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What will Dustin’s game plan be against Conor?

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  1. Young Calf Kick Blue Belt

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    So Conor will obviously work on checking/avoiding kicks and will be prepared for the signature ATT calf kick from Poirier.

    But of course, focusing on defending these means a (albeit small) change in fighting style, which in turn means you will be more vulnerable to different attacks.

    what should Dustin do different this time to maximize his potential success?
     
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  2. Emjay I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!!! DON'T KILL HIM!!!

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  4. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    I think this time he will play a bit safer becasue of that trilogy is very important...Maybe he is eyeing a 50-45 or make Conor tired and finish him in the later rounds due to Conor s weak cardio
     
  5. TheWave111 Purple Belt

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    Don't throw much in the first 2 rounds. Just circle and wait till an opportunity comes to hold him against the fence.
     
  6. Juan Bombadil Brown Belt

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    Getting ktfo. Sorry Dustin
     
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    Nah seriously though, probably similiar to last time, heavy on the leg kicks, bit of clinch work, mostly counterstriking.
     
  8. Chubi Green Belt

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    I feel that at FW, Conor at the power advantage, but at LW Dustin is really at his peak and hits harder. Conor will have to counter perfectly every power shots from Dustin.
     
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  9. dildos Steel Belt

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    to put conor to sleep again.

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  10. PrepareForGlory Green Belt

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    Dustin's game plan vs Conor will be the same as his strategy vs Hooker, Holloway, Gaethje, Alvarez, and Conor 1&2 and others.

    Seek and Destroy with his fists. And he's very good at it.
     
  11. EnthusiastCultivator Blue Belt

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    There is no strong motivation for Dustin to win this fight, he’s getting paid great regardless of his performance. Conor is the one that’s laying it all on the line, if he loses this fight, he loses all his star power, Dustin doesn’t seem to be too excited about fighting for the title I figure he’s only here to get paid.

    This is why I think Conor wins the trilogy, his will to win will be greater.
     
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  12. greenhawk zzzz

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    Knock him the fuck out. Conos glass jaw has been exposed. Diaz weakened it. Khabib shattered it. And Now Dustin is dealing with the leftovers.
     
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  13. MuayThaiSteve79 Yellow Belt

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    Whilst I think Conor will have worked on countering and evading the calf-kick I think its probably fair to say that Dustin and his team will have compensated for this during camp, so I don't expect him to come out with exactly the same game plan as the last fight.

    Conor will need to counter effectively inside the early rounds and hope to land that power shot - the longer it goes the more it sways into Dustin's favour.

    Its too close to call for me as to who the winner will be - suffice to say that Conor will rapidly lose the last of his star power if he loses...
     
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  14. Dana's Moonface Silver Belt

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    That is precisely what I was thinking

    Dustin Knows he has the gas tank, he just needs to avoid taking damage early and as the rounds go on? he will pick up the pace

    Personally I think he will stop conor in the 4th round this time
     
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  15. Harlekin Black Belt

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    Stay defensive, draw out attacks, counter
    Wrestling
    Clinching
    See if calf kicks still work, if not try lowkicks, if not only throw them when saver
    Getting at the 8 minute mark, now Conor is tired

    Conor has no cardio if he isn't dominating his opponent and since he gained weight. Now he is 7months older
     
  16. 15089371 Green Belt

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    Not too much different. Most important part will still be wrestling him up, and be more conservative and less predictable with the calf kicks. If Conor is able to deal with it those elements should still get him to the later rounds where Dustin is likely to become stronger. It's looking to be a lot more favourable for Dustin at this point.
     
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  17. yeguiza Red Belt

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    attack connor´s weaknesses in this order

    1 mind (already done)
    2 wrestling
    3 cardio
    4 chin
     
  18. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    I think everyone’s plan at this point is deep water. Landing kicks if available makes sense too.
     
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  19. bigsmooth187 Blue Belt

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    Probably to k.o. Connor and win.
     
  20. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    All the talk of the leg kicks

    The right hook counter to Connors straight left was the bigger tool in that fight Porier used most effectively
     

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