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The talk for Best Of All Time (GOAT) will spark fiery debates in each line of labor, interest, and particularly sport lengthy after anybody studying that is buried and gone. In fight sports activities particularly, the potential dialogue when matching up GOAT candidates is endless. Any time a longtime champion has a powerful efficiency, it’s time to start out getting ready for the arguments.
It’s like the present pound-for-pound debate however with added historic biases!
UFC shade commentator Joe Rogan has provided his ideas on the topic earlier than, however occasions change. Given how his profession ended final yr, it could appear that Rogan has (for the second) settled on Khabib Nurmagomedov as the present GOAT.
“Khabib Nurmagomedov is a really, superb candidate,” Rogan said recently. “As a result of for my part Khabib might be the perfect candidate, as a result of Khabib not solely did he not lose a combat, he barely misplaced a spherical. He misplaced perhaps one spherical to Conor, and it appeared like he was simply taking the spherical off, prefer to form of you understand protect his vitality, so he might end Conor afterwards, and he did. He wound up ending him.”
As for why Rogan at present feels that approach, he factors to Nurmagomedov’s dominance in fights, mentioning that the Dagestani combatant seldom misplaced a spherical and was by no means actually damage contained in the Octagon.
“Khabib has by no means been in hassle in a combat. Michael Johnson tagged him as soon as, and Michael Johnson is a man that doesn’t get practically sufficient respect. Yeah, he’s had some tough losses, however Michael Johnson knocked out Dustin Poirier with one punch. Michael Johnson was a harmful harmful man, and he nonetheless is. And he tagged Khabib, it in all probability had Khabib in essentially the most hassle ever in a combat, he had him wobbled. However, Khabib in the end gained that combat and destroyed him. I imply he was pounding on him, he was telling him give up now give up now, you understand I deserve the title shot, beating it out of him, after which put him in a kimura and tapped him. It’s debatable Khabib is the best of all time.’’
It’s undoubtedly a change of positions for Rogan, who was as soon as extraordinarily essential of Khabib’s kickboxing skills. Oh, and Jon Jones might be pissed off someplace.
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I don’t know who made this epic video edit that includes Hasbulla, Conor McGregor, and Joe Rogan, however I like it.
Aljamain Sterling vs. Merab Dvalishvili sparring classes are absolutely a sight to behold.
The infant “Lioness.”
Kelvin Gastelum continues to be optimistic after his setback vs. Jared Cannonier.
Congratulations to Jared Cannonier on a really aggressive combat!
Small changes and we’re again on prime!
Tonight simply proved that! We’re very near being the perfect on this planet.
Nearly there & On to the subsequent one!
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) August 22, 2021
“Fought out their offers” will be deceptive. I do know fighters on win streaks who UFC will wait to resign as a part of the negotiation course of. Nonetheless … the UFC state of affairs isn’t wanting nice for Demian Maia or Jimmie Rivera.
It was dropped at my consideration that each Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera have been faraway from the UFC’s on-line roster.
Spoke to a UFC official who confirmed that “each have fought out their offers” at the moment and are usually not at present underneath contract.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) August 23, 2021
A delayed match significantly improves UFC 267:
One other nice match-up added to already phenomenal #UFC267 card in Abu Dhabi on October thirtieth.
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Magomed Ankalaev will now occur on that card. The combat was initially booked for September 4th. pic.twitter.com/WMOQfOur65
— Marcel Dorff (@BigMarcel24) August 24, 2021
Actually, in the event you prioritize viewers, this promoter made the right name.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Zholdosh did a terrific job of hooking the leg and securing an angle to complete the choke.
Some old skool Karate highlights from Stephen Thompson:
Eskaraev performed the Southpaw double menace recreation properly, and it landed him a rear bare choke win!
The Web is having enjoyable with milk crates, and predictably, it isn’t going nice.
Midnight Music: Famed black steel/shoegaze genre-benders Deafheaven returned final week with an album titled Infinite Granite, which largely walks away from the steel points of their prior work. I get some Smiths vibes, and total, I dig it!
Sleep nicely Maniacs! Extra martial arts insanity is all the time on the way in which.