Discussion in 'MMA Betting Discussion' started by PuertoRican, Oct 6, 2018.
first thing ithought of after it happened, not a good look at all for them.
I still don't know what to make of that matchup. It's a crime that they were both healthy on the same card and didn't fight though
After seeing Khabib effectively need round 3 off last night to catch his breath (even after he controlled rds 1 and 2) I don't see it. Conor was tired too and couldn't push a crazy pace (which isn't his style anyway). Tony would have been all over Khabib in rd3 and odds are Khabib would have been even more tired due to how much more Tony would make him work on the mat. Tony would have been swarming Khabib in rd 3 and imo likely would have started drowning him with that relentless pressure.
He went balls out trying to finish Conor at the end of 2, that's why he took 3 off.
True, definitely that's part of it. But that's not the first time he's slowed down. If he tries to conserve energy vs Ferg so that he doesn't gas, he won't be able to do any damage and will be defending too much from top position instead of attacking. And he'll still be way more tired as the fight goes on.
I've said this for years now: Cardio is a weapon and Ferg knows he has way more of it than anyone else and has figured out how to utilize it.
Bookies love those style of bets. One of those selections loses and you drop so many bets
I also think tony can hang under khabib and do damage from the bottom. Khabib has to watch for elbows and subs. Plus how will kebab react to tonys mental game. Cucuy is legitimately autistic
Yep. Tony is going to likely see a quicker decline than most guys due to his style where he forces everyone he faces into a war of attrition. It's not a sustainable way to fight if longevity matters to you. But while he's in his prime like he is now, he is a NIGHTMARE to deal with. He has good skills obviously, but skills just become less and less important when one guy is as fresh in round 4 as in round 1 and is pushing a brutal pace and the other guy is fading. It just becomes target practice.
Lol at breaking down Khabib vs ferg. You guys don't learn your lessons after 4 pullouts. That fight is cursed. I won't try breaking it down until they are in the cage.
100% in agreement with you on this. I get the idea that Khabib may have been taking round 3 off against McGregor to conserve for rounds 4 and 5. But, imo this is still a strike against Khabib in a matchup with Ferguson. Not only is Ferg going to push a pace that Khabib hasn't seen before but taking rounds off against him is just not an option.
I'll be backing Ferguson if the fight gets made and I get the price I'm expecting. My biggest concern is the risks that he often takes with his grappling. He could end up in a bad position early in the fight. But, the longer it goes the more I believe the tide will turn Ferguson's way.
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