Cowboy's standup is literally the definition of stiff and uncoordinated

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  1. nopeavi

    nopeavi Coral Belt

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    not hating but man his form has always been so cringe to me...i'm not sure anything could or should be done to change him at this point but what do you guys think? any way to loosen him up a bit and make him strike more naturally? maybe some god damn yoga or watch some bruce lee movies or hire Conor's old coach that does grab ass on the beach?
     
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    accolyte1022 Copy and Paste

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    Let’s go play boy
     
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    Inb4 slow motion gif of combo on Rick Story
     
  5. Drugstore Cowboy

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    Donald is standing too tall and mainly just links strikes together instead of using slips and rolls to set it up.
     
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    Yea. Garbage.
     
  7. lawrencel2

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    delete your account. probably one of the best strikers in the division. He's always "stiff" in the first round.
     
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    he just wasn't able to get going yesterday.
     
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    This is literally the most retarded thread of the day.
     
  10. Where you at Georges?

    Where you at Georges? Hi Double Yellow Card

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    Still better then Conors
     
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    Typrune Goatley Black Belt

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    Cowboy's striking has looked great in other fights. Each fight is different. Sometimes your timing and distance feels off with certain opponents, especially in the first round. If I recall correctly, Al Iaquinta had his best moments very early in the fight but then Cowboy took over from rounds 2 to 5.

    Unfortunately for Cowboy he got caught with a big punch in the first round with Gaethje.

    Cowboy is a great fighter and is probably still top 10. No shame in losing to Gaethje who is also a great fighter.
     
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    "You're stiff as a board"
     
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    He get .., ok I don't want to say scared but I can't find a better word, sometimes he looks great and in front of certain fighters he looks scared, I can't forget the fight with Diaz
     
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    it's like....it's like he is stuck in the mud almost
     
  15. Guy LeDouche

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    He’s got great technique in his strikes, but has the terrible habit very common among kickboxers where he keeps his head right on the center line.
    He’s gotten a little better over the years...but goddamn it’s so frustrating to watch sometimes.

    He is also a bully fighter, if things don’t go his way quickly he tends to check out shortly after.
     
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    i know Connie isn't well liked around these parts but let's be honest if Cowboy had more natural striking like prime Conor to go along with his skillset he would probably have a belt by now
     
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    I'm not sure you know what that word means
     
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    Odd fighter. Overrated striker and underrated grappler. He's very upright and his head is stationary.
     
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    Holy shit OP you're right
     
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    Cowboy got old. Few professional athletes would be remembered well if we only remembered the 37 year old version of them.
     

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