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Potential LW top15 fights

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Nightmaree, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Nightmaree Questionmark

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    Champion : Eddie Alvarez (free)
    1 Khabib Nurmagomedov (free)
    2 Rafael Dos Anjos (booked)
    3 Tony Ferguson (booked)
    4 Nate Diaz (booked)
    5 Edson Barboza (free)
    6 Donald Cerrone (booked)
    7 Anthony Pettis (FW)
    8 Dustin Poirier (booked)
    9 Michael Chiesa (free)
    10 Michael Johnson (booked)
    11 Beneil Dariush (booked)
    12 Will Brooks (booked)
    13 Al Iaquinta (booked)
    14 Gilbert Melendez (free, but just fought)
    15 Rashid Magomedov (booked)

    Here is the situation:

    we'vs got Alvarez, Khabib, Barboza, Chiesa and Giblert.

    1) Alvarez vs Khabib, that means Barboza vs Chiesa or Barboza vs Nate (if he wins, avenging Giblert loss)
    2) Alvarez vs Nate Diaz (if he wins), that means Barboza vs Khabib and Chiesa vs someone coming off a win

    Any other scenarios? i assume Cowboy stays at WW
     
  2. o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    Nate would lose by leg kick to Barboza.
     
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  3. Nightmaree Questionmark

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    true, but we all know Barboza's chin is easy to crack. Also i should rewatch MJ vs Barboza, he never had any problems with his kicks
     
  4. o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    I kind of expect Nate to beat Conor, then to get a title shot.
     
  5. Squintz Silver Belt

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    Nope. Barboza's eyes rolled back and fell like a sack of potatoes by a jab from Cerrone. A jab. From Cerrone.

    And there's also that time he got boxed the fuck up by Jamie Varner.

    I'll take Nate's boxing and durability over Barboza's kicks and weak chin all day.
     
  6. o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    Valid points. Barboza's chin will always be suspect.
     
  7. sadclown Banned Banned

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    Hope so, but history has also shown that pressure Edson enough, he'll eventually breaks. And Nate is all about the pressure.
     
  8. o0obruceleeo0o Green Belt

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    More good points. Now I kind of want to see that fight, but I expect Nate will get a bigger fight than Barboza if he beats Conor again.
     
  9. Dreaming Dead Red Belt

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    Edson may eat as many Michael Johnson, T. Ferg and Bobby Green bombs... but that misconception will never die.

    Guys, Jamie Varner was a hard puncher. It's no surprise that he was able to get a KO. Cerrone's jab? I believe it was one of these punches who land "in the button". Maybe Edson didn't brace for it on time. But after seeing Edson eating lots of hard punches and remaining standing, I can't buy the "weak chin" theory.
     
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  10. Squintz Silver Belt

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    I'd love to see him rematch RDA for the belt this time or whoever is holding it at the time whether it be Alvarez, Khabib whoever. A fight with Alvarez would be bad ass and there's bad blood and unfinished business with Khabib. I hope he rolls through McTap again and gets a title shot.
     
  11. Megalodon Brown Belt

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    Eddie vs Nate
    RDA vs Tony
    Khabib vs Edson

    Not top 15 but I also want to see Duffy vs Lando.
     
  12. ncboy Black Belt

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    Jump Khabib for beating an overrated FW? That makes no sense.
     
  13. RiotWyatt Black Belt

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    Finally, a list of top LWs that doesn't have the Notorious on it.
     
  14. Me&MrJones Silver Belt

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    Alvarez will probably fight BJ Penn.
     

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