Originally Posted by GrappleRetarded
What's Rory actually good at? Like I mean, really good at, one area in his game where he excels over all or most of his opponents?..... He hasn't got one.
People ramble on like he's the next big thing, the next champ, this great prospect, but if you ask me, he's just another Charles Oliveira. A stupidly over hyped prospect.
Rorys biggest advantage is his strength. He's a strong guy and punches hard. His striking defense is sloppy, his take downs aren't pretty either. People also like to casually forget or ignore just how badly Condit beat the snot out of him in round three. Rory could have auditioned for a part in a Pan's Labyrinth sequel at the end of that fight.
BJ wins via being the better over all fighter.
Rory is good at everything, he's a modern fighter. If he's not having his way in one area, he can take the fight in a different direction with confidence.
And if you want to quote the Condit fight, Rory was handling him very well, winning the first two rounds in all areas. He said himself it was too much too soon, big opponent on the main card for his second UFC fight. Experience lose him that fight, not skills.