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Pitch me on Islam Makhachev

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Slim

Hes one of, if not, the most dominant lightweight out there right now in my opinion, he hasnt fought any top 5 guys but thats not his fault, hes asked for them and the best hes gotten was Dan Hooker and he handled him inside one round. Hes pretty much a second Khabib with the way he mauls his opponents and completely exhausts them even when they know the takedown is coming. His striking could use work but its good enough to allow him to get inside for that takedown. Hes on a 10 fight winning streak, the only loss on his record was in his UFC debut 7 years ago!
And I personally think he should be next for Do Bronx because it still leaves someone for him to face in Dariush if he does get through Islam whereas if you have Beneil and Islam fight for the spot against Charles it sets one of those guys back and it also leaves no fresh meat for him because hes already beat the rest of the top 5 contenders in the weight class.

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Hes on a 10 fight winning streak

I didn't know this.. I do think Dariush is going to be a really good challenge for him tho.. will soon see. Who do you think was the acid test for Khabib when he was on the way up? I remember when he mauled Barbosa, people were totally shocked about that.

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Slim

Dariush is gonna be a big challenge and Im dying to see that fight honestly! And Barbosa was a good one for Khabib, my pick would either be Barbosa as well or maybe RDA because I remember Khabib made light work of him too!

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Sometimes I feel that Dariush is going to cause an upset, like he did with Tony. There is something about his demeanor... chilled but super capable... like there is an inner confidence and he doesn't need an external validation.

Scary shit

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hannahwoking

Yeah I never feel excited to watch Dariush until he in there and the action starts.

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hannahwoking

There is nothing that I disagree with here 戊