Aldo's keg kicks won't work against Connor...

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  1. ScannerFriend

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    We have seen from Aldo's previous fights that his right leg is the source of his successful ultimate leg kicks which works impressive against orthodox fighters. And this is also the reason why he has able to control the distance, as suggested by his previous challengers.

    With McGregor it's different. Not only that he switches stance regularly, but his standard stance is southpaw. This is also how he controls distance as seen against the Siver fight. Normally, Siver is very good in cutting distances but it didn't work well against McGregor. Aldo will have to switch his stance regularly as well if he wants to implement his leg kicks or stay with his base stance and go for the inside leg kick. But that is dangerous for him because he will be vulnerable to McGregor's strongest weapon which is his left straight.

    This means that Aldo will have to resort to other skills such as his wrestling and grappling. Of course, he possesses a variety of skill sets but we know that his striking was only effective whenever he starts controlling the distance. Aldo's last performance is at sub-par to his usual self. Should he fight the same, I doubt if he can survive the punching power of McGregor once his fist landed or even with his back heel kick.
     
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    As a side effect of his Karate stance, he is vulnerable to leg kicks, although some results in the past indicate he can overcome that difficulty as he has broken a leg on a check early in his career against Conor Dillon.

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    In the UFC against Max Holloway, Conor broke Max's foot on a check as well.

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  3. Threetrees

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    You are right.
    Aldo has a great option with the outside leg kick though. Also he has another option, which is targeting the rear leg.
     
  4. ScannerFriend

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    yes, he becomes vulnerable with leg kicks but at a price of setting up his left straights and uppercuts.
     
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    Aldo almost never throws a kick without a combo and when u are being on his back-foot trying to defend his combo it`s hard do check a kick. How do you gonna check a kick with you don`t know what is coming for you?
     
  6. RockUmSockUm

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    Wow, TS. You're comparing Aldo's movement and striking to Dennis Siver's? That's as dumb as that one kid who said McG's TDD is otherwordly because Siver couldn't take him down. Aldo is going to chew up McG's legs with kicks and light up his face with punches. McG has never faced anyone of Aldo's calibre. He hasn't even faced any of the top 5 guys. Poirier was top 5 only because KZ was out of action. And KZ wiped the floor with Poirier.
     
  7. SlicerDM

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    Ahaha exactly, it's like McGregor fans think Aldo just chucks his kicks without setup.
     
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    Of course, because Conor is invincible...

    Soon he will be just another fw.
     
  9. PivotPunch

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    Connor never switches stance and Aldo doesn't have to switch stance either he just has to throw low kicks with hsi left leg which he hopefully can do as well
     
  10. ScannerFriend

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    The combo you are mentioning usually is not his power leg kick. I am referring here to his power leg kicks. His combo kicks are not as deadly as his power kicks but you cannot hurt McGregor with soft or setup kicks.
     
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    If Siver can, so can Aldo.

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  12. RockUmSockUm

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    Maybe not even that. When he fails to dethrone Aldo he'll move to LW and get tooled by guys like Cerrone, RDA, and Bendo, and protected from guys like Khabib.
     
  13. MilesAbove

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    McGregor will work diligently to remove the leg kick's effectiveness. Aldo will work hard on not having the left-straight effect him.

    Game theory is going to play a huge part of this match. As much as I hate to say it, Greg Jackson or Hume are the guys you'd want in your corner for this one.

    Also, lol at Aldo's "power leg". The guy has massive power in both legs. Soccer ftw.
     
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    Bro he doesn't throw power kicks without setup, right here it proves you have no idea what you're talking about. Last time he threw a kick without setup he broke his foot. You don't think he fixed that mistake. Seeing as he hasn't done it since. You can't hurt McGregor with soft kicks? Lool ok we'll see how his movement is in round 4 after he's taken about 20-30 of those soft kicks.
     
  15. Captain_Dammitt

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    This guy knows whats up.
     
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    Being southpaw doesn't immediatly eliminates the posibility of leg kicks. Conor breaking someones foot doesn't mean Aldo won't kick him.

    Aldo doesn't throw that much leg kicks anyway but this stuff is trolling level analysis.
     
  17. ScannerFriend

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    There's no mention here of comparing Aldo's striking to Siver. I am a neutral observer. But McGregor is the only only one with the closest possibility of knocking Aldo out with a single punch. This is very much likely if Aldo is not able to implement his leg kicks which I doubt he will.
     
  18. Threetrees

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    wat
     
  19. MilesAbove

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    He drunk
     
  20. Thade2k

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    I think the leg kicks will work really well, plus Conor won't be able to pressure Aldo like he did with Siver...
     

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