Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Optimus15, Feb 25, 2016.
how is Nate an easier matchup than Cerrone?. What does cerrone have to offer ?
Cerrone would freeze against Connie.
Being in fight shape and actually sparring helps.
Why? Has he forgotten how to sparr now?
miles better striking...
Uhm did you see Cerrone vs Diaz?
Cerrone just had a fight camp and choked a guy out in half a round. He could fight again easily. Diaz has 11 days or whatever to do his camp.
neither have much to offer Conor, but Nate will be more entertaining in the pre-fight
Nate has always been the better fighter. One loss to a game thomson doesn't change that.
Also cerrone only lasted 1 minute against RDA while nate lasted 15.
Nate's only chance is if the fight hits the floor. He's too slow and just comes straight forward while striking, Conor is going to dance around him and pick his shots. Cerrone I think would have a better chance on the feet and still pose a threat on the ground too. I don't think either beats Conor on short notice though.
It's just that it's clear that Cerrone would have been in shape bc of his recent fight while Nate's conditioning is a big question mark.
Diaz trains triathlons and does daily cardio routines for fun. He also is constantly putting in work on the mat. Cerrone, on the other hand, drinks every day and parties like a total madman.
Believe me, if they had taken Cowboy, the same things would be said and saying that they should have went with Diaz.
Truth is, most people just love to hate Conor.
So now you change maybe to a little?
So you are saying GSP if he don't spar, then suddenly he's going to lose to Andy Wang?
Edit: forgot to quote 209 above me, driving and cant figure out how to edit in quote at a stop light.
yeah i have, 4+ years ago. have you seen:
cerrone vs makdessi, alvarez, miller, martins?
nate vs thomson, bendo?
Lol what do you think Nate would of done to Makdessi-, Miller or Martins?
Cerrone is probably the better overall fighter but not by much. Just because he's stepped up and fought average fighters to help the Ufc doesn't mean he's light years beyond Nate.
I'd actually still favor Nate. Cerrone isn't taking him down and he still struggles against pressure fighters
What about rda finishing cerrone in 1 minute while he took nate to decision?
Nate's last win over michael johnson is more impressive than cerrone's win over a green undermatched fill in.
It's funny how anti-Conor folk bring up Khabib beating RDA, but the moment someone brings up Diaz beating Cerrone its "4 years ago!" "Have you seen Cerrone now!" etc etc
Came here to write this, as that's what people who wanted Cerrone or anyone in fighting shape are saying. TS could've read one of the countless posts that explain this but making a new thread is cool too.
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