What does your ideal UFC 228 card look like?

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  1. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Purple Belt

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    Looking at the roster it looks like Cyborg, Mouse, Woodley, Nunes, Rose & Khabib are available. Cyborg vs Nunes probably wont happen until Nov or Dec because Nunes wants time to bulk up. Woodley may not have an opponent ready(interim title on June 9th) & I think Mouse/Cejudo 2 will be used to help 227. With 155 having been so logjammed so long I would prefer Khabib defend his belt vs Conor or Lee.

    UFC 228- Las Vegas

    Khabib vs Conor(or Lee)*
    Rose vs Andrade
    Lineker vs Cruz(or Stamman)*
    Machida vs Bisping(or Branch)*
    Hunt vs Willis

    *Conor/Cruz/Bisping are all basically retired at the moment.
     
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  2. maxi diablo

    maxi diablo Brown Belt

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    Khabib not coming back until late 2018.

    Cyborg vs Nunes
    Mm vs Cejudo 2
    Cruz vs Lineker
    Dominic Reyes vs Corey Anderson
    Machida vs Tavares
     
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  3. Joseph_McBride

    Joseph_McBride Purple Belt

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    Probably more realistic. Tavares already booked tho hes headlining July 6th vs Israel Adesanya.
     
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  4. RJ43

    RJ43 The Baddy

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    I’m not sure this 2nd rate outfit is capable of putting together a real PPV anymore.
     
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    is 228 the 25th ann show?

    there is zero chance conor fight in 2018 cant give kevin lee the shot unless between now and then he wins a fight that he made weigh for. khabib first defence will be vs eddie dustin winner.

    the real problem with nunes vs cyborg is cyborg wont risk nunes beating her. so that fight is off.

    im sure rose would much rather fight Karolina Kowalkiewicz 2

    you could have dj vs cejudo at 228

    so far woodley not said if he cleared to get ready for a return vs who wins at ufc 225
     
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    Ufc 225, Ufc 226?
     
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  7. Kekonaut

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    No manlets and no wmma.
     
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  8. StrangerToGod

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    Yuck, not saying your wrong but this card suuuucks.
     
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    Conor vs Ferguson (interim title)
    Cruz vs Dodson
    Weidman vs Branch
    Cain vs Volkov
    Emmett vs Korean Zombie
     
  10. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC RIP to anybody that passed! Platinum Member

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    I think if that happens, it will be in NYC in November for obvious reasons
    1. Huge Russian community
    2. The publicity the bus-gate had in NYC
    3. Taxes & money coming to NYC to make up for Conor's BS
     
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  11. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Are the UFC interested in making it up to them? Dana doesn't seem like the kind of guy to offer an olive branch after they flexed their muscle to banish their preferred replacement headliner Felder.

    Also wouldnt the high taxes be a bad thing on a huge show that they want to generate top dollar?

    Going ven the ridiculous prefight buildup I think they might prefer to play it safe and have it in Las Vegas where they dont have to worry about prefight shenanigans leading to a fight being called off like they do with NY
     
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    FrankieNYC RIP to anybody that passed! Platinum Member

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    Re: taxes
    The last two years the MSG card was priority (for obvious reasons), they knew NYC cost/taxes for years & spent millions trying to get in the state

    It is not an "olive branch" as much as smart business.
    If they let Conor off with fines and community service (PSSA's), having the fight in NYC goes a long way as far as consideration to how severe he should be punished
     
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  13. Joseph_McBride

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    230 will likely be the 25th anniversary at MSG
     
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  14. A.S. Deep

    A.S. Deep Brown Belt

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    What I'd prefer:

    Main:
    - Woodley vs. RDA (if RDA wins)
    - Cyborg vs. Nunes (if Colby wins)

    Co-main: Rose vs. Andrade

    EDIT: I'd be happy with Rose as the main. Awesome fighter with actual skill and athleticism for a female.
     
  15. Sansnom

    Sansnom Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Gtfo with that WMMA
     
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    ;) Never
     
  17. Sansnom

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    I mean seriously, out of all the fights that could possibly be made you have WMMA on the main and on the co main?

    <DisgustingHHH>
     
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    Conor is never stepping foot in NY again unless it is a court appearance
     
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    Captain Tight MMA fan over 10 years - Quality Threads Always

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    That's a pretty shit card for being "ideal". Low standard PPV. Would not buy but would stream the main event and would skip 2/5 fights. I'm not watching WMMA on my ideal card or bloated Mark Hunt
     
  20. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC RIP to anybody that passed! Platinum Member

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    Psst: that is in June (14th) & why I say the fight will be in November so NYC can make millions off the incident
     
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