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Can Conor McGregor defend against Khabib's Takedowns?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by onesongchai, Feb 6, 2016.

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Can Conor stop Khabib's takedowns?

  1. Yes, Conor can train enough to stop Khabib's takedowns comfortably

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  2. No, there is no way Conor will stop most if not all of Khabib's takedowns

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  1. onesongchai Banned Banned

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    Since the winner of Khabib/Tony is supposed to fight the winner of Conor/RDA.... what do u think?

    Khabib is the best wrestler in MMA, even beat GSP's takedown record.
     
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  2. Benoco Red Belt

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    Doubt it, Khabib will most likely get him down at some point, the question is will he get him down easily and often enough over 5 rounds?
     
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    I can't know until I see Khabib fight again. His knees may be shot.

    If the Khabib that fought RDA is back, he would take down McGregor quite easily.
     
  4. CJohnny Black Belt

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    No doubt, Khabib is just as good as Mendes, the question is can Khabib stop Conor from getting back

    There is a reason why Khabib had 21 TDs in a fight.
     
  5. DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    You just never know what a post usada fighter is going to look like.
     
  6. I'm pretty sure he takes him down at will and holds him there easily. Conor should train with Werdum but he fucked that up.
     
  7. jimbob27 Ken Shamrock Belt

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    Because he was fighting a guy who's ground game is several leagues above Conors?

    Tibau has 92% takedown defense, Conor's is 67%.
     
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    He had 21 TDs against Trujillo. Trujillo is terrible in the ground and still was able to get back up.
     
  9. Eredin Blue Belt

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    Stuffing Khabib's takedowns isn't the solution. it's breaking his clinch.

    His top control is flat out terrible, but he's got a fucking bear hug so he just continues to stick to people and take them down over and over again.
     
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    He's probably a better wrestler, and almost certainly is once you factor in the size.
     
  11. irishzombie Green Belt

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    Khabib would be the only fighter that I would genuinely be worried about if and when they fight , he could smother Conor and grind out the win .

    But at the same time Conor could catch him and get the win too

    Fascinating match up
     
  12. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Let's see how post injuries Khabib performs vs Ferguson.
     
  13. BigNuggetIce Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He's talking about the fight with Trujillo. Khabib got him down but couldn't keep him down.
     
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    Don't think so. Khabib is a certified TD artist. Russian Grappling is on another level.
     
  15. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    I think Khabib could take him down a lot. With that being said Conor could do something similar to what he did against Chad. If he were to wear Khabib down and make him work I'm guessing Khabib doesn't last long.
     
  16. DontWaitUp Jordan V

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    I'm more concerned with Khabib staying healthy.
    Trump takes the stage at 8:15 by the way.
     
  17. paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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  18. INoHespectChael Black Belt

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    Herb Dean will save him against RDA just like this tortoise saved his bro.

     
  19. [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    you dont know how to use 'most if not all' in a sentence.
     
  20. The Young Wolf Purple Belt

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    Impossible to know given that I dont think we've really seen Conor's ground game enough to draw definitive conclusions. The RDA will show a lot more
     

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