Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov: The expected winner according to various UFC personality. GSP goes with 'The Eagles'

August 8, 2018
First published on:August 8, 2018
by Jack Ol

Conor McGregor will compete against the Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 6 at UFC 229 for the Lightweight championship. the bout is expected to be the biggest fight in MMA history and is likely to suppress all the pay-per-view records.

Both of the fighters are equally capable to be the possible winner. Khabib is still undefeated in MMA with 26-0 record while Conor McGregor has only one loss to Nate Diaz in UFC and is also the former two-division champion at a time.

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The UFC has earned a deserving hype with the fixture between two greatest fighters at current. MMA World is excited with the bout and most of the people related to it have been discussing the possible outcome on who could be the undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion.

One of the greatest MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre believes 'The Eagle' has the advantage to win the mega-bout having better groundwork.

Canadian GSP, who Khabib hailed as  the greatest athlete to compete in UFC,  said:

"If I had to bet – if I had to put my house on it, the biggest one – I would have to choose Khabib over Conor."

The betting odds are in favor of Khabib, however, the UFC Commentator Joe Rogan thinks otherwise. He believes The Notorious is favorite to take the lead.

He said:

"But it’s only a matter of time. I think if Conor lands in the first, early, it could be done in the first. Once he lands on the chin, you will all see it on Khabib’s face. Once he lands it’ll be lights out immediately or shortly after. I'm expecting a KO, most definitely. Whether it's the first or the second, I don't know. But I will predict that he’s going to flatten him."

MMA fighter Dillon Danis has backed The Notorious as he said that the former Lightweight champion is likely to win the bout very early. When asked about how's the match going to end, he said:

"The first or second round. I've trained with Conor before and I'm a grappler. I have trained with a lot of boxers, sparred with a lot of people and it's not how hard he hits, it's where he hits you. I've only been rocked once and it's because of him... He'll see when he feels the power and where he places them. Even the body, he knows how to place the bodyshots, the knees, everything. It's going to suck for Khabib, man. You'll see. It's going to be easy."

Former Irish MMA fighter and currently a coach Owen Roddy has also picked up his champion. In an interview with Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Owen revealed that he has expected a KO from his countryman in the first or second round.

Owen said:

"Conor lands on the chin and puts him to sleep. I always give his opponent the benefit of the doubt because some people are tough and can take more shots than others, but it's only a matter of time. If Conor lands in the first, really, it could be done in the first. Once he lands on the chin, you'll all see it in Khabib's face. Once he lands, it will be lights out either immediately or shortly after." "I'm expecting a KO. Most definitely. Whether it's in the first or the second, I don't know. But, I would predict that he's going to flatten him... I definitely think Conor's going to land quick enough. It's just how he deals with being here and how he copes. I've seen it many times before. Not many people can take the shots. Very, very few. I don't think Khabib can take them either."

MMA coach John Kavanagh thinks Conor is the only man to stop Khabib. Kavanagh who also coaches Conor said that the Mystic Mac is ready for the challenge. 

"Now, we have to be ready, because he has shown he can walk through those shots and there will be those grappling exchanges. So we've got to be in great shape. We've got to be ready for his chain wrestling and how he puts his takedowns together. But that's a matchup, as a fan, I'd love to see. I think it's an ultimate striker vs grappler matchup but, of course, they're well-rounded in all areas. But I think Conor's striking and his submission game as well would cause problems. Long story short, I would think within two rounds Conor would knock him out. I think it would maybe be like the Eddie Alvarez fight and he'd stop him in the second."

Khabib Vs Conor is like the immovable object meets the unstoppable force. The undefeated Khabib seems unstoppable from his path to be undefeated while Conor will act as the stopping force. We must have to wait until October 6 to see who will move from the path.

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