What should be a gameplan for Poirier to beat Khabib?

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    Poirier will gas out
     
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    Talk about mma math at its finest.
    Johnson is not a better striker than Dustin. Shit happens. I wouldn't pick Johnson in a rematch at all.
     
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    I agree with you on most things. You are correct but his striking is basic and its feasible he is caught sooner or later. Dustin is more than capable.

    Cain was a similar way, beating up better strikers such as jds due to the threat of the takedown.

    I suppose what you just described tells us the perfect type of fighter to best khabib is in fact a world class elite BJJ guy with serviceable/ decent striking like werdum was for cain.

    Werdum had absolutely no fear of the take down and peiced cain up.

    But then we have the other example how a less well rounded fighter with one danger area can still win, like ngannou beat cain.

    Everyone is only human, khabib can be hurt and beat up
     
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    Hopefully a quick flash KO in the first minute.
     
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    I wanted to argue with you, but you're completely right.

    A LW version of Werdum seems like the best matchup to beat Khabib. I just can't think of anyone like that at the time being....maybe Ortega improves his standup and moves up?

    Given the current contenders, I don't see Khabib losing outside of a flash KO though.
     
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