Are you okay with Dana strong arming Leon to fight Khamzat?

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  1. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Not gonna lie. I really like this fight but this was some cold shit.

    I’m conflicted on how I feel. Thoughts?
     
  2. pizzle Silver Belt

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    It's a win win for Leon because if he beats this guy he gets some shine and if he beats him he gets paid.. So he kinda doesn't end up all that bad tbh
     
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  3. BEATDOWNS Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    In no way is Leon getting screwed. Perfect opportunity for him. Dana said he wanted to give him a big fight and delivered. All eyes are on Khamzat so if he Leon beats him it's huge, even if it's boring.
     
  4. kenetics Silver Belt

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    I'm actually hoping leon ends the hype train.
     
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  5. TrevorLahey Banned Banned

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    I don't know all the details. As much as Leon was claiming no one would fight him, apparently he wouldn't take fights against guys like Wonderboy either. I don't know why he hasn't fought Jorge Masvidal yet, that's a fight I thought everyone wanted.
     
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  6. mirko>anyone Red Belt

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    Yes. I generally side with the fighters on pay, but getting tired of fighters trying to pick/choose fights or wait out unwarranted title shots.
     
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  7. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    Its dirty as fuck dana is a fucking snake but its a good fight so...
     
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  8. TerrorTimmy Three piece and a soda

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    Leon literally called out Khamzat on Twitter and was serious about. He asked for the fight.

    The UFC does a lot of shady shit and treat their fighters like trash. They dirtied Leon by removing him from the rankings.

    But he asked for this fight. This isn't something you can complain about.
     
  9. TempleoftheDog Purple Belt

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    No. It’s bush league, and borders on extortion.
     
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  10. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    I don't like how it's been arranged but essentially it's a great opportunity for both, with Khamzats hype it could be as good a win as anyone above or around him ranked in terms of being closer to a title shot... And for Khamzat obviously it could move him right up to near title contention too.. Basically a win win, though if Chimaev loses it will seem like a bad move..

    I'll be rooting for Leon.
     
  11. old school 2 Black Belt

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    I love it.
     
  12. BEATDOWNS Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    What am i missing here i thought Leon called him out..
     
  13. Mammothman Silver Belt

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    Scott is a punk, he brought all of these to himself and still he is getting a chance to fight a rising star like Khamzat, he should be greatful
     
  14. TempleoftheDog Purple Belt

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    After the UFC removed Edwards from the rankings. They only reinstated him after agreeing to fight Borz.
     
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  15. BluntForceTrama Black Belt

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    Someone had to do it
     
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  16. greenhawk zzzz

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    Khamzat in just 3 fights is more popular than Leon who now has 12 fights in UFC. Edwards should be happy with this matchup. If he wins, he makes a name for himself.
     
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  17. kuroro Purple Belt

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    I think it's bullshit if that's really what's happening. I like Khamzat, but I'm pulling hard for Edwards to crush his hype and kill Dana White with an aneurysm.
     
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  18. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    My only problem in how they treated Leon is the fight is being placed (headlining id assume) an ESPN+ card. Put it on PPV or regular ESPN.

    Strong arming him to put him on a digital subscription service card headlining or not bugs me a bit more than it should. Hope they rewarded him a bit more than just "we will give you your ranking back".
     
  19. MescalineDreams Steel Belt

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    Dana is just one man.

    This is how a lot of giant corporations operate.

    It's cut throat business.
     
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  20. BEATDOWNS Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Guess Leon really was being a Diva then..
     

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