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Khabib's old man says no one can help Conor improve wrestling in time for UFC 229

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  1. OzoneX

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    “I think Conor understands that he wasn’t the real champion at 155,” Abdulmanap said. “He only fought against two lightweights and one of them choked him out. When he took the belt, there were about six lightweights who were stronger than him.

    “There are a lot of fighters who deserve a title shot more than Conor. For example, Poirier. He can keep a high pace, he tries to finish opponents. Poirier is the real contender.”

    “Let’s put together the best wrestling coaches from Dagestan, Japan, USA, Turkey . . . even they will not be able to prepare McGregor for this fight in three months,” Abdulmanap said. “No one can help him. You can’t do that in such a short time. He needs to start studying it from the beginning. To improve his wrestling in several months, it’s impossible."

    “Only a referee can protect Conor, that’s why he will be in the cage.”

    Khabib's dad foresees a complete demolition of Conor.

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/8/...gor-improve-his-wrestling-in-time-for-ufc-229
     
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    Dude, Fuckin' Al Iaquinta was stuffing take downs.
     
  3. Sansnom

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    He might not need wrestling with that left
     
  5. Sansnom

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    Conor isn't exactly known for his TDD.
     
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    Al has been wrestling since he was a kid. Conor has not been.
     
  7. USA!USA!

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    And Al is?
     
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    Daddy sounds worried....
     
  9. Kid Killashaw

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    He's probably drunk.

    It's sad when the past generations live through their children. He's basically a russian version of 'Dance moms'

    Conor has been training with a national level Moldovan wrestler since the Eddie fight, grappling with Danis since pre-Diaz 2, Helen Maroulis visited and trained with Conor for a week last year after she won olympic gold, and national moldovan wrestlers have been training at SBG since the start of the year. This "a few weeks won't help" stuff is funny because this is all common knowledge. They have been preparing for Khabib all year.

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    For some reason, I want Mario Yamasaki to be the referee

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    So a dude who wrestled in high school and a community college can compete with Khabib but a guy like McGregor can't?
     
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    I liked his line about conor having the hips of a lady figure skater
     
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    That left is overrated and might have worked on 145 pound midgets.

    Didn't work very well on journeyman Nate Diaz, did it.

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    I wouldn't say he competed but he's definitely a better wrestler then Conor.
     
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    Probably.

    Barboza has better TDD than Conor and look what happened.
     
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    Early stoppage
     
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    Al Iaquinta is a far better wrestler than Conor though
     
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    There's only one MMA dad that I care about, and we all know who his boy is.
     
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    To be fair, almost no one has been able to KO Diaz, so not like he is some journeyman who regularly gets KOd all the time and Mac couldn't do it.
     
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    The spirit of what I think he is saying is correct.

    You simply can't start from an average place, train a few months and match someone who has been wrestling focused since he was in the womb. The learning curve is simply too steep.

    That doesn't mean though, that he can't make meaningful improvements, and that there is a straight line between pure wrestling and wrestling in a MMA context.

    Conor usually does a great job at managing distance and making transitions between striking and grappling difficult...can't wait for the fight.
     
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