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Dimond for the upset. He's on a role. Fought the best of the best, recently. Khabib's underactive, and overconfident. Ripe for an upset.
 

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Ah man. Rocky 3. The absolutely best Rocky movie since Rocky 1.
And the best one up until Rocky IV.

Head says Khabib but I'm hoping for Dustin to get the upset.

If nothing else we'll see Conor grow a set of balls and come out of retirement - for Dustin to put him back on the shelf.
 

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And the best one up until Rocky IV.

Head says Khabib but I'm hoping for Dustin to get the upset.

If nothing else we'll see Conor grow a set of balls and come out of retirement - for Dustin to put him back on the shelf.
Momentum. Dustin fighting really well, as of late, beating a range of different styles. Khabib beat a distracted McGregor, a last minute Iaquinta and decisioned Barbosa. Every dominate fighter has their day and it's always unexpected.
 

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Momentum. Dustin fighting really well, as of late, beating a range of different styles. Khabib beat a distracted McGregor, a last minute Iaquinta and decisioned Barbosa. Every dominate fighter has their day and it's always unexpected.
Khabib has the size advantage and has shown to be able to hold his own against good strikes, obviously his ground game is far superior. Both fighters have only fought once in the past 14 months.

The only way Dustin wins this is by catching him with something unexpected. Khabib wins every other way.
 

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Khabib has the size advantage and has shown to be able to hold his own against good strikes, obviously his ground game is far superior. Both fighters have only fought once in the past 14 months.

The only way Dustin wins this is by catching him with something unexpected. Khabib wins every other way.
With the size advantage also comes the nasty weight cut which is getting harder and harder for him. Dustin's cut will be a breeze.

And Khabib is not the type of fighter that beats Poirier, typically. He's susceptible to the sniper who can land the big shot. That's not Khabib. Dustin seems to be adept at handling the grinders like Alvarez and Gaethje. Much less likely to get mauled than someone like Barboza or unhealthy Conor.

I also see improvement in Poirier, which is not so apparent in Khabib. Beating Conor is impressive, but I don't think he fought a good version of Conor. The man was spiraling at the time they fought. Poirier OTOH, is on an upswing in all facets of his game. Standing with Holloway and dealing with the output of a smaller faster guy is quite a feet. Something about Poirier right now at this time is very dangerous for his opponents. He's figured some things out as of late.
 

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Well, that was pretty much one way traffic. Khabib got caught by decent shot in the second but other than that it was complete domination.
 

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LOL! Is it over? Sounds like my prediction fell flat.
If your big Dustin fan do yourself a favour and give this fight a miss. Essentially Khabib did what he always does, he had Poirier carrying his weight for 2 rounds. Dustin did have a choke attempt locked in but his arms had gone at that point, fight was over shortly after.

I think if Khabib decides not to fight against father time, he'll most likely retire undefeated at LW. The only fighter on the current roster that could 'potentially' cause him problems is Tony Ferguson.

The thing is, people know what hes going to do, they train for it. But when they are in there with him they are defenceless against once he gets them down, and he is very good at getting people to the ground.
 

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If your big Dustin fan do yourself a favour and give this fight a miss. Essentially Khabib did what he always does, he had Poirier carrying his weight for 2 rounds. Dustin did have a choke attempt locked in but his arms had gone at that point, fight was over shortly after.

I think if Khabib decides not to fight against father time, he'll most likely retire undefeated at LW. The only fighter on the current roster that could 'potentially' cause him problems is Tony Ferguson.

The thing is, people know what hes going to do, they train for it. But when they are in there with him they are defenceless against once he gets them down, and he is very good at getting people to the ground.
One thing for sure, it's going to take a fellow beast. Not sure TF is enough of one.
 

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One thing for sure, it's going to take a fellow beast. Not sure TF is enough of one.
Thing is, its not like he's unbeatable, I just dont think anyone at LW has the toolkit to do it. To be fair to Poirier he did have two moments with the choke and a decent punch.

If he was to move up, lots of interesting fights there. I would love to see him vs Maia, Askren or Woodley.
 

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I thought, while overall Nurmagomedov is the better fighter, Poirier could have had a chance by either catching him with a left-right combo or outpointing him with a jab heavy approach on the back foot, kind of Condit vs Diaz style.

Ferguson seems to be the last legit test at LW. Everyone else would almost just be like record padding at the moment. If he goes past Ferguson and the St Pierre fight materializes, that will be the only fight I'd be rather sure he loses. St. Pierre has the size advantage and his toolbox is too big. And he wouldn't take the fight if his and Zahabi's assessment didn't come up with a high percentage of winning.
 

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I was surprised by how much sharper Khabib's wrestling looked in this fight in comparison to his previous fights. Didn't expect him to dominate DP the way he did.

That was a beautiful switch DP hit twice, the way Khabib countered it both times was amazing. Maybe one of the cleanest examples of a guy being two steps ahead of his opponent in transition.

DP went for that guillotine but might have lacked confidence in it having tried to guillotine Eddie Alvarez in their 2nd fight and not getting it.
 

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I was surprised by how much sharper Khabib's wrestling looked in this fight in comparison to his previous fights. Didn't expect him to dominate DP the way he did.

That was a beautiful switch DP hit twice, the way Khabib countered it both times was amazing. Maybe one of the cleanest examples of a guy being two steps ahead of his opponent in transition.
Yes, Poirier's switches look very nice and I initially thought he'd throw off Nurmagomedov, but a split second later Nurmagomedov was on top again even in a better position.

Also, Nurmagomedov's TD shots looked much faster. Before, it was more his tenacity that made him complete the TD, now already the entry was more explosive, almost St Pierre like.
 

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It's fun to see the predictions after, I lost quite a nice sum of money on that fight. Betting on it was an impulsive decision cause I usually only bet on Football so it just proved me my theory again, and that's that if you don't fully research the game that you want to place your money on, you are just guided by pure sheer luck and don't have any actual facts to support your bet. I usually do all the research necessary by watching YouTube videos on Sports Predictions, reading articles that help with the background check of each individual player, and a lot more based on the circumstances. I think it's the only way you can make an accurate bet.
 

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