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Will ring rust be a factor for Conor

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  1. MMA4Life

    MMA4Life Brown Belt

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    He hasn't fought in the octagon since the Alvarez fight. Endless threads about this fight and how it will play out but haven't seen any mentions of ring rust. When he went on his run in the UFC he was a very active fighter all things considered. He seems to spar relatively hard. One of the things Conor is known for is his timing, being inactive could affect his timing for example.

    <FookIsThatGuy>who da fook is ring rust. Just wanted to get that response out of the way
     
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  2. UFC178

    UFC178 Banned Banned

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    People have said it, but Conor just fought in a bigger spotlight than anybody in the UFC ever will. I'm sure he couldn't give less of a fuck about being in a lesser spotlight...especially while in the octagon
     
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    Kung Fu Tze Intergalactic Cowboy... Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Don't think it will be... but I am interested in his boxing skills that he picked up training for Floyd. Plus training with Danis… Just can't wait for this fight....
     
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    Ring rust is a myth/excuse
     
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    Only in the eyes of McFanboys.
     
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    ramair455 Purple Belt

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    Yes, he's a precision striker.
     
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    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    Ring rust or not

    He Will get grapplefck until he taptap again.
     
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    That will be his excuse when he loses.

    “I was getting tired in there. I was out of the game for so long, I will come back better prepared next time, but hats off to boy he’s a phenomenal competitor.”

    Something like that, and then the rematch happens.
     
  9. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    how the fook should we know.
     
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    PanicWrassler Green Belt

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    I certainly hope so.
     
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  11. Ring rust is a myth... if you're not performing after a lay off it's down to your preparation.
     
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    If Conor has been putting in work in his down time then ring rust will be a very tiny factor. Ring rust is already a myth but for someone who lives in the spotlight it should be even less of a factor.

    Ring rust seems like a very mental thing, they don't forget how to fight if they are putting in work, those that avoid the spotlight are those that would be effected most by a layoff.
     
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    Noleggeisha Purple Belt

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    I think it will be a factor. Conor was fighting so often, staying in fight shape, honing that one trick left ponch. He doesn’t have a very long camp ahead and Khabib is by a huge stretch the toughest matchup of his career.

    Was a Conor fan (lost me because of his inactivity and out of the cage antics) but I don’t think coming back against Khabib My Hump Nurmagomedov is a good idea.
     
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    Doubt ring rust will be a major factor; if you followed him on socials regularly, youd know he pretty much constantly trains and keeps himself in fight shape.
     
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    That doesn't sound like an excuse though.
     
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    No, it doesn't affect Khabib either, he usually fights once or twice a year
     
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    snackgod Silver Belt

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    when conor get rag doll that is what conor and his blind followers will say.

    conor fan bitches will say khabib still a paper champ and beating a guy coming out of retirement mean nothing,.
     
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    Ring rust will only be a factor in defeat
     
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    cant punch him when laying on his back
     
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    ramair455 Purple Belt

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    Thats very true, but Khabib chin will be put to the test for sure. Dont underestimate the power of one clean shot.
    And I'm not a Conor fan
     

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