UFC 2018 Prediction Thread

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  1. Cat--Smasher

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    UFC 2018 Prediction Thread

    1) Who earns a belt in 2018?

    2) Who retires in 2018?

    3) Who pisses hot in 2018?

    4) Which UFC fighters jump ship to Bellator in 2018?
     
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  2. Cat--Smasher

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    1)
    Joanna gets her belt back
    Frankie gets that strap
    GSP gets the WW belt

    2)
    Arlovski
    Overeem
    BJ Penn, again
    Sonnen
    Diego Sanchez
    Bisping
    GSP, again

    3)
    Jones, while out on suspension

    4)
    Anthony Pettis
    Cub Swanson
    Vitor Belfort
    Johnny Hendricks
     
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  3. Cat--Smasher

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    20 Bold Predictions For 2018
    1. Georges St-Pierre will fight Conor McGregor

    2. Frankie Edgar will get a UFC bantamweight title shot

    3. Daniel Cormier will fight for the UFC heavyweight title

    4. Rory MacDonald will become a two-weight Bellator champion

    5. Ben Askren will sign with the UFC

    6. Francis Ngannou will win 3 title fights via 1st round KO

    7. Kamaru Usman will win the UFC welterweight title

    8. Ryan Bader will win the Bellator heavyweight tournament

    9. Ronda Rousey will fight for the UFC flyweight title

    10. Neither Diaz brother will fight

    11. Conor McGregor will have a professional boxing match

    12. The UFC will re-sign with Fox Sports for their US TV rights

    13. Anthony Johnson, Matt Brown and BJ Penn will all have an MMA fight

    14. Anthony Pettis will leave the UFC

    15. Demetrious Johnson will stop TJ Dillashaw

    16. Amanda Nunes will beat Cris Cyborg

    17. Paige VanZant will fight for a UFC title

    18. Karl Moore will sign with the UFC

    19. CM Punk will fight again and win

    20. Alexander Gustafsson will become the UFC light-heavyweight champion
     
  4. CA_Gas Bag

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    For some reason I read this as Karl Malone, and I got sad.


    Khabib will get a title. I think Volkan Oezdemir does as well.

    Jose Aldo retires. As does Michael Bisping.

    Yair Rodriguez will piss hot. It's not gonna be for steroids or PEDs, but a trace amount of something that wouldn't have made a difference but is technically banned under USADA.

    Chris Weidman and/or Renan Barao go to Bellator.
     
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  5. Trodden

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    Conor wins a belt he never defends

    Bisping pays someone who knows sign language to follow him around and be living subtitles

    Cain gets hurt outside a UFC fight

    Might Mouse sets UFC records and no one hears about it

    Diego Sanchez gets stopped in a fight

    Jon Jones gets high
     
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  6. disposableassassin

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    The bellator heavyweight tournament isn't finished in 2018.

    Conor is stripped of the 155 belt

    Jones gets a 3-4 year suspension

    DC will retire
     
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  7. thumper

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    Jones will be suspended the absolute minimum and get time served. his bullshit 'tainted supplement' will carry enough weight to get him off most of his suspension. he'll have a signed contract before March for his next fight but it will be a warm up, then a title fight for him.

    it's too convenient the way his whole mess has played out. When is the last time you saw someone have a 6 month window on his third failure for punishment and resolution? He was busted in July. it's now January.

    stripped 3 times and yet he's still in the testing pool, and it's been 6 months since he got busted.

    Can anyone really not see this coming?
     
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  8. AnchorPunch

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    Easy Prediction: Jones gets a slap on the wrist suspension, one year, and the UFC publicly discusses who his next opponent will be long before the suspension is up.

    Unlikely Prediction: Woodley only fights once in 2018, either against GSP or for the MW title.

    Bizarre Prediction: After realizing that they don't want to give up PPV dollars, the UFC moves its TV deal to Amazon and rumors start that Amazon Prime will replace Fight Pass.

    I Made Myself Sad Prediction: Aldo will fight, and lose, twice in 2018.
     
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  9. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    shit I meant to include one other....
    I don't think Conor will fight in the UFC in 2018 unless he runs through his money or finds out he's not going to be 'diddy rich' off whiskey
    --- Post Added -- Jan 6, 2018, ---
    that's funny, we said the exact same thing about Jones. Well worded differently but the same result.
     
  10. Kano

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    this is probably a safe bet.
     
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  11. AnchorPunch

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    Here's hoping that we're wrong :/
     
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  13. thumper

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    if there's anyone that should be banished from fighting it should be Jon Jones.
     
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  14. Rise

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    1) Edgar, Shevchenko

    2) GSP, Aldo

    3) Romero, Ngannnou, Dillishaw

    4) if their contracts come up... Arvloski, Lamas, Johnson
     
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  15. thumper

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    Just to follow up on this, seems like he's full of shit anyway.

    the bottle he was parading at the press conferences appears to have been another brand poured into a bottle with a different label, they claimed it was an irish whiskey which means it wasn't legit (according to the article below). i know nothing about all this but the source i found all this info on was saying he was using a fake label during the pressers that had other liquor in it, none of it was his. but things like claiming it's irish means it has to be produced in ireland and it would then be called whisky, not whiskey, but again i don't know jack shit about that stuff. it's just what I read.

    conor's application for trademark mirrored the pre-existing one.
    it seems his dream may be a whole lot further off than he claims, or maybe just a 'pipe' dream anyway.

    he's also trying to peddle other sports stuff that's already trademarked and he's got legal problems with all of it. so he's got lawsuits against him for trying to use notorious, mcgregor, and the whiskey trademark

    Source on the statements and more info:
    https://www.irishtimes.com/business...rk-blow-for-mcgregor-s-whiskey-plan-1.3232266
     
  16. Poindexter

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    Couldn't happen to a better guy.
     
  17. Kano

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    Good news. He will be broke soon and have to fight.
     
  18. Hillary's Vagina

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    I got to work in the morning
     
  19. Kano

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    I'm sure many people appreciate your service.
     
  20. AnchorPunch

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    Interesting. The bigger issue for me is that he chose whiskey. I did some searching and most celebrity alcohol is wine, vodka, or cognac. Basically, all things that don't have to age long for them to be good.

    In contrast, whiskey is aged for at least 4 years in even the crappier brands (I think 2 is the minimum legally). So McGregor's will just be a blend of other distilleries if I'm right. Which, whatever, not the end of the world. But also not something I see as being particularly popular long term. The American whiskey craze is about craft, not blended.
     

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