What did people expect from Conor vs Cerrone? It's so wrong to talk crap on Cerrone

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  1. superpunch

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    Realistically, we know 2 things:

    1) Conor hasn't defended his titles. He's lived questionably outside of the cage. He has lots of haters. But he is an elite and, though he hasn't proved it -- just showed signs of it, is likely an all time great.

    2) Cerrone is on his way down.

    So, you match up an all time great in his prime vs a fighter on his way down. That's no diss to Cerrone. It was unreasonable to expect a 5 round war out of him in the first place. It was going to be 1st round finish every time. This was, 20/20 hindsight of course, just a mismatch.
     
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    Look at the 2 Nate fights and the Khabib one. Conor isn't that good, he certainly isn't an all time great.
    While Cerrone is on the way down he usually puts up a much better fight before losing.

    It's not that complicated. For every Aldo/Cerrone expect a Nate and Khabib.
     
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    Hey, we are talking about Fabia and Reyes/jones this week
     
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    Cerrone is a proper company man..
     
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    Will never look at Cerrone the same again after that fight.
     
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    Honestly I expected Cerrone to be KO'd inside the 1st round. Don't like him nor hate him, I just expected the fight to go that way based on previous fights of both.

    It was pretty easy to see and many many sherdoggers knew it before it would happen.
     
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    Hirashin Reebok money Yellow Card

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    Carone dissapointed
     
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    Look at the Aldo fight, the Alvarez fight, the Holloway fight ... Conor is pretty good.
     
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    Agreed, Donald is old news now, TS needs to get with the times.
     
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    I'd disagree with considering Conor an All-time great, although obviously he's a very talented fighter but he'd had a lot of time away from MMA as only recorded one loss in last three years & whilst Cerrone is clearly at the end of his career you still expect toughness from the man. Everyone expected Donald to lose but against Conor he crumbled at the slightest sign of offence.
     
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    the fight was kind of weird but I don’t question it because Cerrone attempted an early take down which is a fight winning move against Conor because Cerrone can likely out grapple him

    fortunately for Conor his forward leg met Cerrone’s head which stunned him and began the winning sequence

    looks like things just went Conor’s way that day
     
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  12. wanted226

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    Donald would av been an ok fighter if it wasn't for his style of looking at opponent's hits helplessly and letting him repeat given strike some five times for free ffs
    Why was that guy even in the cage then?
     
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    Getting squashed like that was one thing, him being all hugs and smiles after was what made him that much more pathetic.
     
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    If its that obvious to you, imagine how we, the readers of your pointless thread, feel.

    ban
     
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    Ube Paralegal of the Year

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    Well people in here truly believe that Conor is a major fluke who wouldn't be able to beat a top 15 LW, and is a FW three times bigger than all the FWs, which is why he won anything at FW.
     
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    Cerrone did the same against other elite fighters such as RDA and Benson Henderson. Nate is a shitty matchup for anyone who isn't a wrestling based fighter.
     
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    <{gspressed}>, simpletons
     
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    he literally does that in ever fight win or lose.
     
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