Not impressed by Conor's performance against Alverez. Showed exactly why Conor will lose.

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  1. Theproof Brown Belt

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    This isn't meant to be a Conor bashing thread. I create these threads because I know that I provide deep, intellectual, fight analysis for all of the forum to think about and enjoy. I am a fan of Conor, so all of his rapid fanboys who managed to escape the Asylum better not call me out for being a hater just because I feel the man is in big trouble come fight night. I am about to open the eyes of people who think Conor will win and change the opinion of even the most diehard Conor fan with the analysis. Let's begin shall we?


    Alverez is a decent fighter but it's questionable whether or not he's above the Dustin Poirier's of the world. He was champ and somehow beat RDA but everybody knows RDA wins that fight 9/10 times and no fluke punch will ever change that.



    The Alverez fight had Conor looking like a million bucks. Partly because Alverez just isn't that much of a smart fighter. Alverez came into the fight trying to use his boxing to setup his shitty takedowns. That was the first problem. At one point he runs directly at Conor with a combo just like Aldo did and got blasted. For too long he tried to box a skilled boxer with a 5 inch reach advantage instead of mixing in his takedowns and paid the price. Not to mention, he isn't that much of a great wrestler to begin with.

    He gave Conor way too much time to think instead of coming in aggressive and didn't chain his takedown attempts well enough when he did come into range.

    The thing is, when watching that fight, Conor couldn't have been much better .....and you know what? If that fight happened the same way that it did, only you replace Alverez with Khabib, Khabib most likely wins. Alverez got hit around a bunch during that fight but there was no one punch KO like so many people seem to think Conor is capable of doing to anybody. Eddie got hit but still had plenty of time to regain himself and go for takedown attempts. Conor clearly changed his stance for this fight in order to make it hard for Eddie to get his hands on him and guess what? He still did. Got Conor in the clinch and in situations that Khabib would have no doubt taken him down in.

    You see.....the problem is most people are too blind to realize that while that was an excellent performance, smart people like me see all of the oppenings that Conor left that would have gave someone like Khabib a great oppertunity to have success.

    Khabib is also taller that Alverez. I was shocked to see the height difference between the two, especially when Alverez is listed at 5'9 by the UFC but that clearly wasn't the case. Conor had at least 2 inches on him. That combined with the huge reach advantage spelled trouble for Alverez before the fight even started. The fact is, Conor will always beat people he dwarfs. It's like Jon Jones. Jones only really ever had problems with Gus because he was the same size as him. Those guys are too good at distance control and are too skilled for smaller fighters to be effective on them because they are bigger but yet still just as fast and skilled as their opponents. They don't lose anything while also having the height and reach advantage. What happened when Conor fought Nate? He was getting hit and lost because for once, he was fighting someone who couldn't completely bully.

    Now I know what you're thinking. Khabib is taller than Conor but has a worse reach than Alverez.....that's true, but Khabib won't need to box Conor much at all. The fact that Khabib is just as tall as Conor and will be level with him is good because we all know how Conor's confidence is shook when he can't dwarf someone.

    There ya go
     
  2. ftpngo Green Belt

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    Im a khabib fan and a conor hater. That being said my god this is a shit thread
     
  3. OriginMMA Black Belt

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    That fact that you can find things to criticize about that performance is beyond me. That being said Khabib is going to smash Conor.
     
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  5. Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Didn't read.
     
  6. Kintaro Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    i wont even bother myself reading this shit

    Just come back to this thread after the fight and think how stupid you were. cya.
    Conor will expose Khabib totally.
     
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    I’m absolutely hammered right now I love Khabib and don’t like conor and even I can tell you hate conor
     
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    Lost me there
     
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    It's not a bad OP by Sherdog standards.

    Khabib has a fair chance to utterly demolish Conor, who hasn't fought in ages and was put on his back by mini no camp Mendes where he begged for the stand up.

    Anybody's guess.
     
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    No fucking way I'm reading that TS, but through share coincidence, Conor/Eddie popped up on my Youtube feed an hour ago. Conor looked fooking flawless.
     
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    Alvarez had the worst take down attempts. Bent over at the waist with arms outstretched chasing him down instead of changing levels. All with no setup.
     
  15. mxer31 Purple Belt

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    very much so bahahah
     
  16. The Neckbeard Banned Banned

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    All the triggered Colin fans attacking TS for seeing it for what it is.

    Ya know you can be a fan of a fighter and be real about it right? So I guess if you don't nuthug and guzzle Conor's load and think he's unbeatable then that means you're just a hater?

    Lol TS speaking truth here and the nuthuggers are ready to Lynch him.
     
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    An other absolutely brilliant post by @Theproof
    Here he once again gift us with his nuanced and astute observations. A true display of an objective, fair perspective.
     
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  19. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Skimmed through it
    What I got...
    -Eddie got lucky against RDA
    -Eddie should have boxed less
    -Eddie should have been more aggressive (Aldo LoL)
    -Khabib is taller than Edward and that matters more than reach

    Would skim again
     
  20. bad mojo Purple Belt

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    Whoever wants to analyze fights more deeply, should try combat sports for themselves, just to see how it feels being punched in the face.

    Whenever I read about Eddie dropping a game plan, or not being aggressive enough, here's a tip: being smacked and dropped doesn't feel nice. You brain doesn't like that. It's not a video game. You begin to doubt, become tentative. Eddie was outclassed from the very start. He was hurt early and Conor toyed with him, but Alvarez is tough as they come. We'll see how Khabib reacts if gets hit early.
     

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