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What's the logic Khabib challenging 40yr old 170 GOAT GSP, but scared to fight current 170'ers?

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  1. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Makes no sense.
    If he wants to come out of retirement Usman is waiting.

    Khabib has fought 170 plenty of times before ufc as well don't forget.
     
  2. Hitto Brown Belt

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    Who has Khabib shook more? Conor fans or GSP fans?

    Everyone knows Khabib beats the shit out of GSP, including GSP.

    The fight will never happen so you can stop making these threads
     
  3. ShowYouRoll Blue Belt

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    He knows GSP is the only person who might test his grappling, no one else up to 170 will. Khabib still plays his game at will with GSP prime or not.
     
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  4. Nutella FAN White Belt

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    Usman is terrified of Khabib
     
  5. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    If it was that much a walk in the park, he would have retired a double champ. He didn't.

    But his team knows people are dumb enough to asign him goat level status at 170 without him even testing himself there. So he wins both ways.
     
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  6. Fergelmince Black Belt

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  7. Prologue Purple Belt

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    People with records/legacy to lose don't like making risks. It's why DJ wouldn't fight TJ, but Cejudo was more than keen.

    Why GSP didn't want to fight Silva.

    Why Silva didn't want to fight Jones.

    Why Jones took forever (and still has yet to fight) at HW.

    Is normal.

    <{silvanormal}>
     
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  8. Juicy Jon Orange Belt

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    Even when he called out GSP he insisted it wasn't at 170
     
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  9. Joseph_McBride Red Belt

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    Really? A division with Maia, Burns, Usman, Colby, & Chiesa couldn't test Khabib's grappling??

    That might be the dumbest thing I've ever read on Sherdog, & that's saying something!
     
  10. BForrester Black Belt

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    Because GSP has a respected name and is considered one of the all-time greats?
     
  11. Egészségére! Brown Belt

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    Fighting GSP is still a risk to his legacy. If he wanted a risk-free 30-0 he could accept $$$ to fight Conor again.
     
  12. Prologue Purple Belt

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    I agree. But don't think GSP is a risk the way Usman is a risk.

    Who knows though. Maybe it's Ali thing as well.
     
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  13. ShowYouRoll Blue Belt

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    Not really, he seems to focus on one task at a time and finish it.

    Cock hopping from division to division like Conor is embarrassing

    Dedicating your career and cleaning out a division with 29 wins is far more impressive
     
  14. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    He had a chance to call GSP out.. He retired..
     
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  15. NoSmilez Silver Belt

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    GSP is a big name and a big scalp. History is also kind to the winner. Context doesn't matter in twenty years. All that counts is the legacy
     
  16. Herwald Black Belt

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    Dude, come on. You know the answer. Khabib's a fan, GSP is like his Floyd fight. That's all.
     
  17. aali14 Silver Belt

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    He likes the idea of fighting inactive 40 year old GSP at 155 so he can claim a win over the GOAT, yup Khabib's all about challenges alright. Such pride.
     
  18. ShowYouRoll Blue Belt

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    Really? When DC openly says he struggles with Khabib?

    People know Khabib is an amazing grappler, but he really is something special when it comes to MMA grappling.

    What did Usman do to Woodley for 5 rounds? Just hold him and barely laid a beating.

    Burns is a great Jiu Jitsu player and world champ, but I dont think he gets to utilize his BJJ that much.

    Maia would be his best test, and I still think Khabib would get top position and impose the smesh
     
  19. Joseph_McBride Red Belt

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    Stopped reading at "DC says..." as if his word is gospel. He said the same hyperbolic shit about Rockhold & Cain.

    BREAKING NEWS: Fighter exaggerates teammates abilities
     
  20. ShowYouRoll Blue Belt

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    Any person that participates in grappling arts even at high a level, or is a grappling fan knows how unique Khabib is, and how good he is at using his style of grappling in MMA.
     

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