Tony Ferguson's Bottom Game

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    How is it against good grapplers? Sure he tapped Tibau, but that is really it.

    If you want to use Tibau for a common denominator, same can be said about Johnson, and we all know how Ferguson beat him...... (sarcasm)

    I am not hating on Ferguson, but a lot of sherdog posters seem fixated that Ferguson can beat him from his back and even tap him too.

    But what grapplers has he beat? Sure, he can get to his feet, but even against Barboza, he tried a rolling heel hook (I think it was a heel hook, or kneebar), Barboza put all of his weight down and Ferguson was stuck there, he did strike Barboza from the position, but it seemed like he would have to change his position greatly to even have a chance of tapping him.

    I am not saying it is impossible that Ferguson taps him, but in reality; he has ridiculous submissions attempts from his back, however I don't think it will catch Khabib. If he tries these rolling attacks, he will just be stuck on bottom for a round as it wasn't all that long ago that Castillo held him down...

    Thoughts?
     
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    He has a power bottom game.
     
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    Yeah. I don't think Ferg' s grappling will have much effect on Khabib unless it is really late in the fight.

    I think Ferg' s only chance is to outstrike Khabib on the feet.
     
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    idk about his bottom game but if khabib goes for a sloppy td I could see Ferg catching him in a choke honestly.
     
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    lol you made a thread off my post in the other thread? that's hilarious.

    Khabib will have nothing for Tony other than blanket skills. It's his only hope.
     
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    Here's a question.

    What elite grappler has Khabib held down?

    I'll wait...
     
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    He has great TDD and grappling. Ferguson has nasty submissions, specifically when catching people being half assed or callous. They're quick and almost like instict.

    He also has a nasty bottom game, it's weird. He pretzels up and throws hammerfists at people's heads while going for subs. It's hard to land clean and not get caught.

    Standup wise, he has a decisive edge over Khabib.
     
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    Khabib is going night night. Ferguson will welcome the ground. He wishes a russian would.
     
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    Iirc he beat the shit out of Thomson when he was on his back.
     
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    That's what I came here for.
     
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    We'll see how good it is when Khabib bends him over
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    Speaking of that, the UFC should start promoting "super-skill-fights". Say, match Khabib up with Maia, give them a huge prize for "best grappler eva" and give us interesting fights.

    Theoretically, RDA is a good BJJ guy...but meh.
     
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    Here's a question.

    Are you implying Ferguson is an elite grappler?

    I'll wait...
     
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    He is lmao
     
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    He is.

    Are you actually implying he isn't, when he has proven in countless matches that he is?

    I'll wait.
     
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    He has half as many submission wins as Pat Healy who got dominated by Khabib...
     
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    Are you gay? I'll wait...
     
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