I Don’t See How Ferguson Stops the Takedown

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  1. Gabe

    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Great fight that should have happened years ago but I don’t get the logic behind people seeing Tony winning. I don’t think he stops the takedowns at all and will just look like another typical Khabib victory. People who are picking Ferguson, what are his routes of winning other than something unexpected?
     
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    NY stops the fight for a cut
    Uncle Dana greases the wheels
     
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    He won’t stop the takedowns

    but he fights off his back much better than everyone else khabib has fought and won’t go back whimpering to his corner after getting mauled for a round
     
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    Lee took Ferg down at will even in the third round and Lee couldn't even outwrestle RDA.
     
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    Well, some people expect Tony to do something from his back - i've heard people say he's super dangerous from there and i've heard others say that he's not as dangerous from there as some make it out to be. Personally i really don't know how dangerous he's from there exactly, but considering what an instinctive and slick guy Ferguson is, his submission skills might come in handy in this fight.
     
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    Mr Warmth Don Rickles Double Yellow Card

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    He won't stop the TD, he will welcome it with open elbows
     
  7. ReggieF

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    Khabib beat cans in Dagestan MMA and Sambo that were more accomplished and skilled off their back than Ferguson. He is an amateur in comparison to Khabib.
     
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    Not sure anyone at LW can consistently stop the takedown. I think people are banking on tony being literally crazy af and too stupid to get discouraged and highly likely to throw crazy sub attempts off his back. We saw poirier get in pretty deep, gives ferg a good chance to atleast threaten a few subs.

    Interesting part is IF tony manages to get khabib weary of the sub attempts will the fight stay standing and make khabib adjust.

    These guys are easily the 12 best LW's in the world that's what makes this fight so intriguing.
     
  9. Kono dio da!

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    -Threatening the d'arce.
    -forward pressure backing him against the cage just makes the fight look a little bit different.
    I'll root for Tony but pick khabib
     
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    Tony won the biggest fight of his career off his back with a triangle.
     
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    Well, he won’t
     
  13. mkess101

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    Like who in Dagestan? What guys were better off their back then than Tony is now? Or had his cardio or ability to open cuts with a small amount of space?

    LMAO that some scrub he beat in a Sambo match 12 years ago is Tony's level.

    Trolls don't really try anymore huh?
     
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    Love Tony but this should be a very easy match for Khabib
     
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    Edgy said the same thing, so we have to assume he'll work from his back and get subs or elbow khabib.
     
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    Against who?
     
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    Only guy who can beat Khabib is GSP.
     
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    Those guys have been wrestling and grappling since they were kids while Tony was getting choked out by a guy named Jamie Toney
     
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    He doesn’t need to, he can carve khabib up from his back with elbows.
     
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    He won't, and I'm sure he knows that.

    His best bet is to take as little damage as possible and wear Khabib out during the first couple of rounds, and then turn it up. Khabib takes at least one round off in a 5-rounder, and Tony is probably counting on it.
     
  21. Tony wins via having better condition
     
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