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How is Khabib like other guys Mcgregor has faced?

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  1. flowoftruth

    flowoftruth Purple Belt

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    Conor past opponents have been wild brawlers for the most part , when they're hit they fall back to their striking. Now we're talking about a grappling world champion, a master of freestyle wrestling, judo, combat sambo. Dangerous with the takedown and a murderer when he gets you there. There's nobody as devastating as him on the ground.

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    Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    Both never faced guys like the other.
     
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  3. notori0us1

    notori0us1 Banned Banned

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    El Cucuy beats both guys on the same night.
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  4. Guard

    Guard Be Real

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    Even as a Khabib fan I would never bet against Conor lol. His timing and distance control is amazing and you can't fault his dedication, dude went 10 rounds with arguably the best boxer of this generation. Still think Khabib wins but its closer than people think.
     
  5. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    How is Khabib like other guys Mcgregor has faced?

    Has anyone ever said that he is? Khabib is super unique, and a beast of a fighter/grappler.

    Everyone knows that, that's why everyone wants to see this fight.
     
  6. accolyte1022

    accolyte1022 Go to the body

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  7. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Khabib's a sloppy striker himself, isn't he? (I'm being rhetorical; Of course he is.) His chances of lasting more than a couple rounds if the fight stays standing are pretty slim.
     
  8. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    Not this argument again.

    The only reason McGregor "went" 10 rounds is because Mayweather let him. He knew McGregor would punch himself out, so he waited until McGregor gassed to then get his first TKO win in almost a decade at 40 years old with no training and being on a shit diet for the fight.
     
  9. Will Da Beeste

    Will Da Beeste Blue Belt

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    The weight of the UFC promotion is against him, as with all of Conor's opponents. Most of them folded under the pressure (the exception being Diaz) . It was a huge factor with Aldo.

    Both guys have a decent chance of winning, if they ever actually fight.
     
  10. so creamy

    so creamy Banned Banned

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    You don't think Masvidal, Holloway, GSP, or Nick Diaz could've gone 10 rounds with a 41 year old Floyd?
     
  11. Mo8_98

    Mo8_98 Brown Belt

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    Just like Stipe had never faced a guy as good as DC, the same goes for Conor. Khabib is better at every aspect of the sport except punching heads, and once Khabib has a round of mauling done, Conor's arms will be done as well, so there goes that.

    the only thing Conor has going for him is landing this power shot on khabib and knocking him out early. Will Khabib give him that chance? that's the only question I have for this fight.
     
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    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    Hands up and charging at his opponent is NOT how Mayweather boxes. It was clear from the first round he was carrying Conor to give the fans a show. Sorry, but that's just the reality of it.
     
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    Mo8_98 Brown Belt

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    Mayweather carried him. Anyone who has watched boxing for longer than 5 fights can see when a fighter is being carried. He didn't want to end it early because people paid money for that shit.

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    look at that shit. he's playing patty-cake with Conor's punches.

    and then, Mayweather had enough and he started throwing power shots:
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    nothing but pure straight rights.

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    look at that shit. Mayweather three a total of 28 punches in the first 3 rounds. he threw 31 in the 4th alone.
    meanwhile Conor threw 115 punches in the first 3 rounds.

    you'd have to be blind not to see Mayweather carrying McGregor through that fight. Conor was gassed by the 4th as usual and mayweather was walking him down and throwing single punches.
     
  14. Breaking

    Breaking One shall stand, and one shall fall.

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    Mendes is the closest comparison.

    And everything that Mendes did well against Conor, Khabib will do 10X better.

    Can Conor do to Khabib what he did to Mendes?

    Maybe. But he’ll have none of the advantages against Khabib that he had over Mendes.

    1. Khabib will have a full Camp and he’ll probably (hopefully) be healthy.

    2. Mendes is much smaller than Khabib.

    3. Mendes has a 66 inch reach compared to Khabib’s 70 inches, and Conor’s 74 inches.

    4. Mendes is not the absolute Smeshing Machine that Khabib is...Khabib will really maul the shit out of Conor if he has top control for a whole round.

    Mendes is a great athlete:

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    But Khabib is...

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  15. clift

    clift Black Belt

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    Exactly. Mayweather knew if he fought him early on he had a gigantic chance of getting knocked out. He played the smart game by letting Conor throw punches early and play a defensive game until he felt less pop on the punches Conor threw. Once fatigue set in on Conors part, he jumped on the opportunity and got the TKO. That's how Mayweather fought because it was the smartest way to win. He never intended on getting hit and he never intended to fight right away. He fought a smart game plan and it paid off for him. He knew just like everyone else that if he engaged right away he stood a good chance of getting his clock cleaned.

    And to answer a previous post... no I don't think GSP Nate or any other fighter could have provided the punching power to get Mayweather to respect their punches that early. Had he fought an endurance guy who's looking to outpoint him he would have walked out there and dismantled him immediately.
     
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  16. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    That fight was literally the exact opposite of how he fights.
     
  17. rurouni

    rurouni Black Belt

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    needs to bring in bethe to the camp[​IMG]
     
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  18. fedoriswar37

    fedoriswar37 Brown Belt

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    He's not. 1) hes very grounded I.E conors mind games wont work 2) hes nothing like Mendes as far as grappling goes. 3) he cant strike very well.
     
  19. MescalineDreams

    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

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    It's weird because those In the boxing realm / community mostly feel differently. Conor did well early on and he was a bit of a threat. Floyd took his time, felt him out, sniped the body, allowed him to burn out his energy, punch himself out, at which point he turned It on and took control of the fight when his power was deemed no longer a threat.

    Early on, however small..It was still a threat and Floyd played It safe, as he often does.

    I don't know If I'd call that "being carried" that seems to be more a narrative amongst MMA fans than anything. It seemed more like an excellent strategy on Floyd's part to drag him Into deep water.

    Regardless of what any of our personal opinions are, the reality Is..majority of the pro boxers In attendance, all of the boxing analysts and minds gave him a great deal of credit for his performance. Which at the end of the day Is all that really matters.

    Everything else Is just opinions drawn up by people who are just seeking to validate their own biases.
     
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  20. ripsta619

    ripsta619 Green Belt

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    Her vert is amazing. There is no cord laying on the floor she couldn't clear. Damn near Olympic caliber.
     

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