Can we all agree that Raphael Assuncao deserves the next Bantamweight title shot?

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  1. HootyMcBoob

    HootyMcBoob Blue Belt

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    We all know its between Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes and Dominick Cruz. But I think Assuncao should be the clear cut number 1 contender.

    He's won 4 in a row. He's won 11 of his last 12. He has a win over the current champion (and a loss). He has a win over Marlon Moraes who is the other potential contender. He's been a top 5 fighter for years. And he's never been rewarded a title shot. He deserves it.

    Agree or disagree?
     
  2. Sapp

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    It's a weird situation since he's already fought TJ twice and TJ won convincingly the second time. If I were booking I'd do Cruz vs Assuncao, Moraes vs TJ.
     
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    I say book Tj vs Cruz & Assucao vs Moraes
     
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    Soul On Ice Arguably Never Lost

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    No
    Marlon does
     
  5. HootyMcBoob

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    Moraes over Assuncao when Assuncao beat Moraes and has a longer streak? I don't know about that.
     
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    Marlon Moraes for sure. Robbed against Assuncao and beat BETTER competition in more IMPRESSIVE fashion.
     
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    Assuncao beat Moraes.
     
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    Give it to the Ass man. Ass man has earned it.
     
  9. CerebralKnievel

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    I'd rather see it go to Moraes, given Assuncao's risk-free, questionable decision win over him.
     
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    Sounds like the opinion of someone who doesn't actually walk or understand fights.
     
  11. HootyMcBoob

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    a win is a win. It was a close fight. But at the end of the day Assuncao got the W. Thats all that matters.
     
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    Marginally

    Assuncao hasn't done anything nearly as impressive as KOing Rivera recently
     
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    Cruz dosen't deserve shit...
     
  14. TripTictonic

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    Either Assuncao or Moraes. Moraes vs TJ is a fresh match up, so I’d rather see that. But I wouldn’t complain if Assuncao got it. Cruz needs a fight before getting another title shot.
     
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    It's a sad situation for the guy but the reality is it won't bring in ppv numbers

    He isn't really a finisher, doesn't trash talk, polite, he just does not bring interest or intrigue into a title fight.

    If him and TJ had 2 wars and a beef I could see it but sometimes nice guys finish last.. This is the case here.
     
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    UFC doesn't want Asunciao near that belt. Too risk averse in his fighting style and he has little charisma. You can make a case he deserves it, and i wouldn't disagree, but he's not gonna get it.
     
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    Assuncao already fought TJ and lost decisively to him, it's really not an interesting fight.
     
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    Hands down, Marlon and Cejudo has no business asking for such a fight.After watching fight, hes lucky he got split cause I don't agree with decision
     
  19. Rod Farva

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    Maybe, maybe not. It will be put on hold though because TJ is going to fight Cejudo
     
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    Quality counts bro,
    KTFO Rivera is >>>>>>>>>>> avoiding Font enough to get decision. And TJ beat his ass just in 2016.
     
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