Prime Frankie vs Khabib?

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  1. Mal Intentions

    Mal Intentions Purple Belt

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    if frankie were to have fought khabib right after coming off the second bj penn win how do you think it wouldve gone? frankie is obviously a good deal smaller than khabib but it seems like the type of fighter that can give khabib trouble is a frankie edgar type. elite boxing and footwork and great wrestling with an actual never ending gas tank (Dustin has great cardio but it was seriously overrated going into this fight). i can potentially see frankie piecing him up with his much quicker hands and footwork.

    what yall think?
     
  2. moosaev

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    He'd get rolled. Part of why Khabib beats everyone is that he's used to fighting people like his opponents, but his opponents have never fought anyone like him. Same reason why Southpaws are tricky, they fight orthodox fighters all the time, but orthodox fighters don't spar/fight with southpaws regularly.
     
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  3. Mal Intentions

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    hes never fought anybody like frankie before
     
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    He's fought guys in the ballpark. Frankie hasn't fought anyone in the same zipcode as Khabib.
     
  5. Mal Intentions

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    that is total bullshit. frankie has fought way more people similar to khabib than khabib has fought people similar to frankie.
     
  6. moosaev

    moosaev Green Belt

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    There is literally only 1 khabib. So you're wrong.

    Khabib is already the best grappler in MMA history, those don't grow on trees. I love Frankie, but he's not the best anything.
     
  7. Mal Intentions

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    name the closest guy khabib has fought to frankie
     
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    Look, Frankie is great, but he's not special. Khabib is special. No offense. I'm not hating on Frankie,.. but there are levels to this.

    No version of Frankie has ever been, or will ever be on Khabib's level. Period.
     
  9. Mal Intentions

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    hes literally never fought anybody with frankie's style bef
    matchups are everything my friend. im not saying frankie would win, just saying he might have a solid shot
     
  10. WhuffieCollector

    WhuffieCollector Blue Belt

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    I can't stand Khabib, but he would have demolished Frankie.
     
  11. mkt

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    Due to his wrestling and fast/weird footwork, I think prime Frankie would give Khabib a bigger challenge than Poirier, Conor, Al or most of Khabib's other opponents have. However, I think Khabib would still win. The closest fighter Frankie fought was Maynard (a very solid D1 wrestler). Maynard outwrestled Frankie in their first fight and won, but spent a great deal of energy trying to KO Frankie early in their 2 rematches. Frankie actually outwrestled Maynard in both of those fights. I wonder what would've happened if Maynard stuck to a wrestling-centered approach in those 2nd and 3rd fights?
     
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    Amst3rdam Blue Belt

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    khabib would vanquish frank.
     
  13. KID Yamamoto

    KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Khabib would be a decent sized welter. Fwonkie is a bantamweight. He gets rag dolled.
     
  14. jojoRed

    jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    Stop it, no version of Frankie even lasts 3 rounds with Khabib.
     
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    Wagner Azevedo White Belt

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    If they were the same size I would think Frankie would win that fight.

    But the size difference is massive, no footwork can help you if you're fighting a elite grappler much bigger and stronger than you. It would be like khabib vs Cormier.
     

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