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Rafael dos Anjos says it's not hard takedown Dustin Poirier

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  1. Bruce Lee666 Brown Belt

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    what you guys think ?!
     
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    I think RDA can play both a coke smuggler and a pornstar

    maybe in the same movie
     
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    Hard to say. After Dustin moved up to LW he hasnt fought any wrestlers or fighters known for their TDs besides Khabib. Carlos Ferreira is the only true grappler he fought and he has shit TDs. I suppose Jim as well who did get him down but not easily and he fucked up Dustins leg bad with kicks before he did.

    Dustin has mostly been fighting strikers the last 5 years besides Khabib - Duffy, Bobby, Eddie, Pettis, Gaethje, Max, Hooker, Conor. Charles TDs have looked better recently I was shocked at how he easily he got Tony down. This is probably the only time Dustin's TDD will be really tested since his LW return besides the Khabib fight.
     
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  4. Jack&Cat Purple Belt

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    They can't hear you up at the top, Rafael.
     
  5. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    D1 Charles incoming.
     
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    Time will tell. Whoever doesn't take him down is going to pay for it though. I can't wait for the eleventh. Big fan of both guys.
     
  7. Bruce Lee666 Brown Belt

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    you can say anything but Rafael is a great fighter and he's good, also the only fighter I remember who make a takedown at Colby.

    his opinion is very interesting!!
     
  8. IronDynamiteKidTyson Banned Banned

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    Olivera has the hands too !!

    Round two he decided that would be his round !! He went straight killer instinct and dominated !!

    Check out his 24" pythons !!

    He got bows for Dustin
     
  9. LoveMyMMA lovemymma

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    Exactly why Dustin is gonna duck Islam & move up to WW if he does end up winning the belt and defending against Gaethje.
     
  10. DoctorsStoppage Tell them it was a

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    from the 70s?
     
  11. DoctorsStoppage Tell them it was a

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    Did RDA say Dustin is not good on the ground?
     
  12. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    Hooker did pretty well vs Dustin with the TD's I recall. Took him down several times
     
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    It's also worth mentioning that khabib's takedown average against Dustin was double of what his career takedown average was. Very few people did worse stopping khabib's grappling than Dustin did. Also, just about everyone who has tried to take Dustin down did succeed.
     
  14. D J White Belt

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    remember when he tapped Khabib?
     
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    Unironically he has already demonstrated really good wrestling, he took down collegiate wrestlers Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler
     
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    What's up with all the banning?
     
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    From what I've seen, Poirier's TDD is good against the cage but terrible out in the open. He's not as bad as someone like Condit but his TDD is the weakest link in his overall game.

    Also disclaimer: Prime RDA kicks the crap outta Poirier.

    Charlie's body locks are money and I expect him to get a takedown if he doesn't get immediately knocked out. Also sad to see you go cause you're one of the more memorable posters here.
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    A prime RDA would’ve been so amazing for match ups right now.
    I doubt he beats Poirier now but he isn’t wrong about the him being easy to takedown.

    Eddie had him down and mounted. I can’t think of any other UFC opponent Eddie was able to get down and hold down.

    Poirier should be good enough on the ground to survive but Charles will probably hit a few takedowns and he has shown some really good wrestling recently.
     
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    IDK damn...



    Also RDA is a pretty interesting matchup. I think he is not as over the hill as people think but he was outsized at WW and got outgrappled by bigger guys. He looked outstanding vs Felder (who was off the couch).

    BTW.. when the hell is RDA going to fight again?
     
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    We just gonna ignore that a gassed Hooker took him down multiple times?

    Dustin is awesome but his TDD is atrocious and the one glaring hole in his game. It's the one reason I'm not putting money on Dustin for this fight.
     
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