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For the love of god give Khabib the title shot, not Tony Ferguson

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  1. Gabkicks Blue Belt

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    Since this is the big question now,

    who will fight Alvarez? Khabib or Ferguson? Its one of the two.

    We can't risk seeing Khabib injured or out of action again

    if theres any time for him to fight for the title, its now

    he was supposed to fight Pettis a few years ago before he was injured, so give the man the title shot he earned lon ago

    Ferguson almost got KOd in his last fight

    Let Khabib have his shot at the title while hes healthy.
     
  2. yookfarb Red Belt

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    Why? So he can hold up the division for 3 years... interim belts ftw lol
     
  3. InsideLegKick Blue Belt

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    I agree. There aren't nearly enough champions getting hurt and holding up a division for 2 years...
     
  4. hardcoreBE Brown Belt

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    No, Ferguson deserves the shot.
     
  5. Gabkicks Blue Belt

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    Stop buying into the myths

    Khabib is only 27 years old,

    yet hes fought 23 times in MMA, competed several times in world sambo tournaments and BJJ tournaments

    that makes him more active than most people in his division

    Its rare to have that many fights at the age of 27

    Khabib has just had a bad couple years, but the guy is extremely active for a 27 year old, overall.

    He fought more than Tony Ferguson in his lifetime and he hes 5 yrs younger
     
  6. NoContest Brown Belt

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    That doesn't make any sense, man.

    You're saying we should give him a title shot because he's healthy now and we can't risk him getting injured.

    But pointing out that he'd keep the title on hold because of injury is "buying into the myths".

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    Has one fight in two years--->myth

    Sherdog logic.
     
  9. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    That's because not everyone has a bunch of fights just to pad their record.
     
  10. Drofrah Green Belt

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    Id like to see him go at it. If that isn't the case I would be happy to see either get the shot. I have enjoyed watching Ferguson and i believe that Khabib will win it if he gets the shot
     
  11. chinarice Steel Belt

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    In your mind, it makes sense for the #2 contender to get the shot over the #1 contender, knowing said #2 contender is made of glass and injured all the time?

    You want that guy to possibly be champ? Just so a rematch doesn't happen?

    Khabib didn't look great against the last guy he fought.

    "While he is healthy" can change in a second so that is a silly reason to give him a shot.

    Ferguson deserves it over Khabib. End of story.
     
  12. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Ferguson can fight for the interim title when Khabib sits out for a year.
     
  13. tithas Brown Belt

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    No. Khabib has had a single fight in the past decade.
     
  14. tithas Brown Belt

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    So once he stopped fighting Russian cans he got hurt more
     
  15. Tormund Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I don't buy that Khabib is still fragile and injury prone, same for Cain & Dom. Cain had surgery on his back and now he's throwing spinning heel kicks, Cruz is 2 5 round fights removed from injury and there's nothing to suggest he'll be injured again soon. Todays medicine and surgeries are better than ever, you just need to be intelligent and not push yourself too hard too fast.
     
  16. randompunch Green Belt

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    No.. the guy fought one guy since 2014 and it was at a catch weight. At least fight get one top ten win I could agree but the guy has been too inactive.
     
  17. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    McGregor vs Diaz W vs Alvarez

    RDA vs Barboza*

    Khabib vs Ferguson*

    *More impressive winner gets the next shot
     
  18. Michael Wetzel Orange Belt

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    Khabib has only fought once in the last 2 years against a nobody. If Nate beats Conor again give him the shot (he isn't the most deserving but would draw more interest). If Nate loses give it to Ferguson. Put Khabib in a title eliminator against Ferguson or Barbosa.
     
  19. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    I think it should be given to the best fighter which IMO is Khabib. Sure he was out for a while but Cain was given title shot after title shot and pulled out. He even lost after returning and gets ANOTHER TITLE SHOT. Now it seems after his last win he's getting yet ANOTHER title shot. If he is always injured then give him the title shot then Ferguson can take his place since he's for sure getting injured.
     
  20. Gabkicks Blue Belt

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    The guy is 23-0 and destroyed his last opponent after a 2 year lay off, and destroyed the former champ and he earned his shot long time ago but never got it.

    Its only fair to give it to him. He probably is the best LW in the world. Let Tony Ferguson and others test themselves against Khabib when Khabib is champ, and not the other way around.

    Either way, I think Ferguson and Khabib both beat Alvarez
     

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