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Khabib did not have strong opponents says Cub Swanson

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Calendar Icon06 March 2023

The GOAT debate was reignited after UFC 285 last day. Jon Jones made his return after a long gap of three years and secured a first-round win over Ciryl Gane.

In the process, Jones also became a two-division champion in the UFC entering the elite club of athletes.

As soon as Jones secured the win at UFC 285, people started comparisons with former UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. There were discussions going on about the GOAT status with many fans comparing Khabib and Jon Jones.

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However, a good portion of the MMA community has concluded that Jones cannot be compared to Khabib.

MMA History Today posted a stat on their Twitter page which compared the total wins of Khabib in the UFC to the total title wins of Jon Jones in the UFC.

“Khabib Nurmagomedov had 13 fights in the UFC. Jon Jones has 15 title wins in the UFC,” the tweet read.

The tweet has received some interesting replies and one among that was the reply from UFC Fighter Cub Swanson.

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Swanson pointed out that the strength of the opponents of Khabib is not that impressive when it is compared to other fighters in the GOAT discussion. Names like Georges St. Pierre, Demetrious Johnson, Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones have fought some elite challenges over the years when Khabib, interestingly, has only fought three major ranked opponents.

“Khabib’s strength of opponents really isn’t that impressive when you compare it to anyone in the G.O.A.T conversation,” Swanson tweeted.

A user immediately pointed out that Khabib was a badass nevertheless to which Swanson agreed.

There has been some interesting response below the tweet from Swanson as well which you can see on Twitter.

What do you think of the GOAT conversation? Should Khabib Nurmagomedov be in the discussion? Let us know in the comments below.


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