Originally Posted by Bababooey
It's interesting to hear the pro's picks on mcgregor-nurmagomedov. GSP picks khabib just cause he has multiple ways he can win, wrestling, ground n pound, submission. Whereas, conor's only realistic chance at winning is catching khabib coming in with a left hand.
Khabib can pretty much take down any one at will, even if conor defends the first attempt, if khabib has him backed up against the cage and has one or both legs, conor is going down. And his ground control is amazing.
But watching that iaquinta fight, yeah, khabib beat up al on the ground the first two rounds, but then he kept the fight standing the last 3 rounds, except for a late takedown in the 5th. Kind of strange, and khabib ate some shots from Al but wasnt really hurt or marked up, whereas he was jabbing al's face into a bloody mess. Maybe he wanted to make a statement that he's got striking skills too, but obviously if he tries that against conor he'll likely get ko'd.
Do you really think conor is going to take down khabib, elmer? That would be... unexpected.
G `day BB
Khabib uses the cage for take downs.
If you angle off from the cage what is plan B ?
No one remember Conor taking Nate Diaz down at the end of the round in their 1st fight ?
How about when he took down Max Holloway and controlled him ?
Not the 1 trick pony many people think .
Khabib loves the wrist grab to stop the opponent creating the "tripod " and standing up . Not allowing the wrist control is the key .
Al was taken down early because he was parrying Khabib`s jab . Keeping his right by his chin .Not able to push away or under hook .When Khabib ducked under .
Later rounds he adjusted his right arm lower . Took a lot of jabs to the face but shut the door on Khabib`s entrance to the take down he used early . This would have been noted ...
Could look like Honda vs Holly .
Thanks for sharin