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Max has been an example of favorable matchmaking

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  1. UFCBlackbelt Green Belt

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    Max is a hell of an athlete, but he is very much like Woodley, not in fighting style but fighting success.

    Almost all of his wins, although impressive, have been over people who don't really mix it up TDS that much with great striking.

    Ortega? Doesn't really have great TDS, good subs and decent boxing, more than anything though a boxer with bjj.

    Pettis: Specialist outside fighterr with bjj


    I'd say Ricardo Lamas fits the bill best here, but he isn't a world beater.

    When he lost against Conor, Dennis and Dustin it was because they mixed up their excellent striking with takedowns. We have yet to see Max really prove he can handle this.
     
  2. Vegesus44 Black Belt

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    Yea well that's like your opinion man. Now STFU.
     
  3. jaykah Orange Belt

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    Maybe a bit, but his win streak against UFC level competition is still impressive as hell. Not to mention he beat Aldo twice, and Aldo is not a favorable matchup for anybody.
     
  4. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    I agree with this... no I don't... I want to agree... but it doesn't make sense Lamas is a legit wrestler... but Conor ourwrestled him... it was a long time ago tho'...

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  6. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    So who you taking in Holloway/Poirier 2 TS?
     
  7. TheAmericanGazelle Black Belt

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    It seems unlikely in the extreme he hasn't improved in that aspect over the last six years, especially starting from nothingness in his early 20s to age 27, early in his career track.

    However, if he goes to 155 for a long period of time, he'll have basically no choice but to fight that type of fighter, since 155 is loaded with them.
     
  8. Fraz Deadlines(Thoughtful)

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    He is definitely a pampered primadonna, he got the Conor path to the title.
     
  9. Threetrees Kap

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    Doesnt he have like a 13 win streak

    Who did he not fight besides Edgar who got slept
     
  10. LilChuckLil Funkmaster Flex

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    You have no idea what you're talking about <45>
     
  11. Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Complete agree, Max is good but overrated
    When McGregor was rising he had to answer the “wrestler” question yet with Max it’s fine if he doesn’t. Dustin will beat max by mixing up his underated strikes and wrestling, it will look like the pettis fight but max might be harder to take down but max will not be a threat from bottom
     
  12. Soul On Ice Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Thats the landscape of the division

    He isn't fighting the rasslers because the rasslers are getting taken out by lesser versions of Max
     
  13. Congo66 Silver Belt

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    Claiming it's favourable matchmaking suggests avoiding wrestlers but it's not like 145 is full of wrestlers, there's only Frankie.
    You can't fight them if they're not there.
     
  14. Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Lamas isn’t legit at the highest level
    He was past his prime and is only a division 2 or 3 wrestler
     
  15. Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Mendes when he was rising
    Frankie
    Volk now
     
  16. sdpdude9 Brown Belt

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    13 straight wins only because of favorable match ups? He’s had a harder path than almost anybody else, had to win 10 damn fights to even get a title shot. He has 8 wins over top 10 ranked fighters. Come on now.

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  17. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    He's fought more wrestlers than Khabib
     
  18. UFCBlackbelt Green Belt

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    Which one of his fights involved a Kamaru, Edgar, Rory, Cormier, Mendes etc?


    His downfall has almost always been a result of his takedown defense. I am not saying that Dustin is a Henry Cejudo, but he did mix things up well against Max and I'm sure they will implement the same gameplan.

    He's also going up weight, so he will be fighting someone who has been making the weight longer (even if dustin is a former FW)
     
  19. BJpencil Purple Belt

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    We will see soon enough. I say he KO's Dustin.
     
  20. SpedDaddyV GOAT

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    TS is actually right. He didn’t get favorable match ups due to UFC choosing to, he just lucked out and never had to face a really good grappler during his streak

    What amazing wrestler has Holloway fought? The closest would be when he was scheduled to face Edgar

    Not saying Holloway can’t win against them, but it is yet to be seen
     

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