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14 days ago
9/19/13
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14 days ago
2/9/09
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McGregor by rd 1 KO

14 days ago
2/14/11
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I don’t see this fight happening. Conor wanting it at cowboy stadium will be the reason it doesn’t happen. 

14 days ago
7/25/08
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Very well could be.

That said, Dustin is probably better than he was then, and Conor is probably worse than he was.

If you're a betting man, though, you have to put money on McGregor. Until he proves otherwise, you have to assume he still wont' be able to handle that McGregor left
14 days ago
2/17/03
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If Conor still takes his mixed martial arts career seriously, he will fight Dustin.

As Khabib has said, beating Dustin means you're ready for a title shot. It's still a good matchup for Conor. If he wants to fight for a title again, he should fight Dustin.

14 days ago
2/22/09
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Slowshot - Very well could be.

That said, Dustin is probably better than he was then, and Conor is probably worse than he was.

If you're a betting man, though, you have to put money on McGregor. Until he proves otherwise, you have to assume he still wont' be able to handle that McGregor left

Conor is better than he was but of the two Dustin is the more improved.
14 days ago
2/22/09
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If Conor wins that leaves no doubt as to who is the rightful challenger regardless of who wins between Khabib and Justin.
14 days ago
2/17/03
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yabadaba - 
Slowshot - Very well could be.

That said, Dustin is probably better than he was then, and Conor is probably worse than he was.

If you're a betting man, though, you have to put money on McGregor. Until he proves otherwise, you have to assume he still wont' be able to handle that McGregor left

Conor is better than he was but of the two Dustin is the more improved.

No doubt. Dustin has improved much more than Conor. And, at 155, he is way harder to put away.

Conor would be the favorite, but not by too much.

14 days ago
2/17/03
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yabadaba - If Conor wins that leaves no doubt as to who is the rightful challenger regardless of who wins between Khabib and Justin.

Yup. Anyone who beats Dustin deserves a title shot.

14 days ago
9/2/10
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Conor starches Dustin, again

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2/9/09
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wiggum -
yabadaba - If Conor wins that leaves no doubt as to who is the rightful challenger regardless of who wins between Khabib and Justin.

Yup. Anyone who beats Dustin deserves a title shot.

Oliviera should be given a chance IMO

14 days ago
2/28/14
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wiggum -
yabadaba - 
Slowshot - Very well could be.

That said, Dustin is probably better than he was then, and Conor is probably worse than he was.

If you're a betting man, though, you have to put money on McGregor. Until he proves otherwise, you have to assume he still wont' be able to handle that McGregor left

Conor is better than he was but of the two Dustin is the more improved.

No doubt. Dustin has improved much more than Conor. And, at 155, he is way harder to put away.

Conor would be the favorite, but not by too much.

Not sure why you'd think being 10 pounds heavier would make much difference. They were both the same weight last time, and theyll be the same this time. And a good shot behind the ear is enough to rock anyone. 

14 days ago
2/22/09
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Bend The Knee - 
wiggum -
yabadaba - If Conor wins that leaves no doubt as to who is the rightful challenger regardless of who wins between Khabib and Justin.

Yup. Anyone who beats Dustin deserves a title shot.

Oliviera should be given a chance IMO


Olivera should fight Hooker IMO.
14 days ago
6/9/16
Posts: 9369

Conor dangling so much shit lately but not following through on any of it. 

Won't believe it until he steps through the door of the cage.

14 days ago
2/9/09
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yabadaba -
Bend The Knee - 
wiggum -
yabadaba - If Conor wins that leaves no doubt as to who is the rightful challenger regardless of who wins between Khabib and Justin.

Yup. Anyone who beats Dustin deserves a title shot.

Oliviera should be given a chance IMO


Olivera should fight Hooker IMO.

Hooker, Tony, Chandler 

14 days ago
1/15/12
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Dustin via tko

14 days ago
9/19/13
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This is essentially the biggest gift that UFC could have given McGregor for a return fight.

14 days ago
4/2/20
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I see this fight going down similar to the Cowboy fight. I think we see an aggressive, hungry Mcgregor coming right out the gate, going for the quick kill, and it’ll be just too much for Poirier to handle.

14 days ago
2/17/03
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Pain Headquarters - 

I see this fight going down similar to the Cowboy fight. I think we see an aggressive, hungry Mcgregor coming right out the gate, going for the quick kill, and it’ll be just too much for Poirier to handle.


I'm very curious how Porrier's improved mental game + chin at 155 affects this fight. I think you're right, but I'm not sure that Dustin will go away as quick. How does this fight look if Conor can't put Dustin away in 2?

14 days ago
4/2/20
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TerrySilver -

I don’t see this fight happening. Conor wanting it at cowboy stadium will be the reason it doesn’t happen. 

That’s what worries me too. The politics of this fight and business aspect behind it may keep it from happening. We all know that Dana and Conor aren’t on the best of terms at this point in time, so yeah that worries me.

 

I hope I’m wrong, though. I really want to see this fight. For all the people that say Conor is scared to comeback and fight a real contender, and wants to handpick easy fights for himself, this certainly proves otherwise if it happens. Winning this fight definitely earns him another title shot against Khabib or Justin. Personally, I think Khabib wins, but we will see. Khabib said it himself! Anyone who fights and beats Dustin Poirier earns the right to fight for the title.0

14 days ago
3/22/16
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Pain Headquarters - 
TerrySilver -

I don’t see this fight happening. Conor wanting it at cowboy stadium will be the reason it doesn’t happen. 

That’s what worries me too. The politics of this fight and business aspect behind it may keep it from happening. We all know that Dana and Conor aren’t on the best of terms at this point in time, so yeah that worries me.

 

I hope I’m wrong, though. I really want to see this fight. For all the people that say Conor is scared to comeback and fight a real contender, and wants to handpick easy fights for himself, this certainly proves otherwise if it happens. Winning this fight definitely earns him another title shot against Khabib or Justin. Personally, I think Khabib wins, but we will see. Khabib said it himself! Anyone who fights and beats Dustin Poirier earns the right to fight for the title.0


Conor is putting the Cowboy stadium thing out there knowing that Dana wont do it. Then when the fight falls apart he will say he was ready and UFC didnt want to make it happen.

Despite Dana being a major Trump guy, he is approaching COVID way differently. Dana has gone on record saying sports outside of a bubble right now WONT work. Dana wants to control the ins and outs of any event right now. If he wanted fans he could be doing events in Florida. But he doesnt because he knows thats unnecessary risk. Any positive in the event bubble could kill the entire event.
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2/22/09
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Pain Headquarters - 

I see this fight going down similar to the Cowboy fight. I think we see an aggressive, hungry Mcgregor coming right out the gate, going for the quick kill, and it’ll be just too much for Poirier to handle.


I doubt that. Dustin's record is 10-2 (not counting the NC with Eddie that he was winning) since he fought Conor while Cowboy seems to be on the downswing.

Cowboy is also a good stylistic matchup for Conor while Dustin is a southpaw.

14 days ago
11/10/18
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yabadaba -
Pain Headquarters - 

I see this fight going down similar to the Cowboy fight. I think we see an aggressive, hungry Mcgregor coming right out the gate, going for the quick kill, and it’ll be just too much for Poirier to handle.


I doubt that. Dustin's record is 10-2 (not counting the NC with Eddie that he was winning) since he fought Conor while Cowboy seems to be on the downswing.

Cowboy is also a good stylistic matchup for Conor while Dustin is a southpaw.

Yeah, they already fought and Dustin was a great stylistic matchup for Conor. 
Unless Dustin spams takedowns this is a bad fight for him. 

14 days ago
4/11/10
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Dustin is already beat. Conor knows how to pick the easy fights. Cowboy will be Dustin’s backup 

13 days ago
6/8/11
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wiggum -
Pain Headquarters - 

I see this fight going down similar to the Cowboy fight. I think we see an aggressive, hungry Mcgregor coming right out the gate, going for the quick kill, and it’ll be just too much for Poirier to handle.


I'm very curious how Porrier's improved mental game + chin at 155 affects this fight. I think you're right, but I'm not sure that Dustin will go away as quick. How does this fight look if Conor can't put Dustin away in 2?

He’s still mentally weak. He gave up in his corner between rounds in the Khabib fight too