Pettis vs Conor was possible

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  1. SocMaCheema

    SocMaCheema White Belt

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    "We called ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. [He] absolutely accepted the fight, would love to take the fight. BJ Penn wanted the fight, Anthony Pettis wanted the fight, a lot of people wanted this fight. But we ended up with Nate Diaz. We felt this was the fight to make and the fight that the fans wanted to see."

    m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2619234-dana-white-says-conor-mcgregor-wanted-nate-diaz-reveals-full-shortlist

    Which fight would you prefer, the mma fan all things considered, Pettis vs Conor or Nate vs Conor?
     
  2. Fighting Gaming

    Fighting Gaming Brown Belt

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    Lost he last two fights back to back hard to sell that fight. I love to see it just for the standup battle.
     
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    tasticles Red Belt

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    They were smart enough to know pettis would pull out with an injury and that is an even easier fight for Conor than diaz.
     
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    after the presser yesterday I'm thrilled it's Nate
     
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    sonhow Red Belt

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    Petttis looks like he's lost interest in the sport. That third round vs Eddie was sad. I think Barboza might retire him if he doesn't chance something.
     
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    He is not bringing new things since Cerrone. That body kick he hit on Cerrone made he think he was going to win his fights by only using that kick. Since them he looked very predictable which is weird because Pettis used to be a fighter you didn't know what is coming.
     
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    Also he looked almost out of shape compared to his other fights. I won't speculate as to why but thought it was interesting
     
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    he has lost 2 fights in a row so it wouldnt have made sense.
     
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    Wander777 Banned Banned

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    mcgregor ducking continues
     
  10. dubie86

    dubie86 Brown Belt

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    plenty of opportunities to fight other guys. Dana gives him the list and he hand picks the opponent...LOVE Diaz but hes to stationary and slow for connor
     
  11. UFCfan91

    UFCfan91 Green Belt

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    BJ penn will literally fight anyone

    im pretty sure he would fight rumble or jon jones on short notice

    just straight up doesnt give a shit
     
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    I think TS just asked which one we prefer, he never said anything about ducking.

    As a fan I say I prefer a fight with Pettis as he has never been KOed, I think it would be a slightly more interesting fight than Diaz, anyway, I'm good with Nate too.
     
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    BBMN Pancakes?!

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    And this is why he was absolutely obliterated by Rory. Let's not confuse bravery and idiocy.
     
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    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Pettis/Cerrone would have been the better fight but it doesn't make sense when Pettis 1-2 in his last 3 fights

    and he would probably just pull out of the fight the night before too

    The ufc went with easiest option
     
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    So Cowboy accepted the fight but the UFC said "No".

    lol. Wonder why.
     
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    he is a dying breed, he was a fighter not a sportsmen

    he would fight anyone anywhere

    he was not even remotely concerned whether it ruined his record

    this was good when he was in his prime as he was happy to move up to welterweight and fight the two best guys in that divisions history

    but when he fell away it led to the third edgar fight and the macdonald fight which was such a beatdown it was hard to watch and rory only didnt finish him out of respect
     
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  18. BBMN

    BBMN Pancakes?!

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    Well the game passed him by. Ten years ago, you could get away with it. Now, not so much. The game is too evolved, and weight cutting perfected.

    I still call him stupid. You could see his spirit being ruined by Rory. And GSP. Pointless fights that proved BJ was indeed not a welterweight, and nothing more.
     
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    paynebringer Titanium Ape Planet Belt... Always Defend ♠♠♠

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    Nate is the last match-up I wanted to see in the stand-up even with Nate's good hands I still would favor Conor. Nate is hitable and not the strongest of fighters @LW and I don't think he finds any added extra strength @WW. Pettis & Conor would've made a pretty fight to look at considering how both Conor & Anthony fight.
     
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    peacemaster Black Belt

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    Conor ducked Pettis
     

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