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In hindsight, Conor may have been better off if he had fought Chandler

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  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    Dustin was the wrong choice.

    Too good. Too well rounded.

    Chandler is a great fighter but an aggressive glass cannon.

    Conor could have caught him coming in and flatlined him with some of the shots he hit Poirier with.

    We could be seeing Conor Oliveira and Dana would be counting his money even more so.

    Oh wel.
     
  2. r-harper-1 Gold Belt

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    Chandler would’ve took him down and pounded him out most likely...But Conor would have a good chance to land a fight alternating strike
     
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  3. MarleyLynx Black Belt

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    Chandler against Conor?

    I'd have to favor that like 25-1 in Conors favor.
    That's one of the most easily predictable fights and honestly just a cash grab.
    Were you being serious...?
     
  4. Argonaut ⟁⟁⟁⟁⟁

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    Chandler starches glasses cannon Conor with quickness.
    Chandler has been active and putting in time. Has just as much power and speed and 10x the ground game.
    Conor would get dropped and finished in 2.
     
  5. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Chandler finishes what Mendes started.

    Everyone seems to forget even Poirier said in the rematch Conor almost knocked him out in the first.

    Now imo the most winnable fight for McGregor is Gaethje. They guy's head movement is non existent and his entire defense strategy is chin. As soon as he attempts a leg kick a straight left is coming right down the pipe.
     
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  6. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    True, a KO/TKO loss is better than getting your leg broken
     
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  7. r-harper-1 Gold Belt

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    Agree 100%
     
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  8. r-harper-1 Gold Belt

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    I’ll take that bet .....my $1000 vs your $25,000....I’ll pm you
     
  9. User4908 Banned Banned

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    Better against Gaethje who doesn’t use offensive wrestling and isn’t as tight on his punches.


    Chandler would use his wrestling on Conor without hesitation.
     
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  10. MarleyLynx Black Belt

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    Still a steal
     
  11. Unfinished Green Belt

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    Conor would KO him inside first round.
     
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  12. tman888 White Belt

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    Conor needs to stay away from anyone that has decent power.
     
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  13. D'z Me against 40 of you?...A fair fight! -Big L

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    He would have been better off remaining at 145.o_O
     
  14. daltonames Black Belt

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    I dunno about that one. Conor's power doesn't translate the same at 155, and you gotta do a lot to get Gaethje out of there. Be dicey for Gaethje early, but good chance he weathers the storm and finishes Conor in the 3rd or 4th.
     
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  15. Streeter Silver Belt

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    Conor beats Chandler more times than he loses as Chsndler has a glass chin. DP crushes either
     
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  16. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Chandler would have wrestlefucked Connor tho

    he's a good gameplanner. He wouldn't try to continually dart in on someone with known power and timing, knowing that guy also has a massive grappling weakness.

    Switch right hand to a double leg in under 30 seconds
     
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  17. skylolow Silver Belt

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    Chandler definitely has better chance of blitzing through Conor in dominant fashion than Dustin, but I believe Conor would have a better shot at landing that one KO punch on Chandler over Dustin at this point. Pick your poison I guess as I see both fighters a very tough win for Conor at this point.

    The real reason he picked Dustin I believe had more to do with PPV draw. I think he feels Dustin is a bigger draw than Chandler.
     
  18. Draxton Captain shitpost

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    Or weighs in at more than 146
     
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  19. Tevfik1907 Blue Belt

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    Worse, Chandler might be a better wrestler than Poirer.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    Conor can't beat anything except himself these days. Sorry but it is time to accept he hasn't improved at a single aspect of MMA in years and the field has.
     

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