- Mar 27, 2018
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Cleveland Browns, Tony Ferguson
Stephens went full Tyson in the media press conference “If he don’t die it don’t count”
Guy is a legit badass
Guy is a legit badass
Gonna be absolutely fascinating isn’t it.Going back to Tony v Khabib, here’s my breakdown of how I see the fight panning out:
Khabib needs to kill Tony inside 2 rounds, otherwise I don’t think he can win the fight. He is obviously capable of doing this via either club & sub or GNP. To me this is his most likely path to victory. Tony has more paths imo. The worst position to be in against Khabib is being up against the cage with him having top control. What Tony is very good at is controlling the centre of the Octagon, with his constant pressure & offensive footwork, he rarely finds himself pinned against the cage. At some point Khabib will take him down, he probably won’t have too much of a threat of a sub from the bottom from Tony, even though he is really good at this, I think the main issue will be Tony’s elbows from the bottom. They are vicious & will put concerns into Khabib. From round 3 onwards Tonys huge cardio advantage will start being a factor & I see Khabib struggling to get the TD’s. Even if he does so at some point in the rounds, I think Tony can apply enough pressure/output on the feet to squeak the points in the rounds. Another thing, Tony’s wrestling credentials are under-rated, he was a freaking NCWA national champion, I’m not saying he will out-grapple Khabib, but as the fight progresses Khabib will struggle & I give the advantage to Ferg on the feet. For what it’s worth I think Gaethje is stylistically a worse match-up for Tony than Khabib is.
Khabib needs a finish in R1 or R2, otherwise I see El Cucuy winning via late Rd stoppage/DEC.
Doubt it, Jared Cannonier would have to be next in line but I think they should just wait for Paulo.Yeah, bummer! Sounds like Yoel is going to get next shot at Israel now instead of him.
Cannonier would be my pick too, but the below article (admittedly from BJ Penn.com) references Adesanya's social media and seems to hint that the fight is in the works:Doubt it, Jared Cannonier would have to be next in line but I think they should just wait for Paulo.
Said he should be ready by April.
Stipe DC 3
McGregor v anyone
Should be enough to fill those first few ppvs
I think the Gaethje match up is easier than the Cerrone one.Conor beats Cerrone as easy as he beat Eddie. Too accurate and that teep kick to the body will have an effect as the fight goes on. Conor TKO R2
Stands and fights.....McGregor will land his shots on Gaethje.No hate but what makes you think Gaethje is an easier match-up?
Cerrone almost always stands & fights as well. He rarely implements a game-plan where he shoots for take-downs to control it on the ground. Even if he did, I don’t think they would be much of a threat. Gaethje has wayyy better wrestling and if he wanted to could take down Conor with easeStands and fights.....McGregor will land his shots on Gaethje.
Cerrone is taller, has a longer reach and is willing to use his ground game. Although it's his kicks that worry me the most against McGregor in a potential fight.
Cerrone actually uses his grappling though. He's taken down Ferguson, Lawler, Story and Hernandez all of who have much better wrestling credentials than Donald. Gaethje on the other hand is 0-1 on take down attempts through 5 UFC fights.Cerrone almost always stands & fights as well. He rarely implements a game-plan where he shoots for take-downs to control it on the ground. Even if he did, I don’t think they would be much of a threat. Gaethje has wayyy better wrestling and if he wanted to could take down Conor with ease
He got a 60 day suspension (45 days no contact) which is still yet to expire. I would be surprised if he was able to get in to any kind of serious training just yet. When was the speaking tour planned for?Just got a text from TicketMaster informing me that Whittaker's speaking tour (or at least the event at Crown) has been cancelled due to scheduling issues. Was really looking forward to it.
On a positive note, the TicketMaster website says: "An exciting opportunity has arisen that requires Rob to return to training immediately"
I wonder if the UFC is lining up the rematch straight away between Whittaker/Adesanya now that Costo is injured? I can't see any other fight that'd be that urgent, given that Till/Gastellum still needs to play out.