What makes you think Gaethje is a worst stylistic matchup than Cowboy for Conor?

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  1. Unfinished Sentenc Red Belt

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    I just don’t see it.l, can you help me
     
  2. GraciesFrontKick Banned Banned

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    Gaethje is a way better fighter than cowboy

    Fearsome actually. Even in defeat it takes a war and reaching into depth of your soul to stop him.

    way more power
    way better chin
    relentless pressure
    younger
    crippling leg kicks
    d1 wresting
    Doesn't fold under pressure
    better record

    Way better cardio than Conor
    very durable

    Justin ain't gonna fold for a paycheck, he's coming to taking McGregors head, plus he fights smarter now and more patient.

    If Conor doesn't stop him early he'll be face down ass up career over
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  3. jeremyemilio Silver Belt

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    Gaethje is a better fighter
     
  4. Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    Gaethje has better performance than cowboy right now, his chin is much better but don't forget his defense striking sucks

    How many punches to the face can he endure against a 170 lbs Conor?
     
  5. Safton Purple Belt

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    I suspect some people talk it up a bit too much, though I still think it's a fight that needs to happen at some point in which Justin would be a live threat -- especially if he isn't overly aggressive, but still manages to make it dirty with a mix of power shots and wrestling. I wouldn't put money on him, though; my sneaking suspicion is that Conor would probably box him up like Dustin did.
     
  6. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    Gaethje is tailor made for Conor to get another early finish. Justin gets hit far too often
     
  7. The Schmoop Red Belt

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    100% anti Conor but I don’t see how he has any trouble with Gaethje. Far more accurate with legit power. Conor sleeps him in one.
     
  8. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    Justin has been beat up and put away by Eddie and Dustin. He also fades late in fights..

    Conor will find his chin early and often. I see another KO/TKO in round 1 maybe..
     
  9. Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    Exactly, Conor would break his hands punching the guy over and over
     
  10. deman Blue Belt

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    I get the feeling Dana White doesn't want to reward Gaethje with this fight after he's clearly avoided others, so it probably won't happen
     
  11. tat2man5k Black Belt

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    For Gaethje to beat Conrad, he's going to have to use defense, wrestling and leg kicks. I'd like to think that if he's serious in making a title run, he'd make these adjustments.
     
  12. TheOldMan Black Belt

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    All of this plus the fact that Justin is hungry for a title. Cowboy has been pretty ho hum about a title shot for a long time and seems more to be collecting checks recently.
    Justin won't fold so easily.
     
  13. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    Yes. The accuracy of Conor is the key.. Not just the power. He finds the target very often. Justin will stand there trying to box and leg kick giving Conor openings..
     
  14. WPEM Alizée Belt Platinum Member

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    Justin is a relevant contender, a good stylistic match up, and would make for an exciting fight. I don’t see why all these Conor pabs have a problem with it.
     
  15. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    Has he ever used his wrestling? I have never seen it..
     
  16. Beherit Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    gaethje is :

    - younger, hungry as fuck, not just " happy to be here "
    - Very good chin
    - D1 Wrestler, so if he want to, he will take down conor
    - low kick game, interesting to see how conor will deal with that
    - Very good fighter in th pocket, much better than conor ...
    - better cardio

    However gaethje also is :

    - Slow and predictable on the feet
    - Doesn't protect his body
    - Doesnt really use his wrestling
    - his grappling is legit bad for the division standards ...
    - is not at all at the same lvl of striking as conor, at least at boxing and kicking range
    - like to brawl too much, which is not good against elite strikers in general.


    Conclusion : much tougher fight than the cowboy fight for conor, but still very winnable. 60/40 in favor of conor in my opinion.
     
  17. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    He's not a bad matchup, but he is a better fighter and throwing a single punch would be better than cowboy's performance.
     
  18. Doughie99 Silver Belt

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    I get the feeling Dana White doesn't want Conor to lose to Gaethje with this fight, so it probably won't happen
     
  19. Koimpact Brown Belt

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    Its pretty interesting how divided the forum is on a Conor/Gaethje match-up. People think it'll be an easy win either for Conor or Gaethje. Personally I like the fight because Gaethje has great recovery, a strong wrestling background, heavy hands and heavy leg kicks. I don't think it'll be easy for either guy. Conor could drop Gaethje a couple of times and Justin could still get up and just keep swinging. Those kicks could be a real factor going into the later rounds. This would be a barn-burner and sets up the #1 contender for Khabib so neatly. Gaethje makes bank and Conor could get a title shot off a win over a legit contender
     
  20. leevancleef1 White Belt

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    I can help you...the word in this case is WORSE...not WORST...got it dumb dumb?
     

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