Has Khabib injured himself into Goatness?

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  1. James Edwart Longdongus

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    There's a myth around here that a healthy Khabib would easily beat anyone, but the man can't not stay injured or make weight, which is sad because he is one of my favorite fighters :(
     
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    He couldnt easily beat Tibau. And he saw tweety birds against MJ. And that's his only meaningful win in 42 months, and counting.
     
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    He's now up there with a Motivated BJ Penn.

    Motivated BJ Penn could solve the middle east crisis....if only he would get motivated.
     
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    Sometimes i wonder what would have happened if Tibau had been the winner of that fight with Khabib (like he should have because he clearly won).

    This Khabib bum wouldn't be in LW titleshot talks for 4 years, because the only reason to explain that it's his padded undefeated record. One loss and his hype would end.
     
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  6. RichardHarrow 'arrow

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    How about Chuck with that “ look in his eye” ?
     
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    Chuck with that look in his eye could easily discover life on other worlds, the bro just can't get that same look - thats why his chin went.
     
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  9. Lord Permaximum Orange Belt

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    Tibau absolutely beat him. Significant strikes, total strikes, head strikes, body strikes, takedowns stuffed, takedown etc. Tibau was ahead of Khabib in every area (admittedly not by much) but judges gave all rounds to Khabib because of pressure alone. Imo they overrated pressure in that fight and if we had to give someone that fight, it was Tibau.

    Against MJ he was rocked twice and he was Khabib's only meaningful opponent except RDA who was not at his prime.

    He's far from GOAT status but I think he's the most dangerous opponent for McGregor in the LW division and that's why sherdoggers overrate healthy Khabib very much. To be fair, Khabib can beat everyone in the LW division but these 3 fights are the most dangerous for him.

    1. Khabib vs McGregor: 70% Conor KO/TKO. 20% Khabib UD. 10% Khabib submission
    2. Khabib vs Gaethje: 55% Khabib decision 3-2. 45% Gaethje TKO.
    3. Khabib vs Ferguson: 60% Khabib decision 3-2. 30% Ferguson submission. 10% Ferguson decision 3-2.
     
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  10. RichardHarrow 'arrow

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    70% for conor is ridiculous. pure striker vs pure grappler usually favors the grappler
     
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    Ask any true fangoat and you will have memorized his surname spelling.
     
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  13. Lord Permaximum Orange Belt

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    I agree. But Conor's TDD, BJJ and wrestling is far ahead of Khabib's striking capabilities. And Conor's striking capabilities are considerably ahead of Khabib's TD finishes. If I have to explain what I mean:

    1. What Conor does best is better than what Khabib does best. Finish ratio and the rounds that finishes take place speak for itself. For both guys.
    2. Conor's weak areas are better than Khabib's weak areas. Diaz and Alvarez fights, brown BJJ belt and TDD percentage speaks for itself. MJ rocking Khabib speaks for itself also.
     
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    Khabib has injured himself into irrelevance, not goatness!
     
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    Retarded threat is retarded. If you think Khabib is done you're in for a rude awakening.
     
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    Khabib's grappling is on a completely different level than Conor's striking, sorry to break it to ya. Conor is certainly an excellent striker, but he's far from the best striker in the UFC. Khabib on the other hand is most certainly near the absolute top when it comes to grappling in the UFC and MMA in general.
     
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  17. Lord Permaximum Orange Belt

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    Statistics and finish ratio tell me otherwise.
     
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    i think cain has himbeat in injury goatness
     
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  19. mmacrisis Purple Belt

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    Cain lost so not sure he beats Khab-roken. The guy gets all this praise and yet doesn't fight
     
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    pretty much, the only thing keeping that hype job afloat right now is his padded "undefeated" record but just like everyone else once that 1 lose kicks in that'll be the end of that
     
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