Dustin Poirier being put on hold by the UFC until McGregor VS Cole Miller happens

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  1. shonuf

    shonuf Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    They'll book him VS McGregor for a possible title shot if McGregor wins. So they want to hold him out of fights until McGregor fights.

    Via UFC Tonight.
     
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    Just saw this. Wow. McGregor being fast tracked... no love for Cub
     
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    FallonFoxGOAT Banned Banned

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    I think Poirier is going to derail the GOAT.
     
  4. Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar アウグストゥスシーザー Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I honestly favor Conor to beat both of them. Dustin's style plays into Conor's hands.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Damn, fast tracking McGregor. Why not strike while the guy has such an amount of hype behind him. If he beats Poirier it wouldn't be completely unjustifiable.
     
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    Tankeray The Progeny of Beast of Woe

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    this, most likely
     
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    JustinvR Brown Belt

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    That is unfair to Cub imo.
     
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    PAPERCLIP30 Silver Belt

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    Poirier vs. Conor is a good fight.


    Dustin's striking defense is kinda iffy, but he can easily sub McGregot in under 38 seconds.
     
  9. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    If he thrashes Jeremy Stephens and still gets held up in limbo for this shit...

    :mad:
     
  10. I Hate You

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    Damn, even the UFC knows Conor is going to whoop up on Cole.
     
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    Sometimes Poirer's striking defense concerns me.
     
  12. Diet Otsuka

    Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    I think Poirier would be too much for mcgregor
     
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    Cindy mma Blue Belt

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    How can you not fast track

    The goat
     
  14. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    His striking certainly does, yeah. McGregor loves guys who come forward. Whether or not Poirier would decide to wrestle is really the big question imo.
    fixed that for you
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm sure if he demolishes Stephens like he should he'll get the shot. Maybe Poirier/McGregor will be for after that. I can't see them fucking Cub over that badly.
     
  16. benjaminbuttons

    benjaminbuttons Banned Banned

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    Ya Poirier seems to get rocked in every fight hes in.

    Cub will more then likely get the next shot if he beats Stephens. Aldo fights Mendes in early August, if McGoat wins he and Poirier would be looking at October at the earliest.
     
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    VIP1349 Silver Belt

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    Swanson faces Aldo/Mendes winner while Porier and McGregor duke it out.
     
  18. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    I'd like to think so, but you never know these days... even Bellator pretty much gave up on the "title shots are earned!" premise haha.

    Cub beating Stephens then facing the winner of Aldo-Mendes II in October/November is pretty believable though I think, yeah.
     
  19. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    This. Cub is basically guaranteed the shot with a win. Porier/McGregor winner will be after. Seems to me like the time table fits nicely.
     
  20. Augustus Caesar

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    Yeah I was talking about the striking for sure. Conor is a great counter striker and Dustin tends drop his hands after he throws. If Dustin were to stick to a grappling strategy, then he would pose a much bigger threat.
     

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