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Oscar De La Hoya Urges Rory MacDonald To After The Finish

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Cutty, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Cutty

    Cutty Purple Belt

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    He said this after the Penn fight:

    "I was wondering, why don't you just go finish him? He looks like he has talent, that little 'it' factor, he has to just keep on working on it, feel that killer instinct. Feel it and go after it. Feel it, grab it, get it. I would love to see him use that jab to the body. If I was in there with [BJ Penn], that jab to the body would have just paralyzed him. He's a talented fighter. My hat goes off to him."

    http://www.mmamania.com/2012/12/19/1944026/oscar-de-la-hoya-rory-macdonald-ufc-fox-5-boxing-mma

    The question is, could Rory have finished BJ ? It looked that way in the second round but nobody has ever knocked him out.
     
  2. IIIIIIII

    IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    lol, even boxers can see when certain mma guys don't go for the finish.

    but de la hoya is a just bleed fan though, right???

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. cOugAr_LIbRe_85

    cOugAr_LIbRe_85 Brown Belt

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    He could have and should have. BJ was badly doubled over in pain from those body kicks at one point, but Rory seemed to back away.

    A guy like thiago alves would've finished bj in that position
     
  4. TheRassler

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    he was too busy taunting and showboating to go for the finish.
     
  5. Cutty

    Cutty Purple Belt

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    But, a finish is not the most important aspect of MMA /sarcasm off


    BJ is tough though so who knows?
     
  6. t00br00tal

    t00br00tal hotmess.

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    In this comment he comes off pretty armchair warrior-ish. "See what he shoulda done..." **sips beer**
     
  7. WinningOne

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    I think if he kept at it in the 3rd round instead of goofing around he could have tko'd him easily. Still a dominate fight by Rory
     
  8. Blindead

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    I finally watched the whole fight, and Rory definitely seemed to lack killer instinct in that fight. Too busy trying flashy kicks without any power and measuring distance. Not sure what the hell he was thinking.
     
  9. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    This coming from the guy who coasted against Trinidad.
     
  10. Ballist1x

    Ballist1x Purple Belt

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    I think after bj Penn survived tgw second round that Rory was like, wtf do I need to do to put this bum away, and realised it was simply safer to end the fight without having to throw huge bombs that could have left him counter able.
     
  11. Cutty

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    He might have done the worst Ali shuffle ever. :D
     
  12. radrnatn

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    that was the fight he lost me as a fan in high school
     
  13. Cutty

    Cutty Purple Belt

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    I call it constructive criticism, and do we really doubt he could have implemented this game plan?
     
  14. Cotillion

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    Never seen a fight where a guy was doubled over from a body shot and someone rushed in to finish him and be ktfo. Nope. Never.
     
  15. stungunyaheard

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    oscar needs to just go sit down somewhere
     
  16. iNoScopedJFK

    iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    I will never forget that fight. You never forget a fight where a room full of Puerto Ricans are yelling thier lungs out :)
     
  17. crazyjames1233

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    he stated in the post fight interview he was still apprehensive about engaging because he knew how good Penn's boxing was. probably should have gone after it anyway but whatever he is still young he has plenty of time to learn.
     
  18. Bolshevik***

    Bolshevik*** Banned Banned

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    so he knows from experience what not to do.

    (he still should have won that fight)
     
  19. blotter

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    no, if he was in there with penn, penn would have double legged him and finished de la hoya easily
     
  20. Phoenix Down

    Phoenix Down Banned Banned

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    Rory is a beast, he even admitted post-fight he made technical errors and played it safe.
     

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