Bisping Says Conor Should Pick Off Nate Next

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  1. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    “Dana said if Conor wins, 100 percent the next fight for him is Khabib.

    And I said, ‘What? Khabib’s just gonna do whatever he’s told?!’

    And, he said, ‘Listen, Khabib will take the fight.’ He said, ‘That’s already the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history. The rematch is gonna be even bigger. There’s gonna be plenty of money involved.’

    But Khabib’s fighting Tony in April. After that is Ramadan. So he’s gonna fast. He’s gonna take some time off. That’s gonna be too long I think for Conor [who wants three fights in 2020] to wait.

    “So, therefore, he spoke about Nate Diaz. He said, ‘Where you at, Nathan?’

    Because he doesn’t want to fight Masvidal and I’m not surprised he’s not calling out Masvidal. I’m not being disrespectful. The guy’s bigger and he’s on f*cking fire.

    Kamaru Usman? He doesn’t really want to fight Kamaru Usman. Kamaru Usman is Khabib but just f*cking twice as big pretty much! The fight is Khabib but he can’t do it yet, so in the meantime pick off Nate Diaz.”

    https://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/ufc...want-to-fight-jorge-masvidal-or-kamaru-usman/
     
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  2. DatSamboKid Red Belt

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    Business wise, Nate Diaz trilogy is what makes the most sense.
     
  3. kalabula Silver Belt

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    I care not for another Nate fight. I’d rather see Masvidal. I understand why various parties wouldn’t want this fight, though.
     
  4. Bob Sapp Red Belt

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    Yeah. Winnable fight but it depends on which Nate Diaz shows up.
     
  5. Jew Jif Shoes Nullius in Verba

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    I'd prefer Conor vs Gaethje, but Nate III is also fine.
     
  6. Slatersan Red Belt

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    Theres so many possible match ups for conor i dont want to see him fight diaz again.
     
  7. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Gold Belt

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    We know how they match up... maybe eventually, but Conor needs to fight Gaethje
     
  8. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Gaethje is the best fight for him
    Tailor made opponent
    Another 1st round destruction
     
  9. Sweater of AV Steel Belt

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    I'm happy to watch Nate turn Conor into a panic-runner again.

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  10. Morning Star Silver Belt

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    No, just make the fight against Jorge or Gaethje.
     
  11. Jongoatjones7 Banned Banned

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    I don't think Conor is fighting Nate; it is too risky for Conor. If he loses to Khabib, the fight with Nate is still there. But if he fights Nate and loses, his hype that he has right now after beating old Cowboy would be gone. Also, the rematch with Khabib would do less numbers if he loses to Nate. Conor is going to fight someone who has a style which Conor can beat.
     
  12. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    I'd watch these guys fight another 10 times tbh
     
  13. Moro Banned Banned

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    Nate would beat Conor for the 3rd time.
     
  14. moogie101 Brown Belt

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    If Conor is serious about staying at 170 I think he'll fight Robbie Lawler. A genuine name, currently in the Top Ten & yet clearly not the fighter he was so gives Conor another high profile win. In Dana's dram scenario by then Jorge has pulled off another Hail Mary over Usman & can defend against Conor who'll be going for Champ Champ champ status in the UFC's biggest fight.

    If going back to 155 I think the Gaethje fight makes a lot of sense whilst waiting for Khabib at the end of the year, or if Tony pulls off a huge shock against Khabib then Conor could jump right in to a title fight come the Summer.

    I think the nate fight is too dangerous, plus the rubber match will always be there as a option for a high profile fight.
     
  15. magicmarker Brown Belt

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    Yeah, it’s not like Gaethje is right there in the rankings waiting for a fight, beat Cowboy before Conor did and has been entertaining in every fight he’s had in the UFC.

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  16. Zebra Cheeks Thicka Then A Bowl of Oatmeal Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Lol if his goal is to maintain “good guy Conor” this isn’t the guy that’s gonna let him do that
     
  17. Sweater of AV Steel Belt

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    4th time.

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  18. Grappling_With_My_Gnomies A Lion Never Roars After A Kill

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    Nate is Connor's easiest fight
     
  19. RUSFANHERE White Belt

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    almost sure he will fight Nate next. Mark my word. He sees that Nate is pretty much done competing in top
     
  20. BobbyBuds Black Belt

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    Conor vs. Justin... Though, if Diaz & him want to get back after it, I make no complaints. Diaz or Conor vs. a broomstick & I watch
     
  21. timoteo Purple Belt

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    Nate vs Conor 3 is a shit fight. Theres nothing left for conor to prove in a rubber match. Nate is completely irrelevant and theres actually other interesting fights for conor like justin gathje. Zero interest in watching nate fight and even less interested in conor getting involved in another low level fight
     

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