In a real fight, how effective are guys like Khabib?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Babality, Apr 5, 2024.

  1. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    At least against other good fighters?

    I was just watching his fight vs Conor and realized how much he hides behind the rule that you can't punch the back of the head. It's exposed the entire time. There's a lot of moments where he's just holding on and making sure it's the only part of the head exposed. In a real fight he'd get his skull pounded to dust with elbows, knees and punches.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2024
  2. It's Ovah

    It's Ovah I'm your huckleberry, that's just mah game Full Member

    Sep 5, 2016
    In a real fight he wouldn't be exposing his head, or have backup with him.
  3. outtieDrake

    outtieDrake Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    yeah but he’s leaving his head exposed knowing the rules dont allow conor to do that. under no holds bar mma khabib tucks his head underneath his arm or works his way up to clinch level and sweeps.

    even in early ufc back of the head was legal and a lot of guys still fell victim to wrestling.

    everyone should do some form of grappling for street defense.

    i don’t care if its judo, wrestling, bjj , or even like pro wrestling simple wrist locks or learning how leg subs work from youtube.

    A basic understanding of holds and clinch grappling could save your life

    there was a nurse in the early 2000s who killed a hitman with her barehands . The hitman armed with hammer 190lb and a former marine, he got bested by old chubby nurse who took a few grappling courses and she choked him to death via rnc.
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  4. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Active Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    If by street fight we mean the potential for sucker punches, weapons, other people showing up and joining in etc its hard to say because its such a volatile unpredictable environment, and wrestling isnt an ideal approach for obvious reasons.

    If we are talking an unarmed one on one fight to the death not sure theres anyone on the planet near his size who could have beaten him. Same with Islam now although hes maybe not quite as untouchable as Khabib was.