The Eagle’s accomplishments in MMA are significant, no one can doubt that. Khabib is in his prime now, and the chances that he’ll exceed 30-0 records are quite high. Nevertheless, there are fighters that can say something to the contrary and become a potential upset for the Russian fighter.
The 31-year old American has all the chances to confront Khabib on equal footing. Gaethje is now an interim lightweight champion, and he’s fighting Khabib this October in Abu Dhabi. Not only does Justin have knockout power, but it might also be the first time for Khabib to face a grappler with the same skill level. The Eagle and his coach Xavier Mendez both say that he’s a fierce competitor, but the champ isn`t going to give up that easily.
Their bout was canceled so many times that we’re now tired of trying to count it. MMA fans believe that destiny is protecting one fighter from another. Who is the one that needs protection? Khabib is an undisputed champ, albeit Tony Ferguson is another type of fighter. He loves being in exchanges. He loves grappling. His gas tank is never empty. Fighting him will be another step in Khabib’s career if this fight ever occurs.
The Notorious one
And a perfect cherry on a top, after Khabib defeated Conor, many MMA fans quit hoping that anyone could stop that crazy Russian. Others tend to say that McGregor wasn`t in great shape, and if he was, the Eagle wouldn`t have filed over the cage after a fight, cause he`d be knocked out. Khabib`s striking has improved over the years, but in case their bout will take place, Conor might be a perfect candidate to block the way to an incredible record of 30-0, of course, if Khabib beats Gaethje.
Our prediction is not the first among all existing about Khabib. He’s always being predicted to lose to some extra-class murderer. And every time he grounds these predictions into the dirt. Gaethje is the best option for him now, and if the Eagle wins, a fight with any of the abovementioned fighters will certainly make him a legend and shut up any haters or sports experts.
Which of this fight do you want to see?
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