You can't give Barboza space.

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  1. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    This may be obvious lol but It seems like Barboza thrives on guys who stand at distance with him and go strike for strike. He is faster, he kicks harder, and he has more tools than anyone in the division.... If you stand at his range.

    If you get in real close to him and constantly pressure him and crowd him. He has a really tough time getting off the type of strikes he likes to throw........He gets your timing down. Thats why it takes these insane pressure fighters like Ferguson, Gaethje and Khabib to beat him. Everything goes out the window when he is pressured. His defense, his offense, his combinations.... And Justin Gaethje's pressure on the feet is absolutely insane.

    He is the best example of an elite fighter who can't fight his fight when you pressure him.
     
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    Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You forgot to mention Varner
    He did it first
     
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    JabToucher Yellow Card

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    Like out of round 1 vitor?
     
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    MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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  5. nick jacoby

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    Yes. Definitely. Great call.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    sounds simple. like when all you had to do was pressure jds and wrestle and he was done for. but then stipe got bested trying that
     
  7. nick jacoby

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    I guess... That first fight was a toss up
     
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    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    we've known this for years.
     
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    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Pettis is another fighter that was figured out in this way. RDA started it.
     
  10. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    you mean clay guida who 30-27'd him in his first ufc appearance while he was reining wec champ
     
  11. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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  13. nick jacoby

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    beat me to it
     
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    His next fight should be against David Teymur. Two outside fighters with speed and great kicks. Or a rematch with Pettis at 170.
     
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    Matt Brown did that to Wonderboy, then Wonderboy evolved...
    And this happened:
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    Barboza never evovled, fights the same as he did 10 years ago.
     
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