I am 100% convinced, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest fighter to ever fight in the UFC

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  1. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    I've noticed there is an apparent myth among these forums that his striking is very poor.

    This is not true. Looking at his fight statistics, he has soundly outstruck on the feet every single one of his opponents (including Rafael Dos Anjos, who he outstruck very soundly on the feet and Michael Johnson).

    Yes, he outlanded Michael Johnson on the feet according to the fight stats. But Michael Johnson landed the hardest punch.

    But I do think people should be very careful on underestimating Khabib's striking. He has outstruck every out everyone he has fought statistically on the feet. This is a common myth among Sherdog that his striking is poor, but I believe it is not just based on these stats. A lot of his good strikes do not get noticed.

    I do not think we have seen a fighter with such ferocity, such strength, and such exceptional wrestling ability. His ground and pound is more aggressive than any fighter I have seen, like Fedor or Lesnar.

    His chin is tested and strong. He is a monster for his divsion.

    I think we have found the best fighter of all time, in my opinion.

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  2. DevilsLettuce

    DevilsLettuce is a bit of a douchebag Banned

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    The bear agrees.
     
  3. phunky

    phunky Standing above all others Double Yellow Card

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    You are wrong

    after Anderson Silva, Jon jones is the best fighter that ever fought in UFC
     
  4. thechoice2

    thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    If Khabib's dad had your faith he wouldn't be ducking Aldo on his son's behalf
     
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  5. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Yup. Wins over Darrell Horcher and Michael Johnson in the last 2.5 years clearly exemplifies that.
     
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    Watch the Tibau fight

    best case for Khabib is being known as the gureatest gurappler in UFC history. Dont think his overall game will be good enough to be in GOAT talks but he could claim LW title with how dominant his takedowns, chaining, transitions, relenteless and top game are
     
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  8. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    You must remember, this was before USADA. And Tibau is a steroid abuser who was caught. This is very well known.

    No one outgrappled Tibau in this time when he was using steroids.
     
  9. Fallout King

    Fallout King Banned Banned

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    Grappler yeah. Fighter no. His overall striking is subpar but his wrestling and chin make up for it
     
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    LordFarthing Green Belt

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    Cody is undefeated and more proven than Khabib. If anyone is the future GOAT, its him.
     
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    Nevertheless Tibau wasn't exactly a world-beater at the time.
     
  12. Weuylf

    Weuylf Life is Hard

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    Well you don't need a lot of convincing then.
     
  13. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    But his take down defense rate was over 90%. Very much because of the steroids.
     
  14. Gervinho

    Gervinho Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Some guy asked me about khabib and if he is good as he heard he will fight Conor. Described him as the best grappler ever fought in the ufc. I think thats the best describtion
     
  15. SuBB

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    Khabib rapes bears
     
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  16. snakedafunky

    snakedafunky Red Belt

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    You think p4p a 205 Khabib would beat Jones? I don't see it.
     
  17. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    Hes a lightweight and wrestles with Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez as his main training partners.

    This is crazy. If he was a natural 205lbs, I can only imagine he will be a nightmare for Jon Jones. More dangerous than Cormier.
     
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    I don't see it, and I think a counter-striker with good footwork will eat him up.
     
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  19. KORMAN

    KORMAN The Dominator - Killashaw - Khabib time

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    That's one aggressive and hyperactive sounding Russian.
     
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    Ube Bibingka Belt

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    Nope it's Conor.
     
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