UnderGround Forums Francis Ngannou laments Stipe down time

10/21/20 1:11 AM
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In his last four fights, over the past two years, #1 UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou fought four times, earning three performance bonus, and ending the fights in a combined 2:42. In that span, division champion Stipe Miocic has fought twice, both vs. Daniel Cormier. The fight before that was vs. DC too. The fight before that, some two years and nice months ago, was a decisive decision win over Ngannou.

"The Predator" wants a rematch, as he made abundantly clear on his social network.

1. #thisissucks should become a thing.
2. Is Stipe creating a log jam?
3. If he is, what should be done?
 

10/21/20 1:53 AM
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Call someone out and throw down 

 

10/21/20 2:13 AM
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Its too bad his prime is being wasted. 

10/21/20 4:33 AM
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Call out The Black Beast and try to right that wrong in the meantime!
10/21/20 4:44 AM
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Carlas_Singlet -

Call someone out and throw down 

 

Who would he fight though? He's already fought everyone in the top 6 and nobody is trying to see a Lewis rematch after how bad the first fight was.

10/21/20 5:58 AM
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AnotherTMAguy -

Its too bad his prime is being wasted. 

Wrong. Heavyweight is shallow, he didn’t deserve an immediate rematch. He was handily beat. And he lost to Derrick Lewis after as well. He can’t just fight stipe every time. He will also get beat every time.

 

He’s an egotistical person, high on himself, just getting by with his power and athleticism. There has been absolutely no evidence of ANY improvement in his game. He’s cleaning out his division again besides stipe and Dc who is now retired. His time will come soon again. He and everyone seem to forget he was dominated by stipe and beat by Lewis. 

 

 

10/21/20 6:01 AM
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I wonder if Gus would fight him?

10/21/20 7:47 AM
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Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

10/21/20 8:21 AM
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Same in every division, if a champ doesn’t fight once every nine months, they should be stripped

A year if there’s a legit injury, but no longer, it’s ridiculous how little guys like Stipe & Khabib fight 

10/21/20 9:13 AM
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choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

Someone pull it up but I thought he was an active hw champ other than his last fight vs cormier due to eye surgery and covid

10/21/20 11:25 AM
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MrRichardWiggler -
choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

Someone pull it up but I thought he was an active hw champ other than his last fight vs cormier due to eye surgery and covid

This. 

10/21/20 11:45 AM
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I just can't get on the Stipe train. Idk what it is. I was going for DC in each fight. The pandemic/ I'm a firefighter thing rubbed me wrong. Whether I was right to feel that way is to be determined. There should be a clause for every champ to defend 2 times per year minimum. 

10/21/20 11:46 AM
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MrRichardWiggler -
choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

Someone pull it up but I thought he was an active hw champ other than his last fight vs cormier due to eye surgery and covid

He's fought 2 times since July 2018. 

10/21/20 1:47 PM
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Dreville79 - 

Same in every division, if a champ doesn’t fight once every nine months, they should be stripped

A year if there’s a legit injury, but no longer, it’s ridiculous how little guys like Stipe & Khabib fight 


This

9 months or 1 year if legit injured. No more.


Ngannou lost against Stipe and had this turd with Lewis, so he's not blameless.

But now it's him for the title shot but if he wants, you know, money, he has to fight a lower tiered guy and risk losing his shot. So it sucks for him for sure. Inactive fighters create a bottleneck.

Edited: 10/21/20 8:40 PM
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choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

"I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely."

 

lol. wtf? First, if that's your rule then he has met the rule, he's fought once per year, including this year. He's fought at min once per year since 2010 turned pro. WTF is just barely? hahaha. your crying makes no fucking sense at all.

10/21/20 8:57 PM
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Rematch with Lewis 

10/21/20 10:21 PM
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JThomasufc91 -
MrRichardWiggler -
choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

Someone pull it up but I thought he was an active hw champ other than his last fight vs cormier due to eye surgery and covid

He's fought 2 times since July 2018. 

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10/21/20 10:44 PM
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choadler -

Stipe is not an active champion. He just isn't. I think you gotta fight once a year at a minimum of you are holding the belt. Where is stipe at with this? Thinking he is maybe once a year, just barely.

 

I know he doesn't care about fans view, but it tarnishes him.

Agreed. I used to like Stipe and now I just want him to retire. 

10/22/20 12:11 PM
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Is stipe injured? Why is he out until march
10/22/20 12:17 PM
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I believe the champ should only have to fight once every 12 months. If they can't do that we have an interm belt fight and crown an interm champ.

If the champ does not fight within 24 months they get stripped.

Its simple and fair.

10/22/20 12:50 PM
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He should just keep fighting. Hes ben impressive lately but he clearly lost last time and had one of the worst performances ever against Lewis.