Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Steven_Universe, Jun 12, 2019.
It would mean that he won
LOL most delusional, idealistic statement ever. Clearly people would say Khabib sucks, was never good, and that GSP was ducking 170 if that fight actually took place. The GOAT debate will never end and people will always find bs things to nitpick.
Who said he is faded?
Well, they’ll look like idiots. There would be no denying GSP is the GOAT imo..
I like Khabib but he has little chance against GSP
That's kinda retarded. He's already accomplished something GSP hasn't: Staying undefeated. I could kinda understand it if you said to go up to WW and win that belt, but to have to beat him twice and once in a weightclass two classes above his is dumb.
Right but when would this fight happen? If the fight happened in 2 years, GSP would be 40 at the time.
I see this happening in late 2020 at the earliest, if Khabib plans on fighting Poirier and then Ferguson. So I'm sorry, GSP would be 39.5 at that point. That 6 months makes all the difference in the world.
There's no way Khabib fights GSP after Poirier. Unless Tony loses, he will need to fight Tony next.
So you're talking Fall of 2020 as the earliest time they could fight. GSP will be 39.5 at that point in time. That's pretty close to 40. You're splitting hairs.
GSP and Jones are the only real candidates for GOAT as it is. Anyone suggesting anything else is delusional (btw GOAT discussions are as pointless as P4P rankings and should not be taken seriously)
Imagine this was conor everybody would be saying he was the GOAT if won.
I think if GSP beat a top ranked Lightweight first before losing (Khabib, Poirier, or Ferguson), then it would mean a great deal. If he didn't, then of course people would complain that the weight cut combined with his age was too hard on him, no matter how well he performed before he lost.
Tony loses? You mean Khabib?
What you say makes sense but that doesn't mean it's true. There's A LOT of money in Khabib v GSP - much more than vs. Tony - plus both of them obviously really want it to happen. I argued with a lot of people on here that Conor v Floyd would happen for the same reasons. So it would be shocking but not surprising if the ufc somehow booked this fight between Dec/Jan & July next year, which makes him 38/39.
No, I honestly don't even think it would change that many people's minds, unfortunately.
As you say, this fight will most likely not happen.
GSP is 38, and the division is a bit clogged right now. He would be 39, nearing 40 before this fight could realistically materialize. At that point, I'm not sure he would even want it even if offered for him. GSP is extremely careful about his career choices.
Of course it means something. Exactly how much it means is debatable
Khabib should fight his childhood hero Jon Jones instead.
Khabib just looking for a legend to go out on, and ideally a large payday. Wouldn't really add anything to his legacy.
“Changing of the guard”
Maybe not in the minds of some fans now. But when people look back or read the history book I think it would.
I have no problem admitting that Khabib is the better grappler than GSP but the striking ultimately made GSP the better fighter overall. Although GSP didn't get into many battles to show his striking he had one of the best lead hands in MMA, always did excellent work with it.
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