Did we ever find out

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  1. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Why Oliveira pulled out from the Dariush fight?

    As soon as Khabib announced retirement he's been asking for a TS as though he isn't supposed to rebook against the opponent he already signed to fight.

    Funny how he was trying to fight down the rankings when Khabib was active and now that Khabib retired he's asking for a TS.
     
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  2. Fraz WATP

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    I'm not sure but I have a hunch it has something to do with Islam
     
  3. Raffen Banned Banned

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    He probably thinks its more realistic to get one now
     
  4. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    "Personal Reasons" is all I can find..
    To be fair to Oliveira, he did deserve to fight up the rankings before that fight was announced.
     
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  5. Ackmed Black Belt

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    He ducked Islam too though, when Islam was looking for a replacement at UFC 254.

    I don't know why he pulled out from fighting Beneil and in the absence of anything to the contrary the only conclusion is he ducked Dariush too
     
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  6. Rorschachxx Purple Belt

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    Never knew him and Beneil were booked. I actually really like that fight stylistically.
     
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  7. Dave Poodle Brown Belt

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    Charles has been looking to fight up the rankings since he beat Lee, it just didn't work out so he signed for what he could get. I thought you liked fighters that did that.
     
  8. BluntForceTrama Black Belt

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    Oliveira is one squirrelly dude
     
  9. UFCIsNOTRigged Orange Belt

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    Oliveira is on a 7 fight winning streak.

    Dan Hooker or Tony should be fighting him, both are on losing streaks and are only ranked marginally higher.

    So for beating #10 he gets to fight #11?
     
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  10. Stormtrooper85 Black Belt

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    I thought it was a confusing fight when it was announced, Do Bronx deserves better but keeps getting these step downs in competition.

    Best I can figure is, UFC doesn't want him in a title fight. They haven't built him up and don't have time for him throwing a wrench in their plans by earning a title fight
     
  11. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Then he shouldn't have signed the contract. How is that fair to Dariush
     
  12. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    I agree, depending on what the personal reasons are.
     
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  14. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Whatever the personal reasons are they didn't stop him from asking for a vacant LW TS little while ago though...
     
  15. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Fighters always ask for shit out of their current reach, Holland was shouting for Izzy the other night... Probably just what he's been told to do for PR and Buzz, seeing as he has little..
     
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  16. UFCIsNOTRigged Orange Belt

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    The UFC has spent a lot of time and money building up McGregor, Gaethje, Poirier, Ferguson, and Hooker. None of them except for maybe Tony is well rounded enough to even have a competitive fight with Oliveira.

    They were hoping Kevin Lee could get a fluke win off him and get back some of the hype he lost. Eventually they will offer him someone in the top five.
     
  17. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Examples of "time and money" UFC spent building up Hooker?

    Conor is the only one I've seen them spend specific commercial-time on during TV
     
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  18. UFCIsNOTRigged Orange Belt

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    He headlined the card of his last two fights, one of which was in his home country and city; Auckland NZ.

    There are multiple components that go into building up a fighter. Most notably the opportunities they are offered.

    Islam Makhachev should be fighting Beneil Dariush, not Charles Oliveira. If no one in the top five ever has to fight someone outside the top five no contenders will ever gain traction at LW.

    Dariush also missed weight during his last fight, so to give him an opponent ranked five spots higher is bad for a multitude of reasons.
     
  19. Ackmed Black Belt

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    So because Hooker headlined a few cards the UFC is protecting him from fighting Oliveira?!

    Hooker actually asked to fight Oliveira but didn't hear anything back. Just like when Islam called out Oliveira too all he got was crickets.
     
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    Not accepting a fight doesnt mean ducking. Every fight you take must make sense.
     

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