Could Conor develop a striking style like TJs?

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  1. superpunch

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    Imagine Conors boxing and left hand with right hand KO power and switch stances with high kicks and mid kicks, good defense, even more mobile footwork, an iron chin that he already has, and head movement. With that accuracy and power, he'd be close to unstoppable - more than he already is.
     
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    he could along with fixing wasted movement and his defense... but hes got tons of money now... gonna get lazier and lazier.. ricky hatton style..
     
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    Imagine if Damien Maia had dynamite fists though
     
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    Conor doesn't have the cardio to move like TJ. TJ is clearly the more highly skilled fighter, if you factor in that Conor has quite the reach advantage .

    I am hoping TJ fights MM after beating Cody again. However, TJ is not big enough to be a threat at FW. He clearly lacks the chin to take a big shot from one of those big boys at 145 as he was dropped by Dodson and Cody with one hard punch in both matches.
     
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    Why would Conor want to downgrade his striking style to be similar to TJ's?
     
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    If Mike Tyson got on his tippy toes, could he dance around the ring like Ali??
     
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    It's a very unorthodox style, but like you said, the last version of Dillashaw got dropped in his last fight and who knows what would have happened if there was an extra 10-15 seconds in the round.

    Different styles and approaches, obviously, but Dillashaw got caught up in a firefight with Garbrandt when he got dropped - it didn't seem like it was part of the game plan and he lost focus. I think Cruz was correct in saying that he looked good against fighters with little or no movement and I think he's definitely one of the best strikers in MMA, but still has some work to do.
     
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  10. DaWrassler007

    DaWrassler007 I like men, I'd like to be MAN-handled

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    Only 2 likes???
     
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    Sosua Yeah nah

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    He would gas in 14 seconds
     
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    Imagine if Anderson Silva had the skills of Cody McKenzie.
     
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    Conor has never been dropped on feet. TJ has shown that he is hittable by Cruz and CoGar.

    Just because TJ is flashier and moves around a lot does not mean he is more effective.
     
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    Isn't that style originally Dominick Cruz's? TJ just modified it a bit and still lost to DC. Give credit to the OG.
     
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    He'd gas out even quicker.
     
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    yeah or maybe it's because TJ fight a LOT more
     
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    Conor already has better striking than TJ.
     
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    Came here to say this.

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    Sure he could move around like that, but he'd be gassed 3min into the fight and wouldn't be able to get off the stool to start the 2nd round.
     
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