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Do you think Tony would have been fearless against Khabib?

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  1. TerraRayzing Little eagle soars again

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    After watching even Justin terrified of the takedown, do you think Tony would have been too?
    I think so. If not at first but after the first takedown, he would definitely be wary because khabib is just something else with his pressure on the ground.
    Has Tony ever been hesitant in any of his lights? I think a little in the fight where he broke his arm but the same was said was justin and I legit thought he would not be wary like all the others.
     
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  2. Herwald Red Belt

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    I legit think Tony has no respect for Khabib. Everyone else just pretended.
     
  3. HuskySamoan Black Belt

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    The way Kevin Lee was able to take Tony down and give him trouble on the mat, I feel like respect or no respect Khabibs bringing his lunch pale, grabbing Tony and beating him up from top position. Tony will tire on bottom carrying Khabibs weight and getting pummeled much faster than Khabib would.
     
  4. Killroy Purple Belt

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    Tony has a better bottom game so he might not have that much of a problem with getting taken down.
    I still think he would have lost but it would have been a better fight.
     
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  5. LFAHFN22 Yellow Belt

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    The thing with Tony is. . . He's a "jack of all trades, master of none" kind of guy. He's really not a high level striker (Gaethje) and he's really not a high level grappler either (Lee). His style points have done something completely unwarranted for his reputation. Khabib beats him quite easily in my opinion.

    Having said that, the threat of the clinch/takedown is so colossal that you'd be an idiot to not be apprehensive of it. You're ultimately asking whether Tony is an idiot.
     
  6. Mr.Maelstrom Random Flex Belt

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    I don't think he'd have been fearless

    I fear he'd have been thoughtless



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  7. vivi Blue Belt

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    Part delusional, part stupid, part brave. Completely fearless.
     
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  8. pick999 Gold Belt

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    He wouldn't get choked out like justin did.
     
  9. Xoleth Brown Belt

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    Yes, I do
    Also, Tony has an amazing bottom game
    I would credit Khabib with the first chance, but I think Tony would do better against him than any other LW.
     
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  10. shoorik1987 Black Belt

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    He would get pounded into Bolivia
     
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  11. surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Why?
     
  12. Rajon Rondo Can you even see my profile picture? Banned

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    Also Lee escaped a triangle and got full mount
     
  13. Peli Silver Belt

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    Yes, it would have been fearless, but it wouldn't have mattered.
     
  14. Beherit Banned Banned

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    where was his bottom game against castillo ? where ?
     
  15. Beherit Banned Banned

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    tony's ground game is so overestimated, any one watch his fight against castillo knows what's up
     
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  16. Noraaq Brown Belt

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    He’d get destroyed. Tony’s grappling is overrated
     
  17. BigDramaShow26 Brown Belt

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    Tony probably would have tried a weird scramble and given up his back immediately.
     
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  18. Slapchoppin Black Belt

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    Tony is crazy so yeah i think no matter who he fights he'd have no fear

    in a mentally ill kinda way and not a badass kinda way
     
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  19. Xoleth Brown Belt

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    He fought Castillo in 2014.
    Years ago
    It's like me asking "where were Khabib's takedowns when he fought Tibau, the guy Tony subbed in the 1st"
     
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  20. Beherit Banned Banned

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    the difference is that tibau doesn't fight near as tony, while khabib is a castillo ten times better.
     

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