Faber - McGregor question

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  1. FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    I saw an interview with Faber the other day where he said he almost got the McGregor fight awhile back but they went with Diaz instead.

    I’m guessing this was right after TUF with both them?

    anybody got the run down on what happened?
     
  2. myjohnson9 GOAT

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    Faber would have subbed him
     
  3. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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  4. myjohnson9 GOAT

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    They did the Tuf thing and I recall an altercation in a bathroom of trash talk and Faber wanted to cash that check when rda pulled out.
     
  5. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    They were brothers on TUF. They had some trash talking that was always followed by a good laugh. By the end of the show they were basically hugging it out.
     
  6. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Funniest thing of all is if you REALLY paid attention to that season and beyond, Faber and McG really hit it off and liked one another, despite the TUF drama.

    McG calling out TSnake was the turning point imo.

    These guys are Broheims.
     
  7. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    They did get along pretty well. And that scene where he called TJ out for being a snake and that little altercation with Cody, followed by Conor talking shit to TJ later. That was some of the funniest shit in perspective ever on that show. Given everything that went down right after.
     
  8. FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    So forgive my memory but they went into TUF with no contract to fight after right?

    Was that when Conor was fighting Aldo? Refresh my memory
     
  9. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    faber way too small
     
  10. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Conor knew MORE than Team Alpha Male at that point, and he actually DID have Fabers back there. Uriah knew it later on. Shit was GOLD.
     
  11. SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    lmfao, oooookay.
     
  12. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    “Man up and recognize, that motherfucker eats with the enemy“

    Oh man it was great..
     
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  14. FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    Who’s got answer to this
     
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    Yeah the Jose fight was right around the corner, the TUF finale was actually the night before UFC 194

    Conor had a lot of momentum going and they wanted to keep him in the spotlight, my guess is that they wanted Jose instead of Faber but couldn't get him
     
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    I wonder/suspect faber kinda put him up to thatbehind the scenes, sharing stories and what not.
    I think the content ‘snake in thegrass’ was Conor’s, but faber may have put it out there...
     
  17. FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    You the real mvp.

    Was it common knowledge that Faber was asked about the McGregor fight but McGregor chose Diaz instead?
     
  18. Rubberneck76 Alizée Belt Platinum Member

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    Faber said it was down to him and Nate, and Conor picked Nate.
     
  19. daltonames Black Belt

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    Lol, Faber is dreaming. He was never getting that fight. No one wanted to see that fight.
     
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    The UFC is always keeping their options open. And Conor is clearly a fan of the Diaz brothers. The rest is history.







    I said this in 2016, before the 1st Conor/Nate fight.

    "As far as the Nate fight goes... I think that Conor has probably known about Dos Anjos's injury since the moment Dana knew. Why Nate Diaz??? Donald Cerrone is a LW contender and is fully ready to fight today.

    I was curious when I heard Nate mentioned alongside Conor, soon after the Dos Anjos's fight had just been announced, when Conor is a Champion and Nate is no longer even a legitimate contender. But I think that the UFC was laying the foundation for the contingency if Conor started losing fights and needed a bankable opponent.

    I find it very odd that they are fighting at WW, instead of a catch weight(which happens in the UFC). Because if Conor loses(to a non Champion), then it can be claimed that he lost to a fighter who is 2 weight classes above him. When the truth is that Conor is really a LW, who also happened to fight at 145. "

    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/the-fix-is-in.3181035/page-3
     

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