Should Makhachev go up and take the 170 strap

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  1. TheJohnnyWalkerEra Black Belt

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    then come back down and take the LW belt when Khabib retires?

    That way he won't have to wait for Khabib
     
  2. maidana Banned Banned

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    This ain't rocky 4 foo
    Don't get machachev killed
     
  3. Zebra Cheeks Sweet Cheeks Staff Member Senior Moderator

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  4. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    Yes. I'd like to see Makhachev/Owlman.
     
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  6. Beherit Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    nah he just need a signature win against a top 10 fighter and the hype will begin. Hopefully for him he can fight Al iaquinta next.
     
  7. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    I wouldn't mind seeing him at 170. He's bigger than khabib.
     
  8. ArmenianAssasin Silver Belt

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    I don't think he'd do very well at 170

    Won't be able to deal with the size of guys like Usman/Colby/Woodley
     
  9. Ackmed Black Belt

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    But they arent giving him any top 10 opponents at LW.
     
  10. Ackmed Black Belt

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    This is a good idea. They don't want him to move up the LW rankings due to Khabib, so he can take some fights at WW for the time being? Or catch-weight bouts at 160-165.

    He'd destroy Nate Diaz lol, but Nate said he doesnt want to fight any "suckers" who can wrestle.
     
  11. arcadeperfect Brown Belt

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    Yes please, go up to 170 and get murdered and then come back down and remain a gatekeeper.
     
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  13. Ackmed Black Belt

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    The guy Conor ducked not too long ago
     
  14. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    I’ve been thinking this too. He’d definitely be a force to reckon with up there
     
  15. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    unless a contract was in front of Conor and he said no, then you are talking pish
     
  16. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    oh and TS... no
     
  17. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Before it got to that point, Conor ducked in a twitter reply.
     
  18. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    Im guessing Conor asked him who he was?

    that goof is no where near a fight with Conor... let him get a couple top 10 wins first before we start talking about him fighting the top guys
     
  19. Ackmed Black Belt

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    Nah he sent a lengthy tweet (much longer than Islam's), basically saying no he wants a Khabib rematch not a fight with Makhachev.

    He knew more about Islam than most of us do - for ex I didnt know he was the team nutritionist till Conor tweeted so
     
  20. agibmxmma Ex Pro Fighter. Omerta, Live Aloha!

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    He supposedly walks around close to what they do though. Josh Thompson has stated many times that Islam is bigger then Khabib out of fight camp. I doubt Covington is much bigger then Islam.
     

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