If Khabib Beats Edson Barboza...

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  1. ArtemV

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    Will he regain some respect with a top #3 ranked lightweight?

    I think he should get one more big win before a title shot, after his letdowns and Barboza is the perfect opponent for it imo. Johnson and RDA are good wins, but RDA was improving in 2014; but not at championship level; Johnson was a good win too, people say Johnson is a bad fighter; but before the Khabib fight, he had some of the best takedown defense at LW (he also fought and ko'd Tibau).

    I think he beats Barboza, but if he successfully makes weight, I think he should get the respect back and for the 4th time... be scheduled to fight Ferguson.

    If the stars align: please Khabib don't get injured/be stupid with weight cutting; please Tony: don't get injured/do whatever you done in April 2016 to pull out.

    They are the top 2 lightweights right now.
     
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    I already do respect Khabib as a fighter.
    I get the impression that most people don't like Khabib because he's foreign and doesn't fight very often due to injury.
     
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    Khabib will win every second of that and finish it brutally. And it doesn't matter what's next, he does the same to the entire division.

    I want to see him take the 55 strap and then do the same to Tyron.
     
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    Khabib is like LW Cain, its easy to dismiss him, until he makes you remember his name
     
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    Just the "doesn't fight often due to injury" part. People
     
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    I think if Khabib can avoid eating a knee on the way in then he takes the fight.

    But it doesn't matter if he wins dominantly, his detractors will still throw shade at him. This is Sherdog after all.
     
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    This is only way I see Khabib being ended or out pointed on the feet, Khabib only strikes to bring you down or to gain the clinch so he can bring you down. If Edson can control distance & keep healthy space between the two Barboza can punch, jab, & kick bag Khabib to a win...
     
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    If Khabib makes weight, no one in the world at 155lbs is going to beat him. I will take any sig bet on that you guys want.
     
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    When.
     

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