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Prime BJ Penn could beat both of these guys, no?

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  1. cpirish Blue Belt

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    I think his TDD could keep Khabib standing all night, and I think he could outbox Conor.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. D'z Brown Belt

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    I like it....yes, he would.
     
  3. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Khabibs grappling and GnP is nuts.
     
  4. Yari Black Belt

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    if motivated sure
     
  5. Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    He would be starched by Conor within 4 minutes.
     
  6. Benoco Red Belt

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    I think he'd very likely lose to both, Khabib take him down, tire him out and I have to think McGregor has better striking.
     
  7. PokerMage Black Belt

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    lol God No

    BJ couldnt handle being on the bottom against GSP no way he survives Khabib on the ground and BJ always had shit fight IQ he would try and stand with Conor and get KO'd.
     
  8. KTFOvids Orange Belt

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    Against Khabib it would look like the second matt hughes fight

    Against conor it would look like the third matt hughes fight exept conor would play the role of bj
     
  9. Exemplar Fuligin Belt

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    Khabib and McG are focused in their speciality types, ie. Khabib = wrestling and McG = striking.

    Prime BJ was very good against “one-dimensional” fighters. Where BJ had his most problems was against multifaceted fighters like GSP and Edgar.

    That said, I think prime BJ matches up well agsinst either Khabib or McG.
     
  10. BigGing Brown Belt

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    I think it's closer than people think...overall Conor has more striking tools but if BJ mixed in his grappling it could be interesting. Who knows with Khabib...he could probably just wall n stall if he didn't wanna risk a sub
     
  11. Prime BJ is capable of getting a submission on Conor even when Conor isn't fatigued but I'd still favour Conor and Khabib would edge a decision with his top game.
     
  12. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Khabib beats him..

    Conor not so much..
     
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    Have mercy.
     
  15. yookfarb Red Belt

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    Khabib he matches up pretty well against, Conor not so much... but I think both would find a way to beat him.
     
  16. Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    Look at Yair fight. Yair has shit boxing and crushed a post-Prime Penn. Prime Penn gets annihilated by Conor.
     
  17. YouKnowWhat? Blue Belt

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    easy wins for BJ. BJ chokes McTap in one round. Khabib is a bit tricky, but he has enough TDD and BJJ to deal with Kahbib's wrestling.
     
  18. The Don If there is no struggle, there is no progress Platinum Member

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    I honestly think he could.
     
  19. Exemplar Fuligin Belt

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    Understand most opinions here, but are folks forgeting how prime BJ handled guys like Hughes and Sherk? BJ was deceptively good against strong wrestlers.
     
  20. Mob69 Black Belt

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    Prime BJ possesses one of the best chins in MMA history. Also possesses under-appreciated wrestling. If he takes Conor down he could sub him in a dozen different ways.
     

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