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after watching McGregor vs Mendes & RDA vs Pettis, I really like RDA's chances

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by it is what it is, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. it is what it is Blue Belt

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    I really don't see the gap in stand up being so far that it's not competitive. McGregor took a lot more punches from Chad than I remember, and RDA was showing some smooth stand up and hard kicks. I was on the fence before, but I like RDA in this one.......of course McGregor has the power to render all the intangibles a moot point via separation of consciousness
     
  2. chitoortiz Gold Belt

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    If RDA follows the Mendes gameplan then he wins.

    If RDA stands with Conor, he's going to sleep.
     
  3. KB Warrior Brown Belt

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    Nobody can take that left hand shot
     
  4. Topguntrophey Brown Belt

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    Did you 'just rewatched' the fights though ?

    If so then I'll take you seriously
     
  6. bigpunch Brown Belt

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    Some guys here say RDA won't get the takedown because he can only get takedowns close to the cage(he takes Nate Diaz down without using the cage though) and Conor is lethal on the back foot but then I watch Conor vs Brandão

    Brandão threw some wild shit and made Conor go back a little bit then shot for a (slow) double, got in a clinch situation and was able to put Conor's back against the cage!

    Why was Brandão able to do this? Can someone explain to me why RDA can't do something similar?
     
  7. bigpunch Brown Belt

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    RDA just needs a few leg kicks to change everything.
     
  8. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    If RDA is able to smother McG and drag this to the ground, he will absolutely victimize him.
     
  9. Loisaida Green Belt

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    That is for sure RDA's path of victory. However, if Conor gets in the guy's head, as he has before, RDA may forget that he's an ace grappler, and just try and take McGregor's head off.
    Nobody so far has been able to take the left hand though, and 25 minutes is a long time.
    RDA looks like a beast right now, but I think it's equally likely he tries to get in a striking match for his ego, and gets put out.
     
  10. Weuylf Life is Hard

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    The bodykicks in the first were scary, Pettis is a beast for taking them without flinching. I wanna see Conor react to those.
     
  11. 0hm Brown Belt

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    That is because you are not a careful analyst of the sport. Pettis isn't anything like Conor and RDA is nothing like Mendes.
     
  12. M Raid K Black Belt

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    I agree that he's Liddell 2.0 in many ways. At one point Liddell was riding a huge win streak during which he knocked out every opponent and only one of them got out of the third round. And then Rampage blasted him in 2 minutes.
     
  13. Kelman Banned Banned

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    This is the crux of the issue.
     
  14. JamesRussler You can call me Jimmy Banned

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    I would not bet on RDA, wherever it goes.
     
  15. M Raid K Black Belt

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    Max Holloway.
     
  16. FlyingKimurabar Silver Belt

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    Because Conor ko'd aldo in 13 seconds so none of his previous fights matter and Conor will ko all his opponents just by touching them with his left hand and everybodys heads coming clean off!
     
  17. Zarra Red Belt

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    Man,RDA is such a monster in the Pettis fight,it's scary.
     
  18. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    THis is pretty much bullshit and posters just repeating each other without watching fights, regarding RDA and his takedowns. He has landed plenty of takedowns in the open and away from the cage.
     
  19. bigpunch Brown Belt

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    The first takedown he hits on Pettis they're close to the cage but he doesn't even use it, Pettis' back hits the cage but he was already falling
     
  20. it is what it is Blue Belt

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    I really am judging from a neutral standpoint, like you are. I might like RDA more, but I'm making my judgements based on what I viewed in these fights.
     

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