Did Rory embarrass Ellenberger?

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  1. doomy200

    doomy200 Brown Belt

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    I know Rory MacDonald got a lot of crap for his performance against Ellenberger on Fox, but I am one of the people who was really impressed.

    My question is, do you think he embarrassed Ellenberger? I know neither guy took much damage, but when all you have to do is flash your jab in someone's face and they have no answer for 3 rounds, it makes you look really bad.

    I would go as far as saying Rory really embarrassed Ellenberger in that fight and made him look amateur.
     
  2. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    same with gsp vs kos II.
     
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    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    No. Ellenberger embarrassed Ellenberger.
     
  4. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Ellenberger embarrassed himself...talking shit only to have a staring contest with Rory for 3 rounds
     
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    Embarrass? No. Win in a safe, if unspectacular manner? Yes.

    It was the exact type of performance you'd expect for "the next GSP".
     
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    He schooled him, but it was boring. He even used the "high elbow block"
    1st in in this video
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    In the Maia fight, he added a good right hand. He's very hard to counter because of his timing(unpredictability) and punching technique. He gets outstruck when you go for flurries on the inside, but on the outside he can just sit back and stick that stiff jab any time he wants + mix up well timed rights. His weakness is low kicks, cause he looks to box too much and it shown in the lawler and che mills fight.
     
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    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    no, he beat him in a competition.
     
  8. Zenkie

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    This gif sums up their fight.

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    They embarrassed themselves.
     
  9. doomy200

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    lol I disagree.. Only one person actually landed in the fight
     
  10. Harlekin

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    yeah, 3 and a half jabs in 15minutes.
    both embarassed themselves. that fight screamed FIX for a rory gsp showdown
     
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    No way! That girl throws an actual combination. All we had in that fight was one jab every minute.
     
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    this
     
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    linvillegorge Red Belt

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    Screamed fix? Why? I don't think anyone was screaming to see Rory in a title fight after that snoozer. Everyone was happy as shit when Lawler beat him down.
     
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    This!!!

    Berger, much like Kos was really hesitant in the standup and it cost both of them.
     
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    That fight was awful.
     
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    doomy200 Brown Belt

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    Ellenberger had no answer to Rory who has good footwork and range. It's not like he was on his way to winning, then lost. He just wasn't as good.
     
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    It was a shut down
     
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    Those lil' kids have better standup than Jake Shields.
     
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    Lol Ellenberger talked a lot of trash in this fight and needed this win to get a ts.
    he just couldn't handle rory's jab/footwork/distance control. Ellenberger spent most of his time feinting and then got popped by a jab.
    Rory doesn't set up his strikes, he lets the strikes set up for themselves.
     
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