Unpopular opinion - Khabib is gonna outstrike Gaethje

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  1. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Random tired 3am thought

    His boxing has improved leaps and bounds

    Don't be surprised if Khabib stands with Gaethje for a lot longer than people think and successfully.

    Presumably he will also wrestle, attempt to gas him out with pressure and drag the fight into deep waters.

    But he will have a great deal of success on the feet as well. Imo.

    Khabib by dominant decision or choke. Gaethje is the fools bet. People want to believe. But they underestimate Khabib and the power he has within him and behind him.
     
  2. Drugstore Cowboy

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    Khabib by KO on the feet. He'll box Justin's head off and clatter him in the 3rd.
     
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  3. moreorless87 Straba

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    I wouldnt be shocked if he outjabs him ala Ali or perhaps KO's him with a shot similar to the one which rocked Conor, don't think he'll willingly "go to war" the way Gaethje wants to though.
     
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  4. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Wouldn't be surprised.

    Gaethje's chin is glass
     
  5. Drugstore Cowboy

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    It's so easy for Justin to KO slow & stiff bums like Vick whose head stays in the middle the whole time. Khabib's bubble head alternates and Justin won't be able to get used to Khabib's speed. KO3.
     
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  6. Crazysibop White Belt

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    Has Khabib ever got outstruck? Khabib's TD threat is part of his striking and people often forget that.
     
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  7. greenhawk zzzz

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    This fight will be very one-sided. Gaethje is a good guy and a great fighter but unfortunately not on Khabibs level.
     
  8. moreorless87 Straba

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    Khabib is also obviously vastly harder to back up to the cage and controls distance very well generally, he's very similar to classic GSP IMHO.
     
  9. Snake Master Purple Belt

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    Hard to take him seriously after getting dropped by double weight cut, 36 year old Ferguson on top of being koed by the ghost of Eddie Alvarez. Khabib May ko him with an overhand hidden by a takedown
     
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  10. Snake Master Purple Belt

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    Round 3 vs mcgregor and I think for a spell against Tibau, his fights are barely on the feet anyway.
     
  11. Enganacious Orange Belt

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    I would find this to be more likely than a couple other possible outcomes.
     
  12. MyFavSport Green Belt

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    I doubt it bruh.
     
  13. Serbinator85 Blue Belt

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    And? This is MMA not kickboxing match. So yeah khabib striking is good because of treat of takedown. upload_2020-10-24_5-49-26.gif
     
  14. tramendous Silver Belt

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    No. Bigfoot silva has a glass chin. Gaethje chin is good but with his old style he ate too many hard hits. I'll be rooting for khabib. I think he takes it by sub.
     
  15. Goatbib Orange Belt

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    Wouldn't be that surprising tbh. But it is probably not a good idea to stand with Jg before he is gassed out.
     
  16. EASTERNMASTERRACE Banned Banned

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    Khabib will cry for his papa while Gaethje lays him a beating. Guess what Khabib, you've got a new daddy.
     
  17. Trax Yellow Belt

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    If theres chance for Khabib to outstrike Justin, there is chance for Justin to outwrestle Khabib. Faking TD and than dropping blind overhand is not improved boxing.
     
  18. brucelim White Belt

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    I seemed to remember you being against khabib so im a bit confused now ha. Are you hoping justin or khabib win? Just asking
     
  19. The Legendary Scarface الله‎ بسم

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    No way, Khabib better shoot early and often for that single every round . Otherwise he'll be asleep. Gaethje is not the one right now.
     
  20. shoorik1987 Brown Belt

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    Ask Khabib
    There is such thing as lucky punch or puncher's chance.
    There is no such thing as lucky sub or grappler's chance.
     
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