Barboza lost to Ferguson and Johnson...

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  1. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Yet he scores a higher profile fight than either of the two have ever been in. He could easily leapfrog them both with an impressive win here.

    Is this proof that it pays off to fight on short notice and fight through fouls? Dana praised him for it.

    Barboza has never pulled out of a fight and he's had 7 replacement fights now. He asked for this fight. You gotta think he's on their good graces.
     
  2. Gabe

    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    He deserves this fight. Great stylistic match-up and both guys are top 10. Makes perfect sense.
     
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  3. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Hasn't Pettis lost 2 in a row as well?
     
  4. sidecheckkick

    sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Pettis by KO (punches). Just can't bet on that glass chin
     
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  5. Brock Tober

    Brock Tober Brown Belt

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    Pettis lost to Guida.
     
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  6. skombolis

    skombolis Gold Belt

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    Sounds like a solid theory. The UFC does tend to use the carrot and the stick approach when it comes to taking fights on short-notice.
     
  7. DaffodilMcWoozy

    DaffodilMcWoozy Brown Belt

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    he's shown good chin in his last 5 fights against top guys, get over that
     
  8. legkicktko

    legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    The forum is far too retarded to get over that. The consensus among everyone is that punching power and chin is absolutely everything
     
  9. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    So did Dos Anjos.
     
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  10. sidecheckkick

    sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Pettis TKO (jab)
     
  11. Marketability, charisma & the fact that you held two belts in the past counts.
     
  12. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    If Barboza wins he's right in the mix for a title shot. Alvarez and Khabib/Cucuy winner is in the mix too.
     
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    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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  14. Furious77

    Furious77 Tell dat bitch to be cool.

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    You really living in this past with that glass chin shit. I think we're past that now with Edson.

    Edit: wow apparently my sherbros feel the same way.
     
  15. Shoot Boxe Hero

    Shoot Boxe Hero We are Rizin!

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    I would say that Ferguson fighting Khabib for the next title shot is a pretty high profile fight
     
  16. BigDaddyBach

    BigDaddyBach Banned Banned

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    When was the last time Pettis KO'd someone with his hands? I dont know where this myth started but Pettis doesn't have hands. He has flashy kicks, great kicks, but he aint a polished puncher and is kinda a one dimensional striker. Pettis had a ton of talent but peaked a long time ago and that has been exposed badly. It is a great fan friendly match up tho.
     
  17. sidecheckkick

    sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Cowboy isn't known for his hands either but dropped Edson with a jab and finished him

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  18. cumafish

    cumafish Silver Belt

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    Alvarez is not close to a TS after winning two disputed decisions.
    I can't see anyway the brass would reward him for hugging Pettis like a stage 5 clingy girlfriend.
     
  19. Furious77

    Furious77 Tell dat bitch to be cool.

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    You trolling homey. I use to give Edson a hard time but he's been one of the more entertaining fighters win or lose the last year or so and that chin has been tested.
    Edit: I forgot about that cowboy fight.
     
  20. Mr. Hammer

    Mr. Hammer Silver Belt

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    Ferguson/Khabib is for #1 contender, Pettis/Barboza is not.
     

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