UnderGround Forums White: Why Conor jumps Gaethje (with wins)

12/13/19 2:31 AM
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Justin Gaethje was not impressed when UFC president Dana White said that he wants lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor to rematch if they beat Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone, respectively.

In a recent interview with ESPN's Brett Okamato, White offered and explanation.

“First of all, let’s not count ‘Cowboy’ out.” said White, as transcribed by Christofer Tylor for BJPenn.com,. “Come on guys, Conor, I mean look what McGregor has done over the last however many years, right? And then he loses to Khabib, in a fight that was you know, when you talk about bad blood, that was like next level of bad blood. You know Gaethje is on his way up too. We’ve offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn’t taken either. So, Conor is in line next for this title if he beats ‘Cowboy’.”

12/13/19 2:42 AM
11/20/05
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He just completely talked his way around that question. 

12/13/19 2:50 AM
8/3/19
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He always accuses fighters of refusing fights without acknowledging the context behind the refusal. He is a dickhead.

12/13/19 3:13 AM
11/20/18
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Bullshit. Gaethje vs Khabib is the fight I want to see if Khabib beats Tony

12/13/19 3:33 AM
12/7/14
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come on guys, stuff and stuff and things, come on, you know things and stuff you know, so this and that

12/13/19 3:36 AM
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I think Connor and Justin should fight. If Connor beats Cerrone that is. Beat Cerrone in Jan, fight Justin at the end of march/ beginning of April and the winner gets the winner of Khabib vs Tony. Loser fights the loser. Everyone's a winner 

12/13/19 4:16 AM
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Im surprised Dana didn't cite Conor's wins over Dustin and Eddie as the reason why Justin would get overlooked if Conor beats Cowboy. Either way Justin has to realise bitching and moaning, even if he's right, means nothing. You want the title fight then get creative with making it clear why fans should want to see you Vs Khabib more than Conor. 

 

Or just pray cowboy wins

12/13/19 4:51 AM
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The only reason Gaethje isn’t fighting McGregor is that Gaethje might win. Connor’s got one more big title fight circus in him and they need to get him there in one piece with a nice warm up fight against a popular but vulnerable opponent.

12/13/19 4:59 AM
12/4/19
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That's very true. Connor could easily get knocked the fuck out and they don't want that. But Cowboy could easily knock him the fuck out too. Depending on which Cowboy shows up to fight that night.

Edited: 12/13/19 5:36 AM
12/9/13
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What if Khabib refuses to fight Conor again? he beat him already

https://www.mixedmartialarts.com/forums/UnderGround/Khabib-Im-in-charge-so-Conor-fight-wont-happen:2802858?pc=1

12/13/19 5:35 AM
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I'm sure the fights Justin turned down were lower ranked opponents just so Dana could say hes turned down fights. 

12/13/19 5:50 AM
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Conor should be embarrassed by all of this. His entire career owed to favouritism.

 

12/13/19 6:16 AM
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12/13/19 6:16 AM
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Dead President -

Conor should be embarrassed by all of this. His entire career owed to favouritism.

 

Entire career? Let’s not carried away now. 

12/13/19 6:22 AM
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Dead President -

Conor should be embarrassed by all of this. His entire career owed to favouritism.

 

He climbed the ranks at FW and beat the champ is 14s. He was rewarded a super fight with the LW champ who pulled out last mn. 

He took on  last mn fight at WW, lost and avenged it before claiming his shot at the LW belt and made it look easy.

I get it, it's cool ro shit on Connor at the moment bur Connor worked hard to be where is at.  

12/13/19 6:27 AM
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"look what conor has done over the years"

He hasn't won a fight in three years Dana. Get his cock out of your mouth and stop pretending he's done anything deserving of yet another title fight. Nobody has been able to handpick their fights more than Conor has.

12/13/19 6:41 AM
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"look what conor has done over the years"

He hasn't won a fight in three years Dana. Get his cock out of your mouth and stop pretending he's done anything deserving of yet another title fight. Nobody has been able to handpick their fights more than Conor has.

Took Max Holloway on as a replacement fight, won despite ACL injury. 

Took Brandao on as a replacement fight.

Faced Mendes as a late replacement fight.

Faced Diaz as a late replacement fight.

Kind of looks like you’re talking shit, ‘destroyer’. 

 

12/13/19 7:07 AM
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Boom Boom Mancino -

come on guys, stuff and stuff and things, come on, you know things and stuff you know, so this and that

it is what it is

Edited: 12/13/19 8:46 AM
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rbl -

The only reason Gaethje isn’t fighting McGregor is that Gaethje might win. Connor’s got one more big title fight circus in him and they need to get him there in one piece with a nice warm up fight against a popular but vulnerable opponent.

 

Edited: 12/13/19 8:48 AM
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BuyTheTicketTakeTheRide -
The Destroyer88 -

"look what conor has done over the years"

He hasn't won a fight in three years Dana. Get his cock out of your mouth and stop pretending he's done anything deserving of yet another title fight. Nobody has been able to handpick their fights more than Conor has.

Took Max Holloway on as a replacement fight, won despite ACL injury. 

Took Brandao on as a replacement fight.

Faced Mendes as a late replacement fight.

Faced Diaz as a late replacement fight.

Kind of looks like you’re talking shit, ‘destroyer’. 

 

Thats all you can think of? him fighting who just got off the couch and max?

Either way most people think along the lines of "what has he done for me lately" and besides the illegal shit, he hasn't done much.

12/13/19 7:45 AM
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in other words: revenue > merit
12/13/19 7:47 AM
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The first joke is that a guy whose last win was in 2016.....is still ranked third in the division according to the UFC.

Da fuk??

 

“Come on guys, Conor, I mean look what McGregor has done over the last however many years, right?"

However many years. Ha! CAUSE IT DAMN SURE WASN'T IN THE LAST THREE!!

The saying is be careful of what you wish for. If McGregor accepts the nepotism and gets the title shot (and if Khabib allows it) he will get beat this time so bad, be so thoroughly dominated and humiliated, Dana White himself might throw in the towel.

12/13/19 7:53 AM
4/4/12
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Dana might as well just flat out say Conor gets the next shot because he’s the biggest draw and brings the most viewers and most money to the UFC.

Everyone knows it, UFC is entertainment before sport, it’s been that way since before Conor joined. Just acknowledge it and be done with the bullshit reasoning.

12/13/19 7:59 AM
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sorry if I miss this but would cowboy get a shot if he wins? or can he fuck off?

12/13/19 8:02 AM
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It’s almost as if the UFC is a business trying to maximize the $ they make. Those silly fuckers