After the khabib experience will Kevin not be as much as a surprise for Barbosa?

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  1. colorado

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    Edson went through war with khabib and didn’t quit. He lost the khabib fight, however he took his beating like a man!
     
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    UFC must hate Edson, that's why they keep matching him up with elite wrestlers.

    We just wanna see him KO people with spinning shit, goddammit.
     
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    If you can't beat a wrestler, you shouldn't be in the UFC....
     
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    I think Edson wins this one
     
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    Edson has great TDD. Don't think Lee will be able to take him down too easy if at all. Khabib is x10 better than Lee in that department (I am not saying Lee isn't good too)
     
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    Edson would merk most wrestlers on the roster. Khabib and Lee are on a different level.
     
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    How do you know he didn't quit? Not being able to adjust in order to put yourself in a better position to win is also a form of quitting.

    Different personalities quit differently. Some people tap and get it over done with, and others go into zombie mode "to look tough" in defeat.

    For me, a fighter has quit as soon as he stops using the correct technique and fight IQ to put himself in a position to turn things around and win.

    Just because a fighter is walking around like zombie and getting smashed doesn't mean he hasn't quit. He has checked out, and he isn't trying to win anymore. All he really wants is to not look like a bigger bitch in defeat.

    Conclusion, a fighter has a quit when he stops using his technique and fight IQ to put himself in a better position to win the fight.
     
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    On the contrary, I think Khabib tends to put career altering beatings on people, and Barboza took a huge beating. I expect Lee to take advantage of a weakened Barboza here, of course it's MMA and Lee doesn't have the best chin so you never know...
     
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    Edson definitely has a shot at avoiding the TD and catching Kevin on the feet.

    He's been through the lions den.
     
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    Edson was trying to win every second he stood up. Not being physically able to stop a takedown is not quitting
     
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    Exactly.. here's a good example of a striker who beat wrestlers and became champ
     
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    So people are bitches for loosing fights?
    What have you accomplished other then gaining 250 pounds since 18 and jerking off enough to fill a sperm bank
     
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    Depends, some can learn from the experience and get better make things harder for the next wrestler that is facing them... or kinda fall out even more having his mind full of doubt and less drive in them knowing the peek of the mountain isn't in their reach.

    Lee is young and can take comfort in his infection scenario but he is in this for the long run he has plenty of years left in him to collect checks, so I'm not that curious to know if he will bounce back, I'm kinda sure he will... question is Edson ? is he done as a top guy or not.
     
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    edson is going to have to watch his chin.

    kevin can strike AND wrestle.
     
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    He's fought one and it was on 2 weeks notice. Don't give me that, "Alvarez, who actually started with boxing, did some wrestling while he was hitting puberty in school, therefore he's a Wrestler!" Shit.
     
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    Lee's head coach died, and since then Lee has been looking for a new gym and head coach. I'm not confident that Lee will be ready for this at all.
     
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    really the only thing kevin does better than khabib is a RNC, striking is maybe a little better but they're both garbage on the feet.


    but kevin can't jog forward like khabib did with retarded pressure because kevin's chin is suspect.
     
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