Volkanovski vs Poirier @ 155 lbs, who wins?

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  1. Beherit Black Belt

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    touching without damage is not that important ... Volk landed good low kicks other than that, max had nothing.
     
  2. fortheo Steel Belt

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    You remind me of the people comparing max vs. Aldo to volk vs. Aldo and deducing from those fights that max would beat volkanovski. that's not how it works.

    Also volkanovski landed many hard strikes on max's face. I suggest rewatching the fight.
     
  3. Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    Dustin and volk smart enough ( me thinks) to stay where he belongs and just freshly minted champ.
     
  4. Jack Stevonovich Red Belt

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    The Dustin Loss got in his head, Max became more cautious since then and has become more gun shy as a result. It's a mal adaptation on max's part considering his style.

    Max needs a lunging jab ala gsp, and some wing chun kicks.
     
  5. Kabzie Brown Belt

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    Why though? Volkanovski is in his correct division.
     
  6. KantoTerror Silver Belt

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    I like Volks work ethic because he puts in the work on the legs body and uses his speed well...that said, Dustin's reach would be a problem plus dustin has heavy hands compared to max.
     
  7. Beherit Black Belt

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    rewatched it, volk didnt land as much as poirier did, and not at the same accuracy and power at all. He lacks power, he tried the exact same combos as dustin many times didnt work once.
    Volks low kicks are really good, but we already know that low kicks are not enough to beat dustin.

    Out pointing Max at 45, doesnt mean you can beat Poirier at 55. Tell me how volk beat poirier at 55 ? and dont tell me KO, because you'll just sounds like a fanboy at this point.
     
  8. BakiPayne Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    Dustin does what I thought Holloway would do use distance and movement...
     
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    Volk, until someone figures him out. Poor man's GSP
     
  10. FlowchartRog Purple Belt

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    He landed more than Max did, but tbh I think Dustin did too in significant strikes. The stats listed them about even at 180 each, but Dustin's seemed a fuck load more "significant" than Max's.

    Dustin also landed almost double the amount of strikes to head and body as Alex did. Alex's attack was obviously very leg kick heavy. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's a solid strategy just like Condit against Diaz, and a great win. But ultimately Dustin gave Max a vicious beating, far more than Alex did, and I was probably more impressed with that win.
     
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    Dustin destroyed Max, while Volk outpointed him.
     
  12. fortheo Steel Belt

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    Again, I never argued otherwise. I just don't see how that means Dustin beats volkanovski. Max beat down also worse than volkanovski did, but it still didn't stop volkanovski from beating max.
     
  13. fortheo Steel Belt

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    Please tell me when I argued that he landed as much as Dustin or as hard as Dustin, otherwise you're debating against an imaginary opposition
     
  14. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    Volk is shorter than his FLW training partner Kai France.


    No business fighting the dudes that make LW for the frame size alone
     
  15. FlowchartRog Purple Belt

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    On topic, I think Dustin gives him a beating. He's more well rounded than Max, and Alex would be heavily outgunned at 155. I don't see Alex being able to skip around leg kicking Poirier to his heart's content, nor outgrappling him, nor beating him in a boxing match.
     
  16. Doughie99 Face-paint Belt

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    Have to say.... I kinda like the idea of Volka vs Poirier.
    I don't think it'll happen anytime soon as Volka is gonna want to defend his 145lb title. But it's a nice idea and I do quite like it.
     
  17. JLan98 Orange Belt

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    Tough to say. There's no telling how well Volk can carry his power to 155.

    When Holloway came up and fought Poirier, it was obvious he just didn't have the pop to keep Poirier honest.
     
  18. RNC555 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    What makes you think he can take someone like Dustin down?

    Just cause he beat your man crush doesn't mean he can beat everyone.

    Dustin beat Max worse than Volk did. Way worse.

    Btw taking down Max is easier than taking down Dustin.

    Dustin outwrestled max in every grappling exchange.
     
  19. Beherit Black Belt

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    "He landed more than max did, which is something Dustin can't say about his fight with max." what is the point of this sentence if you know that dustin did better than volk against max ?
     
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    He should be able to wrestlefuck Dustin for 5 rounds
     

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