Gregor is Khabib’s toughest matchup.

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  1. RudimarChute

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    This dudes MMA wrestling is extremely legit possibly better than Khabibs. Gregor has to be the toughest stylistic matchup for Khabib at 155. I’d say Askren, Gregor, Cormier and Khabib have the best wrestling in MMA right now.

    Who you think takes this fight?
     
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    Khabib by triangle.
     
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    khABOB VIA AHAMDULLILAH
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Huh?
    How about Gregor tries to apply his wrestling on someone from top 30 first?
    Because it did not happen yet....
     
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    Interesting matchup. Gregor has the cardio and wrestling to make it interesting. I don’t think most would say he is Khabib’s wrestling equal, but his cardio and a good gameplan might make for an interesting bout.
     
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    Don't think so and we haven't seen enough of him to even assess anything .
    Tony is the most dangerous match in lightweight hands down .
     
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    Yeah, he seems humble and said as much at one of the post-fight interviews.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Not close to being Khabib's wrestling equal.

    For all we know, maybe Khabilov is better wrestler than him
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    That's cool. He seems to be overrated now. Overrated in terms of ranking.
    He built a nice winning streak, but the opposition is not on the level.
     
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    He does seem pretty impressive.

    His wrestling background is borderline-Olympic level and he starched every opponent in the UFC.

    Hard to make a reasonable guess at how he'd do against Khabib.

    My hope is that Khabib's expertise in submission grappling will give him the edge in grappling exchanges (as opposed to Gregor's total wrestling style).

    Seeing things like rolling knee-bars and standing kimuras would be great and could give Khabib the edge against Gregor.
     
  12. flowoftruth

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    Where do you get the data about cardio when he's never been 5 rounds before?. + If we talk pure wrestling gregor is superior but khabib's got a more complete grappling game. Even if gregor can take Khabib down i dont think its gonna be nice time for him
     
  13. Sterling

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    It's too early to say that, but I do agree I suppose. He's going to give anyone problems
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Why do you say that? Sure he's an Division I All American, but what else? Anything outstanding?
     
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    He needs to beat somebody relevant firstly. I like him, but he has fought guys who can't grapple.
     
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    Strictly basing this off his wikipedia page

     
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    It amazes me how people can be so confident in a dude that hasn't beaten anybody yet.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    OK, he made some records in his univercity.

    Seriously, I'm not sure what qualifies a wrestler as "borderline Olympic". I'm sure that had he come to Olympic trials, he would've been accepted. But so would most of Division I wreslters, wouldn't they?

    Do you consider Weidman borderline Olympic? Jared Rosholt ? Blaydes? Brock?
     
  19. RudimarChute

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    Once you learn about MMA you will be able to notice these things.
     
  20. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    LOL thanks for a good laugh, "MMA expert".
    Even if you sit anoth 12 years on sherdog, your undeveloped IQ won't let you know anything substantial about MMA, just like you don't know anything now.
     
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