Should "The Mauler" vs "The Dream Catcher" be a #1 contenders match?

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  1. marksmen

    marksmen Brown Belt

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    I think it should be. Obviously if Gus wins he will get the next shot but if Mousasi wins so should he. Mousasi has won 5 in a row with four first round finishes, and a win over Gus would be 6. Winner of this fight will give Jones his toughest fight to date. Thoughts?
     
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    I'd say yes but the fact that its on Fuel makes me think not
     
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    LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    Bold: not sure if true.

    Machida/Hendo winner will likely get a shot at JJ first. DC might even be given a shot before him.
     
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    Hendo should get a shot if he wins, if not then the winner of this gets the shot.
     
  6. marksmen

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    They will prolly give it to Hendo/Machida winner but Gus will wait for it if he has to. I think he will have earned it.
     
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    If Gustaffson wins yes. Mousassi needs a few more UFC wins.
     
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    He would be in line but timeline would make him have to fight I think. JJ fights 4/27. His next fight would likely be in the fall. Against Hendo/Machida. So Gus would have to wait until Dec. the earliest and only if they don't skip him with DC.

    That would mean waiting 7 months for a possible shot at the belt.
     
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    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Not necessarily. I mean, I wouldn't mind that the winner of the match goes on to get a title fight, but it's unnecessary to advertise it as a #1 contender's bout because we all know that Hendo/Machida/Cormier might go first for different reasons.
     
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    Doesn't matter who wins both would sadly lose to jones :(
     
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    Yeah. We should just add them to Jones's record right now. Fact is, Jones can pretty much stop fighting since we know he will win all the matches anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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    No.

    1 - Hendo is clearly in line and should get it with a Machida win.
    2 - #1 contender's fights on Fuel is a stupid, stupid idea. Nobody is watching.
     
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    It might be, there is no doubt that Gus is getting close and Mousasi has been around forever. I guess It'd depend on how Machida v Hendo goes...
     
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    Yes, there's only these two gentlemen to face Jones in this division.
     
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    I know there's an incredible amount of hope for Hendo, but he poses no threat to jones.. Same as chael. Jones will stand out of their range and pick them apart. IMO a wasted year with jones fighting sonnen and hendo. I would like to see real threats to the title
     
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    Hendo with a win over Machida is in no way a forgone conclusion.
     
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    Only a spectacular finish should secure a title shot. :icon_arro We shall see if these guys can do that.
     
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    Only for Gus.
     

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