Conor-Khabib matchup makes people analyze every single aspect of the fight

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  1. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Khabib's takedowns
    Khabib top game
    Khabib finishing ability
    Conor's movement
    Conor's cardio
    Conor's TDD
    Conor's mind games
    Khabib's psychology
    Ability of Conor's and Khabib's trainers


    All of this is being discussed. Every aspect has at least one thread dedicated to it.
    Discussions there go with comparisons to other fights, other fighters.
    Of course, Conor's blatant trolls and Conor's blind haters come as well, but overall, the real discussions are created.

    I think it's awesome.
    Sellout or not, fair matchup or not - I've never seen matchup being dissected to such tiny parts.
    That only contributes to MMA community
     
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    It's a great match up.

    Anyone who thinks they know the outcome is biased.
    It's truly 50/50.

    Perfecr striker vs grappler match up.
    Both elite fighters.

    Whoever wins has a tough match up in Tony in the waiting.
    LW is looking great at the moment with Conors return and Khabib finally not injured.
     
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    jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    I honestly think Conor sparks Tony in the first round. Tony starts off slow, and needs to get in a groove, and Conor starts sprinting early. Tony also takes one to give one, and that not gonna work against Conor & tbf his defence isnt spectacular.

    Tony is a great matchup against Khabib though, he has the wrestling and submission hunting skill to discourage Khabib shooting recklessly like he does against other dudes (ie the snapdown and darce), and also the dangerous bottom game if he's on the ground. He's also superior on the feet. Id take Tony in that matchup.

    Tony is one of my favourites though, so Ill watch everything.
     
  4. Rondas Pillow

    Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    Over analyzed

    If Khabib doesn’t go full retard like Alvarez and try to stand with Connor, then he wins easy.
     
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    The Blob Banned Banned

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    Will be the easiest fight of Khabib's career

    Conor gets dominated by Tony, Khabib, Lee, Gillespie, and every ranked Welterweight.

    And I actually picked him to beat bar brawler Alvarez lol
     
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    Brock-B-level-Athlete Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    this
     
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  7. sonofjay817

    sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    Yeah, the thing that worries me the most for Conor is how much the extra size on Nate bothered Conor and Khabib supposedly feels like a 205'er or even an heavyweight some say. Then again, Khabib isn't near the striker Nate is and doesn't have half the chin. Its all very confusing.
     
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    Conor's movement
    Conor's cardio
    Conor's TDD
    Conor's mind games

    Have been commented on ad nauseam if hes fighting or not
     
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    sonofjay817 Brown Belt

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    I don't know that I'd call it full retard. Typically, fighters need to establish just a bit of stand up in order to set up the takedown. Even great take-down artists have problems when that's all they try ala Demian Maia.
     
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  10. Rondas Pillow

    Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    Conor’s opponents have a history of deciding they are going to prove they have better striking and then made to look stupid. I don’t think Khabib falls into that trap.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    I don't think they all necessarily tried to prove they have better striking. They're not alone in this, they have coaches, corner, they train for Conor for months.
    It's not like they say to their respected, intelligent coaches: "I'm not going to go to the safest path to win. I'm going to stand with him to prove a point!"

    I think they just did not follow the game plan, whatever it was. And that is the result of pre-fight athmosphere Conor knows and loves to create.
    Will Khabib be affected by it? THAT is a question I believe
     
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    B.S.

    Show the proof.
     
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    Irresponsible Dad Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    No one knows. Makes it special and exciting.
     
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    FleximusPrime I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Your 100% correct TS, well done.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    The quality of the overall fan base analysis is pretty sad these days.
     
  17. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Is yours better?
     
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    chukutee Genetic Freak

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    The funny thing is that there was huge analysis for the Aldo fight - Conor's stance, Aldo's legkicks, Aldo's BJJ game etc. None of it mattered because Aldo got KTFO in the first or second exchange.

    Same could happen with Khabib.
     
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  19. Roljo

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    When it's real it's nice for sure but in a lot of cases it just seems like Conor fanboys
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  20. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Conor's haters contribute pretty much equally
     

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