Rumored Khabib is a World Combat Sambo Champion at 74 kg/163 lbs (2009) and 82 kg/181 lbs (2010)

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  1. Boevik

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    Which are actually close to WW/MW UFC limits.

    Of course the competition is weaker there, but definitely he can beat bigger guys.
    Knowing that, should he move up to a middleweight and challenge Robert/Israel winner?
    Both of them are great strikers and Khaba is master of beating strikers.
    What a fun it would be if a guy holds a LW and MW belts at the same time.
     
  2. Harmonica

    Harmonica Strong, silent type

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    No.
     
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    stop making threads...
     
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    grapplingod Banned Banned

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    1. Sambo is a second-rate martial art
    2. That will never happen because Khabib is the ultimate weight bully that is petrified of fighting people his size
     
  5. Boevik

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    1) No, it even has its world Championship
    2) Nah, he can beat Whittaker, I think it would be a crazy move
     
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    Nah he should fight Stipe instead!
     
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    1. You're a casual
    2. Stop talking
     
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  8. Boevik

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    He has a chance. Corm took Stipe down and would finish him if he'd stick to wrestling gameplan.
    Corm himself said Khaba outwrestles him. So it's possible.
     
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    It's so annoying watching people like DC lose because they don't stick to their strengths, the guy has Khabib as his ultimate example and yet was trying to stand and bang with Stipe all night long, what an idiot.
     
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    What a tool,Sambo is one of the most respected fighting arts on the planet,
    I always think people who make comments like this are those who have achieved exactly nothing with their lives
     
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    Why do you put this as a "rumored" ?
    Is it a rumor he won? Or is his weight a rumor?
    Or do you just dont know what that word means?
     
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    Respected by who exactly? i'm not saying it isn't, honest question.
    Sambo is a very interesting discipline, but it's not like its an "a class" strong sport in terms of numbers of practicioners, difficulty of achieving success etc .
    I'm from eastern europe and was in a russian background judo school.
    People who were primarily judo players but couldn't really hang on an international level in judo could get european medals in sambo just competing as a "side thought".
     
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    What the hell...

    Eat more tiramisu and eat more Popeye chickens with Kormier and he can fight Zon Zones in lhw, go big or go home.
     
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    You're the biggest Khabib hater on this forum. How is he a bully when he makes weight consistently now. Made weight 4 times in a row without any problems. Josh Thompson even said that he lost weight to have an easier cut and now weighs less in the cage than before.
     
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    There are actually a lot of sambo practitioners. All former Soviet Union countries practice it and that is a whole lot of people.
     
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    are you serious? no
    Khabib is a Combat Sambo (CS) world champion, yes, but in a 2nd league CS organization (WCSF), so it's only fair to assume that the competition there was even weaker than in the FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship (elite competition, which Fedor won 4x), and even the FIAS one doesn't have such a high participatory rate worldwide, it's not similar to, for example, winning a Judo World Championship, and let's not even compare it to wrestling.

    just because he was able to handle easier competition moving up in weight, doesn't mean he would have similar success doing so in UFC - he wouldn't
     
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    How are weigh-ins in sambo? If they're done like judo shortly before competition, then there's no weight cutting and it's not comoarable to MMA.
     
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    1.You calling others a casual
    2. You're a yellow belt
    3. Sit down
     
  20. LeVagabond

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    well dustin walks at 190, tony walks at 190-200, khabib walks at 190, how is khabib fighting smaller guys ? find one picture of khabib with his opponent having a size advantage ( other than the MJ fight, there's none ). Stop being a hater, and think rationally ... ( btw khabib weighted 172 on fight night, in comparaison dustin weighted 176 against max ... )
     
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