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Khabib vs Poirier next, what's next for Max?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by shoorik1987, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    Dustin certainly has the punching power to worry Khabib but I'm not seeing how he keeps it standing.
    That's the problem with Khabib he has no Plan B because he doesn't need a Plan B.
    You know exactly what he's going to do but you can't stop it.
     
  2. conscience Blue Belt

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    No because Dustin' s defensive ground game basically sucks. He was held down twice by Eddie and had it not been for the fauls, maybe gets finished there.
     
  3. TapMachine Pretty Princess Banned

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    I think Justin would have enough brain cells not to throw them and focus on boxing.
     
  4. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    Hard to see Aldo ever getting a shot again, not that it mattered but Holloway will be fine.
     
  5. ViolenceFight Blue Belt

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    Conor doesn't have the same speed & reflexes as he once did. Inactivity along with tons of drinking / cocaine will deteriorate your skills. Also, the way Conor holds his hands all the way down, I can see him getting brutally knocked out in the near future (Dustin could probably do it nowadays, would love to see that).
     
  6. Jimmy jump Banned Banned

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    [email protected] and brain cells. The man has brain damage lol
     
  7. Fergelmince Red Belt

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    The one thing Holloway had over Poirier was his gas tank enabling him to throw volume punches. I'm not a great boxing analyst but it looked like Poirier lit Holloway up with COUNTERS, especially after Rd 1. If Holloway got countered so much last night, I think McGregor would KO him in the 1st or 2nd, and Holloway's gas tank would give him no advantage against Ferguson. As big as he is, Holloway just doesn't have much for the top 3 LW's.

    As far as Poirier, if he can't KO Nurmagomedov by the end of Rd 2, I see Nurmagomedov winning with 5 rounds of lay and pray.
     
  8. Jimmy jump Banned Banned

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    Even with his party lifestyle, he would blast Max and DP IMO. Any fighter who gets hit as much as those two do are food and drink for Conor.
     
  9. ViolenceFight Blue Belt

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    Max gets hit a lot, Dustin actually doesn't. Dustin's boxing & boxing defense have grown leaps & bounds. I think Conor has deteriorated, whereas Dustin has evolved. I say Dustin knocks Conor out cold these days, Conor keeps his hands way too low & doesn't have the chin that Max does (no one does).
     
  10. Jimmy jump Banned Banned

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    You act as if Dustin has a great chin lol. It would take one or two shots from Conor and Dustin would be out cold.
     
  11. ViolenceFight Blue Belt

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    Dustin hasn’t been knocked out in a while. If he can survive Gaethje, I think he can survive Conor. Dustin’s a different beast at lightweight, better chin & his boxing defense has improved dramatically. I think Conor is washed-up, maybe he’ll prove me wrong but I doubt it. Conor’s gonna get knocked cold with that dumb karate style hands all the way down.
     
  12. Jimmy jump Banned Banned

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    I agree that Dustin has improved but even he admitted that Max hurt him yesterday and we know Max can't punch for shit. If Conor hits him it's game over a la MJ.
     
  13. Franklin U. Steel Belt

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    A] make sure his health allows him to make the safe cut so he can defend his title.

    B] As talented as he is , we know you have a great chin. The point is to show it when its needed. I feel hes defensively wreckless and IT WILL catch up with him and then his career regresses and becomes another cautionary tale.

    C] listen, I know theres not much positive in having an L next to your name but in last nights particular situation- his stock certainly didnt drop. Dustin has evolved to an elite 155er and Max moved up and fought one helluva of a close fight. His health should come first and after last night, I can definitely see a successful career at 155------- again, he can still be exciting as hell while tweaking his offensive exchanges from a defensive point of view.
     
  14. ViolenceFight Blue Belt

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    I kinda think that was just Dustin giving Max props & trying to show he was a “warrior”. I didn’t see Dustin ever get truly rocked in that fight. Conor’s whiskey reflexes are shot, he’s not going to be winning many more fights unless something changes drastically for him. Pillow-fisted Nate “the journeyman” Diaz even stung Conor which led to the first submission win. Conor keeps his hands too low, and that’s a recipe for a brutal knock-out sooner or later.
     

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