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Poirier thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov is a tougher matchup for Conor McGregor than Tony Ferguson is.
I think Tony would have a higher percentage of getting caught with a big shot. He fights with his head up a lot, he’s long and lanky, he kind of uses unorthodox footwork that puts him out of position a lot. He’s a good wrestler for sure, but he’s not as grinding and as gritty as a Khabib who’s just going to walk you down and put you against the fence and stuff. Definitely Tony can control guys and get on top of him and win rounds like that, or even submit guys, but I just think its a tougher fight for Conor.
.@DustinPoirier: Khabib "for sure" a tougher fight for Conor McGregor than Ferguson @lthomasnews #TLTS pic.twitter.com/NYj7Dyg88i— MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) January 5, 2018
Nurmagomedov recently mauled 4th-ranked Edson Barboza, and likely finds himself looking at a long-anticipated matchup with interim champion Tony Ferguson. The winner of that bout seems likely to welcome McGregor back to lightweight, with recent comments from Dana White pointing to this summer. All of that is subject to change, of course, with the UFC’s seeming intransigence to McGregor’s demands likely making negotiations an extended process.
Poirier is more than just an interested observer. He in a good position in the division himself, with his recent win over Pettis leaving him ranked 6th in the UFC at 155 pounds. He was campaigning for a rematch with Eddie Alvarez after their first fight ended in a no-contest, but Alvarez has seemingly no interest in that fight, viewing it as a step backwards.
Yeah, Conor McGregor ain’t spying on Khabib.
Conor Mcgregor in Dagestan Spying on khabib nurmagomedov#ufc #animation #dagestan pic.twitter.com/ORHa4Smc2G— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) January 4, 2018
Jon Fitch shows how he got his ninja choke.
#PFLFightByte: @jonfitchdotnet was in trouble after a fierce attack by @BrianFosterMMA at #PFLDaytona at historic @DISupdates before he surprised everyone with what he described as a Ninja Choke. More surprising though was the legend's celebration dance. pic.twitter.com/e2ZXfZw68L— #PFL2018 (@ProFightLeague) January 4, 2018
Does Dana listen to himself? Is this what he thinks he does with the UFC?
Dana: I could put together a system where all these mid level guys are making good money. Good money, supporting their families. Living in good homes, doing all that stuff. And, the big guys make the big money. #UFC #zuffaboxing— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) January 4, 2018
One of the few times it’s okay to tag a fighter on Twitter.
can you discuss why this is not Groovy Lando's entrance song? https://t.co/Z95MEGDQJ3 "im so groovy, I got power"— LOUI€ KNUXX (@louieknuxxDTD) January 4, 2018
I like Lando’s pick best.
Because this is https://t.co/75RmuM7Ig7— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) January 4, 2018
Mike Chandler kicking the bag
No better way to finish a nice striking workout than with hard kicks. - @menace155 @henrihooft @strikingconcepts @jointchiefscombat @monsterenergy @1v1fightgear @dymatize @toyotaescondido @pure_and_clean_sports @americanethanol @morethanafuel - #mma #kickboxing #hkickboxing #striking #striker #bagwork #bagworkout #lowkick #headkick #bodykick #liverkick #ironmichael
Kevin Hart training pads with his son
Conor McGregor goes from taunting Khabib on social media to posting delighted dad videos of his baby.
Speaking of proud fathers, here’s Frank Mir with his daughter:
Derrick Lewis may be in training camp but his Instagram never ceases reposting stuff like this:
Israel Adesanya (undefeated middleweight debuting at UFC 221) missed his calling.
I never noticed Herb Dean’s expression here:
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