Reason why Conor moved from boxing to the UFC

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  1. congo'spython

    congo'spython Blue Belt

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    Its's undeniable that Conor's success in MMA is largely attributed to his precise striking, speed and power. The question has been raised as to why his high level striking does not translate well into boxing. I would argue that it is not his caliber of striking that is the issue, but his physical traits. Boxing differs from MMA in that a match is typically much longer and fighter's throw and land a significantly larger volume of punches. If you look at Conor's head to body size ratio, and compare it to an elite striker in boxing, it shows that he has a very large target that is much easier to hit and thus is a major disadvantage in a more drawn out technical striking match.

    If you look at the following pictures, Conor's head is virtually the same size as his torso (on a side note, they both look similar as well). In contrast to an elite boxer, there is a drastic difference in head to torso size ratio.



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    It seems to make sense that Conor would be more successful in MMA as he can use his speed and power advantage to overwhelm his opponents early on and get a quick knock out, while in boxing his physical disadvantage is more evident in the longer more technical matches.

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  2. 13Seconds

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    Im not even sure if Conor has a jab?

    I see him as a karate guy with a killer left hand
     
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    o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    Oh, another Conor thread...
     
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    Rovert Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    LOL mini Tito
     
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  5. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Yes, tell me more about how Conor moved from a sport to an organisation.
     
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    It has nothing to do with his head. It has everything to do with the fact that he has no jab, and without kicks to keep his opponent on the outside he'd get eaten up just like he got eaten up by Diaz' 1-2.
     
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    Because Boxing to MMA is like Twister using 1 color and 1 body part.

    He didn't feel the challenge and lost interest.
     
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    So, Conor has a large head, which makes for a large target, therefore he quit Boxing?

    You do realize lots of Boxers have huge heads right? I mean large jaws are pretty common among Alpha's who Box.
     
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    o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    Connor who ?
     
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    Zomax Gotch Catch Wrestling

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    OMG...."head virtually the same size as his torso" Ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!
     
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    lol, does look oddly similar to the baddest man on the planet






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    o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    How many chinchillas died to make that coat? :eek:
     
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    Is this thread serious?
     
  18. Fedor Machida

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    Remember in Conor's first years in the UFC his team used to lie about him being a national champion boxer or something lol.

    It was on his wikipedia profile which linked to his website as a source which repeated the lie and linked back to his wikipedia profile as a source lol.

    no records of him winning any titles in boxing.
     
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  19. Cclick

    Cclick The Living Death

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    Also when you're getting your ass beat in boxing, you can't shoot for a takedown to try to save yourself.
     
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    Salvador Sanchez All-Time Great

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    Conor quit boxing because he was not good enough to be at the elite level. There is a lot of money at the elite level of boxing...and free agency. If Conor was good enough to bang with Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather for 12 rounds, he would have done it. That doesn't diminish what he has accomplished in mma. He has become a superstar for the UFC. Hats off to him.
     
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