The only way to beat Khabib

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  1. DivineMind Brown Belt

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    You're not gonna do it with fundamentals, or 'fighting your fight' or anything along the lines of what you usually do.

    You gotta be slick with it. You have to make him believe he's reading you, all the while luring him in. Even make it seem like you're trying to disguise your 'tell', all the while you're still fooling him.

    Then when he tries to be slick and act on the read, BAM. You got one shot.

    There are few strikes that can capitalize on this deceit. It's gotta be a knee, headkick, overhand right, or uppercut.

    There are plenty of examples of simpler tricks, like setting up the high kick with leg/body kicks (Shevchenko vs Eye, Jones vs DC 2), but what I'm suggesting is going one step further. Make him believe he's making a read then make him pay for trying to capitalize on it.

    Of course, I can't go into specifics because that would require looking at hours and hours of tape to find the optimal luring strategy.

    I also don't think Tony has the power to pull this off, he's not a 1 punch / kick kinda guy.

    You need to be kind of a cerebral fighter to pull this off, like Jones. But it would work.
     
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    I get you probably beat him in the ufc game on xbox but its different in real life.
     
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    Motivated Conor with no balloon foot obviously
     
  4. MeatWagon06 Postponed Indefinitely

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    High Level Fighting is a chess match. And setting traps is a thing. Khabib is pretty predictable in what he does. He’s just really damn good at doing it and shutting his opponents down. Tony is pretty slick though. I hope he can pull it off.
     
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    I actually agree. Conor, if motivated, can be a cerebral fighter. He has a good team as well.
     
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    Conor 2.0 will DESTROY HIM
     
  8. DivineMind Brown Belt

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    Honestly I can see Tony taking a tremendous beating and not giving up and coming for more.

    He might even catch Khabib with a random elbow that wobbles him and lock up a d'arce.

    But he isn't known for being particularly strategic, he just gets in there and flows. That's not the kind of mentality that will win vs Khabib.
     
  9. DivineMind Brown Belt

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    There's a difference between being unpredictable and setting a trap.
     
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    You've cracked the case! You've gotta hit him with a strike he doesn't see coming! ^_^
     
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    Is there a Jon Jones at LW? That’s how to beat him.
     
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    The key is that you have to isolate the particular trap that has a high probability of working and drill it, I'm willing to bet most fighters don't do that.
     
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    Stop his takedowns

    That's how Tibau did it
     
  16. DivineMind Brown Belt

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    Tibau put together no offense whatsoever. You can't dethrone a champ like that.
     
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    Tibau is not a good striker. If he was, Khabib would have lost.
     
  18. esdoornblad How soon is now?

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    Analyzing a fighter, formulating a strategy, and doing drills to implement it? Never been done. Maybe in 100 years with space-age technology ... it might be possible.
     
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    This should do it.
     
  20. DivineMind Brown Belt

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    Drilling one or two specific traps ? And not offensive traps either, traps to lure in the other guy. You're lumping that in with pads, wrestling, sparring, conditioning, etc.

    You realize that some fighters don't even watch tape, right? Let alone isolate one particular trap and drill it.
     

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