Cowboy made a critical mistake

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  1. Beherit Black Belt

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    The Main Event's KO was a beautiful display of Conor's main weapon : distraction. In all his fight, conor distracts you with his right side to land a devastating shot with left side.

    His left hand is not his main weapon, it is just the usual finishing move. His main weapon is his ability to distract his opponent either by trash talk, mind game, footwork or hands fighting.

    Here is the high kick which signed the beginning of the end for cowboy :


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    - As you can see, Conor is shaking his right hand just in front of cowboy, who has no idea of what is coming after.

    - When Conor throw his left kick, it is already too late, and cowboy instinctively protect his weak body which is his main weakness. Too bad conor beautifully aimed for the head of the cowboy. And the fight is already over, conor showing his superb finishing skills, with precise Left hands, and GnP.

    - Conor is among the fighters who can generate the most power p4p in the UFC in my opinion, he is right there with ngannou or a tyron woodley. The fact that he almost knockdown cowboy with just his toes really is a testimony of his power.




    What was Cowboy's mistake ?

    - This KO really proves the importance of watching your opponent's footage before fighting him. Cowboy said many times not watching a lot of footage of his opponents, letting his coaches do this job.

    - That is a crucial mistake, almost all the elite athletes, no matter the sport, watch their opponents footage. Jones said spending multiple hours watching his opponents fights, knowing all their moves, their tendencies etc.

    - Giving the job of dissecting your opponent's game to your coach is a CRUCIAL error at this lvl. His coaches are not in the cage, he is.


    - If cowboy actually did this job, he would ve know many things and probably survived longer in the fight ( even though the KO was almost certain ... ) :

    1 - conor almost never throw roundhouse kick to the body, all his body work is made by front kick to the guts which are harder to grab ...

    2 - the right hand shaking is the signal of huge shot coming from the left side, do not focus on it, but on the left side.

    3 - conor already tried this right hand shaking feint + roundhouse kick to the head many times in his career, even in his last fight, conor tried this combination in the same context, opening of the 1st round.

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    - Khabib always light on his feet, moving on the weak side of conor, suddenly moved to the power side of conor and just against the cage ( which is supposed to be a BAD move ), why ?

    - To force conor to land his big shot and maybe capitalize on it. Conor is triggered, and tries the exact same kick as the one against cowboy ( right hand shaking feint + roundhouse to the head ).

    - Khabib sees it from a mile away, blocks it and then move back to the weaker side of conor. ( the 1st takedown is just after this action ).


    Conclusion : As I precisely predicted, Conor completely destroyed cowboy in less than a minute. This fight proves again that cowboy's game is too old for today's highest lvl of MMA. He will always be a good fighter, but unfortunately he is never beating the elite of his division.


    I will try to make a humble breakdown of masvidal vs conor, here is a thread I already made on Masvidal very underrated grappling, which could play a huge factor in a potential fight against the notorious :

    https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/masvidals-grappling.4043291/

    Discuss. Sorry for the retards if it is too long ...
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  2. Satan's Daddy. Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    Cerrone was screwed the moment after he took the first chug of budweiser in the morning.
     
  3. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    He didn't care if he won. He was just happy to be there.
     
  4. weaponzero2k2 Purple Belt

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    Lol lol....mistake on a fixed fight lol
     
  5. Nate banged my mom Brown Belt

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    Mistake? He made more in 40 seconds then most make in a long long time
     
  6. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Great way to torpedo your own thread. Conor is indeed a master of "distraction".

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  7. Beherit Black Belt

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    the KO was also fixed ? cowboy's jaw is popping at will ? cowboy can break his nose at will too ?
     
  8. Beherit Black Belt

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    too bad conor won the fight and dropped diaz 3 times.

    BTW the Diaz fights proves that conor's game has limits, non cerebral fighters like a nate diaz, who don't care about feint or distraction can be a good counter to this style.
     
  9. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    It’s so funny how many people are over analyzing this crap like it was an actual fight.
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  10. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Nathan beat Conor twice and turned him into a panic-wrestler/runner. As for "non-cerebral" you should try a relevant martial art.
     
  11. weaponzero2k2 Purple Belt

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    From a toe kick and some punches while covering up



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  12. Paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    All this ↑↑↑ don't warrant a 40 second fight, my froze stream lasted longer than the fight I had to watch it on sports highlights...
     


  13. Khabib really study Conor unlike Cerrone.

    Love your breakdown!
     
  14. Iron Skin Black Belt

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    The gifs expired, Ezgif just hosts them for 1 hour i think, you are suposed to upload them at imgur or etc..
     
  15. Beherit Black Belt

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    done thanks for the advice !
     
  16. Roman_23 Green Belt

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    Now that I think about it Cowboy lost to Conor worse than Aldo. Yes, the aldo fight was like 4 seconds or something like that, but at least Aldo was rushing at him trying to do damage, he even landed 1 punch to Conors face.
    Donald, on the contrary, did fucking nothing. Of course you gonna lose if you just stand there. That was his mistake.
     
  17. Beherit Black Belt

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    I don't think this footage is a good exemple of that, if you know conor is coming with the left why even throw this lame AF combination chin in the air ?

    I think this footage is more of a testimony of khabib's incredible "vision"/"eyes". A bit like in the Poirier fight, his vision is very underrated. I don't want to compare it to anderson silva which could be insulting toward the striking phenom, but it is really one of the best I ve seen in the octagon.
     
  18. Night Slasher Blue Belt

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    I personally like the thread
     
  19. Cindynice420 Brown Belt

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    Apologies accepted <41>
     
  20. 613 Gold Belt

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    This is actually an embarrassing fucking breakdown. You not knowing his "right hand shake faint" is actually a distance gauge is pretty pathetic
     

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