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FANTASY MATCH UP: Singleness of Purpose late 2016 Conor vs Father's Plan Late 2020 Khabib?

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  1. CasualMMAfanSince2010 Green Belt

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    Both fighters in their absolute prime, Conor pre-whiskey eyed on double champ status, light on feet in an out karate stance, precise and accurate vs the khabib that destroyed gaethje after his father's passing.

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    This fight is the superfight we never had. In my opinion it rivals the gsp vs anderson fantasy fight. I lean towards khabib getting it done by RNC early 4th round.
     
  2. Amm White Belt

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    Even in mcgregors prime, khabib wont magically turn into a manlet giving mcgregor the size advantage. Same outcome.
     
  3. MrCoffee Brotherhood of Shitty Arguments.

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    Conor by TKO.

    I'm not invested in either fighter, and expect shitty arguments.
     
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  4. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Khabib wins.

    He won't gas. He will take Conor down like Chad did repeatedly. He will hold position over submission and not go for a stupid sub.

    Conor would still gas. Is still a front runner. Would still tap.
     
  5. CasualMMAfanSince2010 Green Belt

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    Okay then laquinta Khabib vs prime Conor? Is there any Conor that beats any version of a top 10 ranked Khabib?
     
  6. XThe GreatestX Silver Belt

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    while conor seems to have gotten worse over time

    it’s sorta hard to pick him just based on khabib’s grappling advantage

    but i do agree that conor post the mayweather fight got so much worse to the point of it being kinda shocking

    totally has gotten away from what made him effective

    now it’s all flat footed singular shots. mostly gotten away from the body attack particularly his teeps.
     
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  7. BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    There is probably no point in their respective career arcs where Conor beats Khabib. Conor on his best night vs Khabib in his debut? Mayyybe. But I wouldn’t count on that even.
     
  8. tramendous Silver Belt

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    No
     
  9. sapporo ichiban Black Belt

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    Conor sneaking in with his dolly against a bed ridden tiramisu Khabib, maybe, just maybe has a shot.
     
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  10. Kung Fu Kowboy Winning until he lost 2021 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Conor that sparked Also vs Khabib that might have lost to Tibau .... Might be near even money...
     
  11. TripTictonic Brown Belt

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    Nate Diaz ate that Conor you’re talking about on short notice straight off a bender in Cabo. Conor’s performance against Eddie in 2016 was top notch no doubt, and he was definitely an elite LW, but late career 2018-2020 Khabib wrecks any version of Conor. Current Gaethje and Poirier have a great chance against that Conor too. Prime 2016 Ferguson has a good shot too. Maybe Conor puts his lights out early, but if he doesn’t, Tony does bad things to him. Not many other LWs I’d pick over that Conor though.
     
  12. vry pwrful Green Belt

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    Khabib finishes Conor with 1 day notice
     
  13. TripTictonic Brown Belt

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    The Khabib that first got to the UFC (ex. Tibau fight) was definitely green compared to his late career championship-run self. That version of Khabib vs prime Conor is Conor’s best shot at winning.
     
  14. laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    Khabib is leaps and bounds better than Conor. And on top of that, he's a stylistic nightmare for Conor. In other words, no version of Conor should be favored over any version of Khabib.

    FYI, "single purpose Conor" is pure nonsense.
     
  15. TempleoftheDog Black Belt

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    Fuck this fantasy bullshit. At no point in real time when they were both in the UFC does Conor ever have a chance of beating Khabib. All this “prime” talk is for losers.
     

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