Lethal shoulder shots

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  1. Optimus15 Orange Belt

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    Rewatched the fight a couple of times now and those shoulder shots had some power in them. How anyone can say this fight was fixed is crazy. Feel bad for Cerrone losing in that way, but well done Conor great performance.
     
  2. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    It was fixed, but Conor improved a lot.
     
  3. lostdog000 Gold Belt

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    it was an unexpected move, and effective
     
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    Hes an innovator
     
  5. AWilder Brown Belt

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    I'm glad I missed this fight for a Caribbean cruise. Replays look laughable.
     
  6. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    I don't think that fight was fixed.

    If you're going to fix a fight, you're going to draw it out a bit. Add a little drama. Maybe have Cerrone take a dive in the 3rd or 4th round.

    There are two reasons for that: 1) fans get to enjoy the fight longer, and 2) betting on the fight finishing by TKO in a specific round (i.e. Conor by TKO in the 4th) to get your rich friends big betting bonuses.
     
  7. Balboa Brown Belt

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    Yeah but if you have 2 fighters who are not used to throwing fights then it is easier to throw the fight early in round 1 than to draw it out.

    (I'm not saying the fight was fixed though.)
     
  8. MCS Show mercy to those sheep

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    Fer sure move out of the way after the first 2 land
     
  9. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    It's possible that there was a loose fix, in that Cowboy was told to go easy on Conor in the 1st round or two. And then Conor maybe abandoned the script and went 100% on an unsuspecting Cowboy.

    However, I don't even think you'd need to fix that. Cowboy is a notoriously slow starter anyway, and Conor is a notoriously early round fighter. No fix needed for that.
     
  10. Vergilius Brown Belt

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    All this jive talk about diving... I'm a tall, slender guy built kind of like Cerrone - and I've had similar things happen to me when I get rushed by shorter, quicker opponents and fail to control the space. Shit happens. Conor is deadly out of the gate - ask Aldo.
     
  11. RiotWyatt Black Belt

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    Cerrone was already dazed from that first knee. He thought he was getting elbowed so he held on to the arm that he thought was elbowing him.
     
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    Lol Cowboy so shot he gets rocked by a shoulder bump these days
     
  13. Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    Exactly. And Cerrone is known to be a slow starter, so it was pretty predictable that Conor was going to hurt him early. The big question was whether Cerrone can weather the storm.
     
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    Cerrone left the octagon looking like the guy from goonies and people claim this was fixed...

    For fuck's sake.
     
  15. n.diazismylife1999 Red Belt

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    You'd have to be retarded to think the fight was fixed after seeing the slow-mo of the shots that hit Cerrone, and then seeing his face
     
  16. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Conor haters comin full force. Calling the fight fixed lol.
     
  17. SKYNET Madrugada Eterna Platinum Member

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    I have no proof it was fixed. The person with the most wins and finishes in UFC history lands zero strikes is just a fact
     
  18. Eat crow Banned Banned

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    Took a page out of Jones' book
     
  19. BoTyson You will not shrink me gypsy, I have your tears

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    100% not fixed, nobody will volunteer for a broken nose, its just delusional haters making excuses.
     
  20. cunglaowins Banned Banned

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    Shoulder shot ko, pathetic
     

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