Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Rivertripe, Oct 14, 2021.
What the title says. Five rounds, UFC rules. How does this absolute freak show of a matchup go down?
Fury is too big. With some decent MMA training he would squish and eat Kabib.
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?
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.
Khabib is too scared to fight 170 lb fighters.
weight difference is too much,if Fury learned takedown he would destroy Khabib,not because of skill,but because of size difference
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!
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.
Dillian Whyte or Jarrell Miller would be better suited for MMA than most Heavyweight boxers
Lol Ray Mercer was a 50 year old ex boxer and beat the 33/34 year old Tim Silva in a MMA bout. I think it was a 9 second knockout by Mercer. So clearly boxers can go to MMA and have success. Anyway Tyson Fury doesn't need to train in MMA. He would just knock out Khabib.
A boxer can potentially cold clock someone really early every now and again like the Mercer/Sylvia fight, punchers chance. But having consistent success is a different story. No way could Mercer consistently do that to Sylvia, in his other forays outside of boxing he got submitted in the first round by Kimbo and went 0-2 in K1.
You do realize kid that Mercer was old when he started doing MMA to began with? You want me to name another boxer who went to MMA and success? Raphael Butler toward the end of his boxing career went to MMA and had a career record of 9-2. Heck even Eric "Butterbean" Esch went to MMA and had some success. Most of his losses came when he was way pass his physical prime. You want to go even further? Francis Ngannou started as a boxer. Derrick Lewis also started as a boxer and couldn't hack it so he chose MMA.
Your definition of "success" is pretty lenient. If you think Butterbean and Butler were successful then ex-MMA fighter Lucas Browne was definitely successful in boxing, Fabio Maldonado went on a 25 fight undefeated streak in boxing too. And if you're gonna call Ngannou and Lewis boxers on the basis that they briefly trained boxing first, then Dillian Whyte is an MMA fighter and kickboxer. And Jarrell Miller, Caleb Plant, the Klitschkos and a bunch of others are kickboxers, not very good ones I might add. I suppose they couldnt hack it in those sports so chose boxing?
Butterbean did okay in MMA, he clearly knew he had to take it more seriously than some boxers did like James Toney, Rubin Williams, Matt Skelton or a Francois Botha as he learnt the ground game and got quite a few submission wins. He did also get beat by guys well under 200 pounds on a few occasions though in Genki Sudo and Minowa.
I feel some boxers can transition to MMA while some others just are not made for the rules being outside of their comfort zone and that's the exact same thing when it comes to all arts like Wrestlers, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxers, Karateka's etc
For example I think people like Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, David Tua, Roberto Duran, Joshua Clottey and Ruslan Provodnikov could of done pretty good with proper MMA training.
But then there's guys like Floyd Mayweather, Zab Judah, Waldimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Bernard Hopkins, Ray Leonard, Joe Calzaghe and Ray Robinson who I believe just were not built for that kind of combat.