Media DC: Khabib used the triangle because he didn't want to break Justin's arm infront of his parents

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  1. Fincher7 Brown Belt

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    Around the 2 minute mark.


    He also says that the triangle is Khabib's father's fav submission.
     
  2. Goatbib Banned Banned

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    Very merciful guy. He went easy on MJ aswell. The only one he really wanted to hurt was Conor. Khabib bless. GOAT.
     
  3. Bumhead Yellow Belt

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    This man keeps showing that he is levels - levels - above any competition. To consider an alternative submission in the thick of the scramble because it was his father's favourite submission and to avoid breaking Justin's arm out of compassion.

    You can't make this up.
    Fight IQ >9000

    29-0

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  4. Noraaq Brown Belt

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    That explains the lack of GNP that we’re used to seeing from khabib in top position
     
  5. BForrester Brown Belt

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    My thought exactly. I thought it was questionable to give up mount to go for the triangle, but it makes sense in hindsight and in this context.
     
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    It worked...but I wouldn't call that move "high fight IQ". He gave up a dominant position (mount) to go for a sub that would have put him in guard if he didn't pull it off. That's not a high fight IQ move.
     
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  7. Gamer007 Brown Belt

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    Why wasn't there a more experienced ref for this fight?

    Gaethje clearly tapped and still got put unconscious, just a bad look.
     
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    He almost buroke Johnsons arm with the kimura lol.......
     
  9. Histalian Purple Belt

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    Maybe, but that’s a boat load of balls and confidence.
     
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    After the fight, Dan Hardy talked to Jason Herzog, who reffed the fight. Right after Gaethje attempts the slam, his elbow lands on Khabib's face. Immediately afterward, Gaethje starts tapping on Khabib's head. The ref mistook it as slapping strikes. Makes sense in that context on how the ref could have not have seen it as a tap.

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    Here's Dan Hardy mentioning it:
     
  11. is a Click the image but nothing really happens.

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    Most likely because if the ref made a mistake of stopping early, shitstorm would probably occu and Justin would complain about that fight being stopped when he was still conscious & capable of fighting.
     
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    Oh, totally, but I think it further bolsters DC's contention that he wanted to finish Dustin without injuring him. Otherwise, I couldn't see Khabib giving up mount for sub attempts.
     
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  13. IloveTHIS Humble Narcissist

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    oh give me a break
     
  14. Satanical Eve Cro Cop's Left Leg Platinum Member

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    Yeah, I had a feeling this was the case because Jason is one of the better refs out there and usually is on point.
     
  15. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    Wow, didn't realize Khabib started his career by winning with a mounted triangle as well and then just ended his career with the same pretty rare submission.
     
  16. Through The Looking Glass Orange Belt

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    i dont believe this horseshit for one second.

    he used the triangle simply because an armbar is very risky to pull off from mount even if you have the arm isolated.

    you saw the first time he went for the armbar Justin was in a position to defend it and roll over on top. It is very possible he wouldve finished it if he had the time to do so however it would have been a battle and a scramble in which khabib couldve easily ended up on bottom.

    with the triangle locked in even if you cant submit you have a better position to get up off the ground if the guy rolls you over and defends properly

    this is pretty simple stuff anybody that has done bjj for a few years can understand. thats why in no gi you see more mounted triangles than mounted armbars these days. in a gi the mounted armber is much easier to pull off
     
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    When you have Khabib saying stuff like wanting to change Conor's face pre-fight and going hard enough in that fight to the point that he was showing signs of fatigue in the 4th round...

    and finishing that fight with a neck crank and not a standard RNC...
     
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  18. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    He tried to arm bar justin in round one though
     
  19. hillelslovak87 Titanium Belt

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    Pffft, DC The Hypeman behaving as if Khabib is Wilt Chamberlain or something.
     
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    Jason Herzog is plenty experienced. He just messed up.
     

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