Poll: Khabib vs Barboza, who would win?

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Who wins?

  1. Khabib

    59.1%
  2. Edson

    40.9%
  1. what-wut

    what-wut Purple Belt

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    If they don't book Khabib vs Eddie I think this is the fight that they will make. both are orthodox fighters which opens up the brutal leg kick, and Barboza has sick takedown defense. Personally I think it's one of the worst match ups for Khabib. Nate Beats him in a 5 rounder. Maybe even Ferguson and Eddie.
     
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  2. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    I think you need to add another poll in the title
     
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  3. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    It is hard to kick a backpack off your back.
     
  4. Essie

    Essie commie mommy Platinum Member

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    Poll: Poll: Poll: Khabib rag-dolls him.
     
  5. CJohnny

    CJohnny Black Belt

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    I got Barboza.

    In before Boogsie or what ever his name is comes.

    Artem too.
     
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  6. subhuman trash

    subhuman trash Mystic Tap Double Yellow Card

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    Barboza will put Khabib out of the UFC for another 2 years with one leg kick.
     
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  7. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    Khabib 30-27.
     
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    discrawg Brown Belt

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    Khabib would definitely have some success with the TD I think, but could he maintain control and not get picked apart by Edson?

    Man Barbosa is looking so good recently.
     
  9. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

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    A lot of people are assuming that Khabib is getting the title shot now that RDA vs Ferguson has been booked. I am not yet completely convinced and this could very well be a fight that gets made.

    I'll take Khabib.
     
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  10. what-wut

    what-wut Purple Belt

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    People genuinely believe he can dominate the lw division for years! Aside from RDA, who has he beat?
     
  11. bambammccoy

    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Im not sure. Im a huge Khabib fan but Cerrone, Ferg, Barboza are probably the hardest fights for him in the division IMO.

    With Cerrone gone, that just leaves Edson and Ferg.

    I think he might eventuallt break Barboza but Ferg would be a tricky nut to crack.
     
  12. what-wut

    what-wut Purple Belt

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    Man I'd love to see him fight Cerrone. Even him vs Conor would be fun. A lot of people have Khabib in that fight but I think Conor has a real good chance at beating him.
     
  13. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

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    I think that Khabib is the worst possible match up for Conor in the LW division.
     
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    bambammccoy Red Belt

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    Khabib is an awesome fighter with amazing skills but his striking defense is by far his weakest facet. Leaves his ribs open ALOT and parries and checks with his left hand too much so he eats too many right hands from orthodox fighters.

    Id probably pick Khabib vs Cerrone but always gotta ve worried about that switch knee or intercepting knee from Cerrone. Very likely that would be Cerrones 'go to' in that match up.
     
  15. subhuman trash

    subhuman trash Mystic Tap Double Yellow Card

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    I like Khabib, I have nothing against him (I'm more against his delusional "he's the GOAT" fans) but after his last performance, I'm genuinely convinced he has no chance of dominating any of the top LW guys. He looked very weak and I can't even believe he thinks he's owed a title shot.

    - Most of his wins are against no names
    - He's probably the least active fighter in the UFC right now
    - He gets injured every time he trains and it's very risky booking him

    His win over RDA is there but it was a long time ago and RDA has finished tougher guys since then. I highly doubt he beats RDA again. Khabib fanboys need to take a step back and recognize.
     
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  16. The Beast Within

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    Edson has Aldo level TDD very bad match up for khabib
     
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  17. what-wut

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    It's what most people believe. But his striking is wild and against an accurate and powerful counter puncher like Conor he could get Knocked out easy. I would love to see the fight and the build up leading to it. Khabib's english is not perfect but he's not afraid of speaking his mind. I loved his ''el knockdown'' line about Tony ferguson.
     
  18. Chain Saw

    Chain Saw Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Barboza will hurt him if it stays standing but Khabib will ragdoll him.
     
  19. Death By Samson

    Death By Samson Silver Belt

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    Conor just has no chance of keeping that fight standing IMO. He isn't KOing Khabib from his back. And I think that a couple of Khabib's takedowns would be brutal slams.
     
  20. Tito’s Juice Box

    Tito’s Juice Box Let’s get smashed.

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    All these fun match ups for Khabib, and the only fight he's had in what feels like 5 years, is some guy nobody's ever heard of.
     

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