Will Conor become next Roy Jones?

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  1. hasar

    hasar Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Roy Jones became HW champ then had to lose lots of muscle mass to compete again at LHW. It killed his body and journeyman Tarver ane Johnson KOed him. Roy never recovered from those losses and his legendary cat like reflexes were gone.
    Looks like Conor's weight cut time is even shorter than Roy's. It might be Conor's biggest mistake career wise. Don't be surprised if Aldo KOes Conor.
     
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    Already setting up new excuses in case he does fight Aldo again. Respect for staying ahead of the curve
     
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    To be like Roy first he would need to have a long successful career and be an all time great talent. None of which they have in common.
     
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    Not even close. Roy Jones was at one time pound for pound best boxer. He declined with age.
    Conor won't even be in the mma goat conversation. At best, he can talk his way to being mentioned.
     
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    I'm pointing Roy's physical decline because of grueling weight cut. Not his greatness.
     
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    Roy was also not even close to as young as Conor is now when he was KO'd by Tarver. Conor is 28, Roy was I think 34 or 35. Definitely out of his prime.
     
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    I honestly don't think he will be able to make 145 again. He already looked like he was dying at weigh ins, and now he has packed on muscle and there is an IV ban. It's 155 from here on out.
     
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    Conor started his career as a LW before moving to FW. Based on how Conor looked in his FW weigh in photos, the cut at FW has always been hard for Conor.

    & Roy didn't decline because of a tough weight cut, he declined because of the added muscle for HW messed his reflexes and speed when he returned to lower weight classes.
     
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    Roid Jones?
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    He has poor defense, he's not good enough to hang at 155 and he's gonna have a hard time getting back to 145 and Aldo most likely will use his head and kick the hell out of him.

    Conor is done.
     
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    Roy's chin betrayed him, Conor's hubris is betraying him.
     
  14. BigDaddyBach

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    Who is in the MMA goat convo at this point?

    Jones? Juice head
    Andy? Juice head
    Fedor? Can't find a win when they test for the juice
    GSP? Retired when they started testing for the juice
    Aldo? Throw his piss over his shoulder and called the cops on the tester, then got KO'd by the bum you speak of.

    MMA in the clean era is bonkers. The idea of GOAT is perished.
     
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    Jones never tested positive for steroids. If he took them, he would have tested positive for them. Cycling roids now is not possible, due to the many out of competition tests being done. Very very unlikely.
     
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    Let's pretend that Roy was squeaky clean in the 90's, especially all the shredded mass he gained to clown Ruiz.
     

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