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    Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov vs "The Notorious" Connor McGregor

    THE FIGHT IS ON!

    @TeamKhabib vs @TheNotoriousMMA Oct. 6 in Las Vegas at #UFC229!

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    Connor has been on a hiatus so don't know how octagon ready he will be. If he wasn't rusty, I would certainly pick him as my winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TQ89 View Post
    Connor has been on a hiatus so don't know how octagon ready he will be. If he wasn't rusty, I would certainly pick him as my winner.
    The Promo is awesome



    Last edited by Dagestani_Eagle; 4th August 2018 at 07:49.

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    Extremely interesting fight, been waiting for this a while.

    Connor with his left will be dangerous and especially with khabib constantly leaving his chin open on exchanges.

    Just praying khabib can get him down in the first 30/45 seconds of the fight. Khabib will wear him down and Conor will lose his power as the championship rounds get closer.

    I think Khabib stops him in the 4th. Insha’Allah

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    Khabib to win by submission

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Khabib to win by submission
    kimura lock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    kimura lock
    All depends on connor's standup game. We saw that he went the distance with Nate so he obviously has gotten better in cardio aspect unlike before where he would give up after the first round. If connor doesn't gas out, I don't think khabib can dominate him on striking.

    But on ground, i will give khabib complete dominance over connor. This is tough fight for connor more so than it is for khabib in my opinion.

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    Khabib by submission or by ground'n'pound imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TQ89 View Post
    All depends on connor's standup game. We saw that he went the distance with Nate so he obviously has gotten better in cardio aspect unlike before where he would give up after the first round. If connor doesn't gas out, I don't think khabib can dominate him on striking.

    But on ground, i will give khabib complete dominance over connor. This is tough fight for connor more so than it is for khabib in my opinion.
    You do understand that with Khabib on Top for 3 minutes is equal to 3 rounds of stand up with Nate?

    Having back on floor with an expert grappler like Khabib on top simply blows up the energy levels.

    One should not be fooled by cardio showed by Connor in Nate fight. They hardly spent anytime on ground.

    In first fight, Connor lost so much energy so fast because of being unprepared to fight at 170. In next fight, he was ready. But he can never be ready for a ground game. His fast twitch muscles aren't made for it.

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    I remember many people saying oh this fight wouldn't happen and how Conor was ducking this guy, absolute rubbish from casual fans. They couldn't even overlook the fact that the entire bus angle and stuff Dana said after was all hype for the fight, people need to understand that fights need to marinate before they can be made. Beyond all of that, Conor is not only taking this fight; he is jumping in at the highest level after a long lay off which evens things out and will make the fight possibly more competitive.

    Khabibs best chance of a victory to be fair and surely his followers will be 100% sure off dethroning a Conor that has been inactive for around 2 years or so, must expect nothing less then domination given his superior resume, undefeated streak and samba background etc


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    I remember many people saying oh this fight wouldn't happen and how Conor was ducking this guy, absolute rubbish from casual fans. They couldn't even overlook the fact that the entire bus angle and stuff Dana said after was all hype for the fight, people need to understand that fights need to marinate before they can be made. Beyond all of that, Conor is not only taking this fight; he is jumping in at the highest level after a long lay off which evens things out and will make the fight possibly more competitive.

    Khabibs best chance of a victory to be fair and surely his followers will be 100% sure off dethroning a Conor that has been inactive for around 2 years or so, must expect nothing less then domination given his superior resume, undefeated streak and samba background etc
    Ring Rust is a myth. All it needs is a good training camp

    just check recent finish by Chad Mendes

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    When these two were cool with each other

    Then GOAT Artem Lobov happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    Ring Rust is a myth. All it needs is a good training camp

    just check recent finish by Chad Mendes
    If you are playing down in-ring activity then I can't take you seriously on any level when it comes to the fight game, it plays a monumental factor in your preparation for championship fight at the elite level. How many fighters in combat sport do you know that went into a world championship fight after a 2 or more year lay off and dethroned the number one fighter in their respective division ? heck how many do you even know that took a world championship fight after a big lay off ?

    What about Chad Mendes ? am not sure, but are you telling me he beat Holloway after his period of inactivity to become the new world champion ?


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
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    When these two were cool with each other

    Then GOAT Artem Lobov happened
    Am sure there is no where near as much beef, you see people in general have stopped taking MMA seriously; they see it as a savage form of combat, e.g two dogs in a cage with no real skill. Additionally there is a severe lack of depth at the top of the card when it comes to genuine main event box office talent, this is why Dana has been getting desperate signing CM Punk and begging Brock to come back in order to elevate his promotion.

    Like wise he has been studying how Vince McMahon promotes his events and has been incorporating WWE style of building his fights to generate max revenue, Dana implied Conor would never fight in the UFC after the bus angle; but here we are, when all these controversies had been brewing most casual fans stated how Conor is ducking Khabib or how the fight would never happen, if they looked beyond that they'd have seen Conor was too busy making more money in one fight then other fighters ever will in an entire life time as UFC stable members, being a father to a new born child and sorting out other contractual obligations post Floyd fight; during his period in-activity Khabib gained even more momentum repeatedly calling out Conor and then magically we had the bus angle, which inevitably leads us to the present moment in time with this fight being announced after all of the gullible people had been worked with shtick which was designed to hype the fight, there was no doubt these two were going to fight and it's going to do one of the best buy rates for about 2 years at least.
    Last edited by shaz619; 4th August 2018 at 18:35.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    You do understand that with Khabib on Top for 3 minutes is equal to 3 rounds of stand up with Nate?

    Having back on floor with an expert grappler like Khabib on top simply blows up the energy levels.

    One should not be fooled by cardio showed by Connor in Nate fight. They hardly spent anytime on ground.

    In first fight, Connor lost so much energy so fast because of being unprepared to fight at 170. In next fight, he was ready. But he can never be ready for a ground game. His fast twitch muscles aren't made for it.
    But that is the thing about connor, his takedown defence is second to none. His division was full of guys with wrestling & BJJ background. Yet how many times did we see him go to the ground or allow his opponent to clinch & dominate him? I think none

    He is like a lighter version of chuck lidell. If Connor didn't have hiatus, i would bet my money on him but now i tilt slightly towards khabib as he holds the upper hand & yeah you are right if khabib gets him down on the ground, the fight is over within a round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TQ89 View Post
    But that is the thing about connor, his takedown defence is second to none. His division was full of guys with wrestling & BJJ background. Yet how many times did we see him go to the ground or allow his opponent to clinch & dominate him? I think none

    He is like a lighter version of chuck lidell. If Connor didn't have hiatus, i would bet my money on him but now i tilt slightly towards khabib as he holds the upper hand & yeah you are right if khabib gets him down on the ground, the fight is over within a round.
    Mendes was taking Connor down.

    Diaz did as well in the first fight.

    He isn't that invincible against takedowns.

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    @shaz619

    What’s your prediction for this fight?

    I think Kahbib wins by a unanimous decision because Conor is coming back after such a long lay off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFan View Post
    @shaz619

    What’s your prediction for this fight?

    I think Kahbib wins by a unanimous decision because Conor is coming back after such a long lay off.
    Khabib will probably start as the favourite, if I were him I'd take my time and try to go deep because there are already question marks on Conors engine and coming of this lay off will just exaggerate those issues. Plus the deeper it goes, the more vulnerable Conor will become and the more likely Khabib will be able to take him down. Khabib is very battle hardened to, has gone the distance in his last 2 fights and won over the distance 10 times.

    Conor on the other hand is a very explosive fighter and his command of space is amazing, he has an exceptional striking IQ and am 100 % sure he would have been a world champion in Boxing had he taken up that sport instead of MMA. You can have the best sparring in the world but when you actually fight it's completely different, having a good camp behind you is great but nothing ensures your form and fitness more then staying active; so I expect his feet and reaction speed to be a lot slower, there will more opportunities to cut him off.

    However, while he could have problems if he's in there longer then he'd like to be; Conor's style has always been very explosive and that will play into his advantage because of the possibility of an early finish. He does't look to break you down methodically, he feints, bobs / weaves, slips / slides and looks to set up his punches, doesn't just throw those hands but picks his shots and is dangerous in mid and long range. Am sure they'd have been aware of his engine to but the man always trains for the KO and this fight will be no different.

    If Khabib was to ever beat Conor, it would have to be now but am going with Conor by KO.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Khabib will probably start as the favourite, if I were him I'd take my time and try to go deep because there are already question marks on Conors engine and coming of this lay off will just exaggerate those issues. Plus the deeper it goes, the more vulnerable Conor will become and the more likely Khabib will be able to take him down. Khabib is very battle hardened to, has gone the distance in his last 2 fights and won over the distance 10 times.

    Conor on the other hand is a very explosive fighter and his command of space is amazing, he has an exceptional striking IQ and am 100 % sure he would have been a world champion in Boxing had he taken up that sport instead of MMA. You can have the best sparring in the world but when you actually fight it's completely different, having a good camp behind you is great but nothing ensures your form and fitness more then staying active; so I expect his feet and reaction speed to be a lot slower, there will more opportunities to cut him off.

    However, while he could have problems if he's in there longer then he'd like to be; Conor's style has always been very explosive and that will play into his advantage because of the possibility of an early finish. He does't look to break you down methodically, he feints, bobs / weaves, slips / slides and looks to set up his punches, doesn't just throw those hands but picks his shots and is dangerous in mid and long range. Am sure they'd have been aware of his engine to but the man always trains for the KO and this fight will be no different.

    If Khabib was to ever beat Conor, it would have to be now but am going with Conor by KO.
    Interesting times lay ahead.

    Not everyone can be Money Floyd and come back against a guy like M.M.M. after eighteen months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    If you are playing down in-ring activity then I can't take you seriously on any level when it comes to the fight game, it plays a monumental factor in your preparation for championship fight at the elite level. How many fighters in combat sport do you know that went into a world championship fight after a 2 or more year lay off and dethroned the number one fighter in their respective division ? heck how many do you even know that took a world championship fight after a big lay off ?

    What about Chad Mendes ? am not sure, but are you telling me he beat Holloway after his period of inactivity to become the new world champion ?
    GSP vs Bisping after 4 years of layoff
    Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia after 1 year layoff
    Jon Jones has fought 3 times since 2015. In Jan 2015 he fought DC. Then after 16 months OSP. Then after 16 months DC. Ring Rust! Nah. He decimated DC

    I could count more

    The thing is a good 8-10 weeks training camp is more than enough to prepare a fighter for a tough fight.
    Khabib came back after 2 years of layoff vs the then good Michael Johsson and just mauled him.

    GSP fought Condit after 19 months layoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackanhyellow View Post
    Mendes was taking Connor down.

    Diaz did as well in the first fight.

    He isn't that invincible against takedowns.
    There's no one at LW that can stop chain wrestling takedowns of Khabib

    The only way to win for Conor is Ist or 2nd round TKO. After that, it's game over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    GSP vs Bisping after 4 years of layoff
    Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia after 1 year layoff
    Jon Jones has fought 3 times since 2015. In Jan 2015 he fought DC. Then after 16 months OSP. Then after 16 months DC. Ring Rust! Nah. He decimated DC

    I could count more

    The thing is a good 8-10 weeks training camp is more than enough to prepare a fighter for a tough fight.
    Khabib came back after 2 years of layoff vs the then good Michael Johsson and just mauled him.

    GSP fought Condit after 19 months layoff
    And Conor fought Flyod in August last year

    it's not like he has been away from sparring/training

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    Dagestani Eagle will eat this Irish Chicken alive!


    "Be the best version of yourself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    And Conor fought Flyod in August last year

    it's not like he has been away from sparring/training
    And after Dillashaw won today, I remembered Dominick Cruz coming off a two year layoff to win a split decision against TJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    GSP vs Bisping after 4 years of layoff
    Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia after 1 year layoff
    Jon Jones has fought 3 times since 2015. In Jan 2015 he fought DC. Then after 16 months OSP. Then after 16 months DC. Ring Rust! Nah. He decimated DC

    I could count more

    The thing is a good 8-10 weeks training camp is more than enough to prepare a fighter for a tough fight.
    Khabib came back after 2 years of layoff vs the then good Michael Johsson and just mauled him.

    GSP fought Condit after 19 months layoff
    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    And Conor fought Flyod in August last year

    it's not like he has been away from sparring/training
    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    And after Dillashaw won today, I remembered Dominick Cruz coming off a two year layoff to win a split decision against TJ
    You've picked out a handful of names which goes to show you how rare it is to triumph after a long lay off in a world championship fight, anyhow Jones is a drugs cheat, Michael Johnson isn't world class and that wasn't a world championship fight, Randy / Sylvia (1 year lay off not long enough to be significant), when Cruz beat TJ it was just 15 months of inactivity and Dilshaw was only out for 8 months prior to the win today.

    However, you only gave me one example of an instance where the period of inactivity was close to 22 months or more and that was GSP dethroning Bisping, but lets be honest; Bisping has always been fringe world level at best and GSP was gassing during the third, his skill which is arguably the greatest ever was enough to neutralise his lack of in-ring activity against a limited opponent.

    Also, preparing for Boxing and MMA is completely different; they are two completely different sports. For Conor especially, he had to train his body and mind to obey Boxing rules which meant abandoning MMA habits which had become innate over a 10 year period, sparring is completely distinct and so is your general tactical warfare. The one thing you could compare is conditioning, but you could be in peak shape and still struggle when it comes to your timing, rhythm and movement; the output can become very sloppy especially when your style revolves around a stand up game as well.

    I agree, MMA isn't a scientific combat sport so long periods away will not be as significant in comparison to other forms of combat but it remains a factor; this is why you don't find many MMA fighters going into huge world title fights after long periods away from the Octagon, but you find more of them compared to other sports. Having said, even if you still believe it is no factor on any level you should surely see this as an advantage in favour of Khabib who will be a lot more battled hardened compared to Conor; this is also one of the reasons why he is starting as the odds on favourite beyond his wrestling background.


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Khabib is too strong for that clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    You've picked out a handful of names which goes to show you how rare it is to triumph after a long lay off in a world championship fight, anyhow Jones is a drugs cheat, Michael Johnson isn't world class and that wasn't a world championship fight, Randy / Sylvia (1 year lay off not long enough to be significant), when Cruz beat TJ it was just 15 months of inactivity and Dilshaw was only out for 8 months prior to the win today.

    However, you only gave me one example of an instance where the period of inactivity was close to 22 months or more and that was GSP dethroning Bisping, but lets be honest; Bisping has always been fringe world level at best and GSP was gassing during the third, his skill which is arguably the greatest ever was enough to neutralise his lack of in-ring activity against a limited opponent.

    Also, preparing for Boxing and MMA is completely different; they are two completely different sports. For Conor especially, he had to train his body and mind to obey Boxing rules which meant abandoning MMA habits which had become innate over a 10 year period, sparring is completely distinct and so is your general tactical warfare. The one thing you could compare is conditioning, but you could be in peak shape and still struggle when it comes to your timing, rhythm and movement; the output can become very sloppy especially when your style revolves around a stand up game as well.

    I agree, MMA isn't a scientific combat sport so long periods away will not be as significant in comparison to other forms of combat but it remains a factor; this is why you don't find many MMA fighters going into huge world title fights after long periods away from the Octagon, but you find more of them compared to other sports. Having said, even if you still believe it is no factor on any level you should surely see this as an advantage in favour of Khabib who will be a lot more battled hardened compared to Conor; this is also one of the reasons why he is starting as the odds on favourite beyond his wrestling background.
    Listen to what Dominick Cruz says here https://youtu.be/KXmW-IB5Fog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9U1U2oggV0

    Anyways, we are both entitled to our opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    Listen to what Dominick Cruz says here https://youtu.be/KXmW-IB5Fog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9U1U2oggV0

    Anyways, we are both entitled to our opinions.
    Yeah fair enough, but do you not feel like Khabib will have an edge over Conor in that department when it comes ring activity and being battle hardened? we know Conor doesn't have the best endurance as it is, so getting past the first 2 rounds will be even more important for Khabib


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Conors the better fighter on the feet. Khabib is better on the ground. Will be interesting.

    Can't believe that DJ lost yesterday though. Cejudo looked twice the size of him weirdly enough. And Cody literally made the same mistake as he did the first time vsing TJ. Clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Yeah fair enough, but do you not feel like Khabib will have an edge over Conor in that department when it comes ring activity and being battle hardened? we know Conor doesn't have the best endurance as it is, so getting past the first 2 rounds will be even more important for Khabib
    His lack endurance has not much to do with Ring Rust. He used to gas out even when he was supremely active. Yes, probablyyou are right. Khabib will have advantage of being more active guy but not much advantage as one might think initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    His lack endurance has not much to do with Ring Rust. He used to gas out even when he was supremely active. Yes, probablyyou are right. Khabib will have advantage of being more active guy but not much advantage as one might think initially.
    My point was that endurance was poor as it is however with this period of inactivity those problems naturally ought to get worse. I think the key in this fight from Conor's POV will be the first 2 rounds (he and his team are aware of this to, I've not seen him put on so much muscle before to they are going for the early stoppage) beyond that for Khabib 3-5 will be vital.
    Last edited by shaz619; 5th August 2018 at 16:08.


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    Quote Originally Posted by idrizzy View Post
    Conors the better fighter on the feet. Khabib is better on the ground. Will be interesting.

    Can't believe that DJ lost yesterday though. Cejudo looked twice the size of him weirdly enough. And Cody literally made the same mistake as he did the first time vsing TJ. Clown.
    Where is the Cody that dominated Cruz? He should take some time off. Maybe change the camp also.

    Cejudo was bigger guy.. Every athletic commission should follow California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) who don't let gaining of more than 10% of weight from weight-in weight against on fight day weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    My point was that endurance was poor as it is however with this period of inactivity those problems naturally ought to get worse. I think the key in this fight from Conor's POV will be the first 2 rounds (he and his team are aware of this to, I've not seen him put on so much muscle before to they are going for the early stoppage) beyond that for Khabib 3-5 will be vital.
    First 1 and half rounds. After that it's #KhabibTime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagestani_Eagle View Post
    First 1 and half rounds. After that it's #KhabibTime
    7.5 minutes is a long time


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    @Dagestani_Eagle It's very unusual for an Indian to be so interested in any combat sport, how did you get into MMA and what is the origin of your khabib fandom


    Ah, so this is what it feels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    @Dagestani_Eagle It's very unusual for an Indian to be so interested in any combat sport, how did you get into MMA and what is the origin of your khabib fandom
    It was 2013 when I first saw Lesnar vs Overreem on Youtube. Those days Anderson Silva lost to Weidman and Jon Jones fought Gustafson. Melendez had that war with Diego Sanchez, Cain was blowing up Dos Santos. Most definitely it was UFC 166 that made me fan of this sport

    But those days Khabib was either injured or not that big name. But once I saw what he did to Michael Johnson, I was like man, this guy is a monster.
    Ever since I have transitioned from a casual MMA fan to a hardcore MMA fan.

    Also, I was like this is a guy who's a Muslim and is a great role model for other Muslims. Humble Guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    7.5 minutes is a long time
    If Khabib gets him down for just 3 min of first round, Mcgregor will be almost done before the start of second.

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    Send me Lokashan

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    Khabib Nurmagomedov VS Conor McGregor

    Come on guys, get hyped! Less than a month before the biggest UFC fight of all time!!!

    Mods, can we please get a vote on who we'll see writhing in a pool of their own blood and sweat in a month's time?

    I personally think it will be a very tough fight and Khabib will struggle initially. He'll probably be on the defense for the first two rounds, taking shots from Conor and waiting for just the right moment to get that takedown. Once the fight progresses past those initial rounds however, McGregor will become susceptible to those deadly takedowns and might get PUT DOWN by round four.

    Khabib might go on defeat Ferguson and then GSP to become an MMA legend. I hope he doesn't try to change weight-classes and simply owns the lightweight division and then retire after an awe-inspiring 30-0 MMA record. InshAllah.

    However, for all we know, McGregor might put Khabib to sleep and surprise the whole world once again. I think he might fight a total of two more fights after, one against Diaz and one against GSP or Floyd Mayweather.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    Come on guys, get hyped! Less than a month before the biggest UFC fight of all time!!!

    Mods, can we please get a vote on who we'll see writhing in a pool of their own blood and sweat in a month's time?

    I personally think it will be a very tough fight and Khabib will struggle initially. He'll probably be on the defense for the first two rounds, taking shots from Conor and waiting for just the right moment to get that takedown. Once the fight progresses past those initial rounds however, McGregor will become susceptible to those deadly takedowns and might get PUT DOWN by round four.

    Khabib might go on defeat Ferguson and then GSP to become an MMA legend. I hope he doesn't try to change weight-classes and simply owns the lightweight division and then retire after an awe-inspiring 30-0 MMA record. InshAllah.

    However, for all we know, McGregor might put Khabib to sleep and surprise the whole world once again. I think he might fight a total of two more fights after, one against Diaz and one against GSP or Floyd Mayweather.
    I think that if Khabib is to ever beat Conor it has to be now when he's coming of a lay off as well, it certainly has the potential to draw the best PPV buy rate in UFC histoy; the promotion has missed Conor's star power and have gone through a down period as a result which also coincided with Rousey's retirement as well. The feud has been built quiet well, the entire bus angle etc and beef between the two. I laughed very hard when there were claims one was ducking the other, everything was to hype the inevitable encounter and big fights need to marinate in this era to get max returns which also prevents top fighters from squaring up so soon; we have to blame Floyd for this model.

    Am not sure but believe Conor has about 5 fights left on his contract, safe to say he will be done after those or maybe sooner if he reaches an agreement with Dana; he has made his money and made history to as one of the best in UFC history so there is little reason for him to continue especially in terms of money unless Floyd actually steps in the Octagon again, I'd be shocked by that though.
    Last edited by shaz619; 5th September 2018 at 20:14.


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    Finally

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    Khabib destroyed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TQ89 View Post
    Connor has been on a hiatus so don't know how octagon ready he will be. If he wasn't rusty, I would certainly pick him as my winner.
    I know it was a close fight to call before the fact but Tap-Tap chicken got absolutely humiliated.

    Also, this chicken is jokes; I thought I had found new-found respect for him when I heard that he was not pressing charges against Khabib's corner, only for it to be revealed that Conor instigated the second brawl by randomly punching Khabib's brother when the guy was simply trying to reign Khabib in.

    Conor does not deserve a rematch until he proves that he has improved massively from this showing. However, knowing Dana, we'll most likely be getting a rematch early next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    I know it was a close fight to call before the fact but Tap-Tap chicken got absolutely humiliated.

    Also, this chicken is jokes; I thought I had found new-found respect for him when I heard that he was not pressing charges against Khabib's corner, only for it to be revealed that Conor instigated the second brawl by randomly punching Khabib's brother when the guy was simply trying to reign Khabib in.

    Conor does not deserve a rematch until he proves that he has improved massively from this showing. However, knowing Dana, we'll most likely be getting a rematch early next year.
    I don't think Connor is brave enough to agree to a rematch. This wasn't a fight like Nate Diaz's. Khabib dominated every round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal7 View Post
    I know it was a close fight to call before the fact but Tap-Tap chicken got absolutely humiliated.

    Also, this chicken is jokes; I thought I had found new-found respect for him when I heard that he was not pressing charges against Khabib's corner, only for it to be revealed that Conor instigated the second brawl by randomly punching Khabib's brother when the guy was simply trying to reign Khabib in.

    Conor does not deserve a rematch until he proves that he has improved massively from this showing. However, knowing Dana, we'll most likely be getting a rematch early next year.
    I don't think he will get a rematch until Dana runs into a booking rut again like he has the last two years. Also one dimensional fighters don't do much good in rematches. I remember another top draw of ufc ronda rousey got ko'ed by holms in 2015. Then dana set her up with nunes a year later and that was one sold out PPV (They hype was pretty intense for that fight).

    Yet rousey didn't show any improvement & got knocked out in the first 30 or 60 seconds.. The MMA fans were ****** at what they perceived to be feeling deceived by dana. So yeah I can expect that from him but not this year. He will probably wait a year like he did with ronda.

    As for Connor, he has been thoroughly schooled & humiliated today. Khabib owned his behind every second of the fight & squashed him like a midget. This wasn't like the nate diaz fight where connor had to move up weight. This was pure skill vs skill matchup that khabib won & outclassed him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Third Man View Post
    I don't think Connor is brave enough to agree to a rematch. This wasn't a fight like Nate Diaz's. Khabib dominated every round.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Khabib to win by submission
    Called it like a boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakistanian View Post

    Saying it is one thing. Actually doing it is another. I might be wrong though and it may still happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Third Man View Post
    Saying it is one thing. Actually doing it is another. I might be wrong though and it may still happen.
    lol yeah he don't deserve a rematch after getting humilated and totally dominated by khabib.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post

    Wow, didn't realise Inzy and Khabib are friends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Wow, didn't realise Inzy and Khabib are friends.
    I dont think Inzy even follows MMA, even if he does theres no way they are friends.

    Inzy I dont even think runs his own social media accounts. So whoever posted this is a khabib fan and runs Inzy's social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackanhyellow View Post
    I dont think Inzy even follows MMA, even if he does theres no way they are friends.

    Inzy I dont even think runs his own social media accounts. So whoever posted this is a khabib fan and runs Inzy's social media.
    I'm sure Inzy knows who he is, he must have told whoever runs his account to post this.


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    @blackanhyellow inzy's also part of the Pakistan MMA federation so of course he follows UFC.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakistanian View Post
    @blackanhyellow inzy's also part of the Pakistan MMA federation so of course he follows UFC.
    That's the reason and account is probably run by his media manager.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakistanian View Post
    @blackanhyellow inzy's also part of the Pakistan MMA federation so of course he follows UFC.
    I did not know that, that is interesting.

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    Feel for @shaz619 told ya McNugget is gonna be owned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adijazz1706 View Post
    Feel for @shaz619 told ya McNugget is gonna be owned
    Am a fight fan, not a bangwagoning casual who tunes in purely because of a fighters religious beliefs. It doesn't affect me personally if Khabib or Conor triumph, am just glad these fights are made and value the elite talents. Having said that I did state if there was a time Khabib would defeat Conor it would be now and he thoroughly dominated the fight. As for what you told me, I don't think I have ever blessed you with a conversation with myself?


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    I'd say a rematch is almost guaranteed.

    Easy money for everyone involved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Am a fight fan, not a bangwagoning casual who tunes in purely because of a fighters religious beliefs. It doesn't affect me personally if Khabib or Conor triumph, am just glad these fights are made and value the elite talents. Having said that I did state if there was a time Khabib would defeat Conor it would be now and he thoroughly dominated the fight. As for what you told me, I don't think I have ever blessed you with a conversation with myself?
    You two sort it in the octagon


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingusama92 View Post
    I'd say a rematch is almost guaranteed.

    Easy money for everyone involved.
    Conor showed nothing to deserve a re-match. Sure some people will want to see it again due to the bad blood but many will feel Khabib is a far superiour fighter and the same result, if not worse will be the case for Connor. Khabib should move to 170 as he is too good for this division and Connor should retire.


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    all too reminiscent of WWE.

    Boring!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaz619 View Post
    Am a fight fan, not a bangwagoning casual who tunes in purely because of a fighters religious beliefs. It doesn't affect me personally if Khabib or Conor triumph, am just glad these fights are made and value the elite talents. Having said that I did state if there was a time Khabib would defeat Conor it would be now and he thoroughly dominated the fight. As for what you told me, I don't think I have ever blessed you with a conversation with myself?
    So if there was a rematch then Khabib wouldn’t win again?

    Khabib has just made Conor retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    all too reminiscent of WWE.

    Boring!!
    Let’s not compare acting with actual fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo_14 View Post
    Khabib destroyed him.
    Good to see after McGregor's antics before the fight.



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    Quote Originally Posted by slipcatch View Post
    Let’s not compare acting with actual fight.
    This is all an act. Be it implicit.

    Otherwise macgregor would have been banned for being a racist. And everyone would have been locked up and arrested.

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    To be honest, I think we can look at this with social context. Especially with social media, people say things that are unacceptable but they suffer no consequences. Yes trash talk is part of combat sports but just like any other sport, family. religion and politics are generally topics that don't mix with sport and Conor insulted him on all 3 grounds.

    People are suggesting that Khabib should take the moral high ground, why when Conor has gotten away with disgraceful comments and actions throughout his career to every opponent, about time someone taught him a lesson and it happened to be Russian Muslim that taught him that lesson which the media hate.

    The only reason why I didn't like seeing Khabib fly into the crowd is that I knew the media would paint him as the disgusting one with no morals and looked to defend Conor with factually incorrect statements.

    I don't think Khabib will take a rematch because he does not care for money nor fame, he wouldn't want to go through all that again. In his mind, he has embarrassed Conor and that is all that matters to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    This is all an act. Be it implicit.

    Otherwise macgregor would have been banned for being a racist. And everyone would have been locked up and arrested.
    Maybe for Conor it was an act but to Khabib is very real, he isn't the type to playing along a script. I think he took Conor's comments about religion and his ethnicity personally, it's just a different culture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Future_Knick View Post
    Extremely interesting fight, been waiting for this a while.

    Connor with his left will be dangerous and especially with khabib constantly leaving his chin open on exchanges.

    Just praying khabib can get him down in the first 30/45 seconds of the fight. Khabib will wear him down and Conor will lose his power as the championship rounds get closer.

    I think Khabib stops him in the 4th. Insha’Allah
    Called it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da_Future_Knick View Post
    Called it
    Not quite.

    Khabib got him in the 5th and he actually outstruck Conor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamad_H View Post
    I don't think Khabib will take a rematch because he does not care for money nor fame, he wouldn't want to go through all that again. In his mind, he has embarrassed Conor and that is all that matters to him.
    It's important to remember UFC decides who fights. This is not boxing.

    If Dana and co. want a rematch, Khabib can't say no unless he's ready to give up the belt. A lot of the UFC fighters have tried to dodge this concept but Dana recently came out and said "If you want to hand pick fights, don’t sign with the UFC."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakistanian View Post
    Not quite.

    Khabib got him in the 5th and he actually outstruck Conor.
    He submitted him in the 4th.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle_Eye View Post
    all too reminiscent of WWE.

    Boring!!
    I know a lot of people who don't like to watch MMA because it is 'boring', but there is no comparison to WWE for that very reason. There's nothing staged when two fighters actually enter the octagon, it's as close to genuine street fighting as you can legally get. If you think it's an act, maybe you should have watched the supporting headline fight between two lightweight contenders Ferguson and Pettis, both of them looked like they had been in a bloodbath after a two round war which was stopped on cuts.

    What you call boring, is probably when you get a grappler involved where a lot of the action ends locked up on the ground with fighters wrestling for dominance. Not as spectacular as the striker wars, but it's as genuine as you can get in a combat sport.


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    Take a look if you think this is some sort of acting.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpt. Rishwat View Post
    Take a look if you think this is some sort of acting.

    That fight ended because Pettis broke his hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    That fight ended because Pettis broke his hand
    I stand corrected, that was indeed why it ended. But that in itself proves the 'acting' claims are wrong.


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    Watched a documentary series on Khabib and man it was intense. I don't even like MMA but the documentary had me going like go Khabib - u my hero now.


    it's written. an akmal will never be a hero.

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    Read a comment on youtube

    ' From UFC to KFC(Khabib Fried Conor)'

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoUgandaCranes View Post
    Watched a documentary series on Khabib and man it was intense. I don't even like MMA but the documentary had me going like go Khabib - u my hero now.
    Link please


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