Who wins in their primes? Khabib vs Matt Hughes and Silva vs Adesanya

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  1. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep Member Full Member

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    These are two fantasy fights that I find very intriguing because they were both so similar stylistically and athletically. Assuming they fought when they were both in their prime, who would have won between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Matt Hughes? Same question for Anderson Silva vs Israel Adesanya?
     
  2. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Israel has far better boxing skill than Silva had.

     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Khabib is by far the best lightweight of all-time and has the strength of a middleweight, he lost less rounds than any champ in the history of the UFC.
     
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  5. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

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    Nurmagomedov and Adesanya
     
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  6. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    You say that yet Khabib is scared to fight ANYONE at 170 lbs. Expects an ancient GSP to go down to 155 to fight him. Laughable. The true greats are not scared to take challenges at higher weight.
     
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  7. Joeblogh

    Joeblogh New Member Full Member

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    Matt was a career 170 pounder while eagle man was a career 155 pounder. Hughes wrassling even for that weight class is arguably 3 ATG, eagle man is a legit wrassler but I don’t know how it can stand to Matt’s “good ol boy” wrassling. I put my money on Matt.

    Izzy is an accomplished Kickboxer, one of the most accomplished in the UFC currently(don’t watch much nowadays but Izzy did compete in glory which is like the new K-1) not sure how the spider deals with with this level of striker, one I don’t think he has seen before in his prime but Silva is very underrated off his back with the jewjifshoes so that could be the great equalizer. Prime for prime I’m going Izzy
     
  8. koartist2012

    koartist2012 Member Full Member

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    A 40 plus shot to bits Anderson lost a split to Izzy , I think prime silva ices hun , hughes though fought just before this era when the ufc was similar to the premiership in the early 90s , no where near the best in the world competed there , landi pele destroyed Hughes during his championship run think it was on a different promotion , and Hughes has to be one of the most know dopers around that was never popped , zero striking , Hughes best hope would be a submission which he was quite underrated for his , also probably the biggest arsehole known to man , don’t believe me ? Read his book lol
     
  9. mark ant

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    Israel toyed with Silva and would beaten every fighter that has beaten Silva, nderson was not ranked in the top 10 by the time he fought Israel.
     
  10. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Khabib and Silva would win. Usman would beat GSP also.
     
  11. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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    Matt Hughes loses to Khabib.

    Silva beats Adesanya.

    GSP beats Usman.
     
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  12. The Akbar One

    The Akbar One Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Usman beats GSP's daddy (Big Rig) also.
     
  13. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

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    I think I can take GSP's dad. That old man better not say the wrong thing!
     
  14. rekcutnevets

    rekcutnevets Black Sash Full Member

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    I just saw your name! Where the f@ck were you when I was claiming Samart as the greatest striker of all time, in a different thread?!;)
     
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