UnderGround Forums Edson: I didnt expect Khabib to move forward at me

11 days ago
8/3/11
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https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/1/10/16875000/edson-barboza-reacts-painful-loss-khabib-nurmagomedov-wants-quick-return-against-top-10-ufc

Edson Barboza was close to guaranteeing his long-awaited shot at the UFC lightweight championship, but Khabib Nurmagomedov had other plans.

“The Eagle” dominated Barboza in the co-main event of UFC 219 on Dec. 30, putting on a one-sided performance to improve to 25-0 in the sport and giving the Brazilian “one of the most painful losses I’ve ever had.”

In his first interview since UFC 219, Barboza opened up about what went wrong inside the T-Mobile Arena.

”I really didn’t expect that to happen, man,” Barboza told MMA Fighting. “I was very upset the week after the fight because I was well prepared, had a wonderful camp. It was a tough loss, no doubt about it.”

”It was pretty much how we imagined it,” he continued. “I knew he wouldn’t take me down in the middle of the Octagon. I knew that his only chance to take me down was close to the fence, so I obviously worked that a lot, but he was able to impose his game, and I couldn’t get out of there. That was the problem. I fell in his game, I spent 15 minutes doing his game.”

The only thing that really surprised Barboza was Nurmagomedov rushing forward and closing the distance as soon as the round started, not giving him any room to set up his devastating kicks and knees.

”Honestly, I didn’t expect that,” Barboza admits. “He walked backwards in all of his previous fights before he went for takedowns. I was prepared for it, but I thought he would do what he always did, to avoid the striking. It surprised me that he moved forward.”

11 days ago
3/15/10
Posts: 23156

Maybe adjust?

11 days ago
1/11/12
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Steven McTowelie -

Maybe adjust?

Yeah, just stop the takedown with a sidestep

11 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 44080
stop with the excuses he lost fair and square and soundly.Be prepared for anything.Problem solved .Dont fight if u have an excuse
11 days ago
4/28/06
Posts: 8105
^ da fuck? He's not giving excuses, just explaining why he lost. Fuck is wrong with you people.
11 days ago
6/18/16
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Lick Brown Boners -
Steven McTowelie -

Maybe adjust?

Yeah, just stop the takedown with a sidestep

Sounds easy. 25 ppl couldn't do it.
11 days ago
2/24/07
Posts: 21853
NicolasRGC - ^ da fuck? He's not giving excuses, just explaining why he lost. Fuck is wrong with you people.

This...I swear some posters just can't handle it when a fighter speaks at all after a fight.

This is an "excuse?"

“I was very upset the week after the fight because I was well prepared, had a wonderful camp. It was a tough loss, no doubt about it.”
11 days ago
7/20/09
Posts: 10730
Lick Brown Boners -
Steven McTowelie -

Maybe adjust?

Yeah, just stop the takedown with a sidestep

Dude why doesn't he just get up? I would just get up, man.
11 days ago
4/28/06
Posts: 8113
FrontBroRian - 
NicolasRGC - ^ da fuck? He's not giving excuses, just explaining why he lost. Fuck is wrong with you people.

This...I swear some posters just can't handle it when a fighter speaks at all after a fight.

This is an "excuse?"

“I was very upset the week after the fight because I was well prepared, had a wonderful camp. It was a tough loss, no doubt about it.”

It's the "Brazilian excuse" narrative that's rampant on here
11 days ago
3/6/06
Posts: 27119
Winston Wolf - stop with the excuses he lost fair and square and soundly.Be prepared for anything.Problem solved .Dont fight if u have an excuse

there's no excuse presented.  but hey, cool story bro.

11 days ago
12/6/11
Posts: 439

I think this is why El Cucuy could have a chance. Because he is not afraid to stand and bang, so he most likely wont do much backing up. I dont know if he has good TDD though.

11 days ago
11/11/12
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Uhhh.. why not.. that's what khabib does in every fucking fight.

11 days ago
4/25/11
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Jclover123 -

I think this is why El Cucuy could have a chance. Because he is not afraid to stand and bang, so he most likely wont do much backing up. I dont know if he has good TDD though.

He will do the exact thing to Ferg
11 days ago
2/17/03
Posts: 9483
Winston Wolf - stop with the excuses he lost fair and square and soundly.Be prepared for anything.Problem solved .Dont fight if u have an excuse

You're the man, Winston. But I don't think that's an excuse.
11 days ago
11/29/11
Posts: 8858
Winston Wolf - stop with the excuses he lost fair and square and soundly.Be prepared for anything.Problem solved .Dont fight if u have an excuse

Not sure if you even read what he said lol wtf 

11 days ago
10/24/17
Posts: 2015
cantuna4u - 
Jclover123 -

I think this is why El Cucuy could have a chance. Because he is not afraid to stand and bang, so he most likely wont do much backing up. I dont know if he has good TDD though.

He will do the exact thing to Ferg

Ferg is better on the ground than Barboza, and Barboza really only took damage in the first round. In the second and third, he stuffed the takedowns, or got right back up when taken down, or took no damage on the ground.

This will be a five round fight with a guy with better cardio than Barboza and a better ground game.

11 days ago
1/1/01
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Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.
11 days ago
11/29/11
Posts: 8861
ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.

Wut 

11 days ago
11/1/03
Posts: 14741
Jclover123 -

I think this is why El Cucuy could have a chance. Because he is not afraid to stand and bang, so he most likely wont do much backing up. I dont know if he has good TDD though.

I think Kabib takes him down but Tony is so tough and has great cardio. If Kabib can't do some real damage with g&p Tony might make him pay in rounds 4 and 5.

11 days ago
2/24/07
Posts: 21860
2breath2feel - 
ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.

Wut 


ausgepict's life partner has had an ongoing affair with a Brazilian gentleman and it's destroyed his life.
11 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 76716
FrontBroRian - 
2breath2feel - 
ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.

Wut 


ausgepict's life partner has had an ongoing affair with a Brazilian gentleman and it's destroyed his life.

Cry more.

I love it.
11 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 76717
2breath2feel - 
ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.

Wut 


Member Since: 11/29/11
Edited: 11 days ago
8/3/11
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ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate.

lmao

11 days ago
3/17/17
Posts: 1146
ausgepicht - 
FrontBroRian - 
2breath2feel - 
ausgepicht -
Steven McTowelie - 

Maybe adjust?


Come on, man. You know better than to question the famous Brazilian excuse. "There was another guy in the ring and he wouldn't cooperate. Boolsheet! I am a robot and making adjustments does not compute." Khabib is known for staying a distance and using his range as if he's Anderson Silva!

Besides, you've been coming here long enough to know that Brazilian is a "race" - I'm not sure what race that is, but libtards and Brazilian Wannabe Top Team believe it is one and that makes you a racist and literally Hitler.

Wut 


ausgepict's life partner has had an ongoing affair with a Brazilian gentleman and it's destroyed his life.

Cry more.

I love it.

Says the longtime crybaby contrarian bitch. LOL how rich it is to see you have the nerve to talk of crying and bitching. just LOL
11 days ago
10/24/14
Posts: 8932

He should have just won instead of losing, problem solved.