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Is It Easier To Defend Khabibs Takedowns or Conors Hands?

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  1. Bubba32

    Bubba32 Purple Belt

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    this will probably determine who wins.

    Historically the wrestler became obsolete against the sprawl and brawl fighter but for some reason this khabib guy seems to be unstoppable.
     
  2. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Someone will probably post the picture of Conor being choked out in this thread
     
  3. Rear Nakey

    Rear Nakey Green Belt

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    Khabib went 0 for 13 takedown attempts in the UFC. Conor has never missed 13 punches in a row. Case closed, end thread.
     
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  4. TinkleMan

    TinkleMan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    *Conors HAND u mean
     
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  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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  6. Dionysian

    Dionysian Silver Belt

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    Only in an alternate history.
    FW and MW currently have sprawl and brawler champs if you want to use that phrase. Every other division has a wrestling/grappling based fighter as the champ.
     
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  7. BeerCityBandit

    BeerCityBandit Founding member of the Beer City Fight Club

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    Yeah, to say wrestlers are obsolete is just a blatantly ignorant claim. Look at Covington. Can't strike for shit, but he managed to win his last two fights based mostly off toughness and pressure fighting using his wrestling.
     
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  8. fortheo

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    Nate diaz closed the distance and walked Conor into the clinch simply by employing a high guard.
     
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  9. Homervanderjaz

    Homervanderjaz Green Belt

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    In one fight?
     
  10. Clocop

    Clocop Blue Belt

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    Ragin' Al stuffed him alright.
    They're both great fighters but it's fair to say that, at this point, they're both highly over-rated.
     
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  11. YellowBanenoo

    YellowBanenoo Red Belt

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    Conor adjusted and started throwing body shots, which consequently turned the fight around. It's something Khabib can utilize in the later rounds though.
     
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  12. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

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    It worked for Diaz in both fights multiple times. Diaz definitely ate his share of body shots, though. I think Khabib will be willing to eat some body shots just to get his hands on conor. If conor plants his feet for hooks to the body and khabib is walking forward with the high guard, then conor is already in clinching range for khabib.
     
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  13. YellowBanenoo

    YellowBanenoo Red Belt

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    Or Khabib eats a clean liver shot and collapses. I doubt Conor would miss the sweet opportunity after going through the extensive boxing training. Khabib better works on his footstep and faint, if he are to use it from the very beginning.
     
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  14. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

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    Possible. Didn't land one in 7 rounds against diaz's soft body, though. Hasn't really landed one in his whole career as far as I can recall. It's not something I'd bet money on, but it's possible.
     
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    Kind of a nonsense comparison..
     
  16. iWas

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    I’m really curious to see how much Conor’s hands has developed after Mayweather. He was nowhere near his level ofc but thinking about how far ahead his striking was before the boxing fight it’s a interesting dark horse for the future.
     
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  17. YellowBanenoo

    YellowBanenoo Red Belt

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    He surely did.

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    He got that nutshot too, so khabib better be careful
     
  18. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

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    If those were liver shots, then nate and floyd would have shut down.
     
  19. YellowBanenoo

    YellowBanenoo Red Belt

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    I'm only saying he has thrown body shots more than you might think. With the polished boxing, Conor definitely has a good chance at landing some good body shots.
     
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    the other question is ; will Conor be scared of the TD and change his game
     

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