Could Conor beat Nate by taking him down?

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  1. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Just rewatched their first fight and learned a lot.

    Round 1: Conor presses forward throwing a lot of power shots out of range and getting tagged. Starts landing lunging lefts and uppercuts but the overall striking is pretty even. Diaz goes for a takedown and Conor gets on top. He does a good job defending Nates leg as it appears he's going for a triangle. Conor lands a couple fluries and is able to transition to side control.

    Round 2: Conor has slowed down a lot but lands a few uppercuts the throws a flurry that is blocked by Diaz. Around the 3 minute mark Conor seems tired but is still landing some shots. After a flurry Diaz throws a hook as he's backing up and seems to get rocked. Diaz controls Conor and backs him up to the cage. After a couple of combinations Conor ducks and goes for a takedown where he is dominated and ultimately controlled and finished.

    I remember the first round being pretty dominate for Conor but on review I think he won that round but it was still competitive. Also on the ground Conor was able to control and avoid submissions pretty well. Also in round two Conor was still winning the round until getting rocked with a hook. I was wondering if Conor would be able to take him down and survive.
     
  2. Fincher7 Brown Belt

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    No and you just invited people to spam that panic wrestling gif like a motherfucker.
     
  3. MonkeyGirl Awesomeness Belt

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    You asshole ts.

    Did this need its own thread?
     
  5. Diavolo222 Gamer Belt

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    Yes, pls I hope to god he shoots for one of his patented mega blast doubles. He would demolish Nate on the ground.




























    LUL
     
  6. in the liver Mo froots

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    its a fight. anything can happen. conor could win if nate does a 12-6 elbow. conor might have a nervous breakdown and diaz will win by psychological knockout. anything can happen
     
  7. bzrkr Black Belt

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    Haha NOPE!
     
  8. Death By Samson Silver Belt

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    No matter what Conor says, the last place that he wants to be with Nate is on the ground.
     
  9. Grill master Don't act like you don't know me

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    Conor will land that rolling omaplata he was drilling on the UFC 202 embedded video.

    Mark. My. Word.
     
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    That gif is posted in every post anyways I am prepared lol
     
  12. Smooth Princess Blue Belt

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    The only ways Conor can win with ground exchanges are scoring late takedowns to steal close rounds or possibly a sub if manages to hurt Nate standing first. I don't see Conor being able to survive any lengthy ground exchanges with a Nate who has his wits about him.
     
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    You may have escaped it for the first page already, maybe I jinxed it? lol
     
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    Nope he can't control Nate. Nate actually found someone he's a better wrestler than. Thats amazing. Then Conors defensive sub game is shit on top of that. Basically worse place to be for Conor is on the ground with nate.
     
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    You tell me, you're the mma professional
     
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    He couldn't. But he will try again. It's in his nature.

     
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    How TS re-watched the fight, fight stat numbers show Conor threw 5 more strikes in the first round than Nate Diaz yet this equates to dominance?
     
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    I feel like Conor will try pulling mummy guard
     
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    Fight stat guy I guess. Stats mean nothing
     

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