Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I am the Floyd Mayweather in MMA’

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  1. Theproof

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    While boxer Floyd Mayweather recently pointed out that Conor McGregor is afraid of no man, that statement is also coming from the man that handily defeated the Irishman in his pro boxing debut. Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers to ever compete, having run his record to 50-0 when he defeated McGregor.

    With a record of 21-3, McGregor is the UFC's first dual-division champion and has only one loss in the Octagon. That still wasn't enough to overcome the odds and beat Mayweather in the boxing ring, and his next opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov, doesn't think it will be enough to beat him in the cage on Oct. 6 at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

    Nurmagomedov is a perfect 26-0 and is about to do something McGregor has never done under the UFC banner: put his belt on the line in the Octagon. Though McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold two divisional titles at the same time, he never defended either. He was forced to relinquish the featherweight title shortly after winning the lightweight belt, and then was stripped of the lightweight strap because of inactivity.

    Having never lost a fight and having never lost a round in the Octagon, Nurmagomedov's run has been stellar. His run of winning rounds is nearing a record set by Georges St-Pierre. It's a run in MMA that he believes likens him to Mayweather's run in boxing.



    Good point by Khabib. Despite Conors best attemots at copying Floyd, let's not forget that Khabib is the one who shares the most similarities, like actually attemtping to defend his belt and the fact that he is undefeated. Conor is the one who needs to figure out how to solve his puzzle.
     
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    The only similarity is the record... but there are lots of undefeated boxers. You have to beat all the best before you can lay claim to that title.
     
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    that was a funny line in the press conference.
     
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    Khabib is in the process of transforming into Mayweather of MMA (minus the money, lmao). He needs to beat Conor and Tony to really claim that "title", something I believe he will accomplish.
     
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    That's the recipe. A ww title win and retire!
     
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    Yo, how good does the floyd win over canelo look now lol
     
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    Floyd doesn't tap to strikes homie
     
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    Khabib needs to beat Conor and Tony just to claim the undisputed LW title. To win the Mayweatehr best ever title will take much more work. Don't sell FLoyd's accomplishments too cheaply.
     
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    Kahbob is unproven, fights mostly bums and has pulled out more times than prom.
     
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    It's shitty that Conor hasn't defended a belt yet, but that doesn't mean we have to heap praise on Khabib for a first defense that he hasn't even won yet. Especially when he won the belt fighting a guy not even ranked in the top 10.

    Even tho he was stripped, Conor actually won the belt off a champ, so this fight feels a lot more like his first (albeit prolonged) defense, than it does Khabib's.
     
  12. Theproof

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    Gsp got knocked the fuck out
     
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    Floyd would've ducked Hughes until he got hit by a train.
     
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    They both have one thing in common. They don't like to strike .
     
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    Jon Jones is the Floyd Mayweather of MMA.
     
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    Is this a confession that he slaps his wife around?
     
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    Did Floyd ever tap to USADA?
     
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    GSP is. efficient, smart, unstoppable and good mannered.
     
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    Well put. This is kind of where I'm at.
     
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    If boxing promotions used USADA he probably would.
     
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