I have no idea why Cormier stopped going for takedowns after the first round. Sure he was stuffed a few times but still, he gambled when he decided to stand with Nelson. Did well, can't take that away from him, but I think it was unnecessary risk taking. Maybe he was afraid of gassing?
And while Cormier still looks a bit awkward and reckless when he throws his punches, he looked a lot more comfortable here than he did against Mir.
I hope he can make a swift drop to 205, the division really needs him. Really looking forward to seeing him at LHW, I just fear that a more agile striker such as Gustafsson can give him a lot of trouble.