Which former LW champion would have been the toughest fight for Khabib?

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  1. nick jacoby

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    What about Prime McGregor?

    Benson would be a good fight.
     
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    Most likely. Prime Frankie might be one tough fight though
     
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    Khabib already fought Rafael dos Anjos, TS.
     
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    lol when was that? 2016?

    Conor is effed prime or not
     
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    I know but was that the best version of RDA at lw or did he improve?
     
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    Edgar would be my real answer. I was literally just talking about that matchup to my cousin. He said he wants to see Edgar at 135, and I said fuck that I’m sick of fighters cutting weight. Rather have him go back up to 155, he only lost really close decisions at 55.
     
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    The decision against Benson Henderson were razor close and the 2nd fight was his for sure IMO
     
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    Nah, would probably look like the first Maynard fight.

    I would say BJ, just look at how he got back up against GSP after taking a brutal beating, pure magic. He would also have a reach advantage and would easily win the striking and wouldn't hesitate to throw cause he wouldn't be scared of the TD and also had great TD defence.

    Benson would also be interesting I think but less likely to win.
     
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    Edgar and Sherk both had first rate wrestling, so I'd go with them.
     
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    Out of those, Benson or BJ but Khabib destroys them all.
     
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    Frankie or Benson.

    Frankie has good wrestling and boxing, and his cardio could closely match Khabib’s.

    Benson is tough as hell to get down and has solid body kicks.

    Edit: Prime Frankie smokes Conor. He might still beat him.
     
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    prime bj would knock khabib out.
     
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    Eddie has the cardio, TDD/defensive wrestling and much superior boxing/power to test Khabib throughout

    BJ could end it early on with his skills

    Peak RDA is also in the discussion with them

    no one else there has much of a shot
     
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    Ben Askren has the best shot out of anyone
     
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    LW has been a stacked division since when? It's inception? Gotta love MMA.

    I can't honestly say any of these fights wouldn't be hard for Khabib. You specified prime vs prime, and LW seems to have always been full of killers, especially when it came to the cream of the crop.

    Maybe he'd have it easier against Sherk and Pulver than the rest, but who's to say?
     
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    I'd pick Bendo. BJ has the skills to do it just doesn't have the size.
     
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    Eddie
    Bendo
    Frankie
    BJ
    Sherk

    They would all be great fights and could go either way. We really don't know how a Khabib fight against a great wrestler (or a prime BJ) would look like. Maybe Khabib steamrolls them, maybe he gets nullified. I hope we get a chance to see that kind of matchups in the future.
     
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    Honestly feel like hes the best to date. Benson probably gives him his toughest fight.
     

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