Jose Aldo and Eddie Alvarez poor boxing fundamentals

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  1. Russ82

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    Some MMA fans like to say that boxing in MMA is totally different because of the threat of the takedown. True in a small amount of cases but not always. Aldo/Alvarez weren't threatened with takedowns at all.

    How hard is it to tuck your chin? Or maybe throw a double jab to set up one of your combos? These guys are champions. Conor knew that these guys were just going to come charging in with their chins in the air throwing lead hooks and straight rights. Which is why he sat back and waited.
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    You could replace "Jose Aldo" and "Eddie Alvarez" with pretty much the whole UFC roster.
     
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    What's the name of that other fighter who doesn't throw any jabs and almost exclusively throws a cross and lead hook? Jose and Alvarez fought him recently I just can't remember...
     
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    Pettis has one of the worst hands for a striker. Plus his general footwork and cage awareness.
     
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    lyndon955 Purple Belt

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    damn bro engage your brain it's Conrad McGuillicutty of course
     
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    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

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  7. CJohnny

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    Conor beats anyone on the feet. Nate is considered to have some of the best boxing in the sport, and didn't had anything for Conor in the first 2 rounds. Good thing the dude got a chin on him.
     
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    Don't remember? Don't worry. Neither can Jose and Alvarez.
     
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    Conor doesn't use jabs either. His kind of hypnotizing with his lead hand and BANG uncorking the left hand. MMA striking is different than boxing's. Also, while there MIGHT not be (there could be, Conor knows Wrestling and BJJ, he's not a K-1 kickboxer with zero MMA knowledge) the threat of the TD, there is still kicks, knees, elbows and clinchwork, totally different from boxing.
     
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    Jose no jab ? Watch the Aldo vs Edgar I.
     
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    IMO Eddie's boxing fundamentals are decent but his fight IQ and/or willingness to brawl is what costs him.
     
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    phunky Standing above all others Double Yellow Card

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    I can outbox Conor. It's true. Floyd Mayweather too.
     
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    Aldo and Alvarez haven't fought a guy who doesn't throw any jabs.
     
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    McGregor doesn't throw jabs.
     
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    That's all it takes, which is why MMA boxing has a long way to go.
     
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