The Russians Are Coming: Khabib Names Three Future Russian Champions

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Which Russians will become UFC champions?

  1. Petr Yan

    35.8%
  2. Zabit Magomedsharipov

    26.5%
  3. Islam Makhachev

    31.1%
  4. All of the above

    12.6%
  5. None of the above

    23.8%
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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    1. Petr Yan (#4)
    2. Zabit Magomedsharipov (#4)
    3. Islam Makhachev (#15)

    -Khabib on Instagram
     
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  2. HuskySamoan

    HuskySamoan Brown Belt

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    Im not confident Makhachev or Zabit ever touch gold, Yan is really talented and it wouldnt surprise me though.
     
  3. TheJohnnyWalkerEra

    TheJohnnyWalkerEra Brown Belt

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    Zabit, and Islam when Khabib retires
     
  4. legedema

    legedema Black Belt

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    not Zabit but agree with Petr and Islam
     
  5. Vincentsky

    Vincentsky Green Belt

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    They already came

    1. Fedor
    2. Igor vovchanchyn
    3. Oleg Taktarov
     
  6. The-AxeMurderer

    The-AxeMurderer Silver Belt

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    Im not convinced on any of those guys.

    Khabib is something special though
     
  7. farai

    farai Yellow Belt

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    Islam is definitely a future champ
     
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    BooBoyMan Brown Belt

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    Really? Yan is legit as fuck, I’d favour him over everyone in the top 5. I’m not as confident in Islam as I am in Yan, but he has a pretty decent chance to be champ too.
     
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  9. crxer

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    just like his cousin was a future champ.... subbed by a complete nobody without a wiki page... [​IMG]
     
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    Red Dragoniop Green Belt

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    please shut this thread down, USA IN THIS HOE
     
  11. ssBaldy

    ssBaldy Russian belt

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    Yan has the best chance. Zabit is very talented, but lacks cardio, Islam is in a division of killers.
     
  12. Sonny the hardy

    Sonny the hardy Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Yan is the only realistic choice there.
     
  13. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Yan yes.
    Zabit maybe.
    Islam no.
     
  14. bl0b

    bl0b Blue Belt

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    You think Petr would beat Henry?

    Why do you think that?

    Or do you just mean eventually, at some point in their careers?
     
  15. fortheo

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    I'll list them in order of who I think is most likely to become champ.

    1. Yan
    2. Islam
    3. Zabit

    Honestly, I don't think Zabit becomes champ. I think Islam is great, but I'm on the fence in regards to him becoming champ. Yan is the most proven thus far and I do like his chances against cejudo
     
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    I think Petr Yan is probably the best out of all of them I just don’t see him beating Cejudo.
     
  17. Char Jawz

    Char Jawz Transparent Belt

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    So Khabib is predicting another Russian in his own weight class to be champ?

    Okely dokely, neighborino

    [​IMG]
     
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    Not while this man is champ. Easily Zabits worst stylistic match-up in the division. Zabit lacks both one shot power and the ability to keep a strong pace for 3 rounds. Max with his iron chin and unrelenting pace will just drag him to the deep end and drown him.

    Zabit has trouble against Kyle. Who was literally just pushing forward and swinging wild shots. How do you think Zabit is gonna do with in a 5 round fight with Max pushing forward throwing unrelenting accurate combos.
     
  19. ArtemV

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    I think Yan has much better cardio than Moraes; he always pressures; has great footwork; really tight boxing and counter-boxing; solid takedown defense - I think Yan is a bad match-up for Cejudo.

    Cejudo would beat Sterling and Munhoz, but I see Garbrandt (even with his tendency to get wild and get caught) and Yan to be tough match-ups for Cejudo.
     
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    FUCK no, MAX KING HALLOWAY will have something to say about that<Moves><Moves><Moves><Moves>
     

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