The takedown threat is REAL. Khabib makes every good striker seem average, even though hes not a great striker himself. Barboza is arguably just as good as Conor on the feet, and Khabib pieced him up when they were on the feet and outstruck him handily. Conor is going to look like a completely different fighter on the feet. He will not be able to use his kicks because that will get him taken down. He will have to solely rely on his hands and the takedown threat will throw him off as it does everyone else Khabib fights.