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better fighter: Khabib, Usman or Umar?

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  1. JAL Purple Belt

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    are Umar and Usman Normagomedov better than Khabib when khabib was their age and not in the UFC?

    specially Usman since he fights at LW.. would he have beaten him before Khabibs UFC career?

    discuss..
     
  2. DaRivv20 Robert Whittaker’s Official Simp.

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    He’s my least favourite Usman
     
  3. blastoff Banned Banned

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    I think Umar will have the best career among Khabib's relatives unless injuries derail him

    He looks to be a better grappler than Usman and has nasty kicks too
     
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  4. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    There's nothing to discuss.
    Usman would not be as good if Khabib did not help him train.
    Besides, one (Khabib) proved he belonged at the top.
    The others have yet to beat top tier opponents.
     
  5. _manhattan White Belt

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    Their striking is more advanced than Khabib's was at this point because they started with muay thai first, then went to wrestling
     
  6. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    Khabib
    Islam
    Umar
    Usman
    Abubakar
     
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  7. Siver! Blue Belt

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    This kind of thread explains why, whenever a world class fighter/personality emerges from a particular region, every major promotion goes in search of a clone.

    Bellator went and signed every fighter they could from Ireland the second Conor became a megastar; they were naturally going to sign a Nurmagomedov so they could feed him cans and ask meaningless questions like 'iS hE bEtTeR???'

    I mean, who knows, Umar and Usman might do something equivalent to what Khabib did, but they're about 15 fights short, so there's as much point comparing them to Khabib as there is comparing Shavkat Rakhmonov or Joey Davis.

    Is it mandatory to buy into the whole clone storyline?
     
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  8. Streeter Silver Belt

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    The one that fought in 3rd to last fight last night has better striking than any version Khabib by a lot. His grappling seems pretty solid as well. But Khabib is the greatest MMA grappler I have ever seen. Too bad he won't go to UFC becasue of Islam -- unles Islam fades.
     
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  9. Al-Musoroah White Belt

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    There is nothing to discuss. Khabib stays better unless those other guys surpass him in accomplishments.
     
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  10. dildos Titanium Belt

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    Usman.

    Without a doubt.
     
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  11. kingmob6 Brown Belt

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    He is 7 years younger than Islam. By the time he is ready for UFC, Islam might retire.
     
  12. Streeter Silver Belt

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    LOL. whats he gonna do wait 3-5 years to go to UFC ? Islams not exactly old and just entering titel contention. ................................. the again with the rate the Dagestanis fight 5 years is only 3-5 fights.
     
  13. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Hard to say right now, but Usman's combination of high level striking and grappling at the same time is astonishing, even amongst the Nurmagomedovs.
     
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  14. Lee_ Blue Belt

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    Usman has better all-around skills.

    Khabib would have trouble with the kind of matchup of Usman's skillset.
     
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  15. Gabriel201 Blue Belt

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    Khabib was 25 years old when he beat RDA, then less than 1 year later RDA won the belt.
     
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  16. mjfan23 Gold Belt

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    Khabib
    Usman


    Umar
     
  17. kingmob6 Brown Belt

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    He has a contract with Bellator, and islam is 29-30 now. If he is going to follow Khabib like trajectory, in 3-4 years he is going to retire. By that time Usman will be like 26-27, and have enough experience.
     
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    Marty Usman would beat them all
     
  19. Streeter Silver Belt

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    why the fuck would Islam retire at 34 -35 if hes doing good ?
     
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