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If Ring rust is real then Poirier should smoke Connor but I suspect it's crap.

Honestly I see this one going the distance. Maybe Connor just? Depends how is cardio stacks up these days.
 

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Poirer is very hittable. Gets hit 30+ times a round, all well and good taking some shots from Hooker but if Conor lands he will drop him again. I got Conor in the first 3 rounds

Re streaming: fu** the ufc. At least 9 PPV a year are pretty sh*t. Of course people arent paying $600 a year in ppv fees. Put a better product together if you want premium pay. No one minds paying for a mcgregor card but Nunes/tattoo chick and some DWTNCS alumni on main card? LOL
 

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Poirer is very hittable. Gets hit 30+ times a round, all well and good taking some shots from Hooker but if Conor lands he will drop him again. I got Conor in the first 3 rounds

Re streaming: fu** the ufc. At least 9 PPV a year are pretty sh*t. Of course people arent paying $600 a year in ppv fees. Put a better product together if you want premium pay. No one minds paying for a mcgregor card but Nunes/tattoo chick and some DWTNCS alumni on main card? LOL
Don't forget he also took hits from Gaethje as well and finished him.
 

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I wouldn't say far superior at all. Connor hasn't fought anyone in his division really for 5 years apart from Khabib.
He's still the best pure striker in the division.

Maybe his speed has slowed slightly with time off but until we see it it's just speculation. He took out Cowboy quicker and easier than anyone, his performance v Khabib wasn't that bad. No worse than Poirer or Gaethje so it isn't like he's fallen off a cliff

I hope we see the Conor that fought Alvarez, whether we do, we'll have to wait and see. Haven't heard anything about his training tbh
 

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He's still the best pure striker in the division.

Maybe his speed has slowed slightly with time off but until we see it it's just speculation. He took out Cowboy quicker and easier than anyone, his performance v Khabib wasn't that bad. No worse than Poirer or Gaethje so it isn't like he's fallen off a cliff

I hope we see the Conor that fought Alvarez, whether we do, we'll have to wait and see. Haven't heard anything about his training tbh
Is he though? He's never fought Gaethje, he hasn't fought this Poirier and he didn't so any damage to Khabib ( not that anyone does)
Hasn't fought Hooker or Chandler. In fact hes never really fought anyone at 155. The cowboy fight he was 170 and above.

He has 2 career fights at 155, we aren't really sure where he fits at this division.
 

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Is he though? He's never fought Gaethje, he hasn't fought this Poirier and he didn't so any damage to Khabib ( not that anyone does)
Hasn't fought Hooker or Chandler. In fact hes never really fought anyone at 155. The cowboy fight he was 170 and above.

He has 2 career fights at 155, we aren't really sure where he fits at this division.
All his fights at 170 were 155 for all intents and purposes. They just didn't cut weight

His cardio will always be his downfall it seems but I think he drops Gaethje (recovery and surviving into the later rounds may change this fight however) and runs through Hooker. Chandler doesn't move his head enough, Conor smokes him too IMO

I agree it's been a lean run by him avoiding contenders but his skills are better than those mentioned. We'll see in a couple of weeks if he still has it

This was a stupid fight to make though. if he wins people who don't like him say "so what, he's already beaten him. Beat someone new" and if he loses "see he's a fraud". Can't win. Ferg/Olives/Gaethje were the fights to make IMO
 

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Poirer seems to have a better chin at 155 and Conor will almost certainly land.

Roddy put it well, it’s about how Dustin reacts when he gets hit, if he can drag it out then he might be a shot. I remember the Holloway fight he was more the early starter though as Max clawed it back.

I suspect McGregor will finish it early.
 

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McGregor is too dynamic in rounds 1 & 2 for Poirier to keep this fight on the feet.

He'll have circle away from McGregor's left or go for take downs/clinch on the fence.

You allow McGregor to get comfortable and he'll implement what he wants to do.
 

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McGregor is too dynamic in rounds 1 & 2 for Poirier to keep this fight on the feet.

He'll have circle away from McGregor's left or go for take downs/clinch on the fence.

You allow McGregor to get comfortable and he'll implement what he wants to do.
It ill be interesting to see how McGregor goes without the crowds and massive build up.

Most fighters have been mentally broken before the fights with him and get picked off early.
 

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It ill be interesting to see how McGregor goes without the crowds and massive build up.

Most fighters have been mentally broken before the fights with him and get picked off early.
Exactly, it's been weirdly quiet for a McGregor fight, maybe this really is a new McGregor. Doesn't wanna be the sh*t talker anymore wants earn back his fighting respect.
Crazy it's 2 weeks from now and if you're a casual you wouldn't even know it.
 

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Exactly, it's been weirdly quiet for a McGregor fight, maybe this really is a new McGregor. Doesn't wanna be the sh*t talker anymore wants earn back his fighting respect.
Crazy it's 2 weeks from now and if you're a casual you wouldn't even know it.
yeah normally there would have ben a media tour and 3 or 4 full press conferences
 

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Fight island fights going to be at Etihad Arena with a ‘limited’ amount of fans.

Going to be very interesting, I’ve been of the view the sport really loses a yard without the atmosphere. All do I guess, just our sports still have some fans.
 

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Should get all ppvs on fight island now, particularly 259. Now has:
Issy v Jan
Megan v Nunes
Yan v Sterling
 

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