That chubby Russian dude was pretty good too.Silva, Jones and maybe GSP.
I think he tried to keep the fight as much as possible in the middle and when he found himself near the fence.....he moved left/right to avoid getting taken down.I keep reading online that Gaethje looked bad. I thought he looked excellent on the feet in the first. Was tearing up Khabib's leg and stuffed a few takedowns.
Like everyone before him, just couldn't handle the pressure long term. Once it went to the ground it was all over.
I watched his post fight interview.I doubt it, promised his mother he would stop before this fight to help out the family. He cares more about family than he does fighting.
I don't think he fights anyone he's ever fought again, not gonna fight Chandler or Ferguson ever.I watched his post fight interview.
I believe him.
That doesn’t mean he can’t change his mind or able to find a balance in doing the things he wants to do.
Is he really though?I trust in Khabib's word too. I believe he'll honour that as it means a lot to him, as does his vow to his mother. Would hate to see him come back after a few years to get that 30th win ( and lose ) although chances are he'd probably win anyway.
But his promise to his mother means a hell of a lot more imo. Khabib is the best of all time.