The time that Khabib spends in the stand-up to set up his takedowns

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  1. TheLastEmperorReurns Banned Banned

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    ...against guys like RDA & Barbosa.

    Is that minimal enough to not get KO'd by Conor or does he have to immediately be the Khabib that fought Raging Al in the first round and go for takedowns from opening bell w/o any set up.

    Chad Mendes was able to get really reckless and aggressive against Conor w/o getting hurt until, ironically enough, he decided to disengage from the pocket entirely (gassed out).

    Nate Diaz ate Conor's full power shots like skittles for 7 rounds because he wasn't running into them like Eddie Alvarez.
     
  2. Thomas Anders Banned Banned

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    Conor has one clean KO in the UFC, Khabib will be fine. Conor will die.
     
  3. God of Striking Banned Banned

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    he doesn't even need a ko, 1 knockdown and khabib is gonna get even more sloppy
     
  4. AyDeeDee Banned Banned

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    Khabib's chin has never been tested so we don't know but it most likely can withstand any of Conor's most powerful shots.
     
  5. AyDeeDee Banned Banned

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    Agreed. Much in the same way that Khabib only needs one takedown to deplete Conor's gas tank, Conor only would need one knockdown or a really clean shot to throw Khabib off his game. If Khabib starts to hesitate to close the distance because of the fear of getting clipped, Conor will win.
     
  6. ftpngo Green Belt

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    Khabib doesn't need a takedown straight away but whenever he is in punching range he will be in danger. If Khabib can keep Conor against the fence early and work for a takedown from there it's Khabibs fight.

    Can Conor keep Khabib off of him long enough to land something meaningful? I sure hope not. We're gonna find out
     
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    what's really fucked is how much of a factor the referee is in this fight.

    Khabib has been lucky enough not to have a referee that separates him from the clinch for all of his important fights but if the ref decides to be like that fucktard who reffed Woodley/Till then it's a huge disadvantage for Khabib.
     
  8. God of Striking Banned Banned

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    if khabib gets conor against the fence i hope the referee separates them, fuck that rasslin bullshit
     
  9. LockardTheGOAT Banned Banned

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    Depends on how strong his chin is. I get the feeling he doesn't have any stronger of a chin than your normal fighter does, and that if Conor lands one of his trademark devastating blows on him, he's toast.

    And Nate Diaz was able to eat Conor's shots for no other reason than because Diaz has a chin made of titanium. Had nothing to do with the technique of the shots (which were usually well placed anyway.)
     
  10. Thomas Anders Banned Banned

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    Khabib has a brick head, he won't get knocked down. Guys with that sized head are hard to knock down.
     
  11. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    Never thought I'd see anyone outperform Conor is the arrogance department, by goddamn Khabib always speaks of this fight as if it's a done deal.

    I hope Colin KTFO's him and serves him a humble pie.
     
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    that's a big head
     
  13. AusTosh White Belt

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    Khabib did eat Michael Johnson's fresh left hand cross (the same punch that knocked out Poirier) and Edson Barboza's kicks including a spin kick like another slice of tiramisu cake lol.

    Conor is powerful but i'd say that's more due to his crisp timing and placement. I don't think Khabib will go in wrecklessly
     
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    He threw wrecklessly. Khabib won't. He'll block it with his Dagestan head, heavy on the front leg, see and embrace every punch Conor throws ;)
     
  15. God of Striking Banned Banned

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    that's so bs eddie was way more calculated with his shots than kebab ever was, khabib is a sloppy reckless mess
     
  16. TheLastEmperorReurns Banned Banned

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    no it's not

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  17. ryan1916 Orange Belt

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    Khabib is so terrified to stand with Conor he’s going to spend the whole fight diving for ankles. Hopefully he eats a knee coming in. Dream finish right there.
     
  18. ANIM4L Brown Belt

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    People act like Conor just drops everyone once they get into range. He gets hit and countered. He misses too.

    All Khabib needs is to close the distance once the opening comes. And it will when Conor misses.
     
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    sorry but your claims are not proven, khabib head size won't matter anything
     
  20. Rebli19 Yellow Belt

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    Great, another thread predicting if Khabib can take down Conor or if Conor catches him first, it’s not like there aren’t 10 thousand threads talking about the same, thanks
     

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