I can't wrap my head around Whittaker's strategy

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  1. Swarthy

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    solid post man I agree. But I still think sticking with his normal in out style was not a good game plan.
     
  2. The Half Blood Prince

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    that's so easy to say after the fight when you know what the outcome was.

    Even Rob's coach even said something similar to what I just said. Rob fought his best and got clipped it happens
     
  3. Po

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    Almost looks fixed
     
  4. TheChosenOne

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    Whittaker's strategy - I'm going to be a dumb cunt and continuously strike with a much better striker and hopefully end up getting stopped just like DC because I must join his club of being a low IQ motherfucker and not use any grappling what so ever. Forget being undefeated like Khabib when you can instead go out with a bang and another loss and lose your belt doing so...
     
  5. GoshiShun17

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    Israel was more in control even in round 1. Look at the stats and if you can rewatch it. Rob wasn't having as much success as it may have seemed.
     
  6. GoshiShun17

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    Gastelum DID NOT do the same thing. Israel actually had trouble landing clean on Gastelum as he was slipping punches. It has nothing to do with who has a better chin. Gastelum showed better technique for the situation.
     
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    Come on TS, his team knows what they are doing. Fatselum landed a lot, they tried to copy him.
     
  8. Zaar

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    I just watched the fight. Seems like Whittaker tried to force his way to (T)KO and victory.
    Awesome defense by Adesanya, good fight.
    I like Whittaker, really thought he might be too much for Adesanya, but was proved wrong.
    Hope he bounces while I look forward to see more of the same from Israel
     
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  9. IsNormal

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    His strategy was probably to force Israel to play defence, and not let him rest and get into his groove.
    Whittaker is very fast and can cover a lot of distance in a short amount of time - so it wasn't that silly of a gameplan to think that he could catch Izzy if he rushed him.

    That being said - he did it all too often, once Izzy knew these rushes were coming it was easy to evade them.
     
  10. The Legendary Scarface

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    Nonsense. Rob was reckless. Not his best. I take nothing away from Izzy though, hats off.
     
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    How do you see Costa vs Izzy going?
    Curious to hear your opinion, you seem reasonable.
     
  12. JKS

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    Don't look at it so much as what Robert did wrong but was Izzy did right. That will pretty solve this dilemma.
     
  13. The Legendary Scarface

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    I gave him his props, he was spectacular no doubt. Rob was reckless though.
     
  14. A.A. Riggs

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    He sure wrapped his head around Izzy's fist tho.
     
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    Probably. He just underestimated Adesanya. Figured if Gastelum did that well, he could do even better.
     
  16. Black Blood

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    I think the moment got to Whittaker. He's been out of action for a long time, fighting in front of the largest crowd in UFC history, in his home country. Instead of trying to be patient he wanted to get the big, quick finish. Maybe if Izzy was a little worse Whittaker might have found a way to calm down but that didn't happen.
     
  17. Zaar

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    Might be somewhat the same, who knows, tbh.
    Israel proved to be much better, at least vs Whittaker, than I originally thought.

    I'd like to see (even) more pressure from Costa, compared to Whittaker, if nothing else but to see how Israel reacts and adjusts.
    Will be a good fight, I think
     
  18. Stump

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    Sure seemed like it, eh?
     
  19. Stump

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    But pressure - how? You think Costa will use the same strategy, leaping in behind a power jab to set up the power hooks?
     
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    Better head movement and risk of hard counters in the pocket, specifically. yeah?
     
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