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Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Mr Fahrenheit, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    I recognize that this will never happen, but has there ever been a division more ripe for a true tournament? You could easily go 16 deep without making a single bad fight where the underdog had no chance. Hell, you could stretch and pull off 32 if you really wanted to.

    Is there a single matchup here that you wouldn’t be jacked for?

    1. Ferguson
    4. Arman

    2. Diaz
    3. Hooker

    1. Poirier
    4. Barboza

    2. Oliveira
    3. CDF

    1. Gaethje
    4. Felder

    2. RDA
    3. Dariush

    1. McGregor
    4. Islam

    2. Chandler
    3. Lee

    And I left a bunch of good fighters out, like Raging Al, Dober, Bobby Green, Michael Johnson, Thiago Moises, Fiziev, Moicano, etc. You could even pull in guys like Masvidal, Ortega, Holloway, Pettis, etc. in the mix.

    What would your bracket be?
     
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  2. pride_rules Brown Belt

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    thats a lot of work for a fantasy draft lol
    lee is retired, chandler is untested in ufc.
    ill give you a 4man cuz im lazy

    ferg vs aloevera
    justin vs dustin rematch
     
  3. Kanemura Glacier

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    I'll go with an 8-man tournament

    Islam - Ferguson
    Gathje - Hooker
    Poirier - Charles Oliveria
    Conor - RDA
     
  4. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Who tf is Arman?
     
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  5. Myrddin Wild Lets enjoy our time together!

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    Well said, that's a pretty hot division.

    lol... your post made me go to UFC's site & they have Kevin Lee ranked 10th & 11th atm.
    <TheWire1>

    Oh wow, just noticed Usman's division & Damian Mia went up a postion & down a postition last week. Apparently Robbie Lawer went up a postition but his doppleganger wasn't rated... lol...
    teh fook?

    Is teh UFC dying?​
     
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  6. Ares Black Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Arman Tsarukyan, blue chip prospect
     
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  7. MCS Tech

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    Yep. But unless it's big money Dana doesn't care about tourneys, refs, judges, gloves or anything.
     
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  8. Rambo89 Blue Belt

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    Dude is 2-1 in the UFC... Lets pump the breaks
     
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  9. PokerandMMA Black Belt

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    Why put Conor in the tournament? All he's going to do if he wins is stall and hold UFC hostage another year before the 2nd fight.
     
  10. Straatblaffer Brown Belt

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    I like the thought, but it's not gonna happen unfortunately
     
  11. BonesWinckleJones Brown Belt

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    barboza? lol
    and ufc can barely book one fight with top 5 lw you want them to organize a whole tournament?
     
  12. cookdaddy OG of OG's

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    Did you watch his fight vs Islam? Dude was impressive in defeat and is a legit dark horse in the division.
     
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  13. Ares Black Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Sure, but his only loss was a competitive fight with Islam Makhachev.
     
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  14. fightfan70 Brown Belt

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    take the top 8 over 3 events

    it would be simple really.

    but ali would cry about islam not being included even though he never fights
     
  15. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    That’s excellent also, but I would consider Chandler in place of either Hooker or Islam. Certainly it’s difficult to make the case that Islam has earned it. Hooker has earned his ranking, but I think it’s clear that he’s not the best lightweight at this point, which I think any of the others have a right to claim at this point.
     
  16. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    No, I don’t expect them to organize a real tournament. I certainly don’t expect Nate Diaz to fight four times in a row, Barboza to move back up, etc. It’s just a fun exercise.
     
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    Love how people are writing Tony off
     
  18. Mr Fahrenheit Brown Belt

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    Fair enough, I would just be more interested in seeing him in the mix than someone like Iaquinta, Felder, Pettis, Cerrone, etc. who are all good but are clearly not championship material at this stage.
     
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    Do you think people are? I can’t wait for his next fight. I would’ve liked to see him against Poirier, or even McGregor, but Chandler is an acceptable consolation prize.
     
  20. Vegeta I’ll never give in to you circus freaks!

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    Correction;
    Sure, but his only loss was a competitive fight vs a top 15 lw fighter
     

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