Chad Mendes is a better striker than Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier,...

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  1. heohanwuoc Yellow Belt

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    So i just rewatched Chad Vs McGregor fight and saw Chad landed many clean shots to McGregor than Eddie or Dustin despite his height and reach disadvantage, it is also the only time i see McGregor eating clean shots to the chin in his UFC FW career
    What are your thought? Is Chad's striking skill underrated ? Can he beat Max Holloway/Brian Ortega or go to BW and beat TJ/Cody?
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    Yep definitly underrated. His striking got alot better when he started working with Ludwig. He's also explosive af and hits pretty god damn hard
     
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  3. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    It's easier to short wrestler to surprise taller opponents with punches.
    Especially that McGregor was preparing to the striker of his own height.
     
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    Chad is super talented in general. I can't wait to see him back. In retrospect, resting for two years might help recover his chin and could be a life-saver to his career.
     
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    And that wasn't even full camp, dick cream Mendes.
     
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    Is his suspension up anytime soon? Would be cool to see him back into the featherweight mix.
     
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  8. heohanwuoc Yellow Belt

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    Here is Chad looking thicc af, i believe he will a be much better fighter after suspension
     
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    His speed and explosiveness were the huge factors to the success throughout his career which makes me curious how would he perform off of his "skin cream".
     
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    Agree .... IF he retains his speed amd strenght post USADA that is.
     
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    He's an all round great fighter.
     
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    Why Chad is not fighting since december 2015? is he suspended?
     
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    The takedown threat
     
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  14. heohanwuoc Yellow Belt

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    he gets two-year suspension for some skin cream
     
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    This.
     
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    Yeah, reach and height had never been considered an advantage... Lol
     
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    That's cool Specialized makes road bikes with 20" wheels.
     
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    McGregor just walked through his punches though, he had no respect for his striking so didn't defend much. Poirier knocked out one of McGregor's teeth with a left hook.
     
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    Chad is an elite striker. He took prime Aldo to a razor thin decision in a fight that was basically a kickboxing match. Glad to have him back. Exciting fighter and improving his striking to such a level with Ludwig made him into a potent finisher.
     
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    If mendez cardio would have hold up he could have succeeded. But unfortunately for him it did not.

    His only chance would have been to take conor out fast but that is easier said than done.
     
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