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If it's happening, there's no doubt in my mind TJ beats Yan spectaculary

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  1. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    So i just rewatched TJ/Sandhagen in a sober state, and alot of things came to my mind when it was over:

    1. TJ's pressure and gastank was incredible. More importantly, his chin is better than ever. Sandhagen clocked him with two flying knees, a straight right that dropped him and a hard punch after the bell. Never came close of finishing him.

    2. TJ's pattened headmovement was still there. Cory missed alot of shots due to TJ's excellent slipping abilities. This wasn't stoneage pressure like Moutinho applied.

    3. The fighters that gives TJ the most trouble are the tall lanky tricky strikers like Cruz and Cory. Cory was TJ's worst matchup today. Otherwise you need a attribute that sticks out to beat TJ. Dodson in his prime had unparalelled speed, Cejudo had olympic caliber wrestling that helped him keep TJ from scrambling back up after dropping him. And Cruz is Cruz. Assuncao was a robbery.

    4. Yan doesn't have anything that sticks out. His power isn't anything special. He's just good everywhere. I even think TJ is better than him in alot of positions. Sterling is a great BJJ expert but he is no threat standing, so TJ wrecks him too.

    Say hello to the second 3 time champion in UFC history

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  2. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Maybe. Let's see how long his knee takes to recover, while Yan fights Sterling.

    The timing could be perfect.

    I don't disagree with you about TJ's slips. However, he also got blasted by straights a LOT. Yan has sick boxing fundamentals. But TJ closes distance and puts on pressure.

    It's a good fight. I certainly disagree with 'spectacularly'.
     
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  3. Normot Brown Belt

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    TJ is 35 and just likely just tore an ACL. So he will be 36 at the earliest if he fights Yan. It's over. This was his last good fight.
     
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  4. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    Let's see what the X ray says. Could very well be a minor tear. I think it is.
     
  5. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    One thing Yan actually does very well is handling pressure. Sterling put on THE pressure against him and Yan responded excellent. This is the aspect im most intrigued about.

    However, Sterlings pressure wasn't anything like TJ displayed.
     
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  6. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Is there any actual news on his knee? If so I've missed it.
     
  7. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    He's great everywhere, not just good. Also, his ability to simplify things and slow everything down is amazing. People underestimate him because of it. He systematically dismantles TJ right now.
     
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    I’ll be waiting for your betslip as soon as the fight gets signed.
     
  9. BookNerd I Eat Books

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    Hear me out: TJ vs McGregor, non title fight, in the hospital recovery ward. Referee is...you guessed it Justin Bieber.
     
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  10. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    You're describing Barao. That's exactly what made Barao so good. The way he dismantled Faber over 5 rounds, slowing his offense down... It was beauty in motion. There's two versions of Barao: Pre and post TJ.
     
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  11. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    lol
     
  12. DaRivv20 Robert Whittaker’s Official Simp.

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    Should be a fuckin banger if it happens regardless of outcome.


    Hopefully it would be for a belt.
     
  13. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    No I'm describing Yan, who would beat both Barao and TJ badly.
     
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  14. MMASpeculator Purple Belt

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    Yan beats everyone easily. He just walked through Aljo and would walk through Sandhagen.
     
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    What? Barao wasn't a beast and one of the most impressive BW's of all time?
     
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    They better hurry up and schedule his fights. According to his curse, TJ has 3 more wins until his next loss
     
  17. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    I'm laughing at your spurious comparison between he and Yan.

    Maybe 'sophomoric' is a better word than 'spurious'.
     
  18. 13Seconds Gold Belt

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    Based on what? Prime Barao maybe, but TJ? Nah. No one has been able to beat 'bang' TJ badly except for Cejudo, and we all know what was the case there. Depleting your body weakens your body.
     
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    Bieber could probably ko mcnuggets at this point
     
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  20. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    Let's have a side bet right now for $100 straight up, if you want TJ (If they actually fight of course). I'll pay up if I lose....
     
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