One thing Conor can't adjust before 202

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  1. Superlative

    Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    Experience....

    Conor already had decent boxing, his ground game is widely debated, and we all saw his cardio. But those were only part of the reason why he lost. When speaking on 196 people hardly point out the fact that Diaz's experience was a major contributor to his path to victory.

    So with all of the adjustments Conor is making it will be interesting to see how well he can combat Diaz's veteran IQ in the octagon.

    How much do you guys think experience will play a factor in the rematch?
     
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    Nate has 29 pro fights.
    Conor has 22 pro fights.

    They are both plenty experienced.
     
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    I wonder if he knows how to adjust his tie for his tree piece suit. Doesn't matter tho, he has servants to do that shit for him.

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    Well, this should end quickly.
     
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    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Those who weren't able to fulfill the King's expectations on adjusting his tie are probably buried in the desert by now, side by side with Chad Mendes.
     
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    Aluminati Oberst der Wolgadeutschen

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    Well, since Conor just experienced his first public humiliation on this scale, I'd say that it should play about as much of a role as it did in the first one. A big difference. If Conor gets in trouble again, I wouldn't be surprised if he folds again. He does seem like someone who could learn from his mistakes, if he admits that they were mistakes.

    I still think this fight is a coin flip, due to Diaz having a penchant for inconsistency, and how big of an advantage Nate has in experience, toughness, chin, and grappling.
     
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    Conor would have to train for something not pushing the fight non-stop until getting a KO, in other words, something different from what he always did.

    Refrain from his usual gameplan will have to keep stamina for the later rounds, something we don't know how good will or will not be. That would also lead to him being tagged more then what he usually is, so his chin will also be tested. Will also open up chances for him to be taken down.

    So if I were Conor, I'd do exactly the same thing he did his entire life and hope that this time it will work. Too much change just to try something new. But I understand if Conor does the opposite, it really comes to how good is him when not trying to do old-timey-Overeem against his adversary.
     
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    It's not the quantity but the quality if you seriously believe the caliber of opponents Conor has gone through compared to Diaz are even then you're a fucking idiot. Diaz has been fighting nothing but top fighters for years and is still around which is why his record looks the way it is. Conors record would look similar if he had fought the same people, weight class aside.
     
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    Realistically speaking, the biggest advantage Nate had going in to that fight was the ability to take a beating. He's always been durable which is great for him although I don't think he will take nearly as much damage this upcoming fight
     
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    Can't adjust his panic level when he gets in trouble either.....
    Conor better hope he puts Nate away early or else his confidence will wither the longer it goes....
     
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    leevancleef1 White Belt

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    Can't adjust his panic level when he gets in trouble either.....
    Conor better hope he puts Nate away early or else his confidence will wither the longer it goes....

    I agree with this....Conor's best chance is to be on fire with his boxing...busting Diaz up as well as attacking Diaz with body shots and kicks...so that he can wear him down.

    If he cant do that - he is in deep trouble...
     
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    Experience never plays a part of anything. Nor does speed. Or strength. Or having your eyes open. Or lights on in the stadium.

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    One thing TS can't adjust before UFC 202...Having made this horrendous thread.
     
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    Yeah, he did show his experience and nous in the 1st fight. Some of the shots Conor landed hurt him and had him backing up, but for every clean shot Conor landed, he missed or grazed a lot more. I think that experience will hold Conor in good stead, too.

    The amount of media Diaz is doing now so close before a fight is all new to him. He seems to be handling it well, but as GSP and Conor have attested to, it can drain you. I don't think if Conor wins the fight it's because Diaz done too much media. In any sport, a sportsman/woman being asked the same question must be irritating - and especially for fighters who are doing the media and training on the go is not ideal.

    But for the majority of the time, it's who's the better fighter on the night.
     
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    Name 3 fighters that nate has beaten that are better than: Aldo, mendes and holloway. I wanna know....
     
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    Chin. We've seen Conor get hit on the chin hard ONCE in his career. And he got finished shortly after. Conor will get hit again, and he will crumble again. His soft Irish chin is the defining weakness in his game.
     
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