Nate Diaz is actually worse matchup for Conor than RDA

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  1. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Reasons:

    1. Nate won't fight on emotions anyway. Nate has his in-ring style and he sticks to it. He will fight the same fight, he will not over-engage to prove any point, like Aldo or Dustin.

    2. Nate's style is not good enough for countering and movement. He engages, but not too quick. He's open, but so is McGregor.

    3. Nate becomes bigger and bigger. He's now one of the biggest LWs. He also became physically stronger. That will give him advantage in standup and in wrestling (if the fight even goes there) - defensively and offensively.

    4. Nate's weak sides are kickboxing and wrestling. I mentioned wrestling already, and regarding boxing - Conor doesn't really have low kicks, and his high kicks are flashy, but not really damaging.

    P.S. The fight might go to distance.
     
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  2. BokaBokte

    BokaBokte Brown Belt

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    Diaz has nothing for Conor. And I dont' like Conor.
     
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    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    I don't see a route to victory for Nate.
     
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  4. ivory suit

    ivory suit Purple Belt

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    nate is one of the most emotional fighters in the UFC, he cant keep his feelings in check for 5 minutes.

    PS; Conor KOs Nate
     
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    Did not favor Conor over RDA, but I do favor Conor over Nate.
     
  6. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

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    RDA beat the breaks off Nate. He lasted,but that's pretty much it. Conor is going to beat Nate in 2. Josh Thompson crushed Nate....come on man. RDA is a harder fight. Too bad he trains Brazilian and got hurt with 2 weeks to go. Those gym wars matter I guess.
     
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  7. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Outstriking McGregor.
     
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  8. Brock Tober

    Brock Tober Brown Belt

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    The key to beating Conor seems to be the opposite of Nate's style and skillset.
     
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  9. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    If you think that what he does is fighting on emotions, you don't understand him. He's provoking his opponents.

    Nothing emotional to tell the nicest guy Jim Miller in the fight "come on motherfunker" and mean-mugging him. Part of the game, just like Conor's provoking only he does it during the fight, and not before it.
     
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  10. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    I see Conor by decision in this fight. Maybe we'll be impressed that Nate lasts the whole fight. Maybe we won't be impressed. My message is clear though, Conor won't finish Nate.

    go ahead and print it.
     
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    koquerelle Silver Belt

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    I don't see it. He is slow and will be a punching bag for McGregor. Hope I'm wrong.
     
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  12. LeoCarmine

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    5. Nate is a C level mma fighter
     
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  13. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    And here comes the MMAthematician.
     
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  14. Hallelujah

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    Nate's only attribute that may win him this fight is he will let those hands go.
     
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  15. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    How nice. So I assume Cerrone and Michael Johnson are D level fighters.

    Who are B and A level fighters in your book?
     
  16. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    And that's EXACTLY what he does every fight.
     
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  17. Drunk Bum

    Drunk Bum Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Weren't you one of the Conor noobs saying he has a stand up advantage over Rockhold lol I'm sure you don't like Conor bud.
     
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    surely conor will have unbelievable stopping power without having to cut any weight!?
     
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  19. MMAViewer

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    Wtf????
    Ask MJ how slow nate punches...
     
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  20. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

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    No its fact. You don't think RDA is a better fighter than Nate Diaz? Its not styles RDA is just better and would own Nate again.

    Also, they fought a long while ago. RDA 2.0 would finish Diaz.
     
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