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Prerequisite for Champs fighting other Champs

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  1. BrunswickMAF Blue Belt

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    I saw that Colby said he wants to fight Adesanya next if he beats Usman. Personally, I feel it's silly to allow that so there should be some prerequisite to moving weight class to fight another champ.

    -Minimum three title defenses or one title defense and a win over everyone in the top five in the past five years.
    -You had to have had one MMA fight at the other weight class before jumping to it.
    -Nobody in the top three of the other weight class is available to fight for that title.
     
  2. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    Why should UFC make rules that they never intend to follow?

    Whoever they WANT to get the shot will get it
     
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    There is only one rule the UFC follows here

    1) Will this fight draw massive numbers? It is the most profitable fight we can make?
    2) Are we trying to build this fighter in a massive draw?

    If the answer is yes to both these questions then they get the shot
     
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    All that seems fair to me.
     
  6. sampuncher Red Belt

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    Colby trying to do anything to avoid fighting other top contenders at WW.

    Hopefully Usman finishes him again.
     
  7. JAL Purple Belt

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    colby aint a draw so that fight is not happening
     
  8. Kung Fu Kowboy Winning until he lost 2021 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    We get these "super fights" but can't get an interim (Tony) vs champ (Khabib)...
     
  9. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    That is a big if Colby but sure let your mouth walk you into another payday.
     
  10. JBJ was here Orange Belt

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    I think Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou would like to have a word with you about your rule . . .
     
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    They are both massive draws. And fight between them would be profitable. They follow the rule perfectly
     
  12. Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    It's great on paper. Those circumstances all happening for both fighters doesn't seem likely though. I agree that the champ vs champ superfight thing should be rare, but if it fell on the criteria in the OP it would never happen.
     

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