Cody McKenzie forgot his fight shorts for UFC on FOX 9, embarrassing left the tag on the replacement shorts but worst of all was his performance inside the Octagon.
Cody McKenzie stepped into the Octagon for his bout against Sam Stout with a blank white pair of basketball shorts that still had the price tag on them. The odd choice of fight attire was due to the McKenzie camp forgetting to pack their sponsored filled fight shorts. Mckenzie looked bad in his unanimous decision loss, though it had nothing to due with his shorts.
Since his time on The Ultimate Fighter season 12, McKenzie has one 3-4 in the UFC between the lightweight and featherweight division. Known for his guillotine choke, Cody McKenzie has at times looked pretty good but when he choke doesn’t materialize he’s looked bad. Thus was the case against Sam Stout who kept to his game plan and cruised to victory.
The three years Cody McKenzie has been in the UFC his skill set has yet to improve, creating an MMA version of a one trick pony. When opponents play into his game plan, McKenzie gets the win, but when they don’t you get what happened at UFC on FOX 9. Mckenzie has yet to evolve his game to be able to switch to a plan B when plan A fails and that has been and will continue to be his downfall.
If Cody McKenzie survives his latest loss or even if he doesn’t, a change of scenery is in order. Without it he’ll continue to remain a one trick pony and only go so far, no matter what the weight class.
Complete UFC on FOX 9 results:
125 lbs. Title Fight: Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez by 1st rd. KO (2:08)
135 lbs.: Urijah Faber defeated Michael McDonald by 2nd rd. Rear-Naked Choke (3:22)
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes defeated Nik Lentz by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon defeated Mac Danzig by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare defeated Court McGee by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
125 lbs.: Zach Makovsky defeated Scott Jorgensen by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza defeated Danny Castillo by MajorityDecision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
155 lbs.: Bobby Green defeated Pat Healy by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Abel Trujillo defeated Roger Bowling by 2nd rd. TKO (1:35)
155 lbs.: Sam Stout defeated Cody McKenzie by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
125 lbs.: Alp Ozkilic defeated Darren Uyenoyama by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)