Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz Post Fight Analysis
I will go over the beautiful knockouts by Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Cody Garbrandt, and Cowboy Cerrone, as well as dissect what made them work. All techniques have been covered in prior breakdowns so I’ll leave links and cards on the top right.
In regards Conor vs. Diaz, I think and have observed that whomever people were rooting for seem to be who should’ve won the fight. It really comes down to what you weigh most heavily when scoring.
Some points to be made: (Besides that it was an amazing fight)
1. Conor made adjustments (leg kicks, pacing et all), Nate did not. Injured? Who knows?
2. Second round…..who won? 3rd round 10-8? Score cards are consistently inconsistent.
3. Why bring in Marcelo Garcia Black Belt Dillon Danis? Absolutely avoided the ground even from positions of strength.
4. Diaz’s cuts in the 4th made a big difference.
5. Rounds 3 and 5 were too little too late for Nate
6. Did anyone really think Nate via decision? I knew he’d never get that nod.
7. Watch on mute, now-ish.
8. Conor’s Left-Hand Counters vs. Nate’s jab. Nate’s ill-advised strike selection (jab to the body), and defence (leg kicks = check them).
9. Resilience. Incredible.
10. Conor should go back down to 145. This fight and the last aren’t 170, they’re 155, it’s goofy.
11. Next for Nate?
12. GSP vs. Conor is hilarious, I’ll put money where the mouth is on it.
Music: Death – Moment of Clarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uP0PtBurno
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