Dem Teeps to da Gut - Conor changing the game?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Crockett, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Crockett

    Crockett Hazuki Style

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    473
    I don't recall seeing them as widely used as part of the arsenal. Struve was utilizing this move as one utilizes a jab, regularly mixing it into his attacks last night.

    Was this always as pervasive, or did Conor introduce a new wrinkle to the game in his bout with Mendes? We often see a fighter showcase a new move to then see it proliferate throughout MMA (e.g. Anderson front kick). Is this Conor's first contribution?
     
  2. TFanatic

    TFanatic Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,898
    Likes Received:
    348
    I don't think I've ever seen a fighter actually kick another fighter in the stomach before Conor did. Usually it was all head hunting like Anderson/Vitor. Conor is introducing new things to the game and other fighters are taking note of his success.
     
  3. Blanqa Blanqua

    Blanqa Blanqua Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    14,224
    Likes Received:
    23,243
    Aye, he good. He good.
     
  4. Moral Victory

    Moral Victory Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    11,072
    It's good stuff, Rory likes it as well i think?
     
  5. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Likes Received:
    8,025
    Not sure if serious?
     
  6. NeoOsiris

    NeoOsiris Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Conor didn't introduce anything new. Cerrone dropped Jim Miller with a front snap kick to the liver. Rory was using the same snap kick to the gut in the first and second round against Robbie. Nothing Conor does is really new, he just knows how to put it all together. He understands proper distancing, when to use it, and how to effectively use it. Conor just has a broader understanding of combat and movement.
     
  7. JamezBJJ

    JamezBJJ White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    2
    Is that sarcasm? Machida, Yuri, Kikuno and Kyoji are just a small list of people who use snappy front kicks.
     
  8. Danmaninja

    Danmaninja Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    255
    Katsunori kikuno
     
  9. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Likes Received:
    8,025
    The teep has been a staple in Muay Thai for the last 500 years...
     
  10. Son of Werdum

    Son of Werdum Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    8,030
    Likes Received:
    16,063
    Schilt would like to have a word with you.
     
  11. Goatenstein

    Goatenstein Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    5,534
    Likes Received:
    6,007
    Schilt killed Pete Williams in the UFC in the late fucking 90s. I'm a real MMA fan.
     
  12. TalkinNoise

    TalkinNoise Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    1,488
    Likes Received:
    48
    Hahaha
     
  13. Jack Frost

    Jack Frost Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2015
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    208
    Conor introduced other fighters to the concept of "fighting." Before Conor, they just flayed their arms and legs aimlessly until the other person fell. Conor inaugurated this so-called "technique."
     
  14. Botolf

    Botolf Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    7
    I immediately thought of Schilt too.
     
  15. M.V.C.

    M.V.C. Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    15,073
    Likes Received:
    3,529
    If you started watching fights July 11 2015, yes.
     
  16. jeffb36

    jeffb36 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    722
    Please get off Cloner's nuts and learn some MMA history.

    https://vimeo.com/15341976
     
  17. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,169
    Likes Received:
    21,706
    This thread is a great fountain of fail.
     
  18. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,496
    Likes Received:
    8,025
    Nice troll job 😄
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.