Posted this in another thread but this thread is more relevant for discussion on the matter
Is Conor vs Dustin even officially booked? I’d go
Conor vs Gaethje for vacant title
Ferguson vs Poirier
Hooker vs Chandler
Conor/Gaethje would be a big fight. Poirier vs Ferguson has already been attempted to get booked. Hooker has been taking shots at Chandler on Twitter and would be a top five opponent for Mike, who the UFC are clearly high on
Although I admit I’d like to see Oliviera get a shot at one of the top guys, he’s been really developing his stand up. And he’s such a submission specialist that I was always hoping he’d make it to Khabib to give him a different type of challenge than all the strikers he’s faced. But I can see the UFC rebooking him vs Dariush, maybe on the same card as one of the other LW fights in case they need a replacement
Makhachev will be interesting to watch as well. His fight with RDA just got rebooked as the headliner for Fight Night card on Nov.14
Also have Ferreira and Gillespie. Ferreira coming off a Pettis win but I’m not sold on him yet tbh. Gillespie is fun but so inactive. Hasn’t fought since losing to Lee last December
I think Dana said Conor vs Dustin is gonna happen but contracts not yet signed.
Don't think it should be Conor vs Gaethje for the title after Gaethje just got smoked and Conor just beat a shot fighter at WW.
Ferg vs Poirier and Hooker vs Chandler are great fights.
I agree I can see UFC rebooking Oliveira vs Dariush
Makhachev is always interesting to watch, glad RDA is returning to LW and fighting the young killer once again.
Not sold on Ferreira? He just smoked Pettis and Taisumov, thats a bad man. Gillespie is solid and we will see if he gets more active in 2021. Could have been dealing with lots of injury, who knows.
With Khabib retiring its important to note... Tony, Chandler, RDA, Santos, etc... are all getting up there in age and will be retiring in the next few years too. We know Conor won't fight much longer too.
Also Oliveira and Poirier... they are young still but have over a decade in the UFC so we could see them retire with those old guys over the next few years.
Been just amazing watching the elite LWs over the past five, six years.