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I'd like Ali to explain to me how Khabib beats GSP.
Stand up? No
Wrestling? Good luck with that
Sub? See above
Did you watch the Bisping fight? I thought he looked slow, much slower than he did earlier in his career, and even though he was bigger than normal, he was much slower than expected. That fight was about 3 years ago (age 36) and he's 39 now.
Let's not forget what Bisping looked like prior to and after that fight. Wins a VERY close decision over a 45 year old Dan Henderson, is competitive with GSP before the submission, then gets KO'd by Gastelum in the first. Bisping happened to be champ, but he would have been a betting underdog against any top 5 185er...that's why GSP never bothered to defend the belt.
A prime GSP? He gives Khabib tons of problems because his standup is much better, and I think Khabib struggles to take him down. Likely UD for GSP. 40 year old GSP against a prime Khabib? UD for Khabib after keeping it close in the standup and mixing in some takedowns and gnp.
Granted, if Danaher is to be believed, Georges was suffering from a terrible case of colitis.
Even if true, what are the chances 40 year old GSP walks to the cage in April 2020 at 100%? His body has been through hell, and it's extremely rare to win in the UFC at that age. Guys like Randy did it at heavyweight, but people act like he had this great run when he really just beat 2 guys. Tim Sylvia is slow as fuck, and Randy beat him to win the belt. He then looked like a savage against Gonzaga, who we all thought was a world beater but ended up losing to guys like Mittrione, Schaub, Travis Browne etc..
So After Randy won those 2 fights, he loses to Brock & Nog, then beats Brandon Vera to kick off a run of 1-5 for Vera, then beat an equally old Mark Coleman, then an equally old James Toney making his MMA debut. I'm not saying it's not impressive, it was...he was winning fights at an age he shouldn't have been...but we're not talking about whether or not GSP can come back and beat Cowboy Cerrone, Nate Diaz, Damien Maia, Robbie Lawler or Anthony Pettis. We're talking about 28-0 Khabib.
Dan Henderson also fought very late in his career, but went 3-7 in his last 10, and his 3 wins were over Lombard who was coming off a TKO loss to Neil Magny, then lost to Hendo then a bunch more people to lose 6 in a row before retiring. He even lost to Hendricks, who went 1-5 to end his UFC career with the 1 win being Lombard. Hendo's other 2 wins were Boetsch who isn't a bad fighter, and Rua who got brutally KO'd by OSP in his next fight.
Again, I'm not saying this to shit on Randy and Dan...they're two of my all time favorites, but lots of people act like they were winnig big fights consistently late in their career and they weren't. They had some wins mixed in, but they were against the right opponents...similar to GSP and Bisping.
I think GSP could come back and win some fights, but Khabib? It would be incredible if GSP came back at 40 and won that fight.