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Know your cans - Conor/Khabib edition

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  1. Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    Both sides claim the other has a padded record. Both are right, but that isn’t a bad thing. Not everyone is going to get special Brock treatment and march right in to fighting top guys in the UFC after 1 fight. So they end up fighting in smaller promotions, working on their skills, and try to attract the UFC’s attention. Neither Conor nor Khabib would have made it to the UFC if they didn’t start somewhere.

    So whether you are a Conor or Khabib fan you can take this quiz. Surely you must know all the impressive wins your favorite fighter won, right? Plus, you must watch so much MMA that you even know who is a can or not that the other guy fought.

    So without looking them up, answer 1-10 who fought these fighters or pick neither.

    1. Alan O'Neill

    Sons of anarchy character

    2. Hugh Brady

    Conor

    3. Alexander Agafonov

    Khabib

    4. Ivan Buchinger

    Conor

    5. Artur Sowinski

    Conor

    6. Sergei Barsov

    Henchmen from a James Bond movie

    7. Magomed Magomedov

    Khabib

    8. Mickey McFinnigan

    Peter’s dad on Family Guy

    9. Mike Wood

    Conor

    10. Connor Dillon

    Conor

    Now post how many you got right.
     
  2. The Blob Banned Banned

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    The weakest can that either of them have fought is 15-16 Flyweight Artemij Sitenkov, and Conor actually lost to him LOOOOOOL

    But wait....it gets better!

    Not only did he lose, he got FINISHED in 1 minute by the aforementioned can...

    <36>
     
  3. Edgy Brah Look into it Banned

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    I got all of them right. Here is Khabibs' first 16 fights which amounts to a padded record:

    For the kabob suckers ...Padded record’.
    1-0
    Nurmagomedov made his professional debut in 2008 against Vusal Bayramov, an Azerbaijani who was 0-0 at the time and eventually amassed a record of 2-5.
    All the losses that Bayramov suffered during a short two-year career came inside the distance.
    2-0
    Next up for Khabib was a man so bad they named him twice, Magomed Magomedov. It was a fight in itself just to find a database on this Russian with no age or height even known.
    Magomedov was four fights into his career when he fought Khabib. He was on a four-fight losing streak and all of those defeats came inside the distance. Magomedov finished his career with a negative record of 4-6.
    3-0Khabib’s third fight was against fellow Russian, Ramazan Kurbanismailov. Another inexperienced competitor with only one fight to his name. Nurmagomedov won by unanimous decision and his opponent is currently 5-3-2, which more closely resembles a defensive-minded formation on FIFA than a decent fighter’s record.
    4-0In his fourth bout, Nurmagomedov took a considerable step-up in competition considering his previous opponents, fighting a man who was 2-0. Shamil Abdulkerimov was defeated by Khabib via unanimous decision and only fought four more times thereafter, finishing up with a mediocre record of 4-3. His only claim to fame being that he once featured on an Emelianenko undercard. Unfortunately for Abdulkerimov it wasn’t the legendary Fedor, it was his lesser known brother, Aleksander.

    5-0His fifth fight is laughable. Nurmagomedov faced Said Akhmed, who was making his debut at the time. Akhmed lost by first round TKO and has not fought since. He ended his ‘career’ 0-1, which begs the question; was this guy even a legitimate fighter or just someone they literally dragged in off the street?
    6-0The Dagestani continued to be matched up against newcomers in his sixth fight where he fought Eldar Eldarov, who was 1-0 at the time. Eldarov has earned some credibility though, winning seven straight fights since losing to Nurmagomedov, taking his record to 8-1.
    7-0The recurring theme of favourable match-ups was evident once again in Nurmagomedov’s seventh outing as he faced Shahbulat Shamhalaev, who only had two fights under his belt at the time. Khabib dispatched of his inexperienced opponent in the first round via kimura.
    8-0Nurmagomedov went 8-0 after beating another unproven opponent in Ali Bagov, who was 2-1 at the time and coming off a submission loss. One must question why a seven-fight streaking Khabib was paired against such a green opponent coming off a loss.
    Bagov can best be described as a journeyman fighter, as he went on to accumulate a lacklustre record of 23-10 with an 80 per cent TKO loss rate.
    9-0Khabib extended his winning streak to nine by beating another subpar opponent in Vitaliy Ostrovskiy. The Belarussian came into the fight 3-3, with two of his victories coming against an opponent with 28 losses (20 by submission) and the other against a fighter with a 1-2 record. Top class opposition indeed. Ostrovskiy didn’t fare much better after losing to Khabib as he lost six of his next seven fights and seven of eleven overall before retiring with an 8-11 record.
    10-0
    Given Nurmagomedov’s record at this stage, you’d expect him to be lined up against adversaries with similar records but this was not the case. For his tenth fight, Khabib dispatched of Alexander Agafonov, a Ukrainian who had competed in half the number of fights that the ‘Eagle’ had. Agafonov retired shortly after his defeat to Nurmagomedov, with an undesirable record of 5-3 having competed for barely two years.
    11-0
    Khabib scored a submission victory over Said Khalilov to extend his unbeaten run to eleven in April 2011. The defeat to Nurmagomedov was the second of the five-fight losing streak that ended Khalilov’s career. He finished up with an unattractive record of 12-13, with defeats to Dennis Siver and Albert Tumenov along the way.
    12-0
    Astonishingly, an undefeated, eleven-fight streaking Khabib was somehow matched with a fighter 0-2 for his twelfth contest. Ashot Shahinyan was the fighter in question and he faced the multiple time sambo world champion in the middle of a five-fight losing streak. The Armenian went 0-2 in his next two contests before picking up the first win of his career. He subsequently retired with a record of 1-5.
    13-0Unlucky for some, 13, was the complete opposite for Nurmagomedov as he was gifted yet another untested opponent with just two previous fights. Khabib defeated fellow Russian Kadzhik Abadzhyan in the first round. It was the second defeat of what turned out to be a six-fight losing streak for Abadzhyan, who eventually finished with a 3-6 overall record.
    14-0Victory number 14 came against Hamiz Mamedov. The Azerbaijan native went 0-3 at the beginning of his career before putting together a decent four-fight winning streak that was eventually snapped by Nurmagomedov. Mamedov was hit and miss and retired in 2014 with a mediocre 8-4 record.

    15-0Obviously, by this point of Khabib’s career, overseas MMA organisations would have been scouting the Dagestani with a view to signing him up. Usually, a fight against a noteworthy name is what management seeks to speed up the process but for Nurmagomedov it couldn’t have been more opposite. Bewilderingly, in his 15th professional fight Khabib fought an opponent making his debut. Yes, you read that correctly. At 0-0, Vadim Sandulitsky was the next opponent for the 14-0 Nurmagomedov and needless to say it ended in the first round. Cherry picking at its finest.
    16-0Nurmagomedov’s last fight before joining the UFC’s ranks was against Arymarcel Santos, a Brazilian with 72 fights to his name. At the relatively young age of 33, ‘Chocolate’ Santos has a crazy record of 38 wins and 34 losses and is still actively competing. Khabib was the Brazilian’s 51st fight and he was 28-22 at the time. Khabib got the stoppage and is just one of 14 KO/TKO losses for Santos.
     
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    1) this format sucks and you have too many fakes.

    2) you clearly are trying to make it look like Conor has fought more cans, even though Khabib has fought WAY more cans and Conor actually has the superior list of opponents.

    3) who they have fought before the UFC doesnt matter. You can have a guy who beat 6 ufc champions before they were in the UFC, and look like they have amazing name value, but wouldnt actually be top 50 in the UFC because they just beat those guys before they got good... meanwhile some dude right now on a regional circuit fighting "cans" may end up being the next GSP
     
  6. Koro Blue Belt

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    Cans don't matter, "you're as good as the best opponent you beat".
    Conor has the better wins by a mile.
    BUT in this matchup I favor Khabib. Styles make fights.
     
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    ban worthy imo
     
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  9. Juventud Black Belt

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    Early career fights are usually cans.

    The difference is Conors faced AND beaten tougher competition once he reached the big leagues.
     
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    The difference between Khabib's cans and Conor's cans is that Khabib beat all of them, while Conor did not. :p

    And BTW if you're doing such a through analysis of Khabib, why not do the same for Connie? I'll help:

    Result Name Record
    WIN Gary Morris 0-0
    WIN Mo Taylor 0-0
    LOSS Artemij Sitenkov 5-4
    WIN Stephen Bailey 0-1
    WIN Conor Dillon 2-1
    LOSS Joe Duffy 6-0
    WIN Hugh Brady 4-1
    WIN Mike Wood 1-1
    WIN Paddy Doherty 4-6
    WIN Artur Sowiński 11-4
    WIN Aron Jahnsen 2-1
    WIN Steve O'Keefe 6-1

    10 cans (lost to 1) and 2 decent guys (lost to 1). Impressive, huh?
     
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  11. FedorFanBoy SLEEP EAT MMA REPEAT Banned

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    Too easy to guess.

    russian/islamic names : Khebab

    Irish or English names: Conor

    I knew only Buchinger and Sowiński from this list.

    Also both of them arent cans but very good wins on resume of Conor.

    I guessed all good without really knowing who fought who.
     
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  12. Arqueto Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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    I think beating cans is more important than just showing up to fight them.

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  13. Jarvan Brown Belt

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    That means that can needs to get signed.
    Or shows just how bad Aldo, poirer, siver, Mendes is because they lost to Conor.

    Youre fuckin smart my dude.
     
  14. Individualthoughtpatterns Green Belt

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    Mickey McFinnigan would be GOAT of he were real.
     
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    #8 <36>..lol!
     
  16. LukeSkyrocker Purple Belt

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    Lol crazy! Good research
     
  17. Dark Individual GOAT of all GOATS Banned

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    Artemij is GOAT dude. Conor befriended Artem just to deal with the nightmares.
     
  18. Clocop Blue Belt

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    Lmao what a list of horrors.
    It would be hard to even find a comparable display of can-crushing
     
  19. fifinex White Belt

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    Oh my God... Now that's funny
     
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    Conor in 145 Khabib in 155
     

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