How hard is it to work on your weakness as a fighter

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  1. Kaiokenrye24

    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    A lot of fighters have weaknesses that are obvious to us as fans, but sometimes those weaknesses are never fixed.
    Thomas Almeida-Defense, being a slow starter
    Conor Mcgregor-Cardio
    Masvidal-Fighting with urgency,(granted Wonderboy is a tough opponent, but he was far too passive)
    Aldo/Barao-Cardio/weight cutting
    Cowboy being a slow starter, he got destroyed by other notoriously slow starter Masvidal
    Damian Maia-Conditioning, he was getting beatdown by Covington in the third round
    Anyone who gets subbed by Oleksiy Oliynyk-he's small, slow, and totally open to getting hit, pick him apart at range!
     
  2. Texas

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    If it were easy there would be no weaknesses
     
  3. D'z

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    Hard. I can't punch for shit while moving backwards. Spent a lot of time trying to learn, but I'm deficient.
     
  4. Organic Damage

    Organic Damage Dancing on the ashes of the World

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    It can't be easy. The more you focus on one aspect of the game, the more other aspects are neglected.

    It must be tempting for a guy with big power in his hands to neglect the ground game, and regardless of how you've been coached, reverting to your innate tendencies in the heat of battle has got t be tough to resist.
     
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    Some are in denial and pretend their weaknesses are their strengths.

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    How hard is it to work on your weaknesses in your life?
     
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  8. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    HUH?

    Winning 5 rounder = having bad cardio?

    Stopped reading from there. Probably even worse BS...
     
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    I think you could ask this question for all professional athletes to be honest. I think what it can boil down to is a specific fighters make-up is. By that, I mean that while guys may work on certain things/holes in their game, they may not be able to master it or bring it to a level that will make a significant difference based on how their traits/personalities/genetics are. Does that make sense?
     
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    That is the beauty of mma - there are so many aspects that you can't master everything.
     
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  11. DS66

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    Conor even admitted to having a cardio issue in his post-fight press conference after the Floyd fight. He readily admitted that he has an issue that he needs to work on- Why can't you admit it?
     
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    You can’t be gifted at everything. For the most part everyone in the ufc is actually good in all aspects. But for most people no matter how hard they try they’ll never be Jacare on the ground. Of course shitty posters on here always mistake this fact with fighters simply not being as smart as the poster is who gives the sage advice of “so and so should train takedown defense.”

    They also like to use this as a way of not giving credit to the other fighter. Like Khabib doesn’t have good takedowns, everyone else just sucks at wrestling
     
  13. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    After Floyd fight. After 10 short rounds in boxing. Where he competed in the first time.
    He talked to boxing audience about boxing bout.
     
  14. DS66

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    Nope, he actually said it's been an issue throughout his career in MMA fights as well. Re-watch the press conference.

    I'm sorry that your hero isn't perfect. Nobody is.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Not only he's not my hero, his recent acts make me cringe.
    However, I'm not biased like you.

    Now source with timestamp where he said it or GTFO with your made up BS.
     
  16. DS66

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    Relax dude. How am I biased when I'm literally just relaying what Conor said. Jesus.

    Here ya go bro:



    "Fatigue. There's a patch somewhere in the middle of fights, even with the Diaz 2 fight. I have this patch where I must overcome. I get a little wobbly, but it's more fatigue"
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    I think what he means is that he did overcome it with Diaz, and did not overcome it with boxing.

    Cardio =/= constant freshness.
    None of the fighters are fresh during this work. They all overcome some barriers to keep working.
    There are those who do, and you call them having good cardio. They win.
     
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    Conor McGregor has lost a single MMA fight. Calm down.
     
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    Ronda Rousey......... Head Movement !!!

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    Borderline or actually impossible. By the time you're at the level of guys in the UFC, your weaknesses aren't weak because of lack of effort. They're weak because you have less natural ability in them than the competition you're facing.

    Conor can dedicate 100% of the rest of his career to cardio training. It will never be as good as Nate's. Jon Jones can work on punching power at his current weight forever. It will never be like Rumble's. I mean, Demaian Maia is 40. His conditioning is limited by biological ability, not training.
     

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