Media Conor McGregor underestimated Khabib’s stand-up at UFC 229 but he grappled well - coach

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    He cheated well.
     
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    Your boy got dropped and tapped out to a face crank without even fighting the hands

    And then his crew got stomped

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    Khabib stand up is based on his ground threat. Connor s schtick is up. He is still a very good fighter. He can make more money or he can try to improve his game and come back and challenge khabib /tony in another year or two.
     
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    Konour prevented any real damage on the ground in rd 1. No hard GNP from Khabib, no sub attempt etc etc. But still he got levelled in round 2 and /dominated/tapped in rd 4. So if thats what it means do do better in grappling than expected, that gives you an idea of how badly they were expecting Khabib to grapplefuck him.

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    His fans on here are trolls. Surley they don't believe the rubbish from camp McGregor.

    Are human beings capbable of such a low level intellect?
     
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    False

    He only did well in round 1. Got brutally smashed in the 2nd and finished in the 4th.
    Al Iaquinta did better because he survived
     
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    Meh.
    This is over-simplification.

    Khabib was able to take COnor down before Conor could hit Khabib.

    from there on, Conor would over-compensate when Khabib went for takedowns.

    but Khabib's takedown opens his stand up and Conor was far too concerned into avoiding the takedown and that's why Khabib was able to crack his jaw.

    That's not news, and happens with a lot other wrestlers.
     
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    I personally hope the fight happens again somewhere down the line, if Conor can get his confidence and form back and sort this cardio issue out. In the third round there was a hole for Conor to exploit but he simply didn't have the gas, whether that was due to being rocked the round before i don't know, it does however give the Tony fight an interesting spin because he has cardio for days.
     
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    lol most of the people trashing these comments don't even realize that the coach in question... is Khabib's coach, not Conor's.
     
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    Ok, so being wresltefucked for 4 rounds is doing better than expected... khabib whooped Mcg 's ass both standing and grappling, just because Mcg defended doesn't mean he did well defense wise.
     
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    Confirmed: Conor wins the rematch using his power double.
     
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    “If he was not that good, there’s no way in hell he would’ve kept Khabib off of him and from doing any damage in the first round.”

    “I think he underestimated us on the stand-up and that’s bad on him ... because they should’ve never have underestimated Khabib’s stand-up. And I think he did.”


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    They were expecting him to survive well enough on the ground to get a few opportunities on the feet, which he did. They were also expecting that a few opportunities on the feet would be enough to finish Khabib and his inferior striking off, which they weren't.

    It's a fair enough assessment, I'd say.
     
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