What Makes Khabib Nurmagomedov's Game Different | UFC 242 | Luke Thomas
- Published on: Friday, September 6, 2019
- At UFC 242, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his title against interim champ Dustin Poirier. We've already examined Dustin Poirier's takedown defense against wrestling attacks. But what makes Nurmagomedov's sambo attack so effective?
As I explain in this video, it's his stickiness: once he makes contact, he usually doesn't lose it even through failed takedown attempts. As I show from his bout with Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, Nurmagomedov has the ultra rare ability to show occupational competence through a massive range of grappling and wrestling conditiions. So even as conditions or positions change, he has answer after answer.
Daniel Cormier's 'Detail' episode: http://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=5c330da4-446d-47d6-b206-83cefff9e4ab
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