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Lombard v Rory

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  1. MacPherson911 Blue Belt

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    the best idea woulda been to put Hector in there with Matt Brown in a few weeks. Now they're gonna lose a potential challenger and Matt Brown still doesn't have an opponent.
     
  2. SpiderCrawl Red Belt

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    You're right, top contenders shouldn't fight each other to earn a shot at the title, scrap Gus/Rumble aswell....
     
  3. Jesse aM Green Belt

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    Hendricks/lawler 3 is happening. Rory vs Lombard sets up the next challenger. Makes perfect sense. You also have Kelvin coming up
     
  4. theanticool Brown Belt

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    I don't think it really matters. With the way WW is being booked, the winner of Lombard-Rory won't get a title fight until late 2015 anyway. That's plenty of time to get build up another contender (Gastelum-Woodley is a huge fight, Condit is coming back, Mein-Alves could be important if Mein wins, etc).
    Also, I'm sure they'll find someone for Brown.
     
  5. MacPherson911 Blue Belt

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    yeah I actually think we should do away with title fights too, determine the champs the way college football used to do, via AP poll.
     
  6. whimsical1 White Belt

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    Lawler-Hendricks 4 will be forthcoming, so both guys will have plenty of time to rebuild momentum towards a title shot.
     
  7. omawho402 Brown Belt

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    Pretty much dude. This immediate rematch stuff is BS. Lawler had to work his way back to a shot, but the UFC lovesssss hooking Hendricks up. He must be in that good old boy's club.
     
  8. Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    Yes because GSP is not likely to return if Rory wins.
     
  9. CarloSpcyWeiner Desert Eagle, .50 Platinum Member

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    Lombard vs Hendricks and Rory vs Lawler. The right match ups to make.
     
  10. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    You gotta have the contenders face each other
     
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  12. TrueBias Silver Belt

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    I like that better. Since that one asshole is talking about contenders not fighting each other...
     
  13. ReadWrite Banned Banned

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    The contender argument is a failure when a fighter is denied a titleshot he was promised.

    Recontender fights. Good one.
     
  14. Spycho Black Belt

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    It suits them right that they have to fight; both of them were talking themselves into title contention two fights ago. It will be a good scrap and I'd rather watch this than Lawler-MacDonald 2
     
  15. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Great idea.
     
  16. Selukrid612 Red Belt

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    The UFC doesn't want Lombard as a contender, which is why they're giving him the worst stylistic match-up for him in the division.
     
  17. Tarbender Blue Belt

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    lmao....could you even begin to imagine? :eek:
     
  18. MMAFan232 Black Belt

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    The fight makes perfect sens
     
  19. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    There's no point responding to these brain clogs. They're the type who complain that when a guy is signed to a top contender fight he's "being thrown to the wolves," and then when the same guy is signed to a relative unknown who's 1-0 in the UFC he's being overlooked or somehow otherwise held down by Zuffa.

    Fights are fights. Out on great performances and you'll get to that title shot. This is a great matchup to determine a strong #1 in the division.
     
  20. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    The only people who felt that was a poor performance are neophytes who think Burkman is some kind of scrub.
     

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