Just another McG/Khabib prediction thread

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  1. TemDee

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    Just mentioned this in another thread, but here's my general take on the fight.

    I think Mcgregor comes out strong, demanding the center of the octagon. Khabib will challenge him to step back, but instead, Mcgregor will plant and throw without the hesitation shown by Khabib's previous opponents. If and most likely when Khabib uses this to secure the take down, Mcgregor won't try and scramble. He'll accept the take down, secure the upper body, and try and leg lock one of Khabib's legs for the stall from guard. He's just going to waste stamina and lose position if he tries to scramble, so it's better just to give up the round and wait for either the stand up from the ref or the bell.

    Overall I think Khabib takes this, but I don't expect it to be the savage ground and pound beating most of his fans think it will be. If it goes the way I think the fight does McG will proceed to say Khabib fought like a pussy and his fans will be satisfied with that.
     
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    If Conor gets taken down with more than 30 seconds on the clock...it's over. He's not getting back up.
     
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  4. TemDee

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    I don't think he even attempts to scramble and get up, I agree with you. I just think he'll do better at stalling Khabib than most think.
     
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    And my point is that he's not going to be able to stall Khabib.
     
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  6. TemDee

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    I think he'll be successful in the first couple rounds at stalling but will be figured out. Stalling in BJJ isn't as hard as you might think.
     
  7. Prince Nephilim

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    Conor has to come in and counter because he won't be able to plant himself for power and strike so easily in this fight without the threat of an eventual Takedown. It's gonna be hard for him to do anything without getting put on his ass.
     
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    Lol, Khabib is not getting tied up and stalled by Conor McGregor. If he takes Conor down with any significant time left on the clock, in any round, Khabib easily controls punishes and finishes Conor at will. Most likely while explaining to Conor the folly of his infidel ways :)
     
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    Khabib breaks people, he beats them up lets them try and get up and pulls them back down. He inflicts a lot of damage on the ground too. It will be interesting to see what conors team comes up with, this is where good coaching comes into play
     
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    I think it’s alot harder than people think to keep these Dagestan wrestlers in your guard
     
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  11. TemDee

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    For sure man! but that doesn't mean it won't be the strategy. What's he going to do, kill his tank trying to stand?
     
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    Khabib by decision.
     
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    I agree. No one has kept khabib in guard for long. He is strong as fuk and very good at improving his position. If its anywhere near the fence conor will be trapped and have no answer for what khabib has.
     
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    I like the predictionas for as Khabib winnibg but this is literally the dumbest think Conor could do. If he does that Khabin will no doubt smash his face in.

    There is no part of the ground that Conor will have any success in.
     
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    Theres reason nobody had been able to keep Khabib from advancing on them and getting good positions. I cant find it bit Chael did a great breakdown of Khabib and how he is unique in the way he is able to control and get in good positions on the ground against his opponents. Conor cant train from Khabib.
     
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    Thank god you aren't a fighter...lmao. Jesus christ this is awful.
     
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    Is this real life? Because I keep seeing all the same BS being said that everyone was saying when Conor faced Alvarez... how on Earth can anyone spout the same BS after what we have already seen? Hell.. Alvarez faced tougher opponents.. he even beat a better RDA than Khabib and beat him more spectacularly.. yet we are supposed to believe Khabib is some god?

    People want to believe.. that's all it is.. who has the UFC created out of BS? It's way more Khabib than Conor in reality.. yet the world wants to believe otherwise..
     
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  18. Aforo88

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    Khabib is going to enter the fight overtrained and injured making hes take downs even slower (no set up = slow) than they were against AI resulting in Conor defending the initial TDs and countering with punches in bunshes. Khabib will abandon hes gameplan and force every movement and eventually secure a takedown mid 1st that causes him to gass. Conor will survive without taking damage and KO Khabib in the begining of the 2nd when Khabibs striking is even more sloppy because of the wrestling and the strikes absorbed in the 1st.
     
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  19. TemDee

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    Mcgregor was pretty content with staying in Mendes' guard. Please, lets hear your prediction.
     
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    You're going to lose all of your money, your house, your wife, and then you're going to come onto Sherdog and cry about how much Khabib sucks and that Conor cherry-picked another easy opponent until you realize you've got bills past due and slowly stray away from Sherdog until you repeat the cycle all over again for Conor's next fight.
     

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