Den forne welterviktsmästaren Matt Serra tror dock att de finns två fighters som kan överlista ’The Eagle’, nämligen Brian Ortega eller Justin Gaethje.
Via podcasten ’UFC Unfiltered’:
Styles make fights. I was thinking, I was there over in Abu Dhabi with Khabib fighting Dustin Poirier and he looked dominant as all F. It was something else, but styles make fights. So after that fight I’m thinking, is there anything telling in the whole division that somebody can challenge him? [That] can really pose a threat. Two names immediately shot up in my head. One, Brian Ortega. I don’t give a f*ck what anyone says.
That guillotine was tight as hell. I’d love to hear what Khabib says about it, but the fact that he had to go to his hip, he didn’t go straight up belly to ceiling cause he knows that could be it, he had to make him adjust his grip. That thing was tight man. So if somebody who is a little more precise or a lot more precise like Brian Ortega, in a transition with a takedown, he gets that arm around the neck, can he finish it?
Ortega kommenterade själv om Poiriers giljotin och menar att han hade satt den om han hamnat i samma situation.
If I had that neck like that it be a wrap
— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) September 7, 2019
Det här hade Serra att säga om Gaethjes chanser mot Khabib:
Who’s held down Gaethje and beat him up? Nobody. He’s so powerful, cardio never seems to be a problem. The way he puts his kicks and his hands [together]. He’s powerful with his fists.
Tror ni att Ortega eller Gaethje kan segra mot Khabib?