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Looking Back - who did the best against Khabib?

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  1. SmoothPies Purple Belt

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    Out of his 3 title defenses, who did the best?

    Arguments for and against each:

    Conor
    -Went the longest with Khabib and arguably won 1 round. Also did a great job in negating damage in round 1
    -Was knocked down, and probably took the most damage of the 3

    Dustin
    -Closest of the 3 to finishing Khabib (guillotine attempt)
    -Aside from a brief striking exchange and the close sub, he was dominated for almost every second of the fight.

    Justin
    -He did great the 1st round until the late takedown. Landed 5 solid leg kicks throughout the fight.
    -Was completely outclassed on the ground, and was finished the fastest.

    I would probably rank their efforts in this order: Dustin, Conor, Justin

    Mainly just because Dustin's guillotine attempt was pretty much the only trouble we've ever seen Khabib in.
     
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  3. kuroro Purple Belt

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    Michael Johnson. He's the only I saw have any actual success hitting Khabib, even if it was short lived. I'm sure a bunch of lowlives are tripping over each other to bring up Tibau's juiced up stalling, though.
     
  4. Murder_KickHC Banned Banned

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    Drunken and Injured Conor hardly at 40% did way better than anyone.
     
  5. Kdup Black Belt

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    That guillotine wasn’t even close.
     
  6. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Best: McGregor

    Worse: Gaethje
     
  7. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Those weren't title defenses
     
  8. Pressure Project Don't ban me bro!

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    Khabib was toying with Dustin on that guillotine in the same way I let my son beat me up.

    Conor did the best hands down. And that wasn’t very good.
     
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  10. TheMessiah Black Belt

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    Conor, but he also got dropped by Khabib which is one of the most embarrassing things I've ever seen i have to admit
     
  11. spinup Brown Belt

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    Gaethje landed better shots than Johnson.
     
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    Pretty hard to say from those 3. Conor did the best at dealing with grappling, but I feel like Dustin and Justin did more damage wise but at the same got finished easier and earlier.
     
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    Dustin Poirier did the best.
     
  14. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    They all got taken to school but dustin the best of the worst i guess
     
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    His toughest fights were pre-UFC.
     
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  16. BonesWinckleJones Brown Belt

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    I remember watching both conor and dustin and i knew from the start its over,with justin
    i had no clue what`s gonna happen because he stuffed some takedowns and kept moving
     
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    Justin did the most damage(which wasn't enough to immobilise khabib) but also took less damage as khabib didn't GNP him and went straight for the submission. Ate a few jabs but compared to conor and Dustin he took less blows. Especially significant ones

    Conor fouled and possibly could have been submitted in the second round had it not been for the fouls but his guard wasn't easy to pass as I thought it'd be. He had some resistance on the ground.

    Dustin was taken down at will, khabib got 7/8 takedowns on him. Desperation guillotine and a step in punch.

    I don't know man. It's actually tough to say. I think the most impressive performance from khabib was in the Justin fight but as far as his opponents, it's tough to say. I want to say Conor but he fouled a lot.

    I guess Dustin by default. Conor fouled so we can't count him. Dustin got finished in three and had decent ground defense. Did less damage than gaethje but survived to three rounds so Dustin by default
     
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  18. Peli Silver Belt

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    Once I saw Justin on the backfoot,I knew it was over. Once I saw him running away that's when I knew it was really over. The pressure was too much
     
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    Eh? Conor had him nervous and scurrying around at the beginning of the fight -

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    if its not in the title, im not reading it
     
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