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Sherdog's Own Pick for UFC 229: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Augustus Caesar, Oct 1, 2018.

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Who wins?

  1. Conor McGregor

    36.0%
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

    56.2%
  3. Unsure/Wadtucketism

    7.8%
  1. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Sherdog's Own Posters Pick the McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov fight.

    See What the "Hardcore Fans" Think.


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    Please read below for predictions, and scroll down to the very bottom for the results!

    Sherdog's Own Picks

    @FrankieNYC
    @BC
    @Yari
    @Verace
    @Wadtucket
    @Da Speeit
    @Typrune Goatley
    @Rex Kwon Do
    @315MMAFighter
    @TheIrishPsycho
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    @wilKO
    @Socialhandgrenade
    @Sweater of AV
    @BiGWHOMPS
    @FireKidWS
    @GearSolidMetal
    @Clippy
    @Buff
    @Arm Barbarian
    @One MMA Fan
    @paynebringer
    @bigwaverider
    @PoundMeToo
    @TheRuthlessOne


    Sherdog's Own Mods/Admins Pick the Fight

    @jei
    @Kung Fu Tze
    @Valhoven
    @Madmick
    @chunglii
    @computer fogie
    @TeTe
    @Peteyandjia
    @Inverse



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    Results....


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    With which poster do you agree the most? Please post below with your comments and predictions.
     
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  2. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    AWESOME thread AC.:)

    Gun to head : Khabib via UD or late stoppage,

    But McG sleeping him early would not shock me tbh.
     
  3. Shotcy

    Shotcy Orange Belt

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    Been a while sense I thought Conor would win. I dont see Conor not being able to tag khabib. Conor KO first round. Pleae dont hold up the division! Tony is the real test for both fighters!
     
  4. tonni

    tonni Red Belt

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    Knife to my huge dick: Conor by knockout.
     
  5. chelskiing

    chelskiing Orange Belt

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    It's Mendes v Mcgregor 2, with a few differences which cancel each other out (Khabib is a bit bigger and better than Mendes but Conor is now more experienced and hopefully not carrying an injury as he claimed he was back then).

    So I think it'll play out very similarly: McGregor gets smashed for a round or two, but at the start of each round and after scrambles he consistently tags Khabib, ending in TKO for Conor 2nd/3rd round
     
  6. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Piranha Belt Platinum Member

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    Conor whitewashes Khabib on the feet.

    The King gets his belt back.
     
  7. Socialhandgrenade

    Socialhandgrenade Silver Belt

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  8. Bubzeh

    Bubzeh Fighting Brexit

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    Gobsmacked I wasn't asked for my view on said fight.

    Boycotting thread because of this.

    Goodbye.
     
  9. Shaddows

    Shaddows Steel Belt

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    this.
    it is the only logical conclusion.
    Typical Cain & Junior fight. If Cain get his hands on Junior, Junior is in for a GnP for the remainder of the fight.
    But one punch can change the whole thing up.
     
  10. magicmarker

    magicmarker Purple Belt

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    I don’t think it matters if Conor would lose a seven fight series with Khabib. I am picking him to win the first (and likely the only) fight. I base it on footwork and creativity. I don’t think Khabib and company will be able to solve that puzzle on the fly in the first fight. Everyone has a plan until they get hit with something they never saw coming.
     
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  11. SG123

    SG123 Orange Belt

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    I think what people are underestimating is that if/when Khabib is able to implement his will onto McGregor, he isn't going to finish him in quick fashion. He's already said as much, it's going to be a humiliation.

    So that said, what you're going to see is an exhausted, badly hurt McGregor finished on the feet some time in the fourth or fifth round.
     
  12. BC

    BC Eez Normal

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    Dope thread, quality posters you have up there @Augustus Caesar

    Conor by knockout is my official prediction.

    I see Conor clipping Khabib and putting him away inside two words.
     
  13. quantiqus

    quantiqus Brown Belt

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    I voted Conor.
    I might put some money on Conor.
    Khabib has many flaws in his stand up.

    The logic tells me that Khabib, after seeing the Mendes-Conor fight.
    Khabib is more talented and much bigger than Mendes.
    But I choose Conor. Just a feeling!
     
  14. IBeLurkin

    IBeLurkin I see you've come to this battle of wits unarmed

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    Khabib makes it look easy. 2nd round sub.
     
  15. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Conor seems to acknowledge and improve his weaknesses. He's a student of the game. That's what makes this fight interesting for me. Not sure if he can overcome Khabibs grappling though.

    Gut: Conor ko rd1

    Brain: Khabib UD
     
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  16. KOFight228

    KOFight228 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Conor by second round KO
     
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    Khabib's skillset would be Conor's kryptonite if werent for the fact that he has very rudimentary footwork & striking. He doesnt fight well when his back is against the cage, and panics to get away, and Conor is exactly the type to punish that. Conor has some of the best footwork, angles, distance control and counter punching in the sport, and every fight starts standing. I can definitely see Conor turning Khabib's lights out.
     
  18. DS7

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    What's the criteria to pick sherbros to make their predicitions?
     
  19. FleximusPrime

    FleximusPrime I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Its might sound like a fanboy prediction but I really feel a 1st or 2nd round straight KO or TKO for McGregor and will post my slip later on in the week.
     
  20. Threetrees

    Threetrees Belichick > Tomlin

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    Khabib by 4th Round Finish
     
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