Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Wise1, Mar 13, 2018.
Khabib vs. Conor would do a big live gate and attendance, but the time zone differences would impact the PPV sales.
Not to mention, Khabib has a decent chin and it's not exaclty like Russia has a stellar squeaky-clean and corruption-free sports history.
Diaz doesn't have poor footwork and doesn't need to close the distance fast because he isn't looking for a takedown and Conor's kicks aren't really damaging.
Conor's gameplan revolves around controlling range, causing his opponent to wilt under pressure with aggressive counter punching, and then picking them apart and cracking their chin. Diaz is tall, has an iron will, great composure, and a solid chin.
See, it's easy to paint a picture however you want.
Bottom line for me is that he has not defended either belt that he won in the UFC and there isn’t an excuse for it.
It’s a shame because he’s a talented fighter and we’re missing out on some fun fights.
So, closing the distance fast only amounts to takedown effectiveness (for everyone but Conor) but is considered controlling range (only if your name is Conor)?
Part of the reason why Conor is good at getting in and out quickly is because he fights light and off the balls of his feet and keeps his weight more evenly balanced (early in the fights, where he has a proven track record of success).
Diaz fights much more flat-footed and heavier on his rear leg which leaves him slower and makes it harder to get in and out quickly. Conor being faster than Diaz isn't speculation, it's a fact, and everyone knew that full well going into their fights, and it was a big part of his game plan both times.
Why are all these Conor threads starting to emerge from the woodworks? Is he fighting another easy midget fighter sometime soon?
Great story bro
McNugget still didnt defend
“He doesn’t defend “
With 60 million after taxes, he has much more partying to do. He may or may not be back. No need for the attempt to swing sherdogs opinion. Besides, Max is going to KO Kbib after Kbib mauls Tony.
Mcgregors smooth Irish cream,
I never said Conor wasn't faster. I said it doesn't matter that much because Diaz's style does not depend on moving in and out of range frequently. He is someone who stalks his opponent and wants to stay in range basically all of the time. Diaz's feet aren't flat until after he's settled into the pocket. He's pretty good at getting into range.
Anyway, your statement was that Diaz was the best stylistic matchup for Conor. Whether you think Diaz is a particularly bad matchup or not, he definitely isn't the best. The best matchup for Conor is an aggressive striker who over commits as evidenced by his highlight reel KOs of everyone who does that against him and his 1-1 record against Diaz.
I was on board right up until the Mayweather fight.
Even of I could stomach that, sitting out now instead of fighting Tony was ridiculous.
Yeah we really needed yet another thread on this
He doesn't defend. There's no way you can argue against that fact.
The guy should have vacated if he wanted to do anything else besides defend his belt. His name carries the weight with casuals for the most part anyway.
You sound like heavy duty pipe cleaner dude, get off the mans nuggets he needz to man up or f*k off with his money...
EDIT: Didn't Read...
Fans not liking DJ has nothing to do with how many title defenses he has or doesn't have. Dumb argument.
Why not mention Jones title defenses? Or GSP's? or Silva's? Because they don't fit your dumb narrative.
It's not a bigger challenge to take more money to NOT defend a belt and risk losing it. Derp.
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