“He disqualified himself by taking a steroid before the fight,” Cormier said. “So it didn’t happen. I get the belt back, which is the right thing to do. And I’m not only saying that because it’s me. It’s the right thing to do. You don’t cheat the sports, you don’t cheat the fans, you don’t cheat me. You have all the physical advantages, sir. You’re 30 years old, you’re 6-4, you have 85-inch reach. … It’s an unfortunate situation. We had one of the biggest fights of the year, and once again this guy has made a mockery of the sport.”
Mark Hunt can throw down with any striker in the heavyweight division, but his ground game is still severely lacking. Look at what Sean McCorkle did to him. He has made some slight gains in his overall takedown defense and submission ability, but I still feel there is absolutely no way he wins against Bigfoot or Struve if the fight went to the floor.
Kongo is falling off fast. You are correct that it was not too long ago that Kongo earned a draw of Browne, but recent back injuries have robbed him of his overall mobility and he just looks gunshy as of late.