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McGregor = Psychological Warrior/ Movement Master, Anderson = Clown

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  1. B0mbSquad Purple Belt

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    Some silly posters out there.

    Both of these guys are clearly on a higher plane mentally from the competition. One is in his prime, while the other is in the twilight of his career. I'm trying to understand why, when Conor runs his mouth, puts his hands up, and taunts his opponents to create vulnerabilities, he is regarded as some kind of psychology genius.. But when Anderson does it, he is a clown.

    My best guess is because Conor moves forward more and Anderson is more of a counter fighter. Of course, there are other differences, such as the language barrier and (Sherdog gonna hate this...) race.

    It is, in my opinion, very hypocritical to like one of these guys and not the other. They are similar in many ways, aside from Conor relying more heavily on pre-fight antics. Both are very creative and innovative, using their opponent's vulnerabilities to their advantage.

    My question: Do you tend to dislike both, are you fans of both, or do you like one and not the other?

    EDIT: Removed extra "n" from Conor. Whoops.
    EDIT II: Learn to read more than a thread title, you chumps.
     
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  2. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    In Anderson's case, it's more of age, and wear & tear taking its toll on his reflexes. watch some of his clowning antics earlier in his career, and he was absolutely LETHAL with it when his timing and speed were on point. He clowned, but he also knocked heads off while in the middle of doing so.

    McG doesn't showboat in the cage to the degree Anderson does - He really is always looking for the finish, rather than trying to look slick.

    I like BOTH their styles, it's just Anderson can no longer get away with what he did in his prime.
     
  3. sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You have that backwards Conor is definitely a clown. Anderson is the master
     
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  4. The lord of bones Banned Banned

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    Andersons antics cost him fights, McGregors antics are an asset.
     
  5. riitzni Silver Belt

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    They do like, the same exact thing. They both even get smooshed by wrestlers.

    Only difference is that Anderson was GOAT material before getting popped and Conor has a long way to go to even match that besmirched record.
     
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    Conor, not Connor you spastic.
     
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  7. Merman Brown Belt

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    Conor is the clown.
     
  8. Croo67 Purple Belt

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    McGregor certainly did not look "psychological warrior" in his press conference with Diaz. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Also, that obsession with movement is all bullshit, in my opinion. All just smoke and mirrors to distract everyone away from his main ability - his cracking left hand.
     
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    Read the thread guys... he's not saying Anderson is a clown, he's addressing the people who say AS is a clown and McG is a movement master, saying it is hypocritical because they have a lot in common. I'm actually the other way around, I LOVE AS and don't like McG. Probably the pre-fight antics, I prefer Anderson's sarcastic friendly behavior.
     
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  10. emog1 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Anderson was not clowning for the show but to slow down the tempo

    Leeeeees go Bisping
     
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    You have to keep in mind that people really only started saying this about Anderson when he got knocked out.

    Trust me, whenever Conor loses, everyone will claim the same thing and will no longer call him masterful.

    It's Sherdog. You are only as good as your last performance.
     
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  12. antithetic Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Until Conor's chin gets permanently cracked then there will be some guy making a thread calling him a clown and the next guy in line a psychological warrior.

    (oh didnt read my bad)
     
  13. Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    Anderson = 10 title defenses

    Conor = 0 title defenses

    TS = clown
     
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    No true

    people have been saying this a long time about Anderson and in fact he took major flames up his arse for the Maia fight that he didn't finish and the way he disrespected his own countryman. Some people like when people talk trash and hype fights others don't. You can't make a fighter that everyone is gonna like. And let's be honest the fighters that talk more trash draw more views even though you may not like them.
     
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    Conor with one fucking N. The clowns are fan boys who can't spell their own saviors name.

    Silva is a boss who had 10 title defenses. Conor is a hype train with absolutely no title defenses who beat midgets.

    Thread failure.
     
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  16. B0mbSquad Purple Belt

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    Age, sample size, etc.

    Reading ... So easy a clown can do it!
     
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    Come back and make this thread when Conor is 41. If he still is fighting.
     
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  18. B0mbSquad Purple Belt

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    Gather information ----> Form opinion. Try it.
     
  19. Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    My bad, only read the thread title.
     
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    Conor has swagger, Andy's turned into a weird eccentric?
     

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