If Khabib fights, will he destroy Barboza?

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  1. glasshouses999 Green Belt

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    That's a big IF.

    Is there a betting line going for him to fight or not?
     
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    Khabib will lose his next fight to these:

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    Is it ramadanadingdong?
     
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    He will make it look easy.
     
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    his liver is the real problem
     
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    Barboza is a tough fight to come back to after a layoff. I think Khabib takes it but theres always the risk of getting kicked anywhere by Edson and going down
     
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    Tbh I think Barboza has turned quite the corner. I expect him to defend takedowns and murk Khabib standing. Highlight ko for Edson
     
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    I don't think he can beat Barbosa if he can't beat a burrito.
     
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    His hardest challenge will be making it to the octagon.

    If he makes it there, it will be a very easy fight.
     
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    No way he can defend his takedowns. If Khabib loses its via head kick/punches between TD attempts.
     
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    I honestly believe he is the best fighter in the UFC if he can make weight, at least whilst he's at lightweight. At a higher weight class he might find his strength advantage negated.
     
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    Lose by decision

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    Very hard to stop a top wrestler from clinching you. He'd have to stop TD's from there to win, can't avoid the clinch with footwork alone, if Khabib aggressively pursues getting there. I think it'll look similar to Khabib/MJ with the exception of Barboza landing some hard knees and kicks instead of punches.
     
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    could eat this 24/7
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    This is one of Khabib's toughest matchups in the UFC imo, if not the toughest.

    He would ragdoll Conor, and while Ferguson can compete on the ground I think he is too comfortable on his back and Khabib would not be threatened by his guard and woudl control him and win a decision.

    Barboza has had his ups and downs, but he has never been simply taken down and beaten up/controlled that I can remember, his TDD is good and his insane athleticism certainly helps. The speed difference between these guys will be massive. I still favor Khabib but he will need to stay in Edson's face and in the clinch.
     
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    idk theres always a punchers chance every 5 minutes but if Khabib gets in on a single you're going for a ride.
     
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    He'll get tiger knee'd a la dariush just while shooting and his lights will get put out
     
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    Khabib wins every time he makes weight. It's making the weight that's causing problems...
     
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