jimross wrote:Joker wrote:jimross wrote:Khabibs been my favorite fighter for a long time and hes a beast, #1 P4P imo but Tony Ferguson is going to give him a run for his money.
Poirier showed two weaknesses Khabib has:
1) When you pressure Khabib hes like a fish out of water. Poirier and Michael Johnson have both clipped Khabib by being the aggressor.
2) Khabib leaves himself exposed to different submissions while attempting takedowns.
Ferguson is awesome at applying crazy amounts of pressure and is a black belt jujitsu practitioner who is a savage off his back. Not to mention he has the best cardio in MMA imo.
Khabib should still be the favorite in this fight but Tony will be his toughest opponent by far. Matchup wise, this fight is one of the greatest MMA fights of all time.
Khabib has mauled BJJ black belts thus far --- Poirier and RDA come to mind.
Neither one of them offered the combination of pressure, craftiness, awkwardness, cardio and huge reach advantage Tony offers.
Nope, neither of them are 10th planet black belt, who specializes in rubber guards and Triangle chokes.