Why doesn’t Khabib work on his striking?

Malvert the Janitor -

His striking is actually pretty effective. He may not be technical but he lands and clearly has power behind his strikes.

In exchanges he may look reckless but his opponents also know they can't necessarily capitalize and it's not all for fear of the takedown. He's got some torque behind his punches so opponents can't even go as hard in striking exchanges as they'd like to because he lands heavy. He dropped Conor and was hurling some bombs in his brief exchanges with Dustin.

So opponents end up stuck. They can't go all in when Khabib is willing to strike because he hits hard and can shoot at any moment, and of course they can't strike at all when they're underneath him gasping for air. 

It's really not fucking fair. 

Nobody is denying his athleticism. It's 99% of the reason why he's so dominant. He's the best athlete 155 has ever seen. 

 

His striking however is still abysmal. I would fucking kill to see him spend a year in Holland. He'd come back with a vengeance.

Uhtred Ragnarson -
touch -

Khabib does work on his striking and Javier Mendez mentioned just recently that Khabibs striking improved leaps and bounds. He just fought the guy with arguably best hands in the division so of course his striking looked pale in comparison but that doesn't mean he can't punch. Iaquinta admitted that Khabibs striking is vastly underrated.

You know I love you as a poster, but what else is Javier going to say? 'Oh yeah, Khabib's striking totally stagnated under my watch. As a matter of fact it's gotten worse'

 

As far as Iaquinta is concerned, he's (a) not a good striker to begin with and (b) not a good athlete at all in comparison to Khabib [Khabib is elite, Al is not]. Khabib's striking is downright dangerous, his athleticism mitigated much of the danger though. 

 

Khabib is friendly with Usyk, Loma, Kovalev and GGG. If he got himself into any one of their camps, he's such a freak athlete, he'll surely improve by leaps and bounds. 


Khabib's brand of athleticism is such that doesn't traditionally transition to great striking based MAs.

leifdawg -
Uhtred Ragnarson -
touch -

Khabib does work on his striking and Javier Mendez mentioned just recently that Khabibs striking improved leaps and bounds. He just fought the guy with arguably best hands in the division so of course his striking looked pale in comparison but that doesn't mean he can't punch. Iaquinta admitted that Khabibs striking is vastly underrated.

You know I love you as a poster, but what else is Javier going to say? 'Oh yeah, Khabib's striking totally stagnated under my watch. As a matter of fact it's gotten worse'

 

As far as Iaquinta is concerned, he's (a) not a good striker to begin with and (b) not a good athlete at all in comparison to Khabib [Khabib is elite, Al is not]. Khabib's striking is downright dangerous, his athleticism mitigated much of the danger though. 

 

Khabib is friendly with Usyk, Loma, Kovalev and GGG. If he got himself into any one of their camps, he's such a freak athlete, he'll surely improve by leaps and bounds. 


Khabib's brand of athleticism is such that doesn't traditionally transition to great striking based MAs.



He's lightning quick, and insanely powerful. He may not have great control of his body, but he's about as close to Yoel Romero as well get at 155.

He's smart enough not to change his game-plan which is all about his take-downs and top-control.

He'd be stupid if he decided to become a striker, just because.

Everything he does should be to set up/improve his ability to get take-downs and gain top-control. If that means improving his striking, then so be it. But to abandon his bread-and-butter just to get some highlight-reel KOs would be absolutely foolish.

We've seen plenty of great grapplers throughout the history of the sport fall in love with their striking and actually regress as fighters or just flat-out KOed for their efforts.

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Uhtred Ragnarson -
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Khabib does work on his striking and Javier Mendez mentioned just recently that Khabibs striking improved leaps and bounds. He just fought the guy with arguably best hands in the division so of course his striking looked pale in comparison but that doesn't mean he can't punch. Iaquinta admitted that Khabibs striking is vastly underrated.

You know I love you as a poster, but what else is Javier going to say? 'Oh yeah, Khabib's striking totally stagnated under my watch. As a matter of fact it's gotten worse'

 

As far as Iaquinta is concerned, he's (a) not a good striker to begin with and (b) not a good athlete at all in comparison to Khabib [Khabib is elite, Al is not]. Khabib's striking is downright dangerous, his athleticism mitigated much of the danger though. 

 

Khabib is friendly with Usyk, Loma, Kovalev and GGG. If he got himself into any one of their camps, he's such a freak athlete, he'll surely improve by leaps and bounds. 


You kidding me?? Michael Johnson put his hands all over khabib. His stand up was only effective against conner in the third round, after he spent two full rounds rubbin dagistan dick all over him. Khabib would get wrecked by his last six opponents if he stood with them the entire fight. All you crazy assholes out there sayin khabib has great striking, your fucking delusional! 

because he has no need to at this point in time.

Alex101 -
Vikingknee - 

Short answer. He does. Op is an idiot. He stood with Conor for a whole round. He stood with raging al half the fight 


Why is everyone a tough guy in here? This forum used to have people who actually wanted to discuss/debate but now we get this trash.


This post is trash and so is your crying. The OP is totally discrediting the best lightweight in the world saying "why doesn't he train striking". Wtf kind of question is that? There are hundreds of videos of him training stand up. You can't miss them if you're a fan of the sport. 

Vikingknee - 

Short answer. He does. Op is an idiot. He stood with Conor for a whole round. He stood with raging al half the fight 


his stand up was still wack

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Don't let that whiny faggot D241 see this thread

stevekt -

Why don't his opponents just side step the takedown? 

Why don't they just win?

Defends LW title twice.

Finishes both challengers.

Outstrikes both opponents in title defenses.

Has outstruck 11 of 12 UFC opponents, including last 10 opponents.

Needs to work on striking.

OK. Got it.

Dryfly -
StrikingMMA - 
Uhtred Ragnarson - 

With his grappling ability, the thought of him developing his striking would make him an undeniable all time p4p GOAT. 

Russia has so many great boxers, kickboxers, TKD fighters, etc. Why hasn't his dad encouraged him to seek out diverse training? Ive read before that his dad restricts him from sparring when he's at home, which I commend. He's looking out for his son, but with that said, he's a championship level fighter.

Could you imagine if Khabib spent a year in Holland or Thailand? It would be terrifying to watch, he's a freak fucking athlete. 


He learned from GSP. GSP used to strike a lot more until a short lesser fighter knocked him out. From then on GSP used his wrestling first.



GSPs striking got way better after that.

Remember his jab? (Koscheck does)

We never saw that until way after Serra. He got profoundly better striking after that fluke loss.

Did u see Khabibs jab? He fucked up Al 

Uhtred Ragnarson -

With his grappling ability, the thought of him developing his striking would make him an undeniable all time p4p GOAT. 

Russia has so many great boxers, kickboxers, TKD fighters, etc. Why hasn't his dad encouraged him to seek out diverse training? Ive read before that his dad restricts him from sparring when he's at home, which I commend. He's looking out for his son, but with that said, he's a championship level fighter.

Could you imagine if Khabib spent a year in Holland or Thailand? It would be terrifying to watch, he's a freak fucking athlete. 

Khabib spending a year in Holland or Thailand is as useful as Barboza spending a year in Dagestan.

Foundations and aptitudes vary and then there is strategy.

Say Khabib thinks he has a 60% chance of beating a certain guy on his feet and a 99% chance on the mat. Well he is not going to spend 25 minutes standing just to show how much his standup has evolved since his UFC debut, he is going to take it to the mat, now if he can't take the fight where he wants it... then he has to depend on that standup.

What I noticed was that Khabib's boxing looks sloppy but it's been effective. It seems to me he relies mostly on cat like reflexes.

 

That's the 1st skill or talent to go with age.

Ask Roy Jones

 

I can't type on this app haha

touch -

Khabib does work on his striking and Javier Mendez mentioned just recently that Khabibs striking improved leaps and bounds. He just fought the guy with arguably best hands in the division so of course his striking looked pale in comparison but that doesn't mean he can't punch. Iaquinta admitted that Khabibs striking is vastly underrated.

Lol @ looked pale in comparison. That's gold

knot eye -

What I noticed was that Khabib's boxing looks sloppy but it's been effective. It seems to me he relies mostly on cat like reflexes.

 

That's the 1st skill or talent to go with age.

Ask Roy Jones

 

I can't type on this app haha

It's not really effective, his top game is what's effective. I know most UGers don't box, but nearly everything Khabib does is downright awful. Guys on their first day do a better job.

 

But good point, he absolutely has cat like reflexes. He's insanely, insanely, insanely athletic. Why people don't acknowledge this is beyond me. 

BJ Penn Forever -
Uhtred Ragnarson -

With his grappling ability, the thought of him developing his striking would make him an undeniable all time p4p GOAT. 

Russia has so many great boxers, kickboxers, TKD fighters, etc. Why hasn't his dad encouraged him to seek out diverse training? Ive read before that his dad restricts him from sparring when he's at home, which I commend. He's looking out for his son, but with that said, he's a championship level fighter.

Could you imagine if Khabib spent a year in Holland or Thailand? It would be terrifying to watch, he's a freak fucking athlete. 

Khabib spending a year in Holland or Thailand is as useful as Barboza spending a year in Dagestan.

Foundations and aptitudes vary and then there is strategy.

Say Khabib thinks he has a 60% chance of beating a certain guy on his feet and a 99% chance on the mat. Well he is not going to spend 25 minutes standing just to show how much his standup has evolved since his UFC debut, he is going to take it to the mat, now if he can't take the fight where he wants it... then he has to depend on that standup.


Dude it's to set up the takedown, I don't want Khabib out there kickboxing guys. It's so that his entries will be easier, more relaxed, and provided he can't get the takedown, he'll be able to survive. 


See what GSP did for example.

Vikingknee -
Alex101 -
Vikingknee - 

Short answer. He does. Op is an idiot. He stood with Conor for a whole round. He stood with raging al half the fight 


Why is everyone a tough guy in here? This forum used to have people who actually wanted to discuss/debate but now we get this trash.


This post is trash and so is your crying. The OP is totally discrediting the best lightweight in the world saying "why doesn't he train striking". Wtf kind of question is that? There are hundreds of videos of him training stand up. You can't miss them if you're a fan of the sport. 



Totally discrediting? I'm a fucking fan of the guy, read my posts, I'm beyond respectful of his athletic capability and grappling prowess.


 


Youre being intentionally ignorant of what I'm saying, you're not even listening to me at all. 


 


Im well aware of his pads videos, that's clearly not working for him. True striking skill comes from live drilling, if Khabib dedicated himself for just a year, I guarantee you he would shock you. He's that exceptionally athletic.

Lol at this thread.

 

Hes 28-0 and just handily beat and out struck " the two best boxers at 155"  - ug

 

"Why doesnt he work on his striking" 

Why doesnt floyd work on his tdd ? 

Uhtred Ragnarson -
BJ Penn Forever -
Uhtred Ragnarson -

With his grappling ability, the thought of him developing his striking would make him an undeniable all time p4p GOAT. 

Russia has so many great boxers, kickboxers, TKD fighters, etc. Why hasn't his dad encouraged him to seek out diverse training? Ive read before that his dad restricts him from sparring when he's at home, which I commend. He's looking out for his son, but with that said, he's a championship level fighter.

Could you imagine if Khabib spent a year in Holland or Thailand? It would be terrifying to watch, he's a freak fucking athlete. 

Khabib spending a year in Holland or Thailand is as useful as Barboza spending a year in Dagestan.

Foundations and aptitudes vary and then there is strategy.

Say Khabib thinks he has a 60% chance of beating a certain guy on his feet and a 99% chance on the mat. Well he is not going to spend 25 minutes standing just to show how much his standup has evolved since his UFC debut, he is going to take it to the mat, now if he can't take the fight where he wants it... then he has to depend on that standup.


Dude it's to set up the takedown, I don't want Khabib out there kickboxing guys. It's so that his entries will be easier, more relaxed, and provided he can't get the takedown, he'll be able to survive. 


See what GSP did for example.



Khabib has striking and takedown stats very close to DC.


Career statistics:


SLpM: 4.11


Str. Acc.: 49%


SApM: 1.65


Str. Def: 67%


 


TD Avg.: 5.35


TD Acc.: 47%


TD Def.: 84%


Sub. Avg.: 0.7


SLpM - Significant Strikes Landed per Minute


Str. Acc. - Significant Striking Accuracy


SApM - Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute


Str. Def. - Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land)


TD Avg. - Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes


TD Acc. - Takedown Accuracy


TD Def. - Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land)


Sub. Avg. - Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes


DC:


Career statistics:


SLpM: 4.25


Str. Acc.: 52%


SApM: 2.75


Str. Def: 56%


 


TD Avg.: 1.95


TD Acc.: 44%


TD Def.: 77%


Sub. Avg.: 0.5


SLpM - Significant Strikes Landed per Minute


Str. Acc. - Significant Striking Accuracy


SApM - Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute


Str. Def. - Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land)


TD Avg. - Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes


TD Acc. - Takedown Accuracy


TD Def. - Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land)


Sub. Avg. - Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes