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Khabib vs McGregor won't be close

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by sdpdude9, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. sdpdude9

    sdpdude9 Green Belt

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    This fight will be a complete domination. By who? I have no idea! That's why this one of the best fights to be made. I think we'll find out how the fight will go within the first minute.

    If Khabib can get close and take down Conor in the first round, I think he will break him and the rest of the fight will he a classic Khabib smashing. All Khabib has to do is not get slept early.

    Conor on the other hand, needs to catch Khabib early and he certainly has the ability to do so. If he can keep Khabib off him, he'll pick him apart rather easily.

    Is this the best stylistic match up we've ever seen? The ultimate striker vs grappler match?

    Does anybody think we'll see a war? If so, how do you see it playing to be anything other than a total blow out one way or the other?
     
  2. Leah Smith

    Leah Smith Yellow Belt

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    I agree. If you asked me who takes it 6 months ago, I say Khabib without hesitation.
    But since his fight vs Al Laquinta, I now think McGregor. I was so far from impressed with Khabib in his last fight, I kinda fear for him. Hopefully that was just an off night, but it hasn't cemented my confidence in him very well.
     
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    pvora90266 Brown Belt

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    No chance for a war. This is intriguing because it will be clear who the winner is in either side.

    What would your reaction be to a split decision?
     
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    Dbreiden83080 Danger Zone

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    Yeah it won't be a war. Conor wins by KO early or Khabib wins by a sub after a few rounds of grappling.
     
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  5. I swear on my arthritis I think Conor wins via wrestlef***.
     
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    Brandon Wilson Amateur Fighter

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    I favor Khabib, but I agree TS.

    Prepare to be flamed by rabid fanboys from each side though.
     
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    I do, Khabib..
     
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    HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    Newave Green Belt

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    No there’s two other distinct possibilities, 1. Khabib dominates wrestling the first half of the fight but can’t finish it, then after getting a little tired can’t get takedowns and McG starts boxing him up 2. Or McG maybe boxes him up the first round or two and then gassed badly and spends the rest of the fight on his back getting beat up.
     
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    Conor is going to mindfuck Khabib into going full Aldo. Next fight will be GSP
     
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    This is the only possible way that a war could happen, but I don't see either surviving in the others world for long.
     
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    wompuscatwilly Brown Belt

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    Conor has 7 minutes to finish Khabib. Khabib only has to survive 7 minutes though. It will either be a TKO early for Conor or Khabib will utterly destroy him in the later rounds. Either way, I agree the fight will not be close.
     
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    Jormungandr Ice & Fire belt

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    Put your account where your mouth is.
     
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    Disagree

    Nothing is guaranteed
    It could end up looking like Mendes X Conor with both having their moments.
     
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    I don't like staying on the fence.

    Imo Khabib is going retire Conor.
     
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    Could it happen? Maybe, but do you think it actually will? Chad is a much more competent striker than Khabib, but an inferior grappler. I think a domination is far more likely, either way. But as you said, nothing is guaranteed.
     
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    boxingskills Training to break world records. Yellow Card

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    it won't be close at all. That is of course is Khabib turns up and doesn't pull out like he usually does.

    Conor: Stay Ready
    Khabib: Stay Scared
     
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    Very tough fight to predict. I think Khabib is gonna struggle to take Conor down in the 1st and 2nd round. Khabib’s grappling style is very different than Chads.
    I really hope Khabib smashes him but I’m not gonna lie, I’m nervous for him in this fight. I don’t think he has a bad chin, but he can’t keep his chin up and head back the way he was against Al and walk forward like that.
    If the fight goes past the 2nd round though I think Khabib will eventually wear him down and be able to secure takedowns.
     
  20. Jonny Ninja

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    I want mcgregor vs Ferguson. Now that will be a fckin war! Tony should be lined up for the winner
     
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