The way Michael Johnson Throws Punches

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  1. BorrowDolla

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    Specifically his right hand. He throws it as if he's exercising on a hand bike. Pinky first. I wish he would break his pinky finger so he'd learn how to punch straight. Is Hooft neglecting him?

    I thought 2015 was going to be his year (before the injury), but it's 2016 now and I can't believe his technique isn't cleaned up.
     
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    Pretty sure he threw straights against Ferguson and Castillo then kinda forgot how
     
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    Thanks for the gifs supporting your statement.
     
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    I figured this thread would be retarded.
     
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    He looked so beastly against Barboza. That was one of the most impressive performances I've seen in the octagon especially considering how dangerous of a striker Barboza is.
     
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    michael " 1-2 " johnson
     
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    WTF is your problem TS?
     
  9. Lissove

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    TS trying to discredit how good Johnson is and lie himself into false sense of security that Conor will win.

    But the truth is, Johnson is extremely quick and the way Nate moves away from his 1 2 means he can easily move away from what Conor throws.
     
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    MJ is good sure he lost to Diaz but it was competitive fight
     
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    That's Johnson on the left hand-bike.
    He tends to whiten up in between fights ... You know, like some people like to balloon up. Vitor comes to mind.
     
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    He came into that fight fearless. It was really impressive. He questioned Barbozas chin so he was swinging for the fences each time, compare that to the way he fought Dariush. If he fought the way he fought Barboza every time he would be scary as hell.
     
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    Not the best technique, but they were throwing some bombs.
     
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    he still tagged up nate's face. not sure if nate can take that from conor, who is a much better boxer than MJ
     
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    hes a football player
     
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    Rogan would be proud of that leg kick blue guy landed
     
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    MJ's striking has looked great the last few years. I'd argue he looked best against Barboza and he spent that entire fight coming forward with straight punches and relentless pressure.

    Nate got in his head and probably put him off his game with the number of jabs he had to eat, then the 1-2's started coming, a few times he was clearly wobbled.

    Conor hits too hard for Nate to get away with the same game plan, his left hand is just too unforgiving.

    Then again, if Nate gets dropped he probably wants Conor to follow him into his guard.
     
  19. BorrowDolla

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    Anyone could see Johnson's bicycle punch coming a mile away. It's very unorthodox so dodging it is a different matter. But this has nothing to with Nate, and even less to do with Conor.
     

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