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⚔ Ferguson Calls Out Alvarez and Nurmagomedov

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ReadWrite, Jul 14, 2016.

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Which of the following do you agree with?

  1. Ferguson earned a titleshot by beating a UFC debutante

    7.0%
  2. Ferguson had already earned the titleshot

    43.0%
  3. Ferguson beats Alvarez

    24.4%
  4. Ferguson beats Nurmagomedov

    20.9%
  5. Ferguson needs to beat Chiesa before asking for a titleshot

    3.5%
  6. Ferguson needs to beat RDA to earn a shot

    26.7%
  7. Ferguson would be a marketable champion

    20.9%
  8. None of the above

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  1. Stockton Slap

    Stockton Slap Blue Belt

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    He's ranked #4 at lightweight he would not be jumping over many fighters. I think El Cucuy is the only one ahead of Nate atm given his monster win over Conor in the first fight. To refresh your memory a bit here Conor was supposed to fight RDA for the 155 title then RDA pulled out and Nate was a last minute replacement. Took the fight on 11 days notice which is why they fought at a higher weight. Nate asked for 5 pounds initially and Conor offered 170 just for the books.
    The only reason their rematch is not at 155 because Conor demanded the exact same stipulations as the first fight so there's no excuses.

    CM Punk won't be a huge draw unless he proves that he is a real fighter which at this point is hard to believe. I will say if he wins impressively he has a chance at moving needles.
     
  2. Stockton Slap

    Stockton Slap Blue Belt

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    Idk about that if he finishes McGregor twice, the same guy who ktfo Jose Aldo in 13 seconds he will have a case for the shot. Especially considering Alvarez already called Nate out.

    All he has to do is finish the fight impressively and sell the fight when he gets a chance to talk on the mic.
     
  3. fatlipjesus

    fatlipjesus Banned Banned

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    "Not that many ahead of him". Well, there's pretty much the entire LW top ten. So thats Khabib, Ferguson, RDA, Barboza, Pettis, Brooks, Chiesa and Dariush. All of them ranked higher than Nate.

    Nate has one LW top ten win (against a guy who's no longer even in the top 10) since 2012. How on earth does a decision win over Michael Johnson get you to skip over the entire top ten?
     
  4. Stockton Slap

    Stockton Slap Blue Belt

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    Check the UFC lightweight ranking bud Nate is ranked #4.

    Ferguson- sure Iike I told you previously he is deserving of a shot at the 155 strap more than anyone atm- Yes
    Khabib- looked rusty as hell vs Horcher and is known to pull out of fights, turning down fights for religion etc. -NO
    RDA- just got ktfo- NO
    Barboza- he is actually ranked #6 two spots behind Nate- NO
    Pettis- he's a featherweight fights at 145 now- NO
    Brooks- didn't impress vs gate keeper he needs more fights ranked #12- NO
    Chiesa- meh ranked #9- NO
    Dariush- ranked #12- NO
     
  5. BigNuggetIce

    BigNuggetIce Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He might get it, but with only 3 wins he won't deserve it more than ferg. Ferg has a great streak going.
     
  6. Stockton Slap

    Stockton Slap Blue Belt

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    Well yeah as of right now I 100% agree with you. Imagine an epic KO or sub vs McGregor I think he would be right there with El Cucuy. Just my opinion I value his win over McGregor a lot higher than some people on this site I suppose. Gotta give credit where it's due though. McGregor was, still is a special fighter and Nate took him out. I'd bet money Aldo beats most of the top 155ers right now and Conor deleted him in 13 seconds
     
  7. saberd

    saberd Blue Belt

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    lol alvarez a blanket?
     
  8. fatlipjesus

    fatlipjesus Banned Banned

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    Sherdog doesn't even have him ranked in the top 10. However, you put it, a win over Michael Johnson doesn't ( or rather shouldn't) give you a title shot.

    -Ferguson definitely deserves it more.
    -Khabib is 7-0 in the UFC, with a win over the just removed champ, and has never lost in his entire career. Turns down fights for religion? He said he wouldn't fight until after Ramadan, thats one month a year.

    There's two far better challengers right there.
     
  9. BigNuggetIce

    BigNuggetIce Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I agree with pretty much all that. Mcgregor is very special & its a great win, especially if he does it twice, but that's still just Michael Johnson & mcgregor twice. Tony is on an 8 fight win streak & he's been fucking dudes up. In a division as stacked as this tho, it wouldn't be a crime if Tony, nate, or Khabib got the first shot at Eddie
     
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  10. Stockton Slap

    Stockton Slap Blue Belt

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    Sherdog ranks are not official ranks, the UFC ranks however are. Nate Diaz #4 LW it's official.
    You're completely disregarding Nates win over Conor?
    Ferguson we already went through this, twice.
    Khabib- again not denying his win streak, I was all for him getting the shot while RDA was the champ but now that he is not the champion that win from 2014 should not be enough to get him the next shot let's be real here. His latest win was against Horcher. Khabib needs a win vs a ranked guy to earn a shot.
     
  11. fatlipjesus

    fatlipjesus Banned Banned

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    Of course the UFC ranks are official. That doesn't mean they mean fuck all. Think about it objectively, how is Nate #4? For a win over Michael Johnson?

    Yes, in the LW division I am completely disregarding Nate's win over Conor. Conor has never fought in the LW division ever in the UFC. Why would beating him (at WW) mean anything towards the LW rankings? Its not like Conor was even a long-running champ or anything, he hasn't even defended his title a single time. Thats like Ryan Bader getting a title shot at Cormier because he just beat Michael Bisping at HW.
     
  12. Stockton Slap

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    Conor was set to challenge for the 155 title against RDA in his last fight. The guy is legit give credit where it's due. He would of been a two division champ if RDA didn't pull out. It doesn't matter that they had a short notice catch weight fight. Really. Who cares? 11 days notice. Hello? Rematch same stipulations because Conor doesn't want excuses. They are both lightweights. Hello? Do you understand?
     
  13. IMPmmath

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    The title shot should go to Khabib or Nate if he beats Conor.Khabib already beat RDA and hes undefeated.
    Ferguson should fight Brooks or RDA.He just got beat up and nearly ko'd by a nobody.
     
  14. TheCoward

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    Wow dude you're on fire tonight
     
  15. Seiryoku Zenyo

    Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    Ferguson is overrated. RDA, Khabib and Eddie would demolish him.
     
  16. 007

    007 License to Kill

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    I wouldn't mind seeing him face RDA first but that's just me
     
  17. Vehap1

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    Giving the shoot to Khabib would be super unfair
     
  18. Darth_Inv1ctu5

    Darth_Inv1ctu5 I will shit on everything you love

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    Alvarez beats him. Khabman beats him too. I'd watch both fights. I don't know what all this means.
     
  19. McGeezle

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    Well I sort of agree but because of money. And I don't know why the WW part matters
     
  20. ArtemV

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    You think Tony's striking will stop him from getting held down by RDA? lol.
     

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