Tyson Fury vs Khabib Nurmagomedov in MMA

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Rivertripe, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Rivertripe

    Rivertripe New Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    What the title says. Five rounds, UFC rules. How does this absolute freak show of a matchup go down?
  2. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Fury is too big. With some decent MMA training he would squish and eat Kabib.
  3. Rivertripe

    Rivertripe New Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    Yeah Fury with grappling experience/ takedown defence is going to flatten Khabib. But what makes this matchup intriguing is precisely that he has never grappled, and is up against one of MMA's best ever in that department.
    So would his size and boxing alone be enough to keep Khabib at range? Could Khabib successfully take him down and keep him there long enough for a submission? Or would he just get his head taken off before he has the chance?
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2021
  4. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    If Fury comes in as is without any real grappling training, Khabib probably manages to weather any storm Furys size presents, get him on his back and sub him. Although it'd likely look like someone riding a bull for a few minutes first.

    If Fury had a few months of dedicated high level defensive grappling training he'd win.
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  5. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Khabib is too scared to fight 170 lb fighters.
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  6. stevic1

    stevic1 Marvelous Full Member

    Oct 18, 2021
    weight difference is too much,if Fury learned takedown he would destroy Khabib,not because of skill,but because of size difference
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  7. darksheep

    darksheep New Member Full Member

    Nov 23, 2019
    Khebab's style wouldn't be effective without his strength adventage, and he's fat so he would be too slow to even close the distance. Quick knockout victory for Gypsy King!
  8. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Member Full Member

    Mar 25, 2021
    I think you'd have to be at least 185 pounds which is middleweight to beat a heavyweight boxer like Tyson Fury even in an MMA fight. If he went in with no training in grappling though pretty much nearly any light heavyweight or heavyweight would beat him. For example Greg Hardy who is a powerful puncher but terrible on the ground would still beat Fury due to fact he does actually train in that department unlike boxers, now if a guy like Greg Hardy would be smart enough to put ego aside and go for a takedown instead of trying to bang with a world class boxer is a different story.
  9. Moggy94

    Moggy94 Member Full Member

    Mar 25, 2021
    Dillian Whyte or Jarrell Miller would be better suited for MMA than most Heavyweight boxers