Ferg/Khabib is the only fight that should be for an interim title

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  1. johncola

    johncola Red Belt

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    Tony Ferguson and Khabib are the clear top contenders in the division.

    Diaz matches up poorly with too many fighters, especially Khabib.

    Aldo doesnt deserve a LW title fight, and first needs to fight Holloway and unify the FW titles.
     
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    20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Ferg/Khabib should be for the real title, the fact that Conor vs Eddie "Chinny" Alvarez was a fight for the belt in one of the most stacked divisions is pathetic. Their combined record at LW was 4-2 LMAO
     
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    Nobody deserves an interim title. The champion won the belt last month.
     
  4. dr. john lee

    dr. john lee Brown Belt

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    What it shows, is the need for more belts (i.e. weight classes). Especially the lower weights. Yes, he only won the belt last month. But he isn't expecting to defend that title for many months. As a champion, you can't just take a break. Yes, one month, two months maybe. But people want a shot at the title. Go ahead a take a short vacation and time away, but you can't tell everyone you're taking 5-6 months, 10 months... and expect everyone to be OK with it. It would be different if you got hurt (e.g. torn ACL).
     
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    Dana said 10 months, not Conor.

    Should be over a year without defending before they even think about an interim title.
     
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    IMO
    6 months = interim
    A year = stripped

    In 6 months, you could realistically fight twice. If you, at the very least, don't have a defense scheduled in 6 months, the two top contenders should get an interim fight. Otherwise, you have all the divisions contenders clearing each other out for no real reason. That's the champs job.
     
  7. Neil'sMagny

    Neil'sMagny Green Belt

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    In a perfect world, yes, but it doesn't matter, Conor's going to fight whoever he wants next, whether they have an interim title, or not. Conor's the one who has WME over a log right now, he can truly dictate terms to the UFC. Everyone else has to try to position themselves to get that shot from Conor because his fights are making people rich.

    McGregor has people from 145-185 calling him out, he has a pretty big fighter pool from which to choose, he doesn't have to fight the winner of Ferguson/Khabib, the UFC won't force him.
     
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    I have no interest in seeing either guy fight anyone except each other or Conor for the belt.
     

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