|Darc Requiem said:
Did I just read that Conor was at a disadvantage fighting Nate at 170lbs? That is Conor's natural weight. Nate came in on 10 days notice and had to cut weight. He was literally on vacation when UFC called. He didn't train at all for the fight. He had to spend the entire time cutting weight. I give Conor credit for coming back and edging out a decision in the second fight. That said not having to cut weight was to his advantage. More fighters are starting to realize that.
Have you ever fought before or played sports at a high level? You know mcgregor didn't even make the 170 mark. He weighed in at 168. The fact he beat diaz when they both had a full camp just proves my point. Diaz wasn't any better but mcgregor was. The reason diaz wasn't any fitter was because he's a triathlete and as a result his cardio is top notch all year around. Meanwhile mcgregor who had been training to fight at 145 for years was finally going back to 155. His entire camps cardio would be based on weighing in at 155. Instead he fights at welterweight and for the first time in his career gassed around just 1 and a half rounds.
Your theory of fighting close to your natural weight makes no sense. Your natural out of camp walk around weight is not where you'll perform best. Your lowest weight when you've cut every ounce of fat is. Khabib walks around out of camp close to 185 and in the past when he wasn't as dedicated over 200. If khabib ever fought in those weight classes he might literally be killed.
If woodley fought at light heavy weight the same. He'd gas out after 1 round. Now middleweight I think woodley could hold his own against most fighters although monsters like yoel romero would batter him.
I'm wasting so much time in this thread explaining things that if you ever played sport at a high level you'd understand. Just note that mcgregor at 155 isn't even the lowest he can cut. 145 is but personally don't think it's healthy for him to cut that low anymore.
You back it up by winning and defending your titles, defending your position at the top. He's never defended a UFC title, despite being a two weight champion.
McGregor didn't "move up" a weight class. He's been moving in and out of Lightweight and Featherweight his entire career. He boxed Mayweather at 154, pretty much Lightweight in the UFC. He's comfortable at both. When he actually "moved up" and fought Diaz, known as a very average fighter, he was taught a lesson. He tapped early in the first fight and just managed the decision in the 2nd.
Woodley is a great fighter, not sure he could match Khabib though.
GSP would beat all of 'em.
Woodley would ko the shit out of khabib, doubt khabib could do what he does to strikers ,geabbing legs for minutes and make the Gass and then Beat them in ground and pound
Damien Maia tore through the welterweight devision taking everybody down and submitting them in what was something like a 10 fight winstreak. He took on woodley for the title and got schooled. Couldn't get even close to taking woodley down. Khabib has no chance. He'd probably be ko'd before he gets a takedown attempt but even if he does woodley man handles him. Btw not even a woodley fan and I've been waiting for ever to see him lose. But you can't deny the man is a beast.
Last edited by Kerotan - on 08 October 2018