I Don’t See How Ferguson Stops the Takedown

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  1. mkess101

    mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs

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    The thing is, that happened so long ago, Uber didn't even exist yet! Joke's on you!

    And again, that's not the point. I was replying to the ass clown who said the bums that Khabib beat in Russia are better than Tony. Not that Khabib himself is.

    Truthfully, I don't wish I could say the same. I don't have to. The fight is going to happen this time. You can say it won't, but I have faith it will. And we'll see who the best is. If Tony wins, none of his losses from 8+ years ago matter and Khabib's undefeated record goes **poof** and disappears. Everyone will know that Tony is the best LW in the world, maybe ever. But if Khabib wins, you know damn well I'll give him credit and say he's the best. I won't hide, I won't make excuses, I'll be happy I saw the two best fight each other.
     
  2. TRYHARD 2001

    TRYHARD 2001 Silver Belt

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    Can't believe people are actually discussing how this fight's gonna go... y'all know this fight's getting scrapped at the last minute AGAIN!!! Wonder what the over/under is on Khabib's cardboard knee exploding at the weigh-ins?
     
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    TheIconTheSmooth Blue Belt

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    Those weirdos are never satisfied
     
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    I honestly hope the fight happens as well.
     
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    omawho402 Brown Belt

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    Hit the nail on the head with that reply, plus Tony thrives in scrambles and transitions. Tony is a guy you're not going to submit or TKO, he won't go away. Khabib is a decent striker, he won't put Tony in trouble there. I'm leaning towards Tony by decision or TKO from cuts
     
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    Khabib Fan Four Times the Shadow

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    I remember hearing Eddie Bravo saying, back when their third attempt at a match was on the line, that they were not training tdd. They planned on letting Khabib take Tony down and they were going to beat him on the ground.
     
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  7. legedema

    legedema Black Belt

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    funny to see people underestimating Tony ,
    good to hear from Khabibs videos that he doesnt
     
  8. mmadeewana

    mmadeewana Orange Belt

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    Ferguson is dangerous off his back and even standing,didnt he knee RDA in the face when he shot on him? Khabib is a great grappler himself maybe the best at 155. This is a great fight truly unpredictable
     
  9. Al Tair

    Al Tair White Belt

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    Tony will get mounted in the first round..mark my words..he is fairly weak and relies a lot on his opponnts fading.
    Khabib's stocky build is made for guys like tony, who don't carry that much power, khabib will easily control his wrists and his legs, as we have seen him do it to all his oppents.
    If kevin lee can do it...

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  10. quadrunner

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    Like others have said, the fact that tony knows he can’t stop the takedown and isn’t afraid of being taken down is an absolute game changer when fighting Khabib.

    Khabib wears you out by making you expend all of your energy trying to get back to your feet, he also does most of his damage with ground and pound when his opponents are using an arm as a post to try and stand backup.

    If tony goes for a submission instead of trying to get back up, and gets Khabib in his guard where he doesn’t take as much damage but can still threaten with subs and elbows off of his back then Khabib might get discouraged from looking for the TD so consistently. If the fight gets to that point, I expect tony to take over. He won’t be afraid to commit to strikes or try to damage Khabib on the feet, because he won’t be scared to get taken down.

    If Khabib wins, it will be by decision. Meanwhile tony has many different options to win this fight, as well as having as good or even better ( arguably ) cardio than Khabib. That makes this fight very hard to predict.
     
  11. s1ncity

    s1ncity Yellow Belt

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    He doesn't need to
     
  12. X^flottigliaMAS

    X^flottigliaMAS Yellow Belt

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    I see Cucuy winning by superior warrior spirit, refuse to lose, going zombie mode and out-surviving Kabib
     
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    If you really believe it then you’re a fool
     
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  14. Willie

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    Tony is Tony because of his unpredictability and his general crazyness but really, skill wise, there is nothing he could do that Khabib has not already seen. Stop drinking every words of Joe Rogan.
     
  15. Crom Cruach

    Crom Cruach Purple Belt

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    I think Tony, by not giving two fucks about the take-down, will let his hands go early.

    Khabib does not like to stand and bang, he scuttles out as soon as anybody throws heat. Then he re-sets his forward pressure, relying on his opponent being too conservative and too worried about the TD.

    If Tony gets him backing up then there are no take-downs to worry about and it will be a long painful night for Khabib.

    This fight will be decided in the first round and I don't mean either will get a finish I mean the one who implements his game plan will win.

    I'm really stoked for this fight and I'm not hating on Khabib (who is awesome). I just hope Tony is not gone past his sell-by date. He's 35 now. This fight should have happened a few years ago.
     
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  16. kickpuncher

    kickpuncher Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Khabib almost got choked out by Dustin, and Ferguson is much better at the subs than almost everyone Khabib has faced. Not saying Ferguson will win, but I could see Khabib winning the fight with Ferg 6/10 and Ferg would win 4/10 with those wins being submissions for him. If Ferguson can stop the takedown and keep it standing, he also has a greater chance. But I don't see that happening.
     
  17. SiEdmondson

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    this fight better happen is all im saying, possibly the most intriguing fight there has been in years if not ever

    i feel like both men will need to go to hell and back to pull the W out, and i cannot wait to see who makes it out alive (figuratively)
     
  18. William Huggins

    William Huggins Purple Belt

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    Ferguson's Dissociative identity disorder confirmed, not sure how you can tell if all the 11 personalities are good at MMA........ I'm sure 1 of them is just good at cooking, at least.........
     
  19. Azderiel

    Azderiel Purple Belt

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    If a cable can take Tony down Kabib can.
     
  20. Paolo Delutis

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    Tony doesnt have to stop the takedown..thats what khabib wants..khabib does his best work with guys who resist or waste time trying to get back up...thats when he smoothers and beats on you

    Tony will fight off his back and could possibly tire out khabib over 5 rounds ..as khabib becomes less effective wrestling wise over a 25 minute duration ( see Raging AL fight)..Tony has proven hes dangerous every minute of the fight..i dont know if we can say about khabib
     

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