Critics said khabib was holding up the division yet no top 5 lw bouts have been booked

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  1. Peli Black Belt

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    I remember people wanted an more active champion. Khabib retired, none of these fighters are itching to fight. Dustin-conor I feel will be done soon. But there's little movement.


    RDA just said in his press conference that he feels fighters in the top 5 is trying to be strategic, pick and choose who they want to fight. (Clear shot at Chandler ,imo)

    But he's right and the ufc is complicit because they want khabib or Conor to headline the division.

    It's the ufc holding up shit because the lw division only has two superstars and their hope is they fight each other.
     
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  3. Jawth Silver Belt

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    I mean...Khabib just fought. Of course give Dana some time to try and lure him back, not like there are contenders he didnt already beat aside from Tony who is coming off of a loss.

    I like RDA vs. Chandler (RDA would win) though.
     
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    Oh look at you saying all kinds of true shit. We lie to ourselves on this forum sir. You must have cte
     
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    Pizza, wake up bro. You're sleeptexting.
     
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    Only one who really has been vocal about wanting a fight lately is Tony. Yet they won't book him. He been calling out everyone. No takers though, Division is in a strange place. My guess is uncle Dana is trying to lure back Khabib with all kinds of lucrative offers before him and the match makers get the ball rolling with some sort of post Khabib plan. Would be a great time to have a tournament! Book the top 10 and make a sudden death tourny to have a few weekends in the new year. I would watch. Would be a good way to get the fighters hungry again.
     
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    Things typically slow down when an employer underpays his employees and tries to publicly disparage them.
     
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    Yeah but where's the movement in the division. Let's get it cracking. Khabib doesn't need to be there for the division to move, retired or not
     
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    While Khabib was champion, there were three interim champions! LMAO
     
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    And while he's retired there's no champions.

    The last lw fight before the title fight was Dustin and hooker..when was that??
     
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    Fight Island LW tournament for the belt. Semi finals and final within next year. Let's do this, Dana!

    Winner of Conor/Dustin vs Ferguson/Chandler - Gaethje/Hooker vs Oliveira/RDA (after tonights W)
     
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    Haha feels like it. Holy shit, that was in June.


    Meanwhile colby, burns, woodley , top 5 ww have fought already and Leon's about to fight in December.
     
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    You think that's bad, as far as I know, no top 15 FW is booked. The ufc is dragging their feet this year with the top guys in many divisions
     
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    Other than the title fight, you're right. Man..they're dropping the ball. I hope they feature some of these guys on the conor cards. They should have done the same for the khabib cards. With the khabib cards they like to book Muslim talent but I still think they should have had other guys there
     
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    I suspect part of the problem is that standard pay levels at LW arent that amazing, you go up to HW and big names get decent money no matter who they fight so they will happily fight anyone, at LW its a gulf between Khabib/Conor on PPV and fighting anyone else.
     
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    Khamzat smashes them all
     
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    How are no top 5 bouts signed when Conor vs Poirier and Chandler vs Tony are booked?
     
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    Khabib “retired” but hasn’t forfeited the belt yet and you don’t think he’s holding up the division. When Cejudo retired his belt and ranking was gone before he went to sleep that night. Is Khabib still in the rankings?
     

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