BJJ News 9-28-16
Posted by: Philippe Dixon on 9/28/2016
Looking at McGregor's fight history, there doesn't appear to be a more a sound strategy. With 17 of his 20 wins coming by way of knockout McGregor clearly gets his best results trading strikes on the feet. We've also seen McGregor vulnerable to grapplers in past matches as well where Chad Mendes took him down multiple times in UFC 189 and Nate Diaz choking him out in their first match up. In fact Conor has only ever lost by submission, he tapped out for all three of his losses. We can even see that McGregor acknowledged this weakness by him bringing in Marcelo Garcia black belt Dillon Danis to get his BJJ up to par for the second fight with Diaz. Clearly McGregor understands he needs to improve this weakness if he's to continue being a dominant force in MMA. So the question that remains is will Alvarez be able to impose a ground game on McGregor or will McGregor be able to build his skills up enough to keep it on the feet and strike his way to a championship in a second weight division? We'll get to find out Novermber 12th.
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