I've been going back and forth since this fight was announced. Just yesterday I was "all in" on Jose and today I'm leaning towards Conor. It's such a tough pick for me.
However, I am ALL IN on Weidman and that isn't changing. Unless Luke can take down Weidman and hold him there, Luke doesn't stand a chance. Weidman has a better chin, better stand up, better footwork and is a smarter fighter. Luke's biggest weakness will be his downfall, his striking defense. I was re-watching his old fights and I noticed he gets tagged A LOT. Even in the Machida fight, he was losing every exchange. That's not good against a guy with as much power as Weidman. I think he cleans his clock within 3 rounds. TKO.
I can't wait for Dec. 12th!
I will say, this might be the most even fight I can remember in recent memory, age, ability, size, length and skillset
def. a pick em fight.....
the true tale for me was both their machida fights......the machida x chris fight was close, Loyoto turned it on in the last 2 to make it very competitive....chris won no doubt, but his hands were full...
then luke comes in and totally runs through machida...
Luke did get grazed with the 1-2 machida threw on 2 occasions.....i think there were literally only 2 exchanges thrown in the first the luke rocked lyoto in the throat and DOMINATED him from there.
Luke ran through machida like he was a boy, that was crazy.
I think the real fight down the line is......Luke and JBJ