UnderGround Forums Why does Khabib only fight once a year?

14 days ago
1/1/01
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I mean, it's a nice work schedule if you can pull it off, but how is this acceptable?

September 2013 through April 2020, 6 years and 7 months, he's fought 7 times.

That's an average of 1 fight per year.
14 days ago
12/5/12
Posts: 5345

Injuries. And only seems to be healthy throughout ramadan than he can't train full time. 

14 days ago
8/20/03
Posts: 148690

Paige Van Zant does the same.

Once a year.

14 days ago
1/9/13
Posts: 241

Tiramisu is hard to put down

14 days ago
11/24/13
Posts: 3960

Clearly it’s working out for him. 

14 days ago
9/22/11
Posts: 7465

Unintentional but its a great plan for longevity. 

14 days ago
2/8/12
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Religious holidays. 

14 days ago
1/1/01
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Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.
14 days ago
6/3/08
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OP spinster has been owned.  

14 days ago
4/14/16
Posts: 923

superstar status

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8/19/03
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He knows he's in a position of leverage right now, because so far, he hasn't looked even close to beatable, and he brings a lot of intangibles to the table, such as superstar status in his home country. 

 

As a fight fan, I dont like it, but as a businessman,  I dont blame him for doing what he's doing.   Everyone's ticket gets punched eventually, so I can't hate on him for monetizing his brand as much as possible while he's at his hottest, because once you lose, the UFC becomes a very different place.  Dana is keeping his mouth shut right now, because he doesn't really have any other choice, but all it takes is for khabib to lose one fight and he will get a lesson in who the real "boss" is, just like every other former champ who decided to play hardball.

 

If khabib really is who he says he is, then fuck it, he should fight for as long as he wants to, and then walk away on his terms.  After the Ferguson fight,  there's not much left on his checklist,  other than maybe a superfight with GSP, rematch with Conor, or an ill-advised move to WW, which will see him get beat.

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7/29/19
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He’s looking to retire soon as in his eye’s and his fathers eye’s Khabib is the greatest to step in the octagon. 30-0 is a record that would be hard to beat. 

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4/14/18
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For a fighter considered the greatest LWfighter all time hes only beat one great 155 fighter in barbosa who he could easily out wrestle.  Until this hype train fights the best 155 fighters or fights at his real weight class 170 im not buying the hype.   Just my 2 cents.   Go Bills.  No way he fights justin or gregor right.

14 days ago
3/17/14
Posts: 2009
BJ Penn Forever - Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.

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14 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 15127
BJ Penn Forever - Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.

LOL. I looked at the last 7 years. It's you who are cherry picking data to go back even further to the largely insignificant beginning of his career and look at an extremely rare 1.5 year period where he fought more than usual. This data point should actually be excluded. But beside that, even going by your data manipulation, he's fought 1.5 times a year instead of 1 time a year? Ohhh how active! LOL.
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1/1/01
Posts: 15128
knappster - 
BJ Penn Forever - Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.

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UMMM nope. Use your head.

LOL. I looked at the last 7 years. It's you who are cherry picking data to go back even further to the largely insignificant beginning of his career and look at an extremely rare 1.5 year period where he fought more than usual. This data point should actually be excluded. But beside that, even going by your data manipulation, he's fought 1.5 times a year instead of 1 time a year? Ohhh how active! LOL.
14 days ago
1/1/01
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MagnumPeeEye - 

OP spinster has been owned.  


Nope. Turn your brain on:
LOL. I looked at the last 7 years. It's you who are cherry picking data to go back even further to the largely insignificant beginning of his career and look at an extremely rare 1.5 year period where he fought more than usual. This data point should actually be excluded. But beside that, even going by your data manipulation, he's fought 1.5 times a year instead of 1 time a year? Ohhh how active! LOL.
14 days ago
5/6/16
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Douchedigalough - 

For a fighter considered the greatest LWfighter all time hes only beat one great 155 fighter in barbosa who he could easily out wrestle.  Until this hype train fights the best 155 fighters or fights at his real weight class 170 im not buying the hype.   Just my 2 cents.   Go Bills.  No way he fights justin or gregor right.


What fighter fights at his natural weight class besides HW?Khabib will go down as the best ever 155er ever. Deal with it
14 days ago
4/21/12
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Tony BJJ -

He’s looking to retire soon as in his eye’s and his fathers eye’s Khabib is the greatest to step in the octagon. 30-0 is a record that would be hard to beat. 

"30-0 is a record that would be hard to beat. "

That's very true. Someone would have to pretty much build a padded record outside the UFC before signing with UFC.

Which is pretty much what Khabib did, of course. Take a look at his first 16 opponents. What a Murderer's Row. J/K.

Of Khabib's last 7 opponents, 5 were top tier guys. There's no question he's at the peak of his career right now, proven against strong competition.

But the bulk of his record was built against marginal/low level fighters. If he gets to 30-0 it will be impressive as hell, regardless how padded the first 2/3 of his career was.

Compare his record with that of Jon Jones, though.

Jones has fought a virtual Who's Who of 205-pounders, and the only blemish on his record is a DQ loss a decade ago. His record is 25-1. Sure, there's reason to believe that he might have been using PEDs, but regardless of that, I'd say that his 25-1 record is a quantum leap greater than Khabib's 28-0.

14 days ago
4/14/18
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Khabib cant make 155 3 times a year.  He cuts too much weight.  Hes a 170 lbs fighter

14 days ago
10/12/15
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Douchedigalough -

For a fighter considered the greatest LWfighter all time hes only beat one great 155 fighter in barbosa who he could easily out wrestle.  Until this hype train fights the best 155 fighters or fights at his real weight class 170 im not buying the hype.   Just my 2 cents.   Go Bills.  No way he fights justin or gregor right.

McGregor is a great fighter love him or hate him and he's even great at 155. Khabib wrecked him but you left that fact out. Odd. Khabib has had DANIEL CORMIER praise his abilities and toughness. A HW champion talking about how tough a lightweight is. 

Even if Tony beats khabib, and I hope he does, khabib is still great.

As for the OP, you're preying on new and fairweather fans for this thread. We all know khabib suffered many injuries that left him unable to fight for long periods. That sucks but so what?

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1/1/01
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FatBuddha - 
BJ Penn Forever - Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.

LOL. I looked at the last 7 years. It's you who are cherry picking data to go back even further to the largely insignificant beginning of his career and look at an extremely rare 1.5 year period where he fought more than usual. This data point should actually be excluded. But beside that, even going by your data manipulation, he's fought 1.5 times a year instead of 1 time a year? Ohhh how active! LOL.


The beginning of his UFC career is not insignificant, he had to get through a camp each time and beat tough fighters and those wins are what allowed him to get the fights you are even looking at.

Khabib has fought 1.5x a year.
GSP fought 2.0x a year.
Stipe has fought 1.8x year.
Jones has fought 1.8x a year.
DC has fought 1.9x a year.
Might Mouse fought 2.25x a year.

Sorry Khabib has fought slightly less frequently than GSP, Stipe, Jones, DC etc... he owes you an apology. He should never have chose to hurt his knee or his ribs. What was he thinking fighting 7x a year in 2011, competing in and winning the combat sambo worlds while already a pro MMA fighter or waiting until he was already a 16-0 before entering the UFC.
14 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 15130
Tug Dabone - 
Tony BJJ -

He’s looking to retire soon as in his eye’s and his fathers eye’s Khabib is the greatest to step in the octagon. 30-0 is a record that would be hard to beat. 

"30-0 is a record that would be hard to beat. "

That's very true. Someone would have to pretty much build a padded record outside the UFC before signing with UFC.

Which is pretty much what Khabib did, of course. Take a look at his first 16 opponents. What a Murderer's Row. J/K.

Of Khabib's last 7 opponents, 5 were top tier guys. There's no question he's at the peak of his career right now, proven against strong competition.

But the bulk of his record was built against marginal/low level fighters. If he gets to 30-0 it will be impressive as hell, regardless how padded the first 2/3 of his career was.

Compare his record with that of Jon Jones, though.

Jones has fought a virtual Who's Who of 205-pounders, and the only blemish on his record is a DQ loss a decade ago. His record is 25-1. Sure, there's reason to believe that he might have been using PEDs, but regardless of that, I'd say that his 25-1 record is a quantum leap greater than Khabib's 28-0.


Great points. Jon Jones and (a tier below that) people like Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway's records are far more impressive than Khabib's.
14 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 15131
BJ Penn Forever - 
FatBuddha - 
BJ Penn Forever - Once a year? Not true at all OP.

Why did you cherry pick your data and ignore his four UFC fights from Jan 2012 to May 2013?

2012- 2x
2013 3x
2014 1x
2015 0
2016 2x
2017 1x
2018 2x
2019 1x

Half the years Khabib has been in the UFC he has fought 2 or 3x.

Knee injury, surgeries, rehab, and AC suspension have contributed to his low fight number but you know this.

Khabib has been in the UFC one year longer than Conor and has fought once more. Their average is about the same.

Khabib is no Cowboy Cerrone but you act like he is Dom Cruz even though you had to ignore his first four UFC fights to do it.

In his first nine years in the UFC, GSP averaged 2 fights a year.

In his first eight years in the UFC, Khabib has averaged 1.5 fights a year.

Khabib being inactive vs other champs has been overblown.

LOL. I looked at the last 7 years. It's you who are cherry picking data to go back even further to the largely insignificant beginning of his career and look at an extremely rare 1.5 year period where he fought more than usual. This data point should actually be excluded. But beside that, even going by your data manipulation, he's fought 1.5 times a year instead of 1 time a year? Ohhh how active! LOL.


The beginning of his UFC career is not insignificant, he had to get through a camp each time and beat tough fighters and those wins are what allowed him to get the fights you are even looking at.

Khabib has fought 1.5x a year.
GSP fought 2.0x a year.
Stipe has fought 1.8x year.
Jones has fought 1.8x a year.
DC has fought 1.9x a year.
Might Mouse fought 2.25x a year.

Sorry Khabib has fought slightly less frequently than GSP, Stipe, Jones, DC etc... he owes you an apology. He should never have chose to hurt his knee or his ribs. What was he thinking fighting 7x a year in 2011, competing in and winning the combat sambo worlds while already a pro MMA fighter or waiting until he was already a 16-0 before entering the UFC.

So Khabib has fought far less than any other champ you can think of? Thank you for making and reinforcing my point.

And what was the combined record of those 16 fighters Khabib fought before entering the UFC? It should be stellar given that they were fighting sub-UFC competition. That's what I thought.
14 days ago
1/1/01
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So 1.5 is far less than 1.8 or 1.9.... good one.

Oh no, Khabib fought some weaker comp before entering the UFC while he was young and still growing as a fighter, I've never heard of that before, you should make a thread about that! He did fight current ACA champ Ali Bagov, Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Eldar Eldarov in his 6th, 7th, and 8th pro fights but I'm sure that means nothing to you as you seem to be a UFC fanboy just talking out of your ass, wanting to obsese on Khabib being so inactive despite being almost as active as fighters such as Jones and DC.