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Khabib is the perfect example of why defending & clearing the division > beating one guy at the top.

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  1. Takamine86 Black Belt

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    This is the fight game, & in the fight game, styles make fights. That is why defending the belt and clearing the division the way Anderson, GSP, and Jon Jones did is harder than beating one favorable matchup at the top.

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    Because a champion who is constantly defending the belt will end up facing multiple styles, including the tough ones. It would be great to see Conor beat RDA. But what would be even greater is for him to reign at the stacked LW division and take on all the great styles it presents.

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  2. cheezum Location: Wasteland

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    3 proven cheaters right there.
     
  3. kathebrahl Blue Belt

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    dos anjos wasn't exactly a favorable match up but I get what you're saying
     
  4. BigMuffler Loli is love loli is life!

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    Nobody ever compared Khabib to those greats. Conor OTOH has people saying he is clearly far more skilled than Jones...
     
  5. cakemuncher Black Belt

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    Absolutely, if you're getting shortcuts and special treatments people won't respect you as when you earn it.
     
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    Jose Aldo and RDA are favorable matchups now? Wow.
     
  7. Takamine86 Black Belt

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    Yes. & that is a compliment to Conor's standup. The last time Conor was beaten was on the ground, striking is where he excels. Standup fighters are favorable matchups for Conor.
     

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