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Cory Sandhagen Found ‘Different Level’ Against Marlon Vera | The MMA Hour
- Published on May 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
- Cory Sandhagen discusses his win over Marlon Vera at UFC San Antonio, if it was his best performance in the UFC, the turning point before the fight, the differences between Dominick Cruz and him, the judging of his fight, how he would fix poor judges and officials, and more.
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Comments • 312
Sandhagen looked phenomenal against Vera. Would love to see him take on O'Malley.
That’ll be a great fight imo
That would be a fight for an interim belt. Then atleast Merab can have a reason to exist outside of his romance with the current champ
What a great idea!.
@Che Charles 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂
@Che Charles lol
Love listening to Cory, introspective, honest, authentic.
I’m seriously inspired by Cory, I think he’s a future champion 100%, I’m going to buy that book, and what he said about being your greatest self in relationships really resonates with me because it’s something that I’ve messed up myself. God bless Sandhagen 🙏
Sorry which one was it?
How amazing and rare to have someone have such deep insight/understanding of their potential flaws and showing the willingness to change/grow as a person, massive kudos to the Sandman
Sandhagen has officially entered mystic level.
Cory has been my favourite fighter for a while & to see him perform like that is a great feeling
As someone that plays UFC 4... Sandhagen vs O'Malley is always a guaranteed banger 💣
one of the best interviews of a ufc fighter I've seen, kudos to Cory for being so real
Cory is so likeable
Sandhagen keeps leveling up. The way he dominated Chito from bell to bell was impressive. Class act as well. I’m a big fan
Such a genuine dude. How are you not a fan of his if you follow the sport. Can't wait to see what's next for em. 👊
I'm a huge fan of Vera's personality also but my estimation of his potential plummeted. He's clearly a tier below the best guys
@Jugo and thats okay. he might still be an awesome guy. not everyone can be champion in the ufc, even if they are a champion in their life. its not about howe high your cieling is, its about doing your best. whatever that is. strive to do your best. take breaks when you need.
@Jordan We'll need to see if he's willing to change his fight strategy and try to win every round
Sandhagen is a pleasure to watch, so much footwork and weird angles
I think Cory is the fighter in which I can visibly see his level up in between fights and it’s beautiful congrats Cory
Well thought, well spoken, well fought, and always entertaining. I think this fight was the culmination of Cory harnessing everything he’s been feeling since the flying knee on Edgar. With TJ, we saw the violence, but he wasn’t quite as in touch. A lot of high risk high reward when i don’t believe it was necessary for him to be in a winning situation. Against Yan, I think we saw a vast improvement on that, but unfortunately it was a very short notice fight and even if he won’t make that excuse for himself, it’s understandable. With Yadong everything started coming together and his performance against chito was near flawless. Always tough waiting to see more from this guy
Cory took that loss from Yan and used it to evolve his game.
This new Cory is a threat everywhere.
I always root for those two, although I feel like yan sold out
6:45 is so relatable for me… Cory is a real dude, glad he got the win
I like Cory. He’s a great philosopher, a learned man, and a humble thinker. Encouraging and inspiring to hear this man talk. Happy to hear he’s in a good space.
open, honest, and sincere, too.
It took some crazy discipline from cory in that fight to not get caught and for that he gets my respect
Ariel gets the best interviews. Listened to alot of them over the years . This is one o the best ive heard. I loved Cory's breakdown of his mentality change . Perfectly said
cory is really just a great person!
Sandbacon is the kind of warrior poet that some youtubers and others delusionally think they are
What a refreshingly honest and introspective interview with Cory. I like him more everytime I see him.
Some of the best foot work out there. The chain wrestling was fantastic! Let's Go Sandhagen! Let's Go Denver MMA!!
This kid beat Vera like he stole something in the first two rounds, and then it was just like playing with a little cat afterwards.
He showed that there's LEVELS to this
@Qtards unite for Ben dover not to take away from cory but vera made all the same mistakes he does every time he loses lol. once you see cory shooting and landing takedowns in the first two rounds, a guy who never shoots btw you know marlon already lost
@CHEETO NATION called evolving buddy, mma. Corys not just a striker. There will be a time when everybody will be well rounded and not classified as a “striker, grappler”
@Kobkvega578 we know buddeh, we know. youve dropped the most generic comment ive ever seen
True but he’s not a kid
Cory is truly an inspiration!
"Not a smart guy" and proceeds to drop knowledge on all of us. Really became a fan of his with this interview.
Seems like Chito's gameplans lately have been to let guys tee off on him until they tire but Sandhagen never even looked winded in there! Props to coach Parillo trying to encourage Marlon in-between rounds but nothing could have stopped Corey last Saturday. Already seeing excuses like Chito beat himself. Why can't a guy just be better for once?
Chito got completely outclassed. End of conversation
he was simply in the zone
Bisping is the most biased commentator for sure lol "Chito beat himself"
He kind of did.
He wasted two rounds waiting for an opening instead of making those openings himself.
Easy to see from the comfort of my couch.
Believe you me podcasts sucks Chito balls including Anthony Smith that Corey has nothing to over Vera. Corey is evolving every fight and mixing it up.
That was a badass performance, and I'd be extremely surprised if he was to put up a competitive fight against Merab.
P.s. Men may forget you, but if God knows you, then you'll be ok.
Really needed this quote lol
Merab Aka min belal is the most boring fighter in the ufc Cory should avoid him he’s not a gatekeeper he’s not fighting aljo for the belt
I’m such a Chito fan but really like Cory. Amazing performance and seems like a really good dude.
How can you not like this guy. Hope he blows up soon, he deserves it.
Love Sandhagen. He needs to do another JRE, and Ariel is the best in the game.
Cory has a great mindset towards fighting. I really hope he starts to speak more positively about himself cause the dude has the potential to be very popular with his style. He’s just gotta back himself so other people feel comfortable backing him too
I love Chito and I was rooting for him. But i was disappointed was he looking for the one big punch? Any who Corey looked great. The upper cut combos were on point as well as the kicks at the end of a flurry. Credit where credit is due well done Corey. He called it it was one sided.
Chito was trying. Cory makes you miss
I think his boxing defense just looked amazing
Cool - outstanding guest and outstanding questioning! This is great content and a blessing for every host to have someone that open about their own inside! Cory is a very intelligent and reflecting human being! Thx for this content - one of the few great interaction between both. Almost an intimate moment!
So happy for this man...he did amazing
If there’s a guy who looks nothing like a fighter but is an elite fighter, it’s Cory. I also love his authenticity.
I really enjoy watching Cory fight as well as his interviews. He gives me Dominick Cruz vibes with the way he breaks down fighting and his process, great fight Saturday!
Cory is such an interesting guy I love the stuff he talks about
This just just became one of my favorite fighters. Thank you for this interview!
Has me as a fan after that fight. A lot of great fighters in the division.
Thanks for sharing this Cory S. I can relate keep being you and sharing it’s an inspiration
Ariel is great interviewer, he doesn't just fire away questions he is a great listener and relaxes the interviewee to speak freely. This is a very good interview. I always liked those Mike Perry ones he did a couple of years ago too, for example. Anyway, glad that Cory is feeling good and speaking hi smind
Cory "3rd Eye Open" Sandhagen p4p most mindful fighter.
Ty Corey, you helped us all out, we believe in you
Presence, awareness is key.......well done Cory. 50 - 45 Cory...total domination.....outclassed him everywhere.....the Chito hype train is over......i love it.
Cory sandman’s stand up is beautifully violent to watch, EVERY TIME. Sandman hardcore right here
Can tell Corey deals with some heavy depression. It is truly inspirational to see someone overcome those demons and become a true artist in his craft. Genuine dude, incredible martial artist.
How can you tell? Imo, he's just a self-absorbed and introverted guy.
@Qtards unite for Ben dover not self absorbed. but very self aware. people that are highly cerebral in life do struggle more day to day because of the heightened awareness. those who know, can see it in others sometimes. cerebral people try to hide how aware they are often times with surface level discussion, smiling a lot, maybe jokes, a character (eluding to colby here) it can be many things but the point is most people dont vibe well with people who are "nerotic" as cory put it. and yes, its very inspirational to all the extremely thoughtful people.
I can tell your depressed and anxious and obsessisve all through your comment on my phone
His interviews are just as good as his fights.
Much respect to Cory. Well spoken intelligent fighter.
dude really made a killer like Chito look harmless
Chito had bad plan, I like how everyone is not supporting him anymore and saying that there's levels, Chito can always readjust and comeback stronger.
@MMA CAT Chitos one of the fighters that doesn’t have a plan and tries too game plan in the fight, he’s naturally a slow starter and likes too read people. Which against Cory he needed to FIGHT FIGHT aka turn it into a fast paced kick boxing match. But someone as smart as Cory who’s mixing in takedowns, flying knees, and great kicks keeps you thinking and slow to engage. Did I mention the best foot work in the division?
@MMA CAT maybe because people are trying to take away that Cory is simply better in all aspects. Yes Chito can improve, but he was a deer in the headlights, currently lost in his game plan.
Inspiring, profound interview. Thanks!
Sandhagen looked laser focused during the fight. I liked his ESPN interview too
Cory did exactly what he needed to do against
an no show Vera .
Ariel thanks for the talk on the mental side of a fighter! I'd LOVE to know how *exactly* fighters handle depression.
Like this dudes vibe. Cool, humble, and introspective
This might sound like a weird comparison but Cory really reminds me of Cruz, the way he talks, explains things, processes things, he really feels like Dom
I would love to see how Corey could blossom under the tutelage of say, Dominick Cruz. He’s like a new age mixture between TJ and Dom. Straight up killer.
"That's not the type of art I want to make in my life"-EPIC
The Sandman 🔥
Sandhagen and Ferguson have that body type that makes them look like walking knives
A focused Cory, 🤯 I feel for his future opponents.
Sandhagen vs O’Malley……good God what a fight!! Make it happen eventually 100% he had Chito FROZEN. Corey is a good ass dude
Corey is definitely a potential champ
11:04 Ariel and even Cory forgot that he fought Yan lmao, Merab erased him from history
Realest dude in the UFC
What a performance. I'm not sure he should've called out Merab.... I think O'Malley is the better fight, and more winnable. But he's got some balls though, NOBODY probably wants to fight Merab right now. Lol.
I picked Vera by 4th round KO..... you made a fool out of me. Well done. 💪💪💪💪
Cool dude. A lot of really down to earth athletes these days. Pretty cool.
Amazing and inspiring dude.
The stuff he says about not putting pressure on himself... I'm taking that to the bank. Thank you.
Not many fighters a could watch fight all day and listen to all day Love this guy ✌️
PROTECT THIS MAN AT ALL COSTS
What an incredible interview
Love the universal commission idea and the conversation yall had about it as well. 🤟🏾
Was rooting for chito but Sandhagen is a good dude. Happy for him.
Hands down 1 my favorite fighters reminds me of old school Dominick Cruz
sandhagen is a good interview always thoughtful answers
"I don't think I'm a very smart guy" all actually smart people
I was today years old, when I realized how much I like Cory.
Cory looks like the most normal looking guy until you see him in the octagon
Seems like an honest guy awesome 👍🏻
I'd Cory and Merab fight next and Cory wins, I think he deserves a title shot. We'll have to wait and see but if he continues to fight the way he did against Vera, he could definitely win the belt.
At 1:00 into the second round there is a camera shot of Cory fainting and Chico clearly with a look of concern on his face, like he couldnt process where 🎉he could attack Cory safely. 😅😅😮
Only defense the ufc has about the commission and things like that is the sport is so dam young compared to other major sports that are dam need a century old. MMA and especially the ufc is around 30 years old and they’re growing so much quick then they probably ever expected. In 60-70 years I can imagine how much these fighters will be making and how fine tuned this sport and promotion will be
Hes definitely top 3 quality. Sterling is just on another level, it's the wrestling that saved sterling career
Believe it or not it will be harder to be forgotten because of the Internet and social media and all that good stuff
One of my new favorite fighters
Keep it real cory love you 🔥🖤
Cory said he was reading this book last year. I got it in June last year when he was fighting TJ It’s a Hindu spiritual thing about a man’s look on life in a LSD type of thinking
Sandhagen/O’Malley is the most entertaining fight the UFC could make in that division
Such a good dude
Enjoying all the moments in life is very important, even if it gets tough, no regrets and just pure gratitude for the life and job/career you have, enjoy everything because it will come to an end.
Ain't no such thing as a Cory sandhagen
I hate that corey isnt a superstar. Amazing style, highlight kos, real AF.
He's not one because he's not a character ....
He is one
I definitely feel what he says.
Sandman. Stoic .professional . Schooled vera. Masterclass
How is nobody talking about him being the best in the division? He is definitely in that conversation
Ariel, please use your platform to keep these judges honest. I'm a massive Chito fan but we need to keep these judges doing their job right. They can ruin a career in one night. I've been following you for ever. Let's make some noise when we see these terrible score cards...
Sandhagen is an interesting fighter. I like to hear his views.