One Thing Most Champions Have in Common...

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  1. biscuitsbrah

    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

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    Anyone notice the majority of the champs push the pace and make you fight for every second of every round. Pretty much not letting you breathe?

    Mighty Mouse - Extreme pressure. This guy got fucking CRACKED by Dodson and kept coming forward. He pretty much drowned Dodson the first time.
    Tj dillashaw - more stick and move, but his latest win over Barao he really pushed the pace
    Conor Mcgregor - probably the most suffocating fighter on this list. Takedowns is key to beat him.
    RDA - Really gave Pettis absolutely no space, same thing Khabib did to every single one of his opponents
    Robbie Lawler - Only guy who actually sits back and sets traps on this list
    Chris Weidman - Tremendous pressure, will rek rockhold because of how rockhold is content to sit back. I believe Chris would even come forward against a guy like Jacare as well
    Cormier - good pressure, just like jones who was able to outwork Cormier in the championship rounds. Jones has put everyone he has fought on their heels the whole time.
    Werdum - actually less pressure than Cain, but Cain was dying on the feet and didn't have the gas to push Werdum like he planned. I fully expect Cain to be a 3x champ. Even if he doesn't beat Werdum in a rematch


    What do you guys think? Am I just seeing what I want to see? Or is this the current trend that is a very important aspect, something which separates the contenders from the champions.


    People who have failed to become the very best using this style:

    Nick Diaz - Has only been beaten on the feet by 2 people. Anderson and Condit. Takedown defense has failed him badly
    Chael Sonnen - Set the blueprint to beating Anderson. Striking was mediocre at best. Weidman properly executed what Chael failed to do.

    I feel like the pace is getting a lot faster and a lot less slow and calculated like they used to be. No hesitation and you have to think and be extremely fast on your feet. The days of the calculated counter striker are over.
     
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    Well... Every fighter should be able to do that. I guess that's why they are champions.
     
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    I would say you're right
     
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    biscuitsbrah Black Belt

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    Not Anderson. Not Machida. Not Chuck or Vitor or Cro Cop. Not BJ, nor Rickson, nor Aldo. Fedor did it against Cro Cop and Big Nog though. Many of the past champs have been counter fighters. Or at the very least very patient fighters. We are seeing a much more impatient and rushing style
     
  6. biscuitsbrah

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    Admittedly, I left him out to support my argument. I truly believe Conor will beat him but that's an argument that has been done to death
     
  7. Moezao

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    Aldo's not that much about pressure, he can do that, but prefers to set up counters.

    And you're tripping, Conor won't beat him.
     
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    Aldo has a paper belt.
     
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    Nice thread...
     
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    Aldo is not on you list, you put a contender from his weight class instead. Weird.

    I thought this was an argument about champions
     
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    And then you woke up...
     
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    Fedor definitley did that.
    Anderson an exception to the rule.
     
  15. craxie

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    Rousey sets a decent pace
    Jedrzejczyk not a bad pace either
     
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    HHJ Jeg reiser til mørkets dyp der alt er dødt.

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    also the champs seem to have head movement,good striking defence...but not cain who is like rousey,just full speed ahead till they can grab a hold of you near the fence.
     
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    Same with Rousey and Joanna
     
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    Stupidest post of the day. Aldo has a belt he won against a champion who won it against a champion and he has defended it many times. McGregor has a belt he was gifted for beating someone who has never been the champion.

    I understand that you're just trolling. It's what you do.
     
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    Part of me wants to argue that the reason is the just bleed mentality of both DFW and the fans but I think it really is just their styles and the relative imbalance among champions toward this style is just coincidence.

    The OP appears to assume this style is inherently more successful than the countering style of, say, Anderson Silva. Is that true? GSP and Silva were both long running champions and each had the opposite style.
     
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    Conor is da FW champ
     

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