1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

Media Drew Dober: Islam Makhachev is not a risk taker like Khabib; kinda plays it safe

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Peli, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Peli Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    23,574
    [​IMG]


    I have to agree with Dober. Leon Edwards has the same problem. These guys don't really go for it. I understand their view somewhat too. Why accrue the risk of more damage when you don't have to? But that doesn't get you paid or get you to the title fights as fast
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2021
  2. flowoftruth Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    4,070
    Likes Received:
    2,686
    he got the finish though hey
     
  3. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    13,172
    Likes Received:
    21,845
    Well, it's really more of a compliment to Khabib than anything else.
     
  4. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Red Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    8,761
    Likes Received:
    10,236
    That's his personality, I don't think he can just change and be like Khabib

    Khabib has a crazy streak like all of the great fighters

    [​IMG]
     
  5. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    2,473
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Yeah Khabib is very offensive minded. If you're not actively passing, attacking, etc then you're a step behind.

    I respect that mindset. Still, I think Islam has the smarter style for his longevity as a fighter. He isn't a terminator like Khabib.
     
  6. King Joffery Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2015
    Messages:
    5,224
    Likes Received:
    929
    Was Khabib really a risk taker? Never tried his hand at 170 and was a bit of a pullout merchant and before his winning the title he won a lot by decision.
     
  7. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    2,473
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Because he wasn't playing it safe
     
  8. Area809 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    6,776
    Likes Received:
    714
    He’s referring to fighting style. Khabib definitely took risks in the cage. Just because he has a grappling heavy game doesn’t mean he’s not taking risks. Just because he wins decisions, doesn’t mean he’s not taking risks.
     
  9. JustOnce Always learning

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    13,710
    Likes Received:
    7,541
    Khabib is the risk taker? Is this guy delusional or something?
     
    ASKRENSPIN likes this.
  10. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

    Joined:
    May 10, 2018
    Messages:
    17,521
    Likes Received:
    21,077
    Yeah Islam always looks like he's slightly distant in his head imo. Dreaming of horses no doubt.
     
  11. Krimzon Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    3,447
    Likes Received:
    1,011
    playing it safe wins fights, see Mayweather, GSP, Hendricks.

    see every dude panic wrestling when they get hit.

    Hate the game.
     
    Still Holdin, Volador and Peli like this.
  12. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

    Joined:
    May 30, 2019
    Messages:
    26,336
    Likes Received:
    49,732
    He went to his back from mount with a triangle with Gaethje.
     
  13. Sneed&Feed White Belt

    Joined:
    May 28, 2021
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    170
    Islam has the weight of Khabib's well deserved hype on his shoulders. He can't afford to take risks by fighting in a stupid manner. Every single move he does in a fight is going to get scrutinized and criticized, everyone expects near perfect performances out of him.
     
  14. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    2,473
    Location:
    New Orleans
    He's 100% correct. Khabib is extremely offensive minded and will give up positions that ge can easily ride out in favor of positions where he can attack.

    He won't do stupid shit, of course . However, Khabib will always act in favor of the offensive option. Always move forward. Always throw GnP. Always threaten the sub. Always threaten the takedown. Etc
     
  15. kingmob6 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Messages:
    3,914
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    nice try...he was 11-0 at WW
     
  16. JustOnce Always learning

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    13,710
    Likes Received:
    7,541
    Oh boy quite delusional, jeez.
     
  17. Peli Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2020
    Messages:
    14,209
    Likes Received:
    23,574
    are there any fighters you actually like? every post I see from you is shitting on another fighter lol.
     
  18. AldoStillGoat Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2016
    Messages:
    586
    Likes Received:
    611
    Khabib has the better chin but I think Islam is more technical

    he takes less risks because he has to ... one shot and he’s out of title contention... whereas khabib can afford to take more risks with his round head
     
  19. JustOnce Always learning

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    13,710
    Likes Received:
    7,541
    I like Islam. Khabib isn't so bad. But calling Khabib a risk taker is pretty delusional.
     
    Felsh likes this.
  20. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    14,091
    Likes Received:
    2,473
    Location:
    New Orleans
    No counter argument. Just hate from you, per usual. It must get old being bitter about every mainstream fighter
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.