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Did Khabib-Gaethje Change Your Opinion On How A Rematch With Tony Would Go ?

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  1. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    Calculated Pressure x Constant Threat Of The Takedown = Victory
     
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  2. Frankie Baby! Lost AV bet

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    No, Tony never shoots for TDs
     
  3. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Khabib was always going to smash Tony in his guard pushed up against the fence
     
  4. BooBoyMan Black Belt

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    Not particularly. Tony isn't a good wrestler, and he TRIED to pressure Gaethje, but his defense isn't on the same level as Khabib's so he paid for it every single time he tried to pressure Justin.
     
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    No, because those are two completely different fighters lol
     
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  7. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    Doesn't mean he can't threaten them. would help him more than throwing fake sand around
     
  8. Tevfik1907 Blue Belt

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    Tony got taken down by Kevin Lee, there are levels to this.
     
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  9. is a Click the image but nothing really happens.

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    Yea it did, tbh.
    Gaetjhe coming out of the Tony fight was treated by most here as Khabib's toughest matchup and it turned out to be Khabib's easiest fight.
    As a result of that, Khabib legit became the greatest LW champ in the history of the UFC and one of the P4P greats.
    Tony vs Khabib most likely ends with Tony getting pinned, taken to the ground, beaten, and eventually submitted since Tony probably would expect Khabib to be just another opponent only to figure out too late that Khabib is something else entirely.
     
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  10. AstroFightLogic White Belt

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    Tony gets smeshed. I want to see if the damage from the Gaethje fight has taken its toll in his next fight. If he wins impressively, then maybe I'll give him more of a shot.
     
  11. Nightgunner05 Purple Belt

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    Yes and no. I think if Tony tried to take Justin down in a rematch he could do it. Unfortunately I also think Tony has terrible fight IQ, so I would expect him to stand with Justin again.
     
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    Tony will never be champ
     
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    No relation in Khabib/Ferguson, Gaethje puts him away just the same, or worst.
     
  14. Ackmed Red Belt

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    Gaethje still has great TDD, its just not enough to keep off guys like Khabib or Islam.
     
  15. forRealHuh Yellow Belt

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    You do realize Tony doesn’t have half the strength Khabib does, right? When Khabib pins you down it’s game over. When Tony pins you down... oh wait, he does not.
     
  16. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    Khabib paid for it one or two times but he just kept going.. Whereas Tony stopped in his tracks and let Justin settle
     
  17. Doom Orange Belt

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    Tony was always overrated. He's been dropped in almost every major fight he's had, and relied on his opponents gassing by beating him up.
     
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  18. Deadwing88 Lion of Panjshir.

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    No.. I always believed Tony's chances Vs Khabib were overrated..

    Do people really believe that Khabib would just sit in Tony's guard to allow him to utilise his submission or elbow game off his back..

    Gaethje was the harder matchup stylistically.. and we saw how that went.
     
  19. Tevfik1907 Blue Belt

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    Islam isn't exactly like Khabib though, Khabib is far more aggressive with takedowns, while Islam is a little more defensive, and he risks his TDD to get a better positions in striking, since he has confidence in his TDD. His TDD percentage one of the highest in history, %93, iirc, only Tibau had this high percentage. Islam is more like counter attack defensive striker / wrestler, while Khabib is very aggressive and offensive wrestler with a very good jab.

    I think Khamzat is more like Khabib, more aggressive wrestler who shoots takedowns more.
     
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    Shameless Islam plug
     
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