“Pugnare probare tua te probitas”. Poignant Latin evisceration, which contorts to its English permutation,—“fight to prove your worth!”
This is the bellicose espoused by a cadre of fight fans who disdain and admonish Daniel “DC’ Cormier’s achievements in the UFC, most notably his recent rise as Light Heavyweight champ. To this truculent lot, he is a and a farce, a temporary bench warmer for the true title holder emeritus, John “Bones” Jones.
They gleefully refer to the devastating, skilled beat down handed Bones by Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson at UFC 165, as proof that Gustafsson would demolish Cormier when at UFC 192 Saturday, October 3rd 2015 in Houston, TX. No doubt UFC 165 was the most challenging fight and test of Bones’ career, and some would say his only legit loss. However, the judging panel saw things differently and awarded Jones the win. The bout saw Bones pushed to his technical limits in more ways than one. Facing an
Gustafsson put on such a “tour de force” against Jones that most pundits and fans alike rightly assumed this was the guy who would potentially win it all, and take down the near-mythic invincibility Jones seemed to possess.