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Old habits die hard Connor

Postby tudodude » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:57 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZV0hEA3OGc
Obviously he looks fine. Closer inspection, he does something I do which isn't good. After hitting a combo, he bounces back, not every time, and allows his front foot to almost meet with his back foot instead of a back foot lead real-fight style safe and fluid movement. With me it carried into sparring and decent boxers timed me. It comes from a MT background when feet skipping back like that can be useful so it's likely a stand up MMA characteristic. But a bad one against a good timing puncher. Just some thoughts.
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Re: Old habits die hard Connor

Postby hawdrigoh » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:16 pm

tudodude wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZV0hEA3OGc
Obviously he looks fine. Closer inspection, he does something I do which isn't good. After hitting a combo, he bounces back, not every time, and allows his front foot to almost meet with his back foot instead of a back foot lead real-fight style safe and fluid movement. With me it carried into sparring and decent boxers timed me. It comes from a MT background when feet skipping back like that can be useful so it's likely a stand up MMA characteristic. But a bad one against a good timing puncher. Just some thoughts.


Interesting stuff. I'm surprised the boxing-tailored touch-butt didn't clean that up.

When Floyd hits the deck and cashes his check we'll revisit this for the rematch and trilogy fight :tup:
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Re: Old habits die hard Connor

Postby spukler » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:47 am

They are probably not going even try to clean his bad habits he deloped during years and years of mma training. They are going to try take Mayweather out with force, and overhelm him with punches.
Remember, Bob Sapp beat Ernesto Hoost TWICE.
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Re: Old habits die hard Connor

Postby tudodude » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm

WOW, Sapp did best Hoost twice, I forgot about that but it's a fine example.
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Re: Old habits die hard Connor

Postby 1098765432 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:36 pm

tudodude wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZV0hEA3OGc
Obviously he looks fine. Closer inspection, he does something I do which isn't good. After hitting a combo, he bounces back, not every time, and allows his front foot to almost meet with his back foot instead of a back foot lead real-fight style safe and fluid movement. With me it carried into sparring and decent boxers timed me. It comes from a MT background when feet skipping back like that can be useful so it's likely a stand up MMA characteristic. But a bad one against a good timing puncher. Just some thoughts.

Conor is a good timing puncher tho no?
He does get into some really unorthodox places with his footwork and still lands hard punches which is very difficult to predict during a fight.
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