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Without realizing it, Mendes admits Conor is best striker in the division

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  1. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Double Yellow Card

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    I'm pumped too, Aldo has terrific striking defense, terrific striking offense, speed, athleticism, fantastic wrestling, sick guard passing, and is one of the most complete fighters ever.
     
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    GSP's gameplan was to take away his opponents strengths and have them fight in areas that they are weak.

    By suggesting that the path to fighting Conor is clearly to take him down and have your way with him, isn't a compliment to McGarnicle's striking prowess (which is honestly no joke...) it's more a commentary as to just how weak Conor's ground game is.

    See with Aldo, you are not safe ANYWHERE. On the ground, Aldo's got a great sub game. Conor? Not so much. So I could see why Mendes wanted a more mixed bag with Aldo.

    Get it now or are you just obtuse?
     
  3. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Chad is not GSP, he prefers to stand and bang and KO people. Admitting he has to take McGregor down and hold him there as his only path to victory is admitting he is the best
     
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  5. NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    I can agree with TS halfway -- Connor may or may not be the best striker in the division, but I don't believe that Chad is saying as such simply because he stated that a fighter would be best served to take Connor down. Aldo has shown significantly better defensive wrestling than McGregor. Perhaps Chad just feels it's a safer gameplan and a bigger discrepancy of skills to turn a fight against Connor into a wrestling match.
     
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    Yeah that does it.
     
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    Chad knows he had his way with Conor on the ground. Chad likes champ money and the champ belt more than he does "standing and banging"

    It's pretty easy math, fella.
     
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    Have you seen any of Chad's fights from 2008 to 2012? For the first part of his career, Mendes was a LnP machine, which makes sense given his wrestling pedigree.

    He only developed excellent stand-up post-2012 after Bang Ludwig came onboard.
     
  9. DetroitRob Common Sense Philosopher

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    I enjoy the hell out of watching McGregor and I believe he will likely beat Aldo but until he beats Edgar I will have that nagging doubt in my mind
     
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    This fight is the books, why bother making up bullshit now? He didn't say anything like that, poor poor thread. Wasteland this rubbish.
     
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    Ummm no. Edgar doesn't have nearly the same punching power as mendes does. So conor will literally pummel frankie. While I think frankie is a good wrestler, I don't think he has the same pure strength mendes has in keeping conor down. fact is, nobody does. I see edgar taking conor down, but I also see conor getting back up, fairly quickly. While on the feet, I see conor brutalizing edgar.
     
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    Not sure what's worse, guys who get beat by Conor and won't shut up about it, or guys who STFU and move out of the weight class.
     
  13. CTYankee Brown Belt

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    That's quite a leap.
     
  14. Mau Gold Belt

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    D1 Wrassler, the Shit thread starter and mind reader trolling Sherdog.

    Even 99Silva was better than you.
     
  15. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    thanks for bumping this shit thread off page 2,

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    No problems? He was KTFO in the first fight and LOST the 2nd fight as well.
     

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