Ariel Helwani on Mac Diaz III. "That fight is still the plan."

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Trifick, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Trifick Purple Belt

    Trifick
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    985
    [​IMG]
    "That fight is still the plan, however, any report claiming it’s a done deal or even close to done is premature. Not close to done at all."

    "At this point, clock is ticking for it to happen on 12/30. Could also happen early 2018. Still much to be finalized at this juncture."

    I tried to embed the tweets, but having a hard time.
     
    #1
    fandangler101 likes this.
  2. crlkllr Brown Belt

    crlkllr
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,793
    Likes Received:
    979
    Such a waste.
     
    #2
  3. cevo Brown Belt

    cevo
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    4,435
    you fucked up
     
    #3
  4. Dragon Punch A-Level Poster

    Dragon Punch
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2013
    Messages:
    5,742
    Likes Received:
    12,433
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Is it a waste if it's for the belt?
     
    #4
    Phillyz and Karnage like this.
  5. Trifick Purple Belt

    Trifick
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    985
    Yeah. lol
     
    #5
  6. crlkllr Brown Belt

    crlkllr
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,793
    Likes Received:
    979
    Yup.
     
    #6
  7. Amersfoort White Belt

    Amersfoort
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    161
    Location:
    Amersfoort, Netherlands
    If conor is ready to fight early 2018 let him fight the winner of Ferg/Lee.
     
    #7
  8. Conors Glass Jaw Banned

    Conors Glass Jaw
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    137
    Aaaannnd NEEWWWWWW

    Diaz finishes Colin again.
     
    #8
  9. Trifick Purple Belt

    Trifick
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    985
    But outside of Sherdog, who really wants to see that. From a business POV, I get the decision. That got to make back that 4.4 billion and some.
     
    #9
    Karnage and Amersfoort like this.
  10. DarkneT Jon Jones for president

    DarkneT
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    6,958
    Likes Received:
    6,310
    Location:
    Lancashire England
    Fuck yeah pumped for this one
     
    #10
  11. Boomb Hate the game, not the player.

    Boomb
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,441
    Likes Received:
    3,478





     
    #11
    Amersfoort likes this.
  12. vini123456 White Belt

    vini123456
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    28
    I have no interest in seeing McGregor fighting Diaz third time. They can fight again another yer and had or so but this sucks. That said war Diaz if it does happen
     
    #12
  13. loisestrad Silver Belt

    loisestrad
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    12,554
    Likes Received:
    10,782
    Location:
    Denmark
    I simply don't get it. I get the interest in seing McGregor defending his belt, returning to the octagon after almost beating Mayweather (...) - but what's the deal with Diaz? I don't get it that he's a draw or the trilogy is a draw.

    WHY, GOD, WHYYYY...?!

    I want to see Conor fighting new opponents. And somehow I would like to see Diaz fighting new opponents, too.
     
    #13
  14. SexyBaroni Green Belt

    SexyBaroni
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    I don't think so.

    Diaz stays inactive , while Connor beat Eddie and fought May.

    His boxing and cardio improved, he'll deny takedowns and beat Diaz more decisevely
    if they'll fight for 3rd time.
     
    #14
    TehJesus likes this.
  15. fortheo Gold Belt

    fortheo
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    16,837
    Likes Received:
    12,347
    Even more so of a waste if it's for the belt—it mocks the integrity of the belt and it mocks the true contenders of the division.
     
    #15
  16. Overpressure Steel Belt

    Overpressure
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    33,398
    Likes Received:
    42,334
    That's amazing, Ariel.
    No shit?
    Not a done deal but it's inevitable?
    Really?
    Nobody could have figured this out without his crack reporting.
    Scoop of the year
     
    #16
    oscerthegrouch, Omega Man and Karnage like this.
  17. souvlaki Blue Belt

    souvlaki
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    1,677
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    I'm assuming it would be for the 155lbs title (You don't have to do anything in a division for a shot anymore). If so, Diaz may well miss weight.
     
    #17
    beefcake180, Duck Dodgers and Karnage like this.
  18. FleximusPrime Purple Belt

    FleximusPrime
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,001
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Location:
    Boogie Wonderland
    This should be the fight regardless but its just about these f....ng money fights.
     
    #18
    Gambit MMA likes this.
  19. Finnish Fan Brown Belt

    Finnish Fan
    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,965
    Likes Received:
    2,065
    Absolutely.

    We have already seen the fight twice.

    There are loads of other (better) contenders just chomping at the bit.

    I don't give a fuck about yet another MacDiaz. Give me something else. Anything.
     
    #19
  20. ncboy Brown Belt

    ncboy
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    377
    The interim belt is more legit than the real one. Ferg/Lee winner won't run from anyone. Sad situation.
     
    #20

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"