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- Aug 29, 2010
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He's not getting hit 'regularly' at 155.. he's had 3 155 pound fights. Smashed Alvarez for the title, lost to Khabib and Poirier. Khabib didn't exactly beat him up on the feet and he outlander Poirier in the first round.Conor is getting hit now, he never did before at 145 besides maybe the Holloway fight. Now he's getting hit regularly in comparison against guys at 155, something he's got to work on, facts are there but it's a dangerous game and Conor only fights top level guys so the risks of him getting dropped or rocked are high.
I don't doubt Conor can come back from yesterday, he in the past has responded well from losing, but he needs to evolve his game. The game in the time Conor has been inactive has evolved, and Conor hasn't evolved with it. That's obvious, but if he was on it yesterday he should've finished Poirier when he rocked him.
All credit to Poirier who deserved his moment, and is a hell of a fighter. Seems to me we'll get Conor/Dustin 3 before anything else with what Conor and Dustin said post fight.
Would be this insane over reaction if Poirier had lost? Not even close. People would just say he fights Olivera or Ferguson next etc and moved on. Just because people thought Conor was a god before, you don't have to completely write him off afterwards. Watching anyone with Conors profile get KOd is nuts, getting it from Poirier is about as normal as this sport gets.