Where would Poirier's upset of Khabib rank in biggest upsets of all time?

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  1. Unfinished Sentenc

    Unfinished Sentenc Red Belt

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    If it was in your top 10 of your biggest upsets, where would it place and what other upsets would be ahead of it?
     
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    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Not that high TBH. Poirier's legit. Definitely underdog for good reason, but this isn't GSP Serra, Cro Cop Gonzaga or Forrest Shogun we're talking about.
     
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    It wouldn’t be that high up there to be honest.
     
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    This. Despite what the nut huggers seem to think, khabib is relatively unproven.
     
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    really hard to say. probably best to look back in hindsight.

    although atm, i think dustin's only a 2-1 underdog, so i doubt it would make the top 10 upsets list.
     
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    On a scale from 1 to gsp/Serra I'd give it a 7
     
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    It would be pretty big, but not top ten material of all time, by any means. Dustin has legit hands and power, and he is a solid contender with a nice resume.

    Biggest issue here is the grappling, but that can be said in virtually every Khabib fight. I don't see Dustin being able to avoid Khabib mauling him, but he could well tag him and hurt him if he can remain standing for any decent amount of time.
     
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    Defeating any undefeated fighter is likely an upset especially someone as dominate as Khabib has been but Dustin is proving himself to be a legit threat, albeit an underdog, I dont expect big odds on him losing.
     
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    Top 30 of all time maybe?
     
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    Definitely the biggest upset of the last several years. Only Rose making short work of Joanna might be bigger.
     
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    Not very high. Khabib obviously has incredible talent and anyone beating him would be an upset but Poirier truly has the better resume of wins between them IMHO
     
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    Sounds about right. Though Fedor beating Big Nog (in their first fight) was an even bigger upset than Serra beating GSP.
     
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    No it wasnt
     
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    for reference, here's a list of the top 10 upsets per tapology-

    https://www.tapology.com/rankings/all-time-greatest-upsets-in-mma-and-ufc-history

     
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    Greatest upset in MMA history



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  17. Candy Routure

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    Low. He’s a great fighter that’s extremely well rounded. He isn’t some guy that relies solely on punching power, or a submission only sort of game.

    Poirier is an underrated fighter around these parts. I give him a chance against anyone, including Khabib.
     
  18. No very high. Poirier has been underrated for years.
     
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    well, gsp losing to serra, in my mind is the biggest upset. This would be an upset..but consider that dustin is a legit, top ranked guy...so how can that be a huge upset?
     
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    It would be much bigger if he hadn't beat Max first. Khabib also basically admitted Dustin has a good chance.

    Just another upset, nothing special.
     
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