Does this video expose Conor McGregor's lack of ground game?

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  1. Unicorn Princes

    Unicorn Princes Banned Banned

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    I mean it's good that he's training with high level athletes to improve his game, but I think it's fairly telling. He seems to have trouble with not being to end up on his back, or do anything about it once taken down.
     
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    Sinspartan Green Belt

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    What kid? The guy is on his back training with Gunnar Nelson, GUNNAR NELSON, this video doesn't tell us anything other than he is getting great training, my god.
     
  3. Peteyandjia

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    Obviously his ground game is not as good as his standup game, but Conor shows some of the same fluidity on the ground as he does standing. He is not a turtle, he's grabbing and pushing, moving his hips, working, looking for things. He is a student of the game, I'm sure his bottom game is coming along.

    As far as being on top, he already shows to be a bit of a natural. Holding down Max Holloway for two rounds with a blown ACL, is no easy task. Conor did it and passed guard several times.
     
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    In training, you often times put yourself in bad positions to get better.
    I don't think the video tells anything.
     
  5. Peteyandjia

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    Lol yeah this too. Gunnar is a goddamn shark on the ground.
     
  6. biscuitsbrah

    biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    Exactly. Context is everything. Conor could have been tired, he could have been working on a different get-up, he could be trying to work a set-up for a sub. Who knows.

    Gunnar could also know his game and just pass his guard easily, like in that video lol.
     
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    He's just training.
     
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    Nope TS. Just training with a great grappler in Gunni.

    Also:

     
  9. Tsar

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    yes, there's that too.
     
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    Yep
    and yep.

    Ali used to the same thing in sparring. He trained the rope a dope with Larry Holmes.
    OP doesn't train or know anything about fighting. Go back to WWE OP. smfh.
     
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    you learn by being put in those shitty situations repeatedly

    also training clips aren't very telling when the guys could just be doing drills
     
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    I've seen video of him doing sprawls in Iceland. It looks like any ordinary sprawl.
     
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    THIS!!!!!, Gunnar is a renzo gracie blackbelt and world class grappler! who also fights at welterweight!, oh and theyre training.
     
  14. Appylion

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    Ts....
     
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    Gotta agree with this. Gunnar defeated a legit heavyweight grappler in Jeff Monson. Connor will learn a ton from Nelson. However, he'll still want to play to his strengths imo.
     
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    You do realize that is Gunnar in that video? Gunnar is a beast on the ground and fight 2 weight classes above Conor.
     
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    This.
     
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    More interested in the dude at the 1:00 mark tossing the little blonde lady around, with questionable hand placements
     
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    Where you at Georges? Where you at motherfucker?!
    I won't be surprised if Conor takes Siver down and submits the shit out of him. His only losses might have been by sub, but the GOAT looks pretty damn good on the ground.
     
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    It just seems like he's being lazy or going thru the motions for the experience. People read way too much into training sessions. They can mean much different things from one fighter to the next.

    Though I will reiterate about the claim vis a vis his top game against Holloway, Max himself had a blown tire, and from the beginning of the fight instead. So all that fight really displayed is Conor has a better td game or fight I.Q. to fall back on when injured. Kudos to him for that. But let's not get crazy trying to translate that situation much to future fights either.
     

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