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sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

21 Aug 2016 21:35
I agree, I think it'll barnstormer at 55. Nate needs to start much quicker
padawan
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4406 posts since 27/6/03

21 Aug 2016 21:57
and needs to stay of the pipe
gawkrodger
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7618 posts since 4/11/08

21 Aug 2016 23:29
and Conor needs to get rid of those atrocious glasses he's taken to wearing
C-Stylez
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5208 posts since 4/7/12

22 Aug 2016 00:19
gawkrodger wrote: and Conor needs to get rid of those atrocious glasses he's taken to wearing
gawkrodger
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7618 posts since 4/11/08

22 Aug 2016 12:39
more like a 1980s IRA spokesman
illwill
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4101 posts since 17/5/04

22 Aug 2016 12:59
I wouldn't say that to his face
emixam
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494 posts since 8/2/12

23 Aug 2016 13:06
1st time I watched the fight I was like Nate got robbed, after a 2nd watch, I agree with the final decision. So close though.
sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

23 Aug 2016 14:04
Literally just re-watched it myself, 2 and 4 were the rounds i had to most closely re-watch. I agree with the decision too. I wonder if all the press commitments took something out of Nate? Conor had a gameplan and stuck to it so fairplay to him.
JustinCredible
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2651 posts since 11/6/08

23 Aug 2016 15:33
I thought Conor just shaded it but he almost let Nate back in and it could have easily been called a draw.

Nate's superior cardio kept him in it and it was apparent Conor was never going to knock him out despite landing some of his biggest shots and dropping him repeatedly, shots which would have put pretty much anyone away at 155.

Best fight I've seen in 2016 since Lawler vs Condit
sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

23 Aug 2016 15:54
Can't wait till Conor fights at 55, there's some huge fights in that divison. Cowboy, Dos Anjos, Nurmagomedov, Pettis, Barboza, Alverez, Ferguson, not to mention Nate.

Eek
gawkrodger
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23 Aug 2016 16:11
sydneyking wrote: Can't wait till Conor fights at 55, there's some huge fights in that divison. Cowboy, Dos Anjos, Nurmagomedov, Pettis, Barboza, Alverez, Ferguson, not to mention Nate.

Eek

Cowboy - great fight. Wouldn't want to call it eaither way at this stage
Dos Anjos - DA takes it
Nurmagomedov - beats anyone in the division (if he's uninjured)
Pettis - fun fight, Conor wins
Barboza - Connor
Alverez - Depends on how soon the fight is
Ferguson - Connor
Seventyfour
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9278 posts since 6/10/05

24 Aug 2016 16:42
Looking forward to Condits return this weekend
sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

24 Aug 2016 20:27
Maia is a tough fight for anyone at 170
gawkrodger
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7618 posts since 4/11/08

24 Aug 2016 20:33
I love Maia. Wonderful jiu-jitsu.

Rory MacDonald has just left the UFC for Bellator
sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

24 Aug 2016 20:41
Eek fair play to him, if he can make more elsewhere. Big loss though
Seventyfour
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9278 posts since 6/10/05

25 Aug 2016 07:17
Condit will do Maia easy I reckon.

Gutted McDonalds left, Bellator is so shit to watch, no HD poor camera work and the most patronising Comentry I've ever heard
gawkrodger
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25 Aug 2016 10:15
Seventyfour wrote: Condit will do Maia easy I reckon.

I think Maia is potentially a really bad match up for Condit (though he did manage to fix some of his glaring errors/weaknesses against Lawler)
Seventyfour
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9278 posts since 6/10/05

25 Aug 2016 10:33
Possibly, but I reckon he'll stuff Maia's take downs, possibly catch him with a big knee on the way in, that said, he can take a couple rounds to get going, so if Maia can take advantage maybe, but my money would go on Condit.
Has Condit ever been submitted?
gawkrodger
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7618 posts since 4/11/08

25 Aug 2016 10:55
yes, he's been subbed before, and Maia has possibly the best BJJ in the UFC (only other contender is obviously Jacare).

Condit is also really not known for his TD defence (he has something like a 35% TD defence success rate). If he does his rushing in strikes he will lose. When Condit loses, it is traditionally to grapplers.

Other benefit for Maia - he doesn't need to complete TDs to get to where he needs to be - he will often shoot for a single and end up using it to pull guard (hence why his fightmetric TD % is surprisingly low as he isn't strictly completing the TD) and quickly sweep.

I think the big question is, as mentioned above, to what extent Condit has fixed his flaws - rushing in striking, defensive footwork (lack of), failure to return to striking guard after throwing kicks etc (and he was showing very noticeable progress in the Lawler fight).

will be an interesting fight
sydneyking
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4930 posts since 26/9/09

25 Aug 2016 16:00
The way Maia lures you in to his guard is superb, saw it to great effect against Matt brown