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If Johnny Walker focuses more on stand up defense and does less weird/wild movements...

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  1. FrankDux Purple Belt

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    ...then I think he really has a chance to be a champion in the UFC in the next few years. Dude is exciting and he's got the skills. And he's massive for the division...if I had to guess he was prob around 225-230 in the ring vs Corey and looked jacked. His cockiness (and Corey's right hook) def got the best of him. I'm curious to see how Johnny Walker responds vs Krylov and what the UFC does with him afterwards, assuming he wins (which I think he does). Obviously looking forward to see what Corey and Jan do too.

     
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    He's got the skills, the build, the hype etc.

    But he's missing the chin. That's a serious problem at LHW. Those guys hit hard.
     
  3. Karuzo Banned Banned

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    How do you figure that, since basically all of his success has come from weird/wild movements?

    Unpredictability and being unorthodox is his biggest strength, and you want to take that away?
     
  4. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    He's still got amazing potential. If he works with a great striking defense coach, I think he'll definitely be top 3, if not champ one day.
     
  5. pilloe34 Banned Banned

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    He has no chin.
     
  6. Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Johnny's offense is his only defense. And his chin is questionable.
     
  7. Karuzo Banned Banned

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    This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if he fights correctly.

    He should work on his defense, for sure, but he shouldn't completely change his style like OP is suggesting.

    His explosive unpredictability is what makes opponents hesitant to engage him in the first place. He should learn to use that in his favor more.
     
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    So using this same logic that a lot of sherbros have been using for Jones, Walker is ducking HW confirmed.
     
  9. GrantB13 Red Belt

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    Man, he's fighting Krylov?? Damn. It's one of those fights where I like both guys and neither one can afford a loss at the moment.
     
  10. ION CUTELABA Blue Belt

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    No chin and no boxing defense is suicide. Ask Cody Garbrandt.
     
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    That Sherlogic only works if someone is a long reigning champ.
     
  12. Karuzo Banned Banned

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    That's not even that big though... 225 is pretty normal LHW size.

    Neither Jones nor Walker are ducking Heavyweight.
     
  13. KingBeef Black Belt

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    Does Sherlogic fall under the umbrella of MMA math or Bro science? I'd be inclined to believe it leans more towards Bro Science...
     
  14. FrankDux Purple Belt

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    No, not take it away. I said LESS. Not completely remove.

    As far as his chin goes...I actually think it's better than most people are giving him credit for. He ate many of those punches and never got KO'd cold in that Corey fight. And Corey was landing some BOMBS. Corey ain't no spring chicken. Dude's hands are heavy AF. Anyone can get rocked in any fight. Just saying...

    Also - Walker could absolutely move up to HW if he wanted to.
     
  15. KingBeef Black Belt

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    I'm just relaying the message that's been spread about Jones as of recent.
     
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    I rewatched the corey anderson fight, it wasnt that bad, Johnny got rocked, and still defended himself a bit after the fact, but probably never fully got his wits back
     
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    You guys saying he has no chin are idiots.

    He took a HUGE overhand right that rocked him, then took about 10-15 more big shots that never even took him out. I'd say the opposite and he DOES have a really good chin.


    Not having a chin is when you tagged by anything and get put out cold. Like an Overeem or Arloski.
    Do better guys.
     
  18. FrankDux Purple Belt

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    ^This guy gets it.
     
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    This. I don't know where this no chin bullshit is coming from. He ate big shots, that would drop anyone. His problem is defense and composure, not his chin.
     
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    MMA fans are just retarded.

    Whenever there is a dominant champion they are pressured to move up, not because they are actually too big, just because MMA fans want to see them lose to someone who is bigger than them.

    DJ was pressured to move up the same way when he was clearly undersized for BW, just because people wanted to see him lose.

    Jon is a natural LHW, and I don't even like the guy.
     

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