And what if Aldo decides to play it smart and quickly go for a submission? His ground game is fantastic. And conor is the opposite. We've seen the mendes fight. Conor just relies on his great boxing and knockout power. And on the fact that he gets his opponents stressed and uncomfortable. They get arrogant and just wanna trade punches with him and never really go for what he is weakest at. Its conors gameplan, he relies on his opponents coming too aggressive, too angry and he picks them apart with his hand shots. I cant believe how no one in the UFC is seeing that. His outer personality makes most fighters underestimate him and think hes just talk.
Im not saying Aldo would win, I agree with you that if a rematch does happen. Conor has the better odds. But still you never know.. I mean who would have predicted it would be such a short fight?
Well to be honest with you, Conor actually did predict the fight would be that short.
And Conor is also training takedown defense. Aldos ground game is good, but the only way he can get Conor in a submission is if he tries to roll to a leg lock like Maia does, albeit without takedowns.
Distance control is something Conor is good at too, but it wasn't really shown in the 13 seconds of the Aldo fight. I don't wanna see him barge in like that again, if he circles instead like Anderson Silva used too, then his distance control will work.