Realistically, UFC wants someone Conor can beat.

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  1. serr

    serr Green Belt

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    It makes most sense financially speaking to push Conor vs. RDA to UFC 200 rather than have Conor wrestlefucked by Khabib or outboxed by the new Nate. Any of the top 5 in LW would be risky for him.
     
  2. Besty_Tiocfaidh_Ar_La

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    Got a strong feeling it's Cerrone.
     
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    they should give him nate, gives mcgregor the least chance of losing/injury and having to take him off 200
     
  4. RondaDrowsy

    RondaDrowsy Banned Banned

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    i'm okay with pettis/cerrone/khabib

    it will most likely be cerrone
     
  5. Summoning

    Summoning Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Meanwhile... Dana White..

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    FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    Agreed. It makes business sense.
    I also agree Cerrone gets offered it and takes it
     
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    Zuffa shill Banned Banned

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    Diaz, Pettis & Cerrone are all beatable for Conor.
     
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    after they gave him Mendes, nobody can say Conor is being protected

    that was a terrible stylistic matchup but McGregor won
     
  9. Mischievious

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    Cerrone already expressed interest in this fight. He has to cut weight but I think he can lose 15 pounds in 2 weeks.
     
  10. Besty_Tiocfaidh_Ar_La

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    As much as I'd love to see Conor ko Diaz, Cerrone the easiest option before Nate.
     
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    Well they refused to let Khabib step in for RDA.
     
  12. RockyLockridge

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    Stupid, it should be 2 week frankie edgar.
     
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    Of course, the UFC still wants to make that superfight and a Conor loss would derail it.
     
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    HI SCOTT NEWMAN Steel Belt Cat ✔

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    he can beat any of them
     
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    he's gonna be able to pick his own opponent
    He will pick Cerrone or Alvarez, because they are the least likely to have a realistic chance of de-railing the hype train.
    He wants to fight at 200 as much as Dana wants him on that card, they won't take any unnecessary risks with an opponent here.
     
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    Why would it be a LW? that makes ZERO sense now.

    We have a champion in a division with A line up for the belt.

    holloway, Aldo, or edgar will do. why risk mcgregor in an exhibition non title fight?
     
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    I think it will be Cerrone. He was the last title challenger, he's got a style that's complementary to Conor (hard hitting thai-esque kickboxing), and he'll be walking in after cutting 20 lbs in a week without an IV.
     
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    As tough as Cerrone is, I think he gets the fight. He'll show up. He'll throw with Conor and he'll probably go down. He's tailor made for Conor to (T)KO especially with those body kicks he was winging into Mendes. I'll watch.
     
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    Bantamweight vs Lightweight is not a terrible matchup. The fact that Mendes couldn't hurt Conor with full power punches is testament to this. Maybe it was the 2 week notice, but Mendes' frame and 8" reach disadvantage was seriously favouring Conor. It's a miracle Mendes landed some shots at all. Shows what a real striker could do to Conor.
     

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