Was Conor smart for pressuring Khabib?

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  1. BetoG695

    BetoG695 Orange Belt

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    Nope, To me Connors biggest success was always as a counter striker and pressuring Khabib who wasnt going to commit on his strikes til later rounds was a mistake. He was going forward to just get taken down he should have used Alquintas strategy
     
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  2. AngryPorto

    AngryPorto The Guy Next to Cabbot

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    Has this been added to the list? Can it be if not?
     
  3. MilkSteak

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    Found the taxi driver
     
  4. flyingoctoplata

    flyingoctoplata Green Belt

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    C'mon son, who are you trying to kid? This has nothing to do with ring rust or offense. Not another ten years of training would do a damn thing to stop this. Khabib caught him easily from halfway across the cage and Conor wasn't even close to reacting on time. The fight was over right here, believe it or not.

    Look at the timer, 15 seconds into the fight.


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  5. TapMachine

    TapMachine Pretty Princess

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    This. Conor's footwork is very linear, he has very poor lateral movement. His wide stance does not allow for agile lateral movement and he prefers to move mostly back and forth.
     
  6. Pain4Pain

    Pain4Pain Blue Belt

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    That's the tradeoff of the boxing v wide karate/kickboxing stance.

    The narrow boxing stance allows more mobility, pivoting, and repositioning at multiple angles to occur.

    The wide stance is better for quick forward, backward, and lateral movement, and throwing kicks but it reduces mobility and head movement in the pocket, and it exposes the lead leg to the single leg.
     
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  7. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    It also exposes the lead leg to leg kicks
     
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  9. Pain4Pain

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    Yes you're right, but usually the guy using this stance has a superb kick arsenal and manages distance and timing well enough to not get leg kicked.

    Guys training in pure MT almost have their lead foot touching their back foot just to check the leg kicks.
     
  10. Anaconda99

    Anaconda99 Blue Belt

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    Those are the best, you know they could have been fighters by the look in their eye and champions, they could off but chose the nobler proffession of proffesional Taxi driving.

    About the question i dont know, Khabib just doesnt let you hang back so i think it wasnt that stupid of a plan, until now there is no path or plan to victory against Khabib.
     
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  11. blaseblah

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    I don't feel like he went balls to the wall. Not compared to how he fought Mendes. He was clearly worried about the takedown.
     
  12. TRVITMVNZ

    TRVITMVNZ White Belt

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    Pressuring Khabib especially Rd 3-5 with Volume will make it an interesting fight. Only thing Conor doesnt throw volume and seems to only strike with precision
     
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    KramerFtw Hehe

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    Cab driver just wanted to be next to you more often,fight or no fight.
     
  16. HHJ

    HHJ Plutonium Belt

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    That was 2013 khabib
     
  17. Lift2live

    Lift2live Yellow Belt

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    Conor pre fight said that he would KO Khabib, Maul him, beat him up, told Ariel he is gonna do unimaginable things to him.

    He tried. It didnt work even in Conors world coz Khabib did some striking which also resulted in points and could have KO'ed Conor. Or at least TKO

    I dunno why people underestimated Khabibs striking. Maybe due to Al's fight. But before-dude was vicious with strikes vs Barboza, Gleison and others. Was brawling hard. Other brazil dude he TKO'd.

    I think people thought that Khabib and Javier are some dumb ass people who would not try to improve striking.

    Even Conor's corner-This is the best he has. bla bla. He should blame them. Conor should fire everybody on his team.
     
  18. Quietus

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    it was smart because it was his only chance to win, he was only going to get more tired round by round and not have the power to get a 1 hitter quitter, so he had to go for it in round 1 or 2.
     
  19. cevo

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    I think he was pressuring Khabib to throw him off and make him force the shot. Didn't work, but it would be even worse if he let Khabib pressure him instead.
     
  20. aali14

    aali14 Red Belt

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    Tbh Khabib gets him down no matter what, Conor loses that fight no matter what gameplan he follows.
     

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