Your thoughts on Conor having a 2 inch leg reach advantage?

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  1. Tristan MTL

    Tristan MTL Yellow Belt

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    The dude is like the Jon Jones of lower weight classes with his limb length (minus the height of course, Conor is at the limit of manlet status standing 5'9).
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    Conor via spinning wheel kick 1st round.

    *INTERDASTING FACT: Conor has a longer leg reach than 6'4 Stipe Miocic.

    INB4 Part 2
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  2. rothnroll

    rothnroll Purveyor of Poontang

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    2 inches in nothing...
    I don't even trust the UFC stats anyways.
    It could be 4 inches for all we know.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    He would be wise to set his hands up with his kicks, which I'm sure he will do. Diaz bros kryptonite (on the feet) has always been fighters with a good kicking game.
     
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  4. Forkfoot

    Forkfoot Red Belt

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    Not like Nate uses many kicks anyway. If Conor can keep it at kicking range he'll do well as usual, if Nate can keep it at boxing range he'll be more of a threat. Too bad the Diaz bros are notoriously bad at dictating where a fight takes place.
     
  5. Sparkie

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    get his attention with some spinning shit
    and then lay the left on his chin
     
  6. Fahcough

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    Jealous of 2 inch advantage. Wonder how he uses it.
     
  7. Drake

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    I don't believe it... UFC fucks with their height/reach stats all the time... :mad:
     
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  8. Jay philips

    Jay philips Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    My thought is whoop tee do da
     
  9. billharford

    billharford 181 Likes

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    I'm interested to see how the whole leg kick game plays out, if Conor is throwing them and if Nate is checking them. But I guess Conor will try to go to the body first and do what he did against Mendes. I really think he took a lot of Chad's cardio away with that first solid kick he landed.
     
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  10. Uber_Noober

    Uber_Noober Red Belt

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    Lighting and angles
     
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  11. Jermei

    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Diaz submission advantage should keep Conor awake at night.
     
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  12. superpunch

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    Umm he doesn't. The stats are wrong. Nate is 6'1, not 5'10.

    And reach stats are usually just completely made up. 90% of the population has a reach that equals their height. Do you really believe that every 5'8-5'9 fighter in the UFC has a 6'2" reach?
     
  13. Faceplanter

    Faceplanter Purple Belt

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    Yeah, 58% of his wins by sub. Problem is, he isn't going to get Conor down unless Conor slips. If that happens, Conor scrambles lightning fast up to his feet (see the Siver fight). Nate should be the one concerned with Conor's 89% T/KO rate, all of which have come inside 2 rounds and IIRC 13 of them in the 1st.
     
  14. billharford

    billharford 181 Likes

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    Nate has some pretty decent throws, but that would be about his only chance. Everyone knows that Conor knocks people out, btw
     
  15. Fight Professor

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    72 inches is 6 feet, not 5'10"
     
  16. Jermei

    Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Yeah fighting midgets as Conor says. Diaz is tough and tall with good boxing and very high level bjj. Maybe my favourite practitioner of bjj, guy is very clever on the ground and could very well tapout Conor in the first too.
     
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    Conor's everything else advantage should put Nate to sleep at night..
     
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  18. Faceplanter

    Faceplanter Purple Belt

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    Nate's BJJ is great but again, I don't see him getting the fight there. Toughness will only get you so far in this sport when you're so outmatched in skill and kept there where the other fighter is at their best. Nate's boxing is "good" by Lightweight standards but that's about it. Aldo has much better boxing than Nate, his fundamentals are much better, his footwork is better and his hand speed and power are also far better. McGregor falls into that same category only with much more knockout power and a larger variety of punches and better combination punching. His timing is elite and he's versatile as hell with his striking wherever the fight takes place standing. Nate knows one mode and only one mode, as Firas said. McGregor knows how to adapt if need be. I've never seen Nate have to adapt his striking before if what he was doing wasn't working well.
     
  19. CoffeeAndBeer

    CoffeeAndBeer OG from 1993

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    Nate has bigger balls, and they got in the way of the ture measurement.
     
  20. FlyingKimurabar

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    It's mostly been leg kicks, which Conor hasn't shown before.
     

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