Khabib NurmagomaEdov retired undefeated, which is part of his UFC legend. But for a former champion, The Eagle is only undefeated because he didn’t face a specific fighter. A man could obviously bring it down.
Khabib Nurmagomedov achieved a rare thing in the MMA world, he retired with an immaculate record of 29 wins to 0 losses, which effectively places him among the greatest fighters in history. Jon Jones, considered by many observers the GOAT, also lost through disqualification during his glorious career …
And if he started his career with delicacy, taking down second-rate opponents, The Eagle has concluded with several prestigious fights. For example, he presented Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje during his last three appearances, proof of undisputed dominance in the lightweight category … The problem is that since his retirement another champion has emerged who has shown talent. immense at every exit.
Charles Oliveira, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s scarecrow?
Indeed, Charles Oliveira has a staggering 11-game winning streak (despite expelling the title against Justin Gaethje), during which he has shown much more than “just” dominance on the pitch. He also proved that he has super powerful punches by taking out a strong fighter like Michael Chandler in the fight for the belt in May 2021! And for UFC legend BJ Penn, the Brazilian would be totally capable of defeating the invincible Khabib Nurmagomedov.
BJ Penn : I find Charles Oliveira excellent. He is a true killer and is complete in all facets of MMA. He could have resisted Khabib Nurmagomedov. If I had to pick a fighter to beat him, I’d put all my money on him. I remember when he introduced Kevin Lee, that’s when I realized he could beat Khabib. What are his weaknesses? On the ground, he can get anyone he wants to sleep. By standing up, he can take you down in one go.
Charles Oliveira has indeed shown great things in recent years and, according to BJ Penn, now has the arsenal to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov. A thoughtful and meaningful analysis. In fact, Do Bronx is as comfortable as the Dagestan on the ground, and has a chin strong enough to take the blows. The difference is that he can put his opponents to sleep with a well-placed strike, which is not necessarily the case with Khabib, whose power has often been questioned …
So beware, nothing says Charles Oliveira would beat a skilled champion like Khabib Nurmagomedov. But it is true that the Brazilian has the talent and the qualities to at least stand up to him. Unfortunately, fans will never have a definitive answer.