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Mr Puggsly said:
spurgeonryan said:
Khabib I heard wants to retire. He wants to go down winning if true. Will go all out.

I think Khabib wants a big win and some super fights after that.

I don't think he's interested in just holding a belt.

Exactly. This isn't khabibs retirement fight. He'll want to fight gsp if he wins and maybe 1 or 2 others. 



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spurgeonryan said:
Khabib I heard wants to retire. He wants to go down winning if true. Will go all out.

I heard that too, and for some reason, kinda believe it, even though it's third hand information coming from Brendan Schaub, a man of such questionable intelligence, he fully, and I mean fully, bought into the idea that Lil' Tay was a real thing, and buying "billion dollar helicopters". I believe Schaub was passing along what he was told by Javier Mendez, but it's possible he misinterpreted what was said, because Brendan Schaub. He also said the the only fight Khabib would take if he won is a 155 fight against GSP, who appears to be test cutting down to 155, but himself appears to be much more interested in a possible Mcgregor fight.

As for a fight prediction, the two most likely outcomes are: Conor blasting Khabib into the land of wind and ghosts early in the fight, or Khabib taking Conor down and and ground and pounding him, while working his way into more dominant positions, allowing for even more ground and pound. He could win a decision this way, but a submission is likely as well. If Khabib has the opportunity, and is able to secure a kimura like he did against Michael Johnson, I wouldn't be surprised to see him attempt to break Conor's arm with expedience. He gave Johnson a fairly common grace period to tap ( Johnson didn't tap though, the ref stopped it before his arm snapped ) that I'm not sure would be granted in this fight

Khabib better not approach Conor in the way he comes at the other people he's fought. If he comes at Conor in a straight line, tries to set up a takedown by jabbing with his usual chin-up posture, and doesn't look to circle he's in trouble. Conor wants to do 2 things, back you up into the cage and piece you, or force you to come forward and counter punch your attacks.

 

Or whatever. My prediction is who knows? This card is full of fights with crazy variables. I like both guys, but I guess I'm pulling for Mcgregor.

 

-edit. It was not Khabib's coach Javier Mendez, but rather Josh Thompson, his teammate at AKA that apparently told Brendan Schaub that Khabib wants to "beat Conor and retire". Which makes more sense.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 06 October 2018

Chinese food for breakfast

 

I think kabib wins this easily, he has faced some great strikers before, and beat them with ease.



McGregor will win this.



quickrick said:
I think kabib wins this easily, he has faced some great strikers before, and beat them with ease.

He hasn't faced a single striker on mcgregors level. Nobody boxes like he does in the ufc. 



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Khabib. McGregor's cardio goes to hell after the midway point of round 2 and that's if it's a striking contest. The only way McGregor can win is KO. Khabib get's a hold of him it's over. He'll maul Conor. Once Conor get's taken down, his limited gas tanks goes away even faster. It'll basically be what Khabib did to Michael Johnson and Edson Barbosa.



Would love to see McGregor get knocked out simply because he's too much of a loud mouthed cocky shit for my liking, lol



Bristow9091 said:
Would love to see McGregor get knocked out simply because he's too much of a loud mouthed cocky shit for my liking, lol

You know it's all part of his game, because that's what the fans want, right? You don't see the real thing.



Mordred11 said:
Bristow9091 said:
Would love to see McGregor get knocked out simply because he's too much of a loud mouthed cocky shit for my liking, lol

You know it's all part of his game, because that's what the fans want, right? You don't see the real thing.

I don't care what "the real thing" is, I also saw the video where him and his cronies were smashing up that bus of his opponent and innocent people got injured... not exactly the guy I'm gonna' root for, he seems like a complete and utter prick, would love to see him out cold on the mat. 



How late is the fight supposed to start (with timezone please)?

And personally I expect Khabib to win due to the simple fact that Conor hasn't had a MMA fight in almost 2 years, I just don't see how you can expect someone to perform to the best of their abilities after such a lengthy break.