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Conner vs Aldo our Hamed vs Barrera

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  1. Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    When I first saw Conner I used to think he was similar to ****ey.
    But the match up seems more like
    Nazzem Hamed vs Marco A Barrera

    Hamed brash, entertaining , heavy handed fan favorite

    Marco A Barrera methodical, only popular with his countymen, but very talented.
     
  2. Martial Fartist Orange Belt

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    pretty good analogy but Hamed had very poor technique. Conor has pretty solid technique but still good comparision.
     
  3. sony Blue Belt

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    Prince Naseem had very good technique, but his flash and ego always took over common sense in order to prove how quick and effective he was. He was a showman first, boxer second. Still, on of the most entertaining boxer of the last generation that revived the entire division. The man doesn't get enough love for his accomplishments and skills.
     
  4. JayElectra Paper Belt Banned

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    Barrera wasn't only popular with his countrymen. Barrera was an asshole, as well. Very good fighter, but I never cared for him. It's a better comparison than Ali/Foreman to Jones/Cormier, though.
     
  5. Shael Silver Belt

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    The flash leaves you vulnerable but Connor is fundamentally competent and you can get away with more in mma than you can in boxing, imo. Barrera stayed on him and had Hamed flying around the ring because he was so off balance so often.

    I'll post this just because

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  6. Futureal Brown Belt

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    That's a good comparison. McGoat leaves his head open similar to Hamed, but does so with more composure and therefore less risk of being caught.
     
  7. LZD Purple Belt

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    Lol at people criticizing the Prince's technique. Dude toyed with and KOd 90% of his opponents. Only lost once.

    Sure he got found out by Barrera, but Barrera was much bigger and an awesome boxer.

    People get beat. Aldo will likely beat Connor too. Doesn't mean Connor sucks suddenly.
     
  8. FinalFight Black Belt

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    dafuq. :icon_cry2
     
  9. Graniteeyed How is my avatar actually better than yours?

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    Conor as Hamed works for me but Aldo and Barrera are too distant for too many reasons. If Conor were to lose to someone like Mendes, Edgar or Lamas I'd accept the analogy.

    Well I'd agree to an extent. Conor ate a couple shots each from Brimage, Poirier, and Brando. Hard ones, too...but he pulled it off. Against Mendes, Edgar, Aldo, etc. I don't know that it'd work out for him.
     
  10. estranged Black Belt

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    who r those?
     
  11. KingKali Green Belt

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    I actually kinda like this comparison in a way. But I don't think Conor has lost his drive and focus like Naseem had by the time he faced Barrera...but who knows really
     
  12. CoffeeAndBeer OG from 1993

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    Nice, so...

    Dustin Poirier is Kevin Kelley

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  13. Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Lol nice catch. .

    So who is siver?
     
  14. BabyBlue_Bomber Brown Belt

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    Pretty sure Barrera was popular with everyone after his 1st war with Morales... And nobody thought he was even close to methodical until after the Hamed fight (everyone thought Barrera was going to slug like he always did and get caught with a counter by the prince).

    Also I'm pretty sure Prince was the person only loved by his countrymen. Outside of the UK Hamed was pretty hated.


    If I would compare it to Ali/Liston 1. Ali talking all this trash about his opponents and Liston... And Liston looking like a monster and considered the HEAVY favorite.
     
  15. arrmike Brown Belt

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    In before jay Electra. Just kidding

    Not a bad comparison. Not prefect, but closer than 90% of the comparisons wet get in the heavies.
     
  16. Shael Silver Belt

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    Yeah, when he fights one the elite (which will probably be Jose first since he's getting a title shot after beating Siver) his "bag of goodies" will probably need to take the backseat and he'll need to rely on his fundamentals, which isn't a bad thing.
     
  17. 1neomonkey Brown Belt

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    ^This. Naseem had to lose like 30 or 40 pounds of weight in an extremely short period of time. There was alot that was happening behind the scenes for Naseem before that fight that most people don't know about.
     
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    you're stupid lmfao
     
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