UnderGround Forums Dana confirms Nate is off the card too

10/10/18 12:09 AM
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There will be no replacement. What a great card this is gonna be.

10/10/18 12:12 AM
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thank god they at least got Cormier.
10/10/18 12:16 AM
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RKing85 - thank god they at least got Cormier.

Seems like the UFC knew about this before they booked the other fight.

10/10/18 12:24 AM
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Let's be honest Diaz was never fighting this year. He's going after that rematch with Conor and then throwing DEUCES UP!
10/10/18 12:27 AM
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Cormier vs Black beast is not a close trade off.. I love them both but we all know its gonna be a gassed Lewis being wrestled around by Cormier.  Losing Diaz vs Poirer butchered this card. Not close to excited for it. Feels bad man.

10/10/18 12:32 AM
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knockoutfighter - Let's be honest Diaz was never fighting this year. He's going after that rematch with Conor and then throwing DEUCES UP!

Why does Nate Diaz think he is such a draw?! The only fight he can draw is with Conor and that's well, due to Conor fighting..the Diaz bros are dumb I I..prime of their lives yet they are sitting on the sidelines

Why is Nate off UFC 230?!
10/10/18 12:37 AM
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Poirier probably got paid under the table to pull out with undisclosed injury.
10/10/18 1:15 AM
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This is not a card to write home about:

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
(No clue who they'd even put here)

Maybe move up Lee vs Iaquinta to this card if they are both down.
Not sure what else they can do at this point with it being so close.
Sure Cormier is PISSED right now as he was likely counting on extra PPV $$$ from Diaz being on the card.

10/10/18 1:24 AM
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Why cant they do late notice Diaz McGregor 3. It would be great for PPV and Conor wont have to cut a lot of weight. Seems like a good idea to me

10/10/18 3:22 AM
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Jiujitsu guy -

Why cant they do late notice Diaz McGregor 3. It would be great for PPV and Conor wont have to cut a lot of weight. Seems like a good idea to me

Just the small matter of Conor being medically suspended. 

10/10/18 3:51 AM
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Outlaw’d by Lytle -
Jiujitsu guy -

Why cant they do late notice Diaz McGregor 3. It would be great for PPV and Conor wont have to cut a lot of weight. Seems like a good idea to me

Just the small matter of Conor being medically suspended. 

And the fact NSAC is about to file a formal complaint against him which wont be resolved until after the PPV which basically eliminates any chance Conor fights on this card. Not to mention Dana said Conor wont fight in NY anymore after the incident.

10/10/18 4:43 AM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much - 

This is not a card to write home about:

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
(No clue who they'd even put here)

Maybe move up Lee vs Iaquinta to this card if they are both down.
Not sure what else they can do at this point with it being so close.
Sure Cormier is PISSED right now as he was likely counting on extra PPV $$$ from Diaz being on the card.


Still a good card but DAMN IT WHY CAN'T WE HAVE NICE THINGS I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO NATE VS DUSTIN
10/10/18 6:09 AM
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They may be setting up Diaz for one of the next cards after that.  

10/10/18 6:15 AM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much -

This is not a card to write home about:

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
(No clue who they'd even put here)

Maybe move up Lee vs Iaquinta to this card if they are both down.
Not sure what else they can do at this point with it being so close.
Sure Cormier is PISSED right now as he was likely counting on extra PPV $$$ from Diaz being on the card.

You're crazy, that card is stacked. 

Edited: 10/10/18 6:20 AM
10/29/12
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much -

This is not a card to write home about:

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
(No clue who they'd even put here)

Maybe move up Lee vs Iaquinta to this card if they are both down.
Not sure what else they can do at this point with it being so close.
Sure Cormier is PISSED right now as he was likely counting on extra PPV $$$ from Diaz being on the card.

 

 

*edit* just saw it was cancelled too. Disregard my post. Lol 

10/10/18 6:24 AM
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If it ain't Dutch, it ain't much -

This is not a card to write home about:

Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Derrick Lewis
Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
(No clue who they'd even put here)

Maybe move up Lee vs Iaquinta to this card if they are both down.
Not sure what else they can do at this point with it being so close.
Sure Cormier is PISSED right now as he was likely counting on extra PPV $$$ from Diaz being on the card.

Not a card to write home about?

  • Two-division champ vs. #2 ranked fighter in HW main event. Legit, even if DC is a massive favorite.
  • Fighters ranked 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 at MW are booked for fights on the main card.

When's the last time so many highly ranked fighters were on the main card? (I'm too lazy to look it up to find out.)

10/10/18 6:31 AM
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Main card fighters:

  • Cormier: 2-Division champ. Has never lost a HW fight. GOAT.

  • Lewis: 19 finishes in 21 wins.

  • Weidman: Former champ. 10 finishes in 14 wins

  • Rockhold: Former champ. 14 finishes in 16 wins

  • Jacare: 21 finishes in 25 wins

  • Branch: 13 finishes in 22 wins

  • Brunson: 14 finishes in 18 wins

  • Adesanya: 12 finishes in 14 wins

10/10/18 7:46 AM
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Nate vs Furg on the New Years card. 

Maybe even an interim belt!

10/10/18 7:54 AM
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SickEye - 

Nate vs Furg on the New Years card. 

Maybe even an interim belt!


At what weight?

Because surely you don't do an interim 155 belt 2 months after its successful defense.

Well... logic would say you don't do something retarded like that. But, it is the UFC.
10/10/18 8:12 AM
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Davy -

Cormier vs Black beast is not a close trade off.. I love them both but we all know its gonna be a gassed Lewis being wrestled around by Cormier.  Losing Diaz vs Poirer butchered this card. Not close to excited for it. Feels bad man.

Cool. I'm definitely +$65. 

10/10/18 8:19 AM
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Don’t understand the logic behind removing Nate from the card. I’m sure there’s no shortage of volunteers to fight him in New York. Big bummer as I made sure I had to night off for his return 

10/10/18 8:26 AM
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Eyelasher - Poirier probably got paid under the table to pull out with undisclosed injury.

First thing I thought. Don’t have enough money to pay them all, especially Diaz. That’s why they never put them in the main event. 

10/10/18 8:29 AM
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RdotC -
SickEye - 

Nate vs Furg on the New Years card. 

Maybe even an interim belt!


At what weight?

Because surely you don't do an interim 155 belt 2 months after its successful defense.

Well... logic would say you don't do something retarded like that. But, it is the UFC.

Exactly! Khabib’s future is uncertain with a possible suspension looming, although I thought I read that they should have it squared away by the end of November. 

10/10/18 8:30 AM
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Khabib belt not going anywhere imo. Think suspension might be a 4-6 monther, which is fine.

 

Ferg and Nate would be awesome. I wonder if Ferg would take anything less than title shot though. He shouldn't.

 

The Porier cancellation really fucks Nate. What does he do?

10/10/18 8:31 AM
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I find it really hard to believe that there isn't a lightweight /welterweight out there that the ufc can replace Dustin with