Earlier this week I wrote in another thread that I think Nurmagomedov needs to improve his striking because he relies too heavily on his sambo/wrestling and that I though he'd lose against the top 5 guys like Bendo, Thompson and Melendez, who are good enough of wrestlers to negate most of his grappliong offense and beat him up on the feet where all of them have SIGNIFICANT advantage over him, especially in a 5 round fight. His striking is simply not on the level. The only thing that saves him is this crazy grappling ability he has. At LW this is not enough though. Rustam Khabilov, he has the very same problem. Much like Khabib he has a couple of striking combinations/techniques he likes to use and that obviously makes him rather predictable on the feet. Last night Henderson proved that point. So, yeah, everyone who thinks Nurmagomedov is ready for the title, he's not. I mean due to his style he actually might have decent shot at beating Pettis, but I see him losing decisively to all of the three guys I mentioned in the first paragraph.