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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Kono dio da!, May 16, 2021.

  1. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    But in hindsight, i am very pissed off that that wasn't dustin vs oliveira in there. I'd have been happy with either party winning, but damn that'd have been so much fun. Dustin literally rocks everyone he faces at some point, has technical striking, great ground game anf cardio. Charles same thing, less power, masterful sub game, lesser cardio. Now we'll have to wait until the fall for that shit at the earliest. Fucking hell. I get that he wants that paycheck but that trilogy is bullshit. Two former darkhorses who moved up and clean their game up and smashed the competition. I'll take that. Poirier done stood up to conor and redeemed himself already. Poirier is just keeping conor relevant and giving him a lifeline to get himself back into the game. Oliveira poirier, conor chandler/gaethje or hooker would've been sick.
     
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  2. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Dustin chose the money and the Conor fight over the title fight. No need to be pissed about anything. This is what Poirier wanted.
     
  3. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    I agree with this, and honestly, it only makes me want to support dustin less in the future
     
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    if it's meant to be it will happen. don't blame DW.
     
  5. The Bloody Nine Purple Belt

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    It's prize fighting. We'd all do the same given the choice.
     
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    All that needs to be said. Completely his choice, knowing full well what is at stake and that he is the one who decides. And to be honest, it really made me think less about Dustin, especially when he was talking about ''fools gold''...
     
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  7. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Dustin has a family. He's got a chance to cash out here so to speak. Conor wanted the rematch, so Poirier probably got paid more. Good for him I say. If he wins, a title fight will be there for him. This amount of money won't always be.
     
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  8. FIGHTING TALK Banned Banned

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    FML, this again
     
  9. The Bloody Nine Purple Belt

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    Precisely. Fight for the title, or make a shitload of money, then fight for the title.
     
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  10. Bumblebeef Black Belt

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    The Title at that point wouldnt do much for Poiriers Legacy because he would have been in the shadow of Khabibs retirement. The money way was more of a smart move.
     
  11. HatKick Purple Belt

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    This 100%. If you blame anybody blame Dustin. If he gets KO'd by Conor he'll have to spend the rest of his prime fighting killers like Gaethje, Islam and Chandler and possibly never become undisputed champ. That was his choice.

    If he beats Conor we get the fight anyway.
     
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    Dustin played it smart imo.
     
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  13. Yep Purple Belt

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    Dustin busy trying to fight Diaz and Conor.
     
  14. HatKick Purple Belt

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    Yup
     
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  15. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    Oliveira's power is underrated...He rocked Tony, He rocked Kevin Lee and knocked Chandler out...he's just as dangerous on the feet and on the ground...
     
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  16. countswagula Gold Belt

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    I'd be down for Oliveira vs Gaethje in the meantime
     
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  17. StoneWT Brown Belt

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    The UFC wanted it this way. They have a new champion that Khabib didn't beat.
     
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  18. aichokyu Black Belt

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    the issue is no fight should be more financially interesting as the title fight, one more exemple of how the UFC is more a popularity contest than a legit sport org
     
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  19. ShowYouRoll Banned Banned

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    Dustin wants the money and a easy W, dustin will get a L if he fights Charles
     
  20. JumJum Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    If Poirier didn't fought conor he would fight Chandler for the title. At least oliveira got his wrothy shot.
     

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