Will Poirier even land a single takedown on Max?

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  1. Unfinished Sentenc

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    I think people in the media are really sleeping on Holloway's improved takedown defense!! I don't think Poirier will score one takedown in their fight!! Do you?!!

    edit: The last time Holloway was takendown and held down for even a couple of seconds was Clay Collard, which was 11 fights ago!! (Ortega took him 'down', but not really because Max popped back right up)
     
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  2. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    Maybe

    I don't think he'll be able to do it enough times to win a decision off them or be able to control him to the point where he can get a finish from there tho.
     
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  3. Verace

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    {<shrug}

    Askren just got dunked on his head by Robbie.

    You never know what's going to happen
     
  4. GODZILLA213

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    I think he will get a takedown but Max won't let him establish any sort of control. Push the head away and stand up.
     
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    I don't think the fight will go at all into wrestling. Porior doesn't go for the takedown much and I think he is confident in his standup it could be his demise though.
     
  6. FlyingDeathKick

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    Who knows, maybe he won't need to or maybe he'll get knocked out before he gets the chance to even attempt a takedown. Maybe Max will take him down.
     
  7. ninja boot

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    exactly. mma has been around for 25 years and people still need reminding that it's a fight and anything can happen.
     
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  8. Martialbeef

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    I think he will but Max will just get up.
     
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    Heh. Damn. An over under of .5 takedowns.

    I have to take the under. No. But I wouldn’t bet money on it.
     
  10. pick999

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    Even though this was a long time ago, this would be impressive if Conor didn't get stopped by mayweather, nate, & khabib tbh, which shows me that Holloway has improved, and Conor has disproved. In fact i would still be riding Conor's nuts if he wasn't always losing god damn
     
  13. Verace

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    Yup....

    @Soul On Ice post was pretty spot on. The likelihood of it happen multiple times might be low, but a single one?? Impossible to tell
     
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  14. fortheo

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    This. I expect Dustin to land a few takedowns, but they'll be short lived.
     
  15. 0verlord

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    Why don't you find out in a bit?
     
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  16. contra4125

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    He will, if he’s getting lit up. fighters tend to slow down fights by going for a takedown, panic wrestle if you will. But don’t sleep on Poirier, dude has also improved and matured
     
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    Your post, its ridiculous.
     
  18. KeepItRealist

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    I doubt he'll be looking for them.

    Poirer is a big overachiever IMO with that weak chin of his. Definitely picking durable Max.
     
  19. Jack Stevonovich

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    It depends but Holloway is susceptible to upper body style take downs from a clinch or body lock.
     
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