting at bantamweight was not a good look for him
Dude ate one lead overhand on a counter and was shooting in from super far away for the rest of the fight on
Who knows though! Caldwell had a similar experience against Taiminglo and lost that fight but won the rematch. So who knows this could be a trilogy!