If Conor knocks out Khabib in the 1st round, and then retires...

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  1. SaintSoldier

    SaintSoldier Brown Belt

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    What would be your opinion of his legacy? Enough to make him a top 2 GOAT at lightweight?
     
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    Mysterio Banned Banned

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    The only way he could beat Khabib is an early KO... that's literally his only chance.

    He's lost several fights already, to cans and gatekeepers, never defended a title.

    Showed some impressive striking in his career, but never proved to be a well rounded or well conditioned fighter, or a fighter that would stick around and defend a title in a hungry division. He wouldn't be overly discussed if it weren't for his out of ring antics.

    When you think about how amazing the title defense runs of Jones, GSP and Anderson are in comparison, where they just had to fight whoever the UFC put in front of them, month in and month out, you just know how for real they actually were compared this era of smokescreen snake oil salesman bullshit.

    That said, he had some good wins and probably would be somewhere in the bottom of the top 50 all time.
     
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  3. Coexist

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    please make it stop
     
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    UFC178 Banned Banned

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    I just wanna see this damn fight already so we don't have to hear about these different hypothetical scenarios anymore.

    But, if he did KO Khabib in 1 and then retired, I'd consider him top 20 all time greats. Maybe top 10. Only thing stopping him from being top 5, is a title defense.
     
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  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Depends on his PPV sales.

    If he breaks the UFC PPV record while doing so then hey's UFC GOAT among fighters. If not then his GOAT status is suspect. MMA is first and foremost a business so the fighter who makes the most money is the GOAT.
     
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    AJ Garcia Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

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    Wouldn’t he already be the goat, tho? He’s made more money then any other ufc fighter. Champ champ/goat goat
     
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  7. Yari

    Yari ななせまる

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    Don't worry. He'll fight Nate 5 more times before he retires.
     
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    This fight really brings out the greatest moments on Sherdog.
     
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    How many fights in 155?
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    He's already GOAT in my book, but he has many doubters so I'm willing to take a step back.
     
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    McGregor vs Diaz VII - This time it's personal!
     
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    The title made it so obvious it was yet another GOAT thread..

    What is it with you tards and your weird obsession with GOAT talk?
     
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    Yeah, doing what nobody has done(2 Div. UFC Champion simultaneously) before you... Is nothing special!! Nobody was holding his hand, when he KO'd a GOAT, in a Title fight, in 13 seconds!! And nobody was holding his hand when he absolutely destroyed 1 of the greatest LW's in MMA history!!

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    top 5 if he beats khabib.
     

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