1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »

How would this work for DJs respect level?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Fahcough, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Fahcough Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    9,411
    Likes Received:
    101
    Location:
    2020 Poster of the Year *verified
    Just a 'what if' thought. If DJ was set to fight Cruz, he gets hurt (slim chance) and someone offered to take DJ at 145lbs. Let's say Charles Oliveira on short notice. Would he gain the fans he can't seem to get the attention from? I know Oliveira is a ranked 45er and Nate isn't at 170 but just a bout out of his comfort level. Good for career or too dangerous to take?

    Maybe grab a 135er and set fight at 145.
     
  2. kammfreudenstei Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Came over here to say I think MM takes a lot of featherweights and all but one bantamweight
     
  3. steliokontos Nunchaku Suspenders

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    0
    I dont think he would do it, he would complain about potential brain damage and then act smug about it
     
  4. cumafish Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,176
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norcal Mayberry Lounge
    Would sell <100k ppv's and no one would care.
     
  5. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    106,455
    Likes Received:
    0
    DJ doesn't need your respect. He's got his own squad now buying his shirts and shit.
     
  6. Fahcough Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    9,411
    Likes Received:
    101
    Location:
    2020 Poster of the Year *verified
    Do they come in adult sizes?

    He needs to branch out, at least give a ranked 135 a fun fight.
     
  7. freaky Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    6,323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Inside Sherdog
    This is exactly what DJ needed. He needs to go back to BW and do a superfight. But he already lost to Cruz and that's the only reason why he is at 125. And that is also the reason why nobody gives a crap about him because he is not a true dominating champ. He just doesn't feel dominating to me knowing that he got killed by Cruz.

    Samething for Conor. If he gets killed at a higher weight; doesn't matter how dominating he is at 145; he is just not the same guy to me anymore.
     
  8. chiefwiggum Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    9,338
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Omaha,NE
    Damn man. Everybody loses. In all sports. Connors obviously not undefeated.
     
  9. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    106,455
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stop with the hyperbole. Cruz has only "killed" one fighter, and it wasn't DJ.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Blond Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2012
    Messages:
    1,936
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not a good example. Olivera is a big 145er as evidenced by his constant failures to make weight. Your scenario is equivalent to Connor fighting Gastelum, meanwhile he is fighting a LW in Nate. If you shift 196 two weight classes down it would be something like DJ vs McDonald, which is significantly easier and less riskier fight. I think DJ would accept a fight vs middle of top 10 bw, but he won't be fighting legit FWs, just like Connor probably would not fight a legit WW on short notice (not that he should).
     
  11. freaky Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    6,323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Inside Sherdog
    oo do DJ won 1,3,5? He should definitely go up and be a double title holder before Conor. Nothing to prove at FLW. If he truly believes he is the #5 P4P in the world he would go back up to BW.
     
  12. freaky Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    6,323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Inside Sherdog
    I agree but they either avenge it or show that they have outgrown them. Like Joe Duffy for example, Conor's last loss but by defeating Poirier and then Poirier defeating Duffy proves that Conor has outgrown Duffy and don't need to "avenge" it.

    Samething for Pettis and RDA who lost to Guida but obviously have outgrown him and don't need to "avenge" it. But RDA still needs to avenge his loss against The Eagle cuz Eagle is still relevant and #1.RDA is paper champ until he defeats Eagle. Samething for DC, paper champ until Jones.

    Samething for DJ avenging his loss against Cruz cuz Cruz is still BW champ.
     
  13. SirKratos Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2014
    Messages:
    13,957
    Likes Received:
    5
    You do realize the size difference between DJ and Cruz is equal to the difference between Conor-Rockhold at MW....
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.