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1/5/11
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Outlaw’d by Lytle -
Captain Canuck -

At this point if the UFC wants these awesome fights they WILL have to pay.

They are too big for themselves now not to.

This side of MMA/Combat has always intrigued me. How the promoter balances reward with keeping fighters hungry enough to continue fighting. 
 

Pay them too much and they could retire early, pay them too little and receive a public backlash. 
 

I imagine it’s a very delicate and frustrating process for both sides. 

Wouldnt you think that the current landscape is so much different after the Conor era? That fucking guy must have rattled their business.

4 days ago
7/29/19
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StrikingMMA - CRE,

please, please, please pick Khabib, sir.

Ahahahahahaha

4 days ago
12/7/10
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The Pendulum -
stainlesssteel -

Khabib pulverized and demoralized one of the most lethal strikers in the division in Edson Barbosa. No reason he can't do the same thing to Tony Ferguson.

Even considering that Ferguson is so talented, he could come out on fight night and absolutely dominate Khabib. Put a whooping on Khabib like we have never seen before.

But Ferguson is also just as likely to announce on fight day that he's quitting MMA and now studying to be a priest.

No one would really be surprised.

That's why the safe bet is Khabib.

Tony Ferguson is just gonna break your heart.

 

Did you miss Ferguson outstrike Barboza before submitting him or something?

 

 

If you think Khabib is gonna get submitted you are a pollinator of Number 1 Bullshit.

4 days ago
5/14/13
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stainlesssteel -
The Pendulum -
stainlesssteel -

Khabib pulverized and demoralized one of the most lethal strikers in the division in Edson Barbosa. No reason he can't do the same thing to Tony Ferguson.

Even considering that Ferguson is so talented, he could come out on fight night and absolutely dominate Khabib. Put a whooping on Khabib like we have never seen before.

But Ferguson is also just as likely to announce on fight day that he's quitting MMA and now studying to be a priest.

No one would really be surprised.

That's why the safe bet is Khabib.

Tony Ferguson is just gonna break your heart.

 

Did you miss Ferguson outstrike Barboza before submitting him or something?

 

 

If you think Khabib is gonna get submitted you are a pollinator of Number 1 Bullshit.

What on earth does that have to do with what I said?

 

This was reference to a common opponent they have.

 

Barboza might have been decisioned by Nurmagomedov, but Ferguson went in there and would have killed Barboza if he didn't tap.

 

Not even close to the same type of win. Yet somehow Nurmagomedovs victory says more to you.

 

Nurmagomedov out wrestled one of the most lethal strikers in the division.

 

Ferguson stood in front of Barboza and made him fall.

4 days ago
12/7/10
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ok brother april 18 location is known. come enjoy!

4 days ago
2/13/16
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Also fuck khabib.  This is going to be like a 7-8 month layoff between fights.  He’s holding up the most talent stacked division in the sport.

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Darth Potato -

Also fuck khabib.  This is going to be like a 7-8 month layoff between fights.  He’s holding up the most talent stacked division in the sport.

Maybe its UFC’s fault, but i dont know.

Cant tell me they need 5 months to promote a fight that promotes itself.

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6/28/10
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Darth Potato -

Also fuck khabib.  This is going to be like a 7-8 month layoff between fights.  He’s holding up the most talent stacked division in the sport.

He's beat 4 of the top 10 already and has a fight scheduled with the 5th. (So basically will have beaten 5 out of top 10) 2 of the other 5 have moved up to 170. Hooker and Felder fight eachother next and neither deserve a shot each with only a 2 fight win streak.  I'd say the only person in top 10 being held up is Gaethje.

 

Gaethje v Dustin run it back, Winner fights the winner of Hooker/Felder, winner of that fight the winner of Khabib/Tony. OR Gaethje just waits for the winner of Khabib/Tony.

Basically, he's not holding anything back.

 

 

 

 

3 days ago
2/26/17
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Khabib is absolutely holding up the division

 

It will have been a 10 month layoff for Tony when this fight happens, It will be a 6 month layoff for Khabib. Khabib will be out at least another 5 months after this fight because of Ramadan. He suffered no injuries in his last fight. This Tony/Khabib fight should be happening in January or early February not in April.

 

If Gaethje were to sit out and wait for a title fight and Khabib beats Tony it will be about a year layoff for Gaethje.

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5/23/07
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fight won't happen
3 days ago
1/21/18
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Captain Canuck -

At this point if the UFC wants these awesome fights they WILL have to pay.

They are too big for themselves now not to.

yup, should have really been the case since they started billing themselves as the elite organization in mma. especially when it comes to big title fights with people who are ready to go. makes very little sense imo

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3 days ago
4/6/12
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Plenty of time for Tony to trip over a landline telephone cord.

3 days ago
9/19/13
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Tony will push Khabib but Khabib will not break.