Synergy wrote:The "bigger guy" narrative has been really pushed by the UFC after Coner got subbed, to make the loss look better and not lose Conor too many fans.
Size matters, bro. Don't ever recall UFC ever pushing the "bigger guy" narrative. Care to provide a UFC promo where they talk about the size?
Syngery wrote:In short Nate is just taller, not bigger guy as they fight in the same divison.
Actually, this is not true. Nate walks at a much bigger weight than Conor. Nate can't make featherweight.
Synergy wrote:and off course Josh Thomson KOing Nate.
Now, you're just being dishonest.
Synergy wrote:So that second Conor Nate fight was anything but impressive, as Conor faded as Nate came on strong and I think Conor made one final push in the 5th rounds (going by memory and might be wrong). Basically that fight did nothing to show Conor has a great gas tank, something he will need to rely on if he gets taken down in the first round.
Actually, it showed that the reason why Conor lost the first fight was because he didn't use his energy efficiently as he went the full 5 rounds and he even picked up his cardio in the later rounds which surprised some people.
Synergy wrote:I think he landed one clean punch on Mayweather who was sleepwalking that exhibition match, so fans could get to watch a few rounds and again we saw Conor fade into oblivion and barely able to stand.
He actually landed more than just one clean punch. Mayweather was fighting more offensively, yes, but sleepwalking? No.
Boxers have better cardio than MMA fighters. See sparring match between Aldo and Garcia where Aldo is visibly more tired than Garcia. I'm surprised you don't know this.
If MJ landed on Khabib, then Conor is going to land on Khabib when it's standing since Conor is the much better striker and more accurate one with more power.
Synergy wrote:As for Nate vs Khabib. Think this is the most easiest match to predict. A fighter with no KO power and who hates wresting vs an elite wrestler. Its a no brainer. Not many givens in MMA but an elite wrestler mauling the Diaz brothers is definitely one of them.
He's got 4 TKO's. Never said Nate would beat Khabib. If it's a no brainer, then go ahead and bet all your money in your bank account on it. We both know you're not that confident of it to do that. That's the point I was making. Won't know until the fight.
Synergy wrote:So we finally come to crux. McGregor is a fantastic fighter. His KO of Aldo and beating Alvarez was bloody impressive. Didn't think he could do either and he did both with shocking ease, so it wouldn't be a crazy if he KO's Khabib.
Yes, I can agree with you on this point.
Synergy wrote:However if I had to guess, I'd say Khabib takes him down, exhausts him in round 1 & 2 and makes him tap in round 3 (though I still don't believe that he will accept that fight).
Or Conor could just KO/TKO him in round 1 or 2 like he did to Aldo or Alvarez. Won't know until the fight happens which is yet to be seen given Conor may get suspended and if Tony or anyone else doesn't beat Khabib before.