Muay Thai is the style to beat Gaethje

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  1. TimeToTrain Brown Belt

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    He doesn’t want to take it the ground so why bother worrying about him using take downs?

    His style is simple. He aims for the legs and hunts for the chin. Gaethje is a good counter puncher but we’ve also seen Gaethje get countered numbers of times.

    Since he decides to make his fights a stand up game, why not check his leg kicks and work him with crisp technical boxing?

    Yes, he’s taken guys with a good Muay Thai base like Cerrone and Barboza. Cowboy got countered, Barboza got caught backing up with his hands down.

    Fighters can beat Gaethje with little movement, leg checking and counter punching if they do not worry about getting taken down.
     
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    I see, interesting stuff TS it really is...But Khabib's not doing ANY of that shit. He's a grappler, and he's gonna maul Dustin that way.
     
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  3. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Never realized Alvarez and Poirier were Muay thai fighters
     
  4. TheVenom Black Belt

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    Agreed, TS. Alvarez and Poirier put on a MT clinic on Justin, as they’re widely known to do.
     
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  5. Luckyme Blue Belt

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    TS has a point but I would caveat that with the fact Gaethje back then was a different fighter and didn't pace himself the way he did against Tony.

    The one style that hasn't been tested on Gaethje is grappling. Justin himself admits that his ground game is weak and has a tendency to gas so we'll find out this Saturday if a high level grappler can overcome his style.
     
  6. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    Or just not suck ass at boxing? Alvarez did the most work with his body shots, Poirier just kept his punches straight and both left Gaethje concussed.
     
  7. TheMessiah Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Or just not have shit defence like Vick and Tony
     
  8. Kraken Yellow Belt

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    Are you suggesting Khabib would have an easier time simply checking leg kicks and outboxing Justin? I think the grappling is an easier path to victory for him, but I suppose we'll find out soon.
     
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    Nah, volume guy with great defense beats him
     
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  10. Bearknuckle Brown Belt

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    They are mma guys, they train and practice how to fight mma.
     
  11. TimberGhost Blue Belt

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    Gaethje's supposed wrestling skills, are right up there with Big County's Black belt BJJ skills.....no where to be found.
     
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  12. Memeojima Green Belt

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    But Gaethje uses muay thai leg kicks and knees. The way to beat muay thai is using muay thai
     
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    Lmao, ends the argument with Gaethje wrecking two muay thai fighters in the first round.
     
  14. TankAbbott4Eva Gold Belt

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    Wrong, street karate beats muay thai
     
  15. Snake Master Purple Belt

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    Or not be glasses chinned/a punching bag

    He’s fought 3 guys that hit back/had chins
    Two koed him and the other nearly did in a back and forth war. His striking is extremely overrated. Need him to fight mcgregor or Dustin
     
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    You know how you beat a dangerous striker in mma?

    You take him down and beat his ass
     
  18. Memeojima Green Belt

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    Only if you're Ryu
     
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  19. mooseman17 Black Belt

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    I mean i guess it could be, but i think Khabib has proved that his style works and there is no point of changing it up. Im sure he will stand with Gaethje as long as he needs to secure the TD, and start doing work.
     
  20. Fesaine Brown Belt

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    Muay Thai stance make you very vulnerable to takedown. That's why you never see any traditional Muay Thai fighter in the UFC.

    But other than that you're correct, the best way to beat calf kicks is to adopt the Muay Thai stance.
     

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