Report: UFC willing to replace Dustin Poirier and make Gaethje vs McGregor on January 23

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  1. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect

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    them to fight on January 23 which the Irishman accepted. Poirier, meanwhile, told the UFC to stop playing games and send him the contract.



    Now, as the fight is still not official, the UFC is reportedly willing to replace Poirier with Justin Gaethje.

    “He’s the reason the Tony Ferguson-Poirier fight didn’t happen on Oct. 24, and he might be the reason the McGregor-Poirier fight doesn’t happen on Jan. 23,” Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports. “That’s not to say he’s doing anything wrong, per se, rather, he’s just trying to get a deal that he’s comfortable with and the two sides are still apart. That’s the fight biz.


    “The UFC has said it would be willing to replace Poirier with Gaethje (or even another fighter), sources say. Of course, for this to happen, McGregor would have to be on board, and I’m not sure if he is, to be honest. That’s because Gaethje is coming off a loss and because of things Gaethje has said about McGregor (specifically about McGregor as a father) in the past.”

    No matter who Conor McGregor fights, whether it is the rematch against Poirier or taking on Gaethje it will be a massive fight. So, it could all come down to money and what Poirier and Gaethje would accept to take the fight.

    Regardless, it appears McGregor is fully ready to fight on January 23 whether it is Poirier or Gaethje standing across from him. The Irishman has not fought since UFC 246 when he TKO’d Donald Cerrone. Poirier, meanwhile, beat Dan Hooker in June while Gaethje is coming off a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
     
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    Never heard of any of those guys.
     
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  6. TerrorTimmy Three piece and a soda

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    I doubt Conor agrees to fight Justin

    But they need to stop fucking around and PAY POIRIER ALREADY GODDAMNIT

    JUST FUCKING PAY HIM DANA YOU GREEDY SACK OF SHIT
     
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    Anything Dana can do to get Connor a TS. Really pathetic.
     
  8. BjPenn2017 Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Lol good I like Gaethje vs Mcgregor fight better anyway.

    Poirier quickly learning the hard way there’s always someone to take your place and apparently it’s been Justin Gaethje.
     
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    Yes please.
     
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    I'd be happy with either of those fights. Neither Poirier nor JG is an easy fight for Conor unlike way past prime Cowboy. I still think Conor is the fav against both.
     
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    So, the UFC is going to do whatever Conor wants? Got it.
     
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    Either fight with McGregor would be fun to watch, but Gaethje-McGregor is a FOTY candidate before they throw the first punch.
     
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    Poirier isn't really in a position to be calling shots. UFC has Tony, Gaethje, Chandler, and Hooker all willing to fight Conor for the belt.

    Book Gaethje vs Conor for the belt and Tony vs Hooker/Chandler on the same card. Winner gets Title fight. Poirier is out in the cold if he doesn't re-think his strategy here.
     
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    not to mention, Poirier already held out on a new contract, then after new contract wants new contract every fight if its a big fight....not surprised if UFC lets him sit on bench....I'd rather Conor -Gaethje anyhow.
     
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    Let's not choose to be ignorant. This is the UFC we're talking about. The only reason they'd swap out Dustin is because he's being "Difficult" and Gaethje being Ali's client would opt for a "lesser" Deal.

    This has nothing to do with Conor and if anything he'd Bat for Dustin so how in your mind is this about Conor running the show?

    You're better than that.
     
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    Conor vs Chandler <DCWhoa>
     
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    Love Dustin but Conor vs Justin is better because there's beef

    Dustin would just suck Conor's balls for weeks and weeks like Cerrone did
     
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  18. giovanni002 Taeyeon Belt

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    I told you guys, Dana said Dustin never wanted that fight.
     
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    So much for the myth of the red panty night.
     
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    A threat via the media. The UFC really sucks at times.
     

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