Another interesting point Khabib brought up was about his legacy and what would be his ideal opponent after Max. Khabib reckons that GSP would cement his Legacy much more than a fight with Conor would. For me I would chose Conor simply for the fact if he were to beat GSP, the match would forever have the as-tricks of "GSP was old, GSP had to cut a lot of weight" Whereas Conor is in his prime, and Khabib would gain his super-stardom in my opinion if he were to beat him? (Which I 100% believe he would)
What are peoples thoughts on it?
If he were talking about the here and now then I'd agree with you. Conor would catapult him into the hearts and minds of even the most casual fan on the planet.
I have guys at work who will argue that Conor is the best mixed martial artist to ever grace the octagon, that there'll never be a more complete fighter than Conor and that yes, of course he would destroy Bruce Lee (lel). The thing with these guys is that if you asked them to name 5 other fighters they'd say " Nate Diaz, Brock Lesnar.....uhm....Dana White?...." and then change the the subject.
In terms of legacy, a couple of decades down the line, pretty much everyone but the older generation of mma fans will see Khabib as some monster that won the lightweight belt and then went on to beat the guy who dominated the welterweight division for years and is fresh off winning the middle weight title.
GSP would do more for his legacy imo.
Edited by Denizen, 02 April 2018 - 11:52 PM.
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