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What are Nate's chances of submitting Conor

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  1. TheReigningDefending White Belt

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    As we all know Conor's only losses have come by submission whilst Nate is known for a strong submission game. Both have great chins so a submission on Nate Diaz' part comes to mind as a possible outcome.

    Will Nate actively pursuit a submission? Will they just stand and bang? Can Conor survive an ground battle?

    It is quite impossible to know since a lot of factors play a role here (new super sized mcgregor, the stage Diaz' cardio is in, etc). But oh well fire away Conor boys vs Diaz fans
     
  2. Fight To Win Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I would say statistically that it's his best shot at winning
     
  3. BigPapaShango Green Belt

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    If it goes to the ground there is a strong chance, I have only ever seen McGregor in Holloways guard, Nate's is a different story.
     
  4. Jimmy jump Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    It would be fair to say that Diaz has a better ground game than Conor so if the battle went to ground for an extended period he would definitely have a chance of subbing him.

    The biggest question is whether Diaz would actively pursue a grappling based strategy. I can see him having good success in the stand up as his boxing is good and Conor isn't hard to hit.
     
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    There's a huge discrepancy in skill when it comes to the mat.
     
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    I will let Nate answer this one himself...Nate?

    'It's whatever'
     
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    He didn't seem to want to talk about it in the press conference, so I imagine he's seeing it as his main chance.

    McGregor too didn't want to talk about it, as he awkwardly howled in laughter at Nate's next answer to avoid the conversation going back to ground games.
     
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    This comment entails Nate's stubbornness perfectly, which is his strength but in this fight could be a weakness as well. Would just seem a shame if he wouldnt attempt to grapple much.
     
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    do you have a gameplan nate? yeah, fight..
     
  10. jumasterflex Purple Belt

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    Well Nate has tapped out 3 black belts In the ufc so I'd day IF it hits the ground Nate has a pretty good chance of tapping him out
     
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    Keep distance and pittypatt box him
     
  12. HDKIKR Purple Belt

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    Seriously though I would say that Nate's chances would be good at submitting Conor, however he will not be able to get Conor down and keep him down for long enough to do so.

    Conor's movement is too good and his ability to stuff or immediately pop up from takedowns is very good. Nate is no wrestler. Also I believe that Nate will want to keep it standing and prove that he is not afraid to get into a fist fight with McG and that his left hand 'ain't shit'.

    Unfortunately for the Diaz Bros' records they do not always do what is in their best interest in and out of the ring.

    Fortunately for we fight fans the Diaz Bros' do not always do what is in their best interest in and out of the ring.

    They are damn sure entertaining!
     
  13. Xplosive-Viking Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    conor isnt hard to hit? Lol thats stupid. he only gets hit when HE engages and open himself up to it, but while doing that he ALSO connects.. Conor hits way harder than nate, so that wouldnt count for shit.

    its conors strategy that makes him open to getting hit, not his defence. Everybody who goes forward like conor does will get hit, everyone.
     
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    I'd imagine Nates chances at submitting Conor are much higher than Conor submitting him or him KOing McGregor.

    Probably the only point in the fight I'll be a bit worried if I'm honest, if it goes to the ground.
     
  15. steliokontos Nunchaku Suspenders

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    He has good Sambo/Judo throws too, I have a feeling Conor wont know how to defend them.
     
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    If it hits the ground, he's going to be doing some spinning shit. Spinning around and taking Conor's back... Spinning a limb off his body... Spinning this opportunity into a pot of gold.
     
  17. Jimmy jump Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    So you agree he isn't hard to hit then...... OK thanks.
     
  18. steliokontos Nunchaku Suspenders

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    You think Conors strategy involves letting his opponent hit him in the face? Sure he wants him to engage so he can slip and counter but the reason he gets hit is because his defense is shit, not because its part of his game plan.

    If you think Conor is letting his opponents tee off on him, youre wrong. If you want to see the strategy done properly watch some early Tyson or Anderson Silva.
     
  19. TheReigningDefending White Belt

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    off topic but you sir have the world's best avatar.. ever
     
  20. steliokontos Nunchaku Suspenders

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    Thanks man! For some reason on my phone avatars arent showing up, but I am sure yours is as lovely as the day is long.
     

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