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Chandler can be UFC champ after two fights

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  1. ehxsur Blue Belt

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    is there any other examples like that in the past? or even after one fight?
     
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  2. Frankie Baby! Lost AV bet

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    Anderson, how in the fuck do people forget Anderson got a title shot after one fight, not saying it's bad, because I mean look at his run, that dude was gonna be champ eventually.
     
  3. Choco I can quit any day..

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    Ronda, José Aldo and ¿Dom? were champs with ZERO fights.
     
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  4. USA!USA! Red Belt

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    Brock got it after 1 win.. he lost his first ufc fight then beat Herring and got a shot at Couture.
     
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  5. Choco I can quit any day..

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    Anderson was offered TWO straight title shots to the WW belt with ZERO fights. UFC 34 (He stalled, and went to Hughes, that was cut from the pomotion at the time) and UFC 36 (Accepted and then balked).
     
  6. Draxton Captain shitpost

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    Brock went 1-1 to get a title shot. Nick Diaz fought Condit for the interim belt after beating BJ Penn. GSP was 2-0 for his title shot.
     
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  7. IMPmmath Brown Belt

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    Eddie lost his first fight then only had to win 2 to get his title shot.not really a big difference there
     
  8. lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Hendo got to face the champs at MW (AS) and LHW (Rampage) in his first fights in the UFC.

    Rampage had one fight in the UFC (Marvin Eastman) before getting a title shot vs Chuck.
     
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  9. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Esparza technically got it in her first fight if you don't count TUF. Alvarez needed 2 wins but those 2 wins were split decisions after he got his ass beat by Cerrone. Then like has been mentioned, all the instant Champs like Cruz, Ronda and Aldo.
     
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  10. lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    and didn't that chick Montano win the belt at Fw with out a single fight in the UFC?
    All fights being on TUF?
     
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  11. Draxton Captain shitpost

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    The only reason this Chandler title shot is contentious is because there are so many top contenders in Gaethje, Dustin, Oliveira. And of course the butt hurt Tony fanboys who get mad that Tony fucked himself over but want to blame the UFC.
     
  12. Draxton Captain shitpost

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    The whole point of that TUF season was to crown a new champ in a new division though. Kind of different circumstances.
     
  13. lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Which in it self was kind of ridiculous with Val being in the UFC.
    But you are right it does not really suit the OP and his question.
    So I agree with you.
     
  14. Repsac Brown Belt

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    yea, Anderson might not have earned the title shot up front but he sure as hell earned it retroactively.
     
  15. Greg House Purple Belt

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    She won it without fighting and she also lost it without fighting in the UFC

    <WhatIsThis>
     
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  16. Choco I can quit any day..

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    Technically not, he fought a couple of times in that tournament where he defeated Carlos Newton in the final, in ¿97?
     
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    Itll still take a few years for the path of destruction that khabib made for the division to recover. So let anyone fight for the title
     
  18. Greg House Purple Belt

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    I think Shields got a title shot after getting his ass whooped by Martin Kapmann.

    And he wasn't even a welter in strikeforce, he was their MW champ. He dropped to WW to duck Anderson and to face GSP the easier match up

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  19. Osiris3657 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    TS exposed themselves badly as a casual/noob

    Also, context matters. If Khabib was still champ, this wouldn't be happening. It would probably be Khabib/DP 2. But since he retired, this title fight was supposed to be Poirier/Oliveira, but DP wanted the 3rd money fight with Conor instead (don't blame him one bit for that). Gaethje just fought for the title and lost, so he also wasn't going to get it
     
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  20. lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Thats kind of impressive in its own way.
     

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