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12/6/13 9:41 PM
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It's official: Rory MacDonald vs. Demian is going down at UFC 170 on 2/22 in Vegas, @ufc_ca confirms this week's @ufctonight report.
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12/6/13 9:43 PM
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12/6/13 9:44 PM
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Da fuk? Why not Rory v Diaz?
12/6/13 9:45 PM
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I predict 3 rounds of feinting, a couple kicks. a few wiffed punches and 3 stiff jabs.

30-27 Rory. We won't find out who is the better "fighter" in this one, because they won't actually fight.

Terrible matchup. You can't even blame Rory either, he has no choice against Maia but to constantly worry about the takedown, how can he open up his game against Maia without taking unecessary risk? Rory must fight through his jab and use his spatial awareness to stagnate Maia's offense before he can even worry about opening up and becoming aggressive in a forward manner. 

12/6/13 9:46 PM
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DC/Rashad

Maia/Rory

Rustam/dos Anjos

 

card so far.

12/6/13 9:47 PM
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TFK_BOZY - Very nice. Going with Maia. Phone Post 3.0

Good fight, different styles, I like this.

12/6/13 9:49 PM
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Hoping for Maia by sub probably Rory by snoozefest unfortunately. Phone Post 3.0
12/6/13 9:50 PM
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Stephen Holder - Da fuk? Why not Rory v Diaz?

Because he's retired.

12/6/13 9:53 PM
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Rory needs to press that action. I hate the nullifying shit. Don't stop it. Finish it. Phone Post 3.0
12/6/13 9:54 PM
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DC/Rashad

Maia/Rory

Rustam/dos Anjos

 

card so far.

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12/6/13 9:56 PM
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hmm, interesting fight.
12/6/13 9:57 PM
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BobbyDigital420 - Rory needs to press that action. I hate the nullifying shit. Don't stop it. Finish it. Phone Post 3.0

That's how you lose two in a row.

Falling in love with your ego is a fatal flaw in this sport.

As much as Rory needs to open up, he needs to win more. Using a steady jab and decent work rate while staying away from Maia enough so that he can't take you down is the gameplan.

It's a bad matchup. If you want Rory to fight his best, then match him properly.
12/6/13 10:02 PM
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Submission.
12/6/13 10:03 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.

12/6/13 10:04 PM
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Wow, just as most folks predicted - back to the easy wins column for Rory 2.0.

12/6/13 10:11 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.


lolwut?


Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.
12/6/13 10:15 PM
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BobbyDigital420 - Rory needs to press that action. I hate the nullifying shit. Don't stop it. Finish it. Phone Post 3.0

That's how you lose two in a row.

Falling in love with your ego is a fatal flaw in this sport.

As much as Rory needs to open up, he needs to win more. Using a steady jab and decent work rate while staying away from Maia enough so that he can't take you down is the gameplan.

It's a bad matchup. If you want Rory to fight his best, then match him properly.

Good point, but in what way are Maia and Robbie Lawler similar? It's not like there's an unlimited number of Diaz bros for him to take down and beat on.
12/6/13 10:21 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.


lolwut?


Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.

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12/6/13 10:23 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.


lolwut?


Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.
I believe he is saying Rory should stay on the outside an pepper him with jabs to avoid a TD which is what we will most likely see. I don't like this matchup personally. Phone Post 3.0
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DC/Rashad

Maia/Rory

Rustam/dos Anjos

 

card so far.

VU because I can't tell the difference between "Chris27" and Chris67" when looking at threads Phone Post 3.0
12/6/13 10:25 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.


lolwut?


Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.
I believe he is saying Rory should stay on the outside an pepper him with jabs to avoid a TD which is what we will most likely see. I don't like this matchup personally. Phone Post 3.0

that's not going to happen, Maia isn't a guy that just stands there, at 170 he has shown to come forward and try to get the takedown at all costs.
12/6/13 10:34 PM
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So the plan to persuade Rory to stop fighting safe and press the action, is to match him up with a guy who he should play it safe and stay at range outstriking him?

sounds smart.


lolwut?


Maia ALWAYS comes forward. Rory will have no choice but to fight back. this is a great match up.
I believe he is saying Rory should stay on the outside an pepper him with jabs to avoid a TD which is what we will most likely see. I don't like this matchup personally. Phone Post 3.0

that's not going to happen, Maia isn't a guy that just stands there, at 170 he has shown to come forward and try to get the takedown at all costs.
I agree completely. I just think Rory's answer will be to circle away and jab. I hope I am wrong! Phone Post 3.0
12/6/13 10:34 PM
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Hope he Fitches him into Bolivia before he subs him.

War Demian. Phone Post 3.0
12/6/13 10:40 PM
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Great fight, really interesting to see how Rory's TDD holds up

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