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Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by thumper, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    the more I think about this the more I just don't see how it's possible they could pull off overlooking Tony to make this fight.

    there is no way it could work. They HAVE to put Tony vs khabib up and pray to go khabib wins. then go to russia and the entire interweb mma spaces would explode.
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    unfortunately the UFC blew him up. winning/losing doesn't change his draw nearly as badly as another fighter. he has longevity now regardless.

    what other fighter could get away with what he has?
     
  2. AnchorPunch

    AnchorPunch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    I'm annoyed that McGregor isn't fighting. A) I'd like to see Conor versus Tony and Khabib, not have them pick each other off, B) It's bullshit that Tony and Khabib could fight, the highest level guys in that division, and not end up the champ after.

    That said, I do think the trio is interesting. I think Khabib beats Conor and Conor beats Tony but Tony has the best chance against Khabib. I could be crazy, but Khabib's entries and style will allow Tony to create scrambles, whereas Lee went right into mount.
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    UPDATE:

    I think it might be about his brother instead.



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  3. sourdough

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    They did it with Couture vs. Lesnar. Nog was the interim champ when they made that fight.
     
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  4. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Crank some Frank!

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    Deep
     
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  5. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    i don't remember that, but that is big time fucked up. I remember Lesnar getting a title shot and people bitching about it since he was like 3-1 lifetime or something? then of course he won. but it was BS for him to walk into a title at all.

    lesnar got star treatment though so it doesn't surprise me. he brought an enormous amount of fans back then. they were going to do anything he wanted.
     
  6. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    So deep put his ass to sleep.
     
  7. Qball1974

    Qball1974 Tower of Song Site Donor

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Crank some Frank!

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    Wow this just got gay
     
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  9. AnchorPunch

    AnchorPunch Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    [​IMG]
     
  10. disposableassassin

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    You should feel right at home then.
     
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  11. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Crank some Frank!

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    It’s 2018, I can be what I want
     
  12. Cat--Smasher

    Cat--Smasher Putting the stamp on kids Staff Member Survival Pool Champion

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    Khabib Nurmagomedov interested in fight with Eddie Alvarez if McGregor fights Ferguson

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    The First Russian UFC Card Has Reportedly Been Booked
     
  13. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    " No one expected that it may also be a huge card in Russia"

    uhh.. yes a lot of people did.

    and it makes sense too. think about this. Khabib vs Tony in april, conor khabib in sept (assuming he beats Tony) seems pretty easy to figure out doesn't it? the only questions were whether khabib would fight tony or conor, and if it would be in Russia
     
  14. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    What if Tony beats khabib
     
  15. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    that is the rub exactly. for all that to work they have to make a gigantic leap of faith

    but it all fits. ramadan ends june 14th which leaves time for a nifty little camp
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    Oh and Khabib's dad is quoted saying
    https://www.rt.com/sport/415699-ufc-russia-moscow-khabib/
     
  16. NotSoDarkAngel

    NotSoDarkAngel Well-Known Member

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    So I guess when Dana White said if McGregor doesn't fight by March they'll strip him, they actually meant October. Almost two years without a title defense, yet another record for Conor.
     
  17. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    Or they do T Ferg/Alvarez and do khabib/Connor in September
     
  18. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    that would make more sense in this mess. but like @NotSoDarkAngel just said, that's 2 years without defending. unreal
     
  19. Poindexter

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    I like Khabib, but fuck Russia. Butt fuck Russia.
     
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  20. Qball1974

    Qball1974 Tower of Song Site Donor

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    Rather go to Russia then Mexico o.0
     
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