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Conor vs. Khabib - Casual Fan Analysis

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  1. c0rbin9

    c0rbin9 Yellow Belt

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    I'm bored, so here's my non-technical, high-level overview analysis of Conor vs. Khabib - the factors I'd consider if I were a betting man.

    On paper, it looks like a textbook matchup between a striker and a grappler, each highly specialized in their respective disciplines. However, I think McGregor's wrestling and jiu jitsu is underrated, so much so that his grappling is probably better than Khabib's striking. In other words, Khabib will have more of a disadvantage standing up than McGregor will have on the ground. For that reason I'd assign maybe a 66% chance to McGregor, 33% to Khabib - he's just a little more well-rounded.

    That said, Khabib is 15-20 lbs bigger than McGregor, and that's significant. So one could argue that the matchup is closer to 50/50.

    Really it's impossible to predict and will be a great matchup. I've been a McGregor fan since his second UFC fight with Max Holloway, and hope he wins, though watching him demolish elite fighters like they are unranked amateurs has gotten a little monotonous. Khabib's momentum is at an all-time-high right now, and victory over him would be huge.
     
  2. Kobra420

    Kobra420 Sweep The Leg.

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    Quit reading after this....Do you have evidence of this ?
     
  3. CPH

    CPH Let's party

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    Ask Raging Al what he thinks about the Beeb's boxing...

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    Conor gonna teep that tummy and make him wanna poopoo. Then he will feint the poopoo kick and go up top and put him to sleep.
     
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    Grapplefest Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Conor having better grappling than Khabib's striking with no evidence provided makes it a 66/33 fight for him and that's basically the whole analysis? That's not how MMA works, this is why casuals shouldn't post analysis.
     
  7. Kobra420

    Kobra420 Sweep The Leg.

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    Feel free to elaborate?
     
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    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    TinkleMan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Aimed at ts , it's all in his head . Not you friend.

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  10. hurv

    hurv Yellow Belt

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    I feel like there a more ways for this fight to wrong for McGregor than Khabib. The time off for McGregor will be a factor too. Khabib's style is awkward, and his most underrated ability is that he is very hard to hit. Not sure which way I'm leaning on this one yet, but it should be a treat.
     
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    NotoriousMillions 27-1

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    Except it’s undeniable fact, albeit it isn’t saying much.
     
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    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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  13. squatchi26

    squatchi26 Brown Belt

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    Casual fan here, who the fuck are these guys? where is Brock?
     
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  14. Mordecay

    Mordecay Orange Belt

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    I believe Al decided to eat Khabibs jab so he would be able to stuff the takedowns better in the later rounds.
    Can't wait to see how Conor and Khabib will deal with each others offense.
     
  15. sapporo ichiban

    sapporo ichiban Black Belt

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    You are right, judging by your analysis, you are a casual fan with non technical knowledge. And this is your claim meaning to give the impression of a neutral opinion and then out yourself as a Conor fan.

    Yes, you should bet on Conor. If enough Conor cultists do then maybe there will bet worth making come fight night.
     
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    octopus Blue Belt

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    I clicked on the Snapchat story of people(casuals) talking about this fight and it was so fucking cringe
     
  17. Kobra420

    Kobra420 Sweep The Leg.

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    Roger that Bud...
     
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  18. Thai Domi

    Thai Domi Silver Belt

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    I can tell you where he ain't; he ain't in the HW rankings. But he's getting a shittle tot.

    On topic, def looking forward to Khabib-Conor, should be an awesome fight. I like both guys; no idea who I'm pulling for.
     
  19. Bjjpitbull8

    Bjjpitbull8 Black Belt

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    Who cares about a casual’s shit analysis?

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  20. sapporo ichiban

    sapporo ichiban Black Belt

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    Hey, there you are. Don't see you around much unless there is a conor thread. 2 year account with over 11,000 posts. I have to ask, are all 11,000 about Conor? It is a shame your boy was hiding under his bed for so long, we missed you.
    It's not weird to be all about a dude rather than the sport. Good to see you back. Until October anyway.
     
  21. Kobra420

    Kobra420 Sweep The Leg.

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    It probably resembled this place and it's Fanboys....
     
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    It was more than that. Al said that he had real trouble finding Khabib because of 'his strange russian boxing style', adding: '...and I hit everybody'. Al's boxing is his strength, so I found that interesting.

    But yeah, Conor is a sniper, so we'll see how that adds up.
     
  23. Mordecay

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    Yap, I agree. He gave him much praise for his "strange" stand up and got jabbed up. Let's see how Khabib does against a very good counterstriker with better distance management.
     
  24. sapporo ichiban

    sapporo ichiban Black Belt

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    A fighter allowing another fighter to land shots on them seems like a good strategy to you? Why not block them or use some head movement?

    I am going to do you a solid and strongly suggest that you never use this tactic if you ever choose to fight unless you are facing a 12 year old little girl or an old lady, everyone else's shots, you should attempt to block or dodge if possible.

    Seriously though, what possible advantage would there be in intentionally eating the shots on a technical level?
     
  25. PanicWrassler

    PanicWrassler Green Belt

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    Khabib is 20 lbs bigger tham McGregor?

    Do you have a source for this?
     
  26. Myrddin Wild

    Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    Conor resistance is so funny with their antics. It's like every OT guy is so bored with their own game that they take every opportunity they can to come into the heavies & talk their BS with their over the top exaggerations & incoherent logic.
     

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