McGregor is impressive on so many levels

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  1. Mixfight

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    Most people on sherdog vastly underrate Conors boxing. His movement. His understanding of distance and timing. His strike selection, His strike placement. His parrying, his defense, his counters. His ability to find range early without any feel out process. He came out of the gates against Mendes throwing spinning heel kicks with no feel out process and was finding his mark well. He knocked Aldo out in 13 seconds placing a perfect counter on the chin with no feel out process.

    While most talented boxers in MMA frown upon throwing kicks, Conor is the opposite. He has amazing kicks. Teeps, jumping kicks, question mark kicks, heel kicks, round houses, switch kicks, bicycle kicks etc. Hes extremely interested in training them and perfecting them and it shows in his fights the way hes able to find range with them extremely early on. Its so rare to see a great MMA boxer also have such a high level kicking game.

    What also really impressive is how well Conor has performed under all the pressure of being no one 3 years ago, to carrying events on his shoulders and showing up and putting on amazing performances and beating the best fighters in dominant, exciting fashion. Its incredible that hes able to train that much, be that good, that open to learning all aspects of fighting and doing it all with incredible charisma, generating more interest in the lower weight classes than there has ever been before. All this pressure and he still KOd Mendes in 2 rounds and KOd Aldo in 13 seconds.

    This is how most MMA punchers land hard punches: They're landing hard punches but they're content with connecting with the head, usually creating a larger point of impact.
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    Conor is much more accurate and lands directly on the part of the chin that puts you down and out and does it with sniper like precision, creating a smaller point of impact, like a bullet. Causing much more damage than your average, less calculated haymaker.

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    7-0 in the UFC with 6 KOs. KTFOd Jose Aldo in 13 seconds who has been undefeated for a decade.

    Incredible fighting athlete. Once a generation type fighter.
     
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    Swagger jacking on point too

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  3. Hans Gercmiov

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    I hope his TDD can catch up to his striking.
     
  4. TheIrishPsycho

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    Yeah I hear he can beat pretty much all the levels on Mario 3 without taking a hit.

    Very impressive on those levels.
     
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    I actually feel kind of bad for the guy. The swagger jacking is embarrassing. The trash talk comes off as insecurity.
     
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    Do you remember your first blowjob?
     
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    The most insecure person in the history of combat sport:

     
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  10. Rondas Pillow

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    I'm not saying all trash talking comes off as the person insecure, but he does. It's not the level of Ronda at the weigh in against Holly, but about as pathetic.
     
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    He hasn't fought any elite fighters who have similar reach and weight to him. He also got tagged too much by a shorter and lighter guy
     
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    I think it is underrated as well, especially if both his knees are intact.
     
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    he has a tiny knob
     
  14. Hans Gercmiov

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    It's not nonexistent, as some would claim.
     
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    lol at feeling bad for the guy
     
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    More like overrated on so many levels
     
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  18. soulsstealer

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    Agreed conor is on another level, we are all witnessing history, he is single handidly changing the sport both inside and outside the cage.
     
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    None of those kicks land. Ever. He leaves himself open frequently. His striking is actually pretty shitty. His only saving grace is that MMA striking is still pretty shit in general.

    People that know anything at all about striking will, rightly, pick it apart.
     
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    Driving a bus to your opponent's residence and trash talk him through a bullhorn as part of an actual harassment campaign is 10x anything McGregor or Rousey has done, how is that not the highest order of insecurity in any way, based on your logic?
     
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