Part of me hopes Ferguson beats Nurmagomedov

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Venom, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Venom Lurker since '09

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    12,409
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    So I can affirm that there is such a combat triangle in the lightweight division

    Ferguson > Nurmagomedov > McGregor > Ferguson




    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tomas Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2018
    Messages:
    6,862
    Likes Received:
    967
    Don't get your hopes up too high
     
  3. Ackmed Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2019
    Messages:
    6,413
    Likes Received:
    4,164
    Theres already Iaquinta > Fighter Kevin Lee > Barboza > Dan the Duckman Hooker > Iaquinta
     
  4. mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    36,160
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    If Tony beats Khabib I think Conor may call out Frankie Edgar again...{<jordan}
     
  5. Venom Lurker since '09

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    12,409
    Likes Received:
    29
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    You really think McGregor would be intimidated by Tony?

    Or are you insinuating he'll have to get past Khabib (which would be a bigger challenge)
     
  6. Titleboxe Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2016
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    57
  7. The Witcher відродитися

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    10,885
    Likes Received:
    1,625
    Location:
    Australia
    All of me hopes Ferguson beats Khabib
     
  8. kalabula Red Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    7,749
    Likes Received:
    924
    All of me does. Doubt it happens though.
     
  9. mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    36,160
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    There are multiple reports that Conor IS intimidated by Tony. Both were at Paradigm and there were rumblings that when both were at events and Tony started yapping a bit (evidently it wasn't anything extreme and was generally good natured) that Conor went beta and didn't have anything to say to Tony at all.

    I get that these are just rumors, it's hard to know what to believe, etc. But this didn't come from Tony, it was other guys under Paradigm management that evidently said it.

    This past summer when Ariel did that interview with Conor (was in August I think) he started naming potential fights and he named about 6 guys (Khabib rematch, Edgar(?), Cowboy, Nate III, etc.) but never Tony. Finally Ariel mentions Tony and Conor sort of stumbles out "Uhh...oh...yeah...Ferguson...ahh...sure..." It sounded...bizarre. I heard it and it was just weird sounding, like Conor wasn't about it at all.

    Now, to be fair to Conor, he recently (FINALLY) brought up Tony himself and mentioned the Paradigm situation, etc. I think he realizes that there's a chance Tony wins the belt and that Dana damn sure will want Tony vs Conor at that point. So in that scenario, he doesn't have much choice unless he straight up says he's done with 155 and will only fight at WW going forward.

    Do I for sure KNOW Conor's feelings about Tony? Of course not. But it has **seemed** like he's been very happy to avoid any talk of fighting him.

    You can say Khabib is the tougher matchup stylistically for Conor and I wouldn't disagree. That said, Khabib will tire him out on the mat and Conor will have the chance to give his neck up and tap out, pretty much physically unscathed. If he gasses vs Tony's pressure...that's not how it ends most likely....

    upload_2020-1-24_21-56-50.jpeg
     
  10. [email protected] Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2016
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    317 Mutha Fuckers
    So because ferg gets hit and or dropped a lot people actually believe Conor can beat him? I thought it was a joke, but now I'm getting concerned.
     
  11. SKYNET Madrugada Eterna Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2019
    Messages:
    6,337
    Likes Received:
    4,347
    Location:
    the basement of Cable 54
    [​IMG]
     
  12. cheat toes raising hell

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2016
    Messages:
    4,422
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    sticksville PA
    dana wont let this happen sorry
     
  13. mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    36,160
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    Well...I gotta disagree. I actually don't think Dana would be too upset if Tony wins.

    Khabib seems pretty adamant about not giving Conor the rematch. That **could** be posturing, but with Khabib and his dad, it could be for real. They actually might be digging their heels in and saying they straight up aren't giving Conor the rematch anytime soon.

    If Tony wins, Dana avoids that issue. He slides Conor right on in there vs Tony for the belt. And theoretically, he probably thinks Tony is a more favorable matchup for Conor. And there's pretty much no scenario (even with Khabib's booming international popularity) in which Dana doesn't want Conor with the belt.
     
  14. nostradumbass Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    29,664
    Likes Received:
    7,851
    Hold the phone there, fella. Tony beating Khabib wouldn't "affirm a combat triangle" because Conor would still have to beat Tony. You're betting on 2 major upsets, not just one.
     
  15. cheat toes raising hell

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2016
    Messages:
    4,422
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    sticksville PA
    if he beats ferg he might not have a choice. or retire after the W
     
  16. mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    36,160
    Likes Received:
    2,845
    Khabib? He has a choice. Again, **maybe** he is just saying that stuff to mess with Conor. That's possible. But if not...he's in a unique position to play that game of chicken with Dana. If Khabib beats Tony (I'm picking Tony to win for the record, but if Khabib does beat him) it would be REALLY ballsy for Dana to strip Khabib for refusing to fight a guy he's already choked out not too long ago. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's pretty damn unlikely.
     
  17. TripTictonic Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2016
    Messages:
    3,765
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Nah, Tony wrecks em both.
     
  18. Airdack sandbagging white belt bjj classes

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,777
    Likes Received:
    669
    Location:
    Sylvan Learning Center
    Tony the type of guy to PK with a dragon longsword.
     
  19. AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2007
    Messages:
    13,619
    Likes Received:
    384
    Styles make fights:

     
  20. Mattola Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2019
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    124
    If Tony wins i think Conor comes and KOs him. I have been a huge El Cucuy fan for a long time now, but Conor just seems to be a horrible matchup for him. A slick counter puncher with great power in his hands, appears to be the krypronite for a guy like Tony who constantly comes forward and has been proven to be hittable with his sometimes rather sloppy pressure style.
     

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.