SitBackAndWatch wrote:I thought that Nate didnt let him in his head at all either. And he wasnt outclassed by connor at all.
I actually think you're wrong but not entirely.
I believe Mac did get to Nate, he dug tight as a tick inside Nates head but the difference between say a guy like Porier and Diaz is that all that shit drives Diaz forward instead of backwards.
Diaz is mentally strong so it doesn't affect him negatively but he definitely bites and takes Mac bait and engages him and repeats it in his head over and over and lets it fuel him.
Takes a real fighter to do that.
I dont think khabib is that kind of guy, he will full on ignore CMac and itll be even harder for Nurm to understand Mac with that language and accent barrier.
I think the best comparisons for Nate and khabib is to Claudoa and Rose vs JJ.
Claudia verbally sparred with JJ but Rose was like nuff talk, throw bombs and we got a classic rivalry from one and a blowout from another.
I see it going a similar direction.