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10 days ago
4/21/12
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Khabib vs. Jones:

Khabib's 12th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-2.

Jones's 12th pro fight: Against 24-4 Matyushenko.

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Khabib's 13th pro fight: Against some guy who was 1-1.

Jones's 13th pro fight: Against Ryan Bader.

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Khabib's 14th pro fight: Against some guy who was 4-2.

Jones's 14th pro fight: Against Shogun Rua.

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Khabib's 15th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-0.

Jones's 15th pro fight: Against Rampage Jackson.

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Hey, that 28-0 is looking just a weeeeeeeeeee bit shaky.....

 

10 days ago
1/1/01
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Tug Dabone -

Khabib vs. Jones:

Khabib's 12th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-2.

Jones's 12th pro fight: Against 24-4 Matyushenko.

.

Khabib's 13th pro fight: Against some guy who was 1-1.

Jones's 13th pro fight: Against Ryan Bader.

.

Khabib's 14th pro fight: Against some guy who was 4-2.

Jones's 14th pro fight: Against Shogun Rua.

.

Khabib's 15th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-0.

Jones's 15th pro fight: Against Rampage Jackson.

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Hey, that 28-0 is looking just a weeeeeeeeeee bit shaky.....

 

Jones has had a higher strength of comp especially in the first half of their careers but nobody is arguing that.

10 days ago
2/17/03
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BJ Penn Forever - 
Tug Dabone -

Khabib vs. Jones:

Khabib's 12th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-2.

Jones's 12th pro fight: Against 24-4 Matyushenko.

.

Khabib's 13th pro fight: Against some guy who was 1-1.

Jones's 13th pro fight: Against Ryan Bader.

.

Khabib's 14th pro fight: Against some guy who was 4-2.

Jones's 14th pro fight: Against Shogun Rua.

.

Khabib's 15th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-0.

Jones's 15th pro fight: Against Rampage Jackson.

.

Hey, that 28-0 is looking just a weeeeeeeeeee bit shaky.....

 

Jones has had a higher strength of comp especially in the first half of their careers but nobody is arguing that.


This would be completely relevant in a thread comparing the legacies of Jones and Khabib. Jones' strength of schedule is, all-time, rivaled only by Georges St. Pierre. (And maybe, just maybe, by Jose Aldo).

But, that's not what this thread is about.
10 days ago
1/24/16
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Tug Dabone -

Khabib vs. Jones:

Khabib's 12th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-2.

Jones's 12th pro fight: Against 24-4 Matyushenko.

.

Khabib's 13th pro fight: Against some guy who was 1-1.

Jones's 13th pro fight: Against Ryan Bader.

.

Khabib's 14th pro fight: Against some guy who was 4-2.

Jones's 14th pro fight: Against Shogun Rua.

.

Khabib's 15th pro fight: Against some guy who was 0-0.

Jones's 15th pro fight: Against Rampage Jackson.

.

Hey, that 28-0 is looking just a weeeeeeeeeee bit shaky.....

 

Bigger names yes but lhw is shit compared to lw

10 days ago
2/17/03
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BJ Penn Forever - 

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.

 


Great stuff on this thread, BJ Penn Forver.
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1/1/01
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BJ Penn Forever - 

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.

 


First, I never said "far less" but yes, the decrease between 2 and 1.5 is a 25 percent difference. Anything over a 5 percent difference is considered highly statistically significant in the behavioral or hard sciences. So yes, it is highly significant.

Aren't we all UFC fanboys? Not sure your point there LOL, please elaborate. Again, you have to look at statistics: if he found 3 tough fighters with winning records, that's great, but what about the other 13 out of 16? Exactly.
10 days ago
1/1/01
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FatBuddha -
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.

You said far less, right in the above post I quoted.

10 days ago
1/1/01
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You can't ignore 33% of the data and then try to talk about statistics, its just pointless.

Khabib has dealt with a lot of injury while in the UFC, that is a fact, these things happen in MMA. Its also a fact that he has fought 2 or 3 times a year 50% of his years in the UFC and your "Khabib fights once a year" narrative is silly.

10 days ago
1/1/01
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This thread would be like if someone looked at Ronda's UFC career, ignored her first three UFC fights and then said... "why does Ronda only win 20% of her fights by armbar?" or "why does Ronda get KOed in 40% of her UFC fights?".

10 days ago
8/8/18
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Sometimes the battle for number 1 contender can hold things up

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1/5/11
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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.

Im with op a bit on this one. Yes he has had years with more fights. There is no doubt that he sits more than others though.

 

For example, he has been healthy and sitting.often he is healthy and sitting. I understand Ramadan and injuries come into it, but as the #1 guy, he isn't around a lot.

 

Following playbook from Conor imo, except I knew Conor would lose eventually. Khabib I'm not so sure of.

10 days ago
5/24/08
Posts: 1679
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.

Why has this thread continued after this post??? All the haters on here just love bashing on khabib mainly because of his religion. That's straight pathetic. You can't see facts either because of your hate for a religion or your pussies are still sore from when Conor got smashed then tapped.

He has his reasons when he's active he fights but injuries are a thing and for him to still be here after all them and still be a dominating champ that's what you should be amazed about.

Some of you lazy ass turds don't know how injuries can basically end a fighters career and they do many a times either they can't come back or they are not the same. Khabib hasn't just had small petty injuries they have been career ending and along with the surgeries too. 

My hats go off to him for coming back and dominating as a champ. Anyone else you'd all be amazed but just because of khabibs religion you small minded turds just have to find a way to downplay his accomplishments somehow. You people are sad indeed I feel sorry for you and hope no one cares about your lives either positively or negatively the way you do for khabibs lol. 

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6/14/12
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Op is a troll

 

Bjpennfan ftw

9 days ago
10/3/12
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He can do whatever the fuck he wants because nobody owns him. 

9 days ago
4/17/13
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It is ironically the same reason for his success- Rigorous schedule of all-Male baths.

9 days ago
9/20/19
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hjr2 -

He can do whatever the fuck he wants because nobody owns him. 

His dad essentially owns him. 

9 days ago
7/5/14
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Because he is the eagle and eagles do what they want.

 

 

You little hoe. 

9 days ago
6/15/09
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This question got me thinking, how does Khabib compare to the other current male UFC champions?
Here is a comparison of how many fights each of the champions have had since BOTH were in the UFC (e.g., Miocic was in the UFC prior to Khabib so the starting point is Khabib's first fight; Adesanya was in the UFC after Khabib so their starting point is Adesanya's first fight). I've included dates of starting points for reference.

Miocic 15, Khabib 12 (20 Jan 2012)
Jones 11, Khabib 12 (20 Jan 2012)
Adesanya 7, Khabib 3 (11 Feb 2018)
Usman 10, Khabib 6 (12 Jul 2015)
Holloway 21, Khabib 12 (20 Jan 2012)
Cejudo 11, Khabib 6 (13 Dec 2014)

Analysis: Only one current male UFC Champion has fought less than Khabib since they both were in the UFC (Jon Jones).

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9/13/12
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FatBuddha, one of the most hateful, most negative people this forum has ever seen.

 

Khabib and Usman etc.'s continued success is just killing you, isn't it Mike? Go and self-medicate (which in your case would be blaming Ali for all your problems).

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1/1/01
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GarlicSauce - 

FatBuddha, one of the most hateful, most negative people this forum has ever seen.

 

Khabib and Usman etc.'s continued success is just killing you, isn't it Mike? Go and self-medicate (which in your case would be blaming Ali for all your problems).


Who the FOOK is Mike? LOL SMH.

We call your accusations against me projection. Try to be a more positive person. Analyzing Khabib's poor fight rate is "negative and hateful"? Go take another valium snowflake.
9 days ago
7/10/15
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Well he was suspended for most of the year. Came back recently, and fought in september. Has a fight lined up in April....thats 2 fights in 7 months. Sorry hes not more "active" for ya

8 days ago
2/13/16
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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.

this is the most coherent post on this thread