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Has Khabib ever even mentioned Oliveira's name?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by FlyingDeathKick, May 17, 2021.

  1. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    I can't find anything if he has. I've said for a long while he would be the most interesting matchup for Khabib. People were high on Tony but Tony is much easier to control in the grappling. I've heard him say he wouldn't even need his grappling against Chandler, he also mentioned guys like Gaethje well before they fought and called out Conor but in regards to Oliveira it's cricket noises.

    Wouldn't a fight against a high level grappler be interesting for him? No words of congratulations for him becoming the new champion and back when Khabib was champ and Oliveira was knocking on the door for a title shot... Nothing. It's like Khabib is pretending he doesn't exist.
     
  2. Young Calf Kick Blue Belt

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    Khabib 50-43's him

    he's also retired.
     
  3. Murder_KickHC Banned Banned

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    Khabib knows his whole brand entirely relies on being Undefeated on paper (Lost to Tibau but poor judging gave him the nod).
    Losing once would be utterly devastating in his case considering his boring fighting style so cant blame him for running away.
     
  4. weaselkenievil Purple Belt

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    You could have said this bullshit in the other Khabib is scared threads.
     
  5. Dave Poodle Brown Belt

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    Charles wasn't on the radar when Khabib retired but he did talk him up in an interview after he beat Tony.
     
  6. PTSDtreatment Blue Belt

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    A retired fighter not talking about fighting someone? Shocking....
     
  7. TheWave111 Purple Belt

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    Dana said that Khabib was impressed by his performance against Ferguson when discussing his retirement.
    But that's just Dana.
     
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  8. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Losing to a grappler as well would be bad. If he were to get knocked out that wouldn't be so bad. He's supposed to be this legendary grappler though and they claim he has never been submitted even in training. It would hurt his brand big time.
     
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  9. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Yeah you can't trust a word Dana says lol.
     
  10. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    He was busy dominating lw while Charles was getting pounded by Paul Fucking Felder after failing at fw. By the time Charles got good at mma, Khabib was on his way out.
     
  11. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    He doesn't need to now but he could have before. Also why not congratulate the new champ? He mentioned Tony the other day, why not mention Oliveira?
     
  12. Landolorian Banned Banned

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    Do you think Khabib was ducking Oliveira?
     
  13. Deadwing88 Thick as a Brick.

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    Bitter Ferguson fan jumping on another bandwagon..

    Shocking.
     
  14. Dionysian Silver Belt

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    It was "cricket noises" because Charles had Kevin Lee as his single biggest win by the time Khabib retired. And you know that but still made this thread. I love Charles but hate how he's the new Khabib-hater meme. Charles wasn't top echelon and had 0.00% chance of a title shot when Khabib retired, let it go and stop with this bullshit revisionist history.
     
  15. FATM Green Belt

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    Back from your 3 month vacation?
     
  16. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Possibly. I mean you can't really say ducking since Oliveira was at 145 when Khabib was a contender at 155 and Oliveira just worked his way up to a title shot when Khabib retired. I think he certainly doesn't want anything to do with him though.
     
  17. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    I like Ferguson but never thought he had much of a shot against Khabib. Never thought Gaethje did either. I've been saying Oliveira was a bigger threat since before Tony lost to Gaethje.
     
  18. Young Calf Kick Blue Belt

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    Careful now buddy. I smell fighter bashing. Double yellows already on deck. Your trolling ass might be gone pretty soon
     
  19. Steve Fox Purple Belt

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    Khabib will only fight someone on the level of GSP. In terms of legacy there is no one that adds to it for him, why should he stop living comfortably and get back into camps?

    Look at it this way, fighting and defeating Khabib adds to the legacy of any fighter on the roster. There is no one fit to do this for Khabib.
     
  20. Deadwing88 Thick as a Brick.

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    Sure..

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    Backtracking now when Ferguson is on the downturn.. nEvEr He HaD a ChAnCe AgAInSt KhAbIB..

    Oliviera's your next bandwagon to jump on, go ahead.
     

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