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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MescalineDreams, Feb 17, 2018.
the ONLY thing certain In this fight
Is it will never happen
People have this weird idea about Conor having James Toney takedown defence just because he's so good on the feet, so they think Khabib doesn't even need to set up his takedowns against him.
They hate Conor so they try to rationalize his amazing standup by saying it's only because he neglects grappling completely.
They are hugely mistaken and Khabib will have to set up his takedowns indeed, which is why this fight could go either way and people saying Conor has no chance have just lost their ability to think rationally about him. Same for anyone who tries to say Barboza is a more dangerous striker and use that in their argument
Haha one small detail they are overlooking.
Where did you find that? Well made if you did it.
Found it on Facebook.
You underestimate conors ability to counterpunch. Did you see Aldo? The thing is, his weakness is huge and its his groundgame if khabib succeeds in a takedown conor is likely to get smothered like a baby. but he hasn't fought in like two years though right? so we don't really know what conor brings to the table...
Thanks for the common sense of telling us its impossible to 100% predict the outcome of the fight(just like any fight). I still stand by my statement that khabib rapes conor though.
Conor will never fight Khabib.
seems like a waste to do all that promotion, making It the biggest fight numbers wise In MMA history if that were the case.
Let me guess, you also thought Conor was going to beat Floyd?
There's no such thing as a sure fire shot in combat sports. Shit happens from time to time.
Khabib's style makes his chances very good for this match up. Especially in later rounds.
Early on it can be one sided either way but the course of this fight rides heavily on who executes their game plan the fastest. Conor needs to hurt Khabib early if he wants to win this. He cannot give into the pressure, he can't be on the back foot and he cannot allow Khabib a chance to start chain wrestling. A failed TD from Khabib is extremely dangerous. And early on he is very capable of finshing single shots. He needs to avoid mid and high kicks and stick to boxing. And if it does go to the ground he needs to scramble.
Khabib, as always, need to put on the pressure and secure the TD. He needs to stick to his jab a kicks while pleasuring forward. He can't load up on big shots because it'd give Conor a chance to land a big counter. He also needs to double down on his defense. He needs to use his awkward footwork to make himself a hard target to hit clean. He is very good at avoiding those looping shots but he can't move backwards off of those straights. Smothering Conor is a must.
In the first 2 rounds Conor chances are about 60/40 in favor of Khabib but his chances of winning are very real. After that fatigue sets in...it'll get ugly for Conor. He'll always be a live dog but once he starts fading Khabib will take over as per usual. After the 3rd round I have it 70-30 Khabib.
Theres a lot going into this fight but chances are it's gonna be domination one way or the other
This is all under the assumption that Conor is gonna fight again which is not a given.
that sounds like a logical comparison
Conor VS Khabib is a sure thing.
This is the sort of quality analysis I come to sherdog for.
lol Bruh I really can't take you serious. Almost did till you went on the spill you hope McGregor knocks out Khabib cause you can't stand ppl with little fight IQ.
i don't understand what your sayin. Khabib has none. Ppl who like Khabib has none. Your the only one with it. Like lol bruh. What you even sayin?
Banking on a early KO against maybe the best all-around grappler in the org isn't a pick 'em fight. If Conor had great cardio and was better at getting back to his feet it would be. But he can't sustain his effectiveness when facing resistance and durability.
Conor's chance isn't just the belittling "puncher's chance" term, as his chance is great early on, but it goes down quickly with each grueling minute. After round 2 (and giving him round 2 to sustain accuracy is generous) he'll get taken down at will and will struggle to get up.
That fight is a sure thing
Sure thing that it does not happen
There's a 50/50 chance Conor sleeps him 100% of the time.
Agreed. I think this is one of those fights that would go the same every time, but until they fight we won't know which way that is.
Either Khabib is able to hold Connor down for 5 rounds or enough to tire him out or he gets KO'd.
I don't know which is true. Neither result would shock me. I'd pick Kabib, but it is no sure thing.
Yes actually. the logical conclusion based on your "analysis" is that you are a troll or an idiot. The same type that would have posted about how Conor would sleep Floyd.
If the shoe fits....