How much of Thompson's dismantlement of Diaz can Conor pull off?

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  1. Readybodisready

    Readybodisready Banned Banned

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    Just rewatched the fight. Lets see, Thompson used a lot of movement and conserved his energy well. Check. Great use of low and mid kicks which hurt Nate's movement and cardio. Check. Thompson was very strong in the clinch and oustruck Diaz in it, also had good TDD. This I can't see the smaller Conor pull off, his grappling needs to be very defense-oriented. And of course Thompson finished Diaz off with that perfectly timed head kick. Conor doesn't need to do it such spectacular fashion, but a stoppage on a bloodied Nate who can't see much coming in the later rounds is possible.

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    Diaz fanboys should keep rewatching this gif to realise their boy's mortality because he's been turned into some unstoppable terminator lately here.
     
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    I'd be surprised if Nate lasts more than 3 minutes.
     
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    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Gotta switch to orthodox and give up the threat of the left hand
     
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    Can someone tell TS it's Thomson please. I thought it was a Wonderboy thread.
     
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    Conor is a VERY limited manlet.

    ...but his power edge will win him the fight.

    Very unfortuNately.
     
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    You better hope because apparently Conor only has cardio for eight minutes...
     
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    That's more than double 3 minutes.
     
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    Well Thomson threw Diaz off by mixing in takedowns so....
     
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    Nate's a much different fighter than that now, funny how Conor nuthuggers are clinging so tightly to that loss. Should Nate fans look at Duffy easily subbing Conor? oh NVM, we can watch Nate do that too.
     
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    Josh is a great wrestler with great BJJ so the threat of the takedown was on his side; there's a reason why Nate reacted to every level change from Josh. Conor doesn't have the threat of the takedown on his side, actually Nate does.
     
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    surprise! theyve fought before!
     
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    Thomson had TD threat. Check*

    *Only during panic.
     
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    I don't believe you
     
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    Conor's not long enough.
     
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    lol savage.

    Nate is definitely beatable, but styles make fights and Nate's style beats Conor's style 9/10 times to be honest.

    Conor needs to fight the perfect fight to win. Nate, not so much.
     
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    Early stoppage. Especially with a tough as nails diaz brother. Thomson was about to gas and get choked out.

    But seriously one dimensional Conor is no Thomson. Prolly one of the most underrated fighters ever.
     
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