Brian Stann 'nothing Tires Mcgregor More Than Wrestling' 'khabib Wins If Conor Fades'February 6, 2019
Brian Stann with us on the Anakin florian podcast one thing that is missed in the lead up to cup even Connors urinalysis so I want to get a little bit of it here I think there are so many angles at which you can attack this thing right but among them I mean what are you most interested to see.
In what at least on paper looks to a lot of people like a classic striker versus grappler confrontation it doesn’t I would say that it goes a little a little.
Beyond that in terms of you know conditioning the conditioning is going to be a big factor.
This contest as well and and not just you know everybody knows that in the first two rounds when Connors gonna be the most.
Dangerous to beat could be and we saw could be very susceptible to straight left hands when he fought Michael Johnson he ate a.
Number of them he doesn’t move his head real well how fast will khabib want to close the distance and get in on Connors legs and if he chooses.
That route how well will Conor maintain.
His energy because we know if anything tires.
Conner out it’s wrestling and he comes in in great condition but just because of the.
Way he’s built as an athlete he’s not a guy who’s gonna be conditioned to where he can wrestle for five straight rounds he’s.
Just not gonna be able to he’s got to keep in the distance he’s got a land big left.
Hand he’s got a hurt khabib early but he’s got to be smart about how he expends his energy and and he does have the power to not Khedive out we’ve seen could be get rocked he’s a human being firfer could be you know for me he needs to move his head and he doesn’t.
Need to go in there and try and prove that he can strike with Connery and easy use his bread-and-butter and he’s be able to get him.
Down what I’m watching for when I’ve seen could be grapple and my eyes he is the best at controlling someone on the ground with one hand in being able to punch almost continuously with the other hand that is so hard to.
Do when you’re grappling with good guys at this level two championship level you gotta.
Use two hands of control I mean Conor can grapple people forget the kid can grapple he’s good on the ground he’s a big strong guy can could be controlling with one arm and land sufficient shots with the other.
Arm before a referee wants to stand them up because if I’m Conor and I want to manage my energy if I do get taken down early I want to tie it to be Bob I want to make it boring and force them to stand me back up rather than expending myself to have to wall walk.
I don’t wanna have to do that because it’s gonna it will reduce my punching power.
Overtime Michael Bisping used to employ a great strategy he would shoot takedowns on guys even if he didn’t land them he would force you to defend them and he would steal your punching power he did it to me he did it to Wanderlei he didn’t a lot of his fights where he would make you wrestle and he would use his pace as a weapon to slow you down in.
The later rounds and take away your punching power because for him he could punch the same power for all of those realms you know khabib has got to be smart close the distance get this kid down and wear him out over the first two rounds and then you know look to be dominant in the third fourth and fifth for Conor I want to see you know kin can heal and the big left can he move and.
Avoid the takedown early and then can he manage his energy efficiently so he doesn’t fade in the later rounds we can’t knock this get out in the.
First two right so if someone’s giving you a thousand bucks to bet on one side of this Habib’s the favorite right now about – 170 Conor McGregor holding at plus 140 I do you have a lien here 12 days out I do I’m leaning versa khabib and you know all forget all the things I said this game is very much about mentality and and I look I have not been around either fighter.
For sometimes I have no idea where they are but I’m gonna make my best educated guess when you’ve made north $400,000,000 your your level of hunger the the level you’re willing to go.
To to suffer to win a fight.
Is different than a kid who’s maybe got 50 grand in the bank from Dagestan.
Can be made more money than right in the bank but but that’s a different gavel man is this this kid comes from a place it’s different but similar the place that Conner came from – Conner came.
From a hard upbringing it wasn’t easy right he was trying to.
Be a plumber and couldn’t make it as such came for a blue-collar family he was hungry that’s what could be this now and and he’s gonna be.
More primal I think he’s gonna be willing to go to a certain depth of exhaustion in pain to win this fight and Connors tough as they come as well I don’t know if he’s willing to go that far man now having lived so comfortably for the last year hunger is a big is a big part of these big fights.
And I give the advantage to compete there and I think that he’s able to to out wrestle Connor early wear him down and as Connor begins to fade a little bit he doesn’t fade much.
The Nate Diaz fights Kebede takes over there and it sounds like you don’t at all worried about the big fight atmosphere for a cup even ER Mongo met up if anything it sounds like you think he might be buoyed by it all right I just think this is a different walk than he will have ever experienced prior and you make a phenomenal point.
And and the one thing I said this to somebody this weekend you know I said look on paper and as I analyze the fight I think that could be wins this fight but I can never count out Connor.
When the lights shine brightest the kid just shows up he just shows up.
But I can’t forget that first.
Nate ds1 yeah I can’t forget you know he isn’t human being the kid is human and and this is a guy I could beat nurmagomedov that in my eyes some of the things that hurt him against Nate Diaz khabib is a little better at write very interesting stuff Brian Stann great stuff continued success my friend thanks for hopping on with us happy birthday anytime but with I miss you too man and hey if you.
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For you right move it back in the saddle awesome my pleasure all right thank you buddy there he is former UFC commentator UFC veteran Brian Stann with us here on the Anakim Florian podcast is now time to take a stand with the.