Khabib Never Thought Ferguson Was Elite

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conor mcgregor nut hugger

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Khabib is right in that Ferg has never been elite. But the reasoning is wrong.

It has nothing to do with Tony's age. It has everything to do with his mediocre TDD, a complete inability to get up from guard, and a tendency to block punches with his face.
 

Maycee Barber Fan

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Khabib is right in that Ferg has never been elite. But the reasoning is wrong.

It has nothing to do with Tony's age. It has everything to do with his mediocre TDD, a complete inability to get up from guard, and a tendency to block punches with his face.
Eh, Khabib also said he always thought Tony was never elite and pointed to his wins since 2016(beginning when Tony was 33) being meaningless.

I took it as 'Tony has always sucked and is shot on top of it now' rather than Khabib saying Tony only sucked because he was shot.
 

Thefifthscallop

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Ferguson has more impressive wins. Just saying.

Edit: After further review, I retract my statement.
 
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Greenbean

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I'd put him in the same category as nate diaz. Durable, can take an ass whooping, and might even break a fighters will because of it, but nowhere near elite. Ridiculous looking style too.
 

kneeblock

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Tony is the kind of fighter who probably would've been awesome if he'd started at 23 or 24. His only downfall is that he fell in love with gimmicky striking and gimmicky grappling. That stuff will get you to a title fight, but you probably won't win it against truly great competition with sound fundamentals. Weird striking plus 10th Planet BJJ and only fair to middling wrestling just doesn't cut it in your 30s.