Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by flowoftruth, Mar 15, 2019.
I don't think it's woodley any more.
Usman for sure beats him.
At LW biggest threat is max holloway
No. Biggest threat to anyone are just bad match ups.
At LW nobody.
At WW quite a few. Usman, Copsington etc.
At LW just rules, regulations and Ramadan. At WW the whole top 5 are extremely tough fights for Khabib.
I honestly don't see much of a threat to him at LW. It's a fight and anyone is a split second away from winning or losing at any time, but outside of getting caught with a big coming in I can't see anyone beating him at LW.
The biggest threats to him would be at WW, specifically really good grapplers with really good gas tanks. Khabib does start to fade after two rounds. Not to the point of being vulnerably gassed, but those shots start coming slower and guys start having success defending the takedown. I could see bigger, stronger WW grapplers taking him into deep water and turning the tide on him. Guys like Usman, Askren, etc. I can't see the classic sprawl and brawlers beating him. Khabib knows who he is as a fighter and he's going to stay the course. He's not going to just give up on the takedown and stand and bang.
I think he absolutely has the toolset to be a big threat, but unless he changes up his approach in the cage I think Khabib could probably duplicate what Usman did to him. Woodley is just such a cautious counterstriker by nature that he just can't seem to be able to find the spot to pull the trigger if a guy is constantly pressuring forward with a grappling heavy attack.
Ahahaha holloway is no threat to khabib, khabib wrestlefucks that fight so easily
LW: Gregor, Ortega (if he moves up soon), Chandler (if he came over from Bellator soon), Fili (if he moves up soon).. Max, Nate and Cerrone are my favorites at 155, but none of them have anything for Khabib imo.
WW: Tyron, Askren, Usman, Rory.. Wonderboy, Nick and MVP are my favs at 170, but none of them have anything for Khabib imo.
Khabib is his own biggest threat. If he keeps acting like a pompous ass who doesn't need the UFC, he will soon be fighting bears at the Moscow circus for 100 rubles a night!
I think a lot of 170s would steamroll him. Usman, Askren, Colby, I'd still give Tyron a shot, Gsp if he miraculously un retires again.
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