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Colby was offered Leon Edwards fight twice and refused

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  1. Ownaging Yellow Belt

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    This would have guaranteed a title shot for Colby, instead he wants to coast on a win over Tyrone Woodley corpse and wait around for a shot.

    Colby vs Usman 1 was a very exciting fight, I think thats why everyone wants to see a second fight, me included. I suspect their second fight would have as much fireworks, but I want Colby to earn that rematch by beating contenders not ducking them. He should have fought Leon Edwards, Wonderboy or Burns. I think he shouldn't get a rematch until he fights one of these.
     
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  2. Rajon Rondo 2x NBA Champ. #RIPKobeBryant.

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    Give the title shot to my man Michael Chiesa. Best fighter at 170 hands down
     
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  3. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    Colby ducking what else is new? He ducked Usman on the way up too
     
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    Said absolutely NOBODY
     
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    Stop with the bad jokes man. We're trying to be serious here
     
  6. spooNN Black Belt

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    He probably thinks it's too easy of a fight for him yet he won't take it?
     
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    Worst part about MMA is the fact that ducking fights and talking shit is actually an effective way to get a title shot. It’s why you have to respect guys like Whittaker who go out there and earn their opportunities.
     
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    Having Colby face Leon is exactly the thing someone like Usman would want, as it makes sure it take a contender out of the title picture, while he can face a Diaz brother or someone else who hasn't had a decent win in 10 years.

    Leon knows Colby didn't duck him, Colby just was smart enough to know if he accepted a fight with Leon then it wouldn't happen until the year 2025 when Leon decides he's finally ready to get back in the cage for real.
     
  11. KOPPE i used to wrestle in high school bro

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    he also refused to fight Burns.
     
  12. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Im not even interested in a Colby vs Usman fight. Colby hasn't done anything since then besides beating crippled ass Woodley.
     
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    Must be tough for Leon, he can't catch a break. I hope Usman gives him a shot if he beats Diaz. He seems a pretty level headed guy who just does his thing. Just a victim of bad luck and unfortunate circumstances but you can tell he's been willing to go for it. Hope Leon stays focused and keep his eyes on the prize
     
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  14. KOPPE i used to wrestle in high school bro

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    Colbys only win in top 10 was against a washed up Woodley who he almost decisioned.
    Leon, Wonderboy, Burns hell even Chimaev is more deserving of the title fight than this duck
     
  15. richardjohnson Brown Belt

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    That’s a pretty dumb post. Between the two Leon’s the only one with a fight booked and he has fought more recently than Colby. If Colby truly believes he could beat Leon he would take the fight and use it as opportunity to solidify his rematch with Usman. But nope, he continues to duck contenders.
     
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    Leon would be deserving if he had an actual fight within the last 2 years. Burns just had a shot and lost. Wonderboy is 3-3-1 in the last 4 years. But what lets us know that your opinion is the biggest troll around is to mention a guy who doesn't even have a top 450 win in MMA.

    Colby gave Usman the toughest fight in the UFC, going in to the 5th round with a split-draw, he's the only person in the WW division who looks like he may even have a slight shot at beating him, and he beat Woodly far worse than Usman or Burns did.

    Colby has done more than enough in that match and before to deserve the rematch, especially considering Usman is willing to give title shots to complete jokes like Masvidal, and if others want to get shots they should show that they actually have the ability to threaten Usman in the ring, because no one you mentioned would take even a round from Usman.
     
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    It took Leon 2 years to take that fight and in that time he's had more canceled fights than anyone, then he finally gets in the ring and can't even fight properly.

    If Colby is talked about getting a fight with Usman, why would he say "No I'll fight Leon instead and let Usman fight Tank Abbott or some other fighter that shouldn't be in any title picture" When fights are offered to you you've got to take them, because anything can happen, especially in this sport, that can screw that up. Even with a win over Edwards he knows anything could happen with the way Dana runs things.
     
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  18. CallMeCasual Purple Belt

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    Colby wants nothing to do with the other top guys, Edwards, Burns, and Wonderboy are all tough for him and he knows that, that's why he's all quiet about fighting them. He's campaigning for a title shot after beating shot Woodley. If and that is a big IF he ever wins the title, he will retire from MMA and go to WWE.

    He got to fight either Edwards, Burns, or Wonderboy if he wants that title shot. The reason why we know he's the one ducking is because everyone else now has a fight, but not him. So it's obvious who's the duck.
     
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    And it also sucks that ducking legitimate contenders and fighting tomato cans like Masvidal is an effective way to keep the belt.

    Usman knows Colby is his most difficult challenge and Colby doesn't want to take any risks before getting the title shot that Dana promised him, and why should he?
     
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  20. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    It’s not a good fight for Colby.

    Leon is bigger, stronger, and has better striking.

    if he keeps the fight on the feet, Leon will beat him.

    Leon beat Luque and RDA. That’s his best wins.
     

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