Kicks in Khabib/Conor

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  1. YOLOGOGOPLATA

    YOLOGOGOPLATA Funky Belt

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    Conor often tries to use front kicks and teep kicks to try and control the distance. Will he use them vs. Khabib or will he be too worried about the takedowns? Kicks would definitely help Conor set up a big punch for the stoppage but I don't feel they are necessary. I also don't think Khabib needs to catch a kick in order to take down McGregor, he is fully capable of that in any circumstance. Do you all think Conor tries to strictly box Khabib on the feet or will he risk those front kicks and spinning attacks he seems to love?

    For the record I think this fight is 50/50... I don't have a favorite.
     
  2. Reign009

    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Conor doesn't fuck around as much anymore. Look at his second fight with Diaz and Alvarez.
     
  3. YOLOGOGOPLATA

    YOLOGOGOPLATA Funky Belt

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    That's true. I was honestly basing this post off his technique in earlier fights. Khabib is less likely to stand with him like Nate or Eddie that's why I thought it was relevant
     
  4. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    This

    Talking shit about Jose being basic. Everybody was fucking basic till Diaz choked him out. Comes out in the rematch with his guard up throwing low kicks <YeahOKJen>

    Besides, all the kicks and the other shananigans are just smoke and mirrors to set up the most lethal left hand in the sport
     
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    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    It would be epic to see Conor finally finish someone with a spinning roundhouse kick. He's never done so before; in fact, he rarely even lands one.

    Khabib will be so focused on Conor's hands (especially the lethal left) that maybe McGregor will sense the right moment to catch him off guard with a brutal head kick.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    McG has an underrated spinning back kick to the body. He hits it quick, and with a lot of force.

    Not sure he will risk it against Khabib, but he might be able to get away with it and surprise a few folks.

    But I think he will really rely on his hands and movement in this one.
     
  7. Clocop

    Clocop Blue Belt

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    He's got underrated kicks in general.
    Some people unironically say he's only a mediocre boxer with a weird stance
     
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    tehJameson RANCH Yellow Card

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    Conor will probably teep a couple times but that's it.
     
  9. Mysterio

    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Conor will be scared to kick, and gunshy with his hands because he'll be bracing for the td.

    This is why strikers look awkward against dominant wrestlers.

    One td and the fight could be over.
     
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  10. Mysterio

    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Khabib eats spinkicks for breakfast

     
  11. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

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    you don't know what your talking about dude, to the point where it's cute. Either that or you're trolling
     
  12. Clocop

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    that one landed on khabib's neck barely missing the jaw
    Crazy to think that Barboza was that close to flushing khabib
     
  13. Mysterio

    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Really?

    Explain to me how Khabib was landing bombs on Barboza and MJ?

    How did Mendes land hard on Conor with his t-rex arms? How did Chael and Weidman drop Silva?

    Strikers are notoriously less effective against wrestlers because they have to be wary of a td and adjust for it.
     
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    Khabib is not a reactive TD artist...at least not in the sense of you throw a kick and he blasts a double leg TD so Conor can throw kicks.

    But he can't spam with them because Khabib will read it and catch one of them to put Conor on the ground.
     
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    literally everything you say is casual level analysis

    It's extremely simplistic

    you need to do your homework a bit better my man
     
  16. Mysterio

    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Troll reply I can see why you have dubs.

    You can't go into detail and are just "bu bu you're wrong" because you don't know anything about this sport.<45>
     
  17. dertdent

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    He'll use front snap kicks to the body (same as against Chad), and probably stomp kicks to the left knee. Most likely no spinning heel kicks, as he uses those to prevent lateral motion when he has an opponent trapped on the cage. I expect some left round house kicks to set up his left hand.
     
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  18. pick999

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    if khabib doesn't get koed with edson kicks its very unlikely cman can.
     
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    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    Let's see Conor throw one of these

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  20. Talon81

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    <DisgustingHHH>

    It's not that you are totally wrong. Sure, he used a simplistic analysis. What he said is true, though, with the exception that we don't know that it will affect Conor in that way.

    I haven't seen you do any better, though
     

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