The Case For Stripping Khabib

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  1. Negator402

    Negator402 Blue Belt

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    Sherbros,

    The following is a short argument for stripping Khabib of the 155 belt. The basic facts are that Khabib was offered a 3-month reduction of his 9-month suspension for his flying monkey dive unto Dillon Penis at UFC 229 if he did an anti-bullying PSA. Khabib has refused, and instead demanded that unless his cousin Abubakar and his friend Zubaira Tugukhov have their suspensions reduced, he will not fight until November.

    1. His refusal to fight is 100% voluntary, and is in addition to his legal prohibitions from fighting. He is not making the UFC money, he is not hurt, and he has several worthy contenders.

    2. His "point" that he is making is morally repugnant. He is clearly trying to show that his backwards "Muslim brothers band together" mentality needs to be forgiven and given wide breadth. Both his friends jumped into a cage to assault a fighter. Zubaira did it from behind, and was not even a cornerman. He should be banned for life, frankly. This is not a savage nation. His standing up for his vile friends makes it worse, not better.

    3. Ali Abdelazziz is trying to increase his standing and influence, and often does this by banging the Muslim drum. If ever there was a moment to remind him that only McGregor gets special treatment (and even then, only because he fights relatively often and makes the UFC many, many millions).

    4. Unlike Conor, Khabib is not a mega star. Conor was stripped of the 145 belt fairly quickly, and only stripped of the 155 belt when an actual title fight was booked.

    5. There are extremely worthy opponents, and Ferguson has already gotten an interim title. It would be wrong to make contenders fight each other when neither has had a chance against Khabib yet.

    6. All the players in the championship hunt (Poirer, Ferguson, Khabib himself) except Conor are extremely injury prone. Time is not on anyone's side.

    In conclusion, I believe the correct move is to strip Khabib if he refuses to do the PSA and book a pre-Ramadan fight. Tony and Poirer (both of whom are injury prone as is) need to be booked for the belt this spring. Let Conor fight Cerrone. If Khabib is ready after, let him be the challenger, and make challenger money, against the winner. OR if you really want to make a point, let him fight someone else, let the Conor-Cerrone winner or another challenger fight in the fall, and let Khabib get his shot if he wins later, in February 2020.
     
  2. Clippy

    Clippy Now with a delicious Death Star!!! :O

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    Wait until he goes as long as Conor did without defending

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  3. who?

    who? Orange Belt

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    i say hand the belt to ali and make him defend
     
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  4. Thenewguysnm1

    Thenewguysnm1 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    A case for him to be stripped doesn’t need to be made
    A case for him to hold the belt needs to be made
    Strip him
     
  5. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Purple Belt

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    If he keeps this shit up, McGregor fans will have the last laugh. Khabib is turning into everything he asked his own fans to root against.
     
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  6. Croo67

    Croo67 Purple Belt

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    Stripping him won’t undo the beating Conor McGregor received.
     
  7. KingBeef

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    Crazy, huh?
     
  8. GiSP

    GiSP Purple Belt

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    Until you address McGregor holding onto two separate belts for longer periods of time with no intention of ever defending... There is zero case.

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  9. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    Strip him

    I said the same when Conor was holding up the division.

    I say the same about Whitaker

    Champs dont wanna fight, FUCK IM

    Solution: When theyre ready to fight, they get a title shot and if they win it counts as a title defence
     
  10. Verace

    Verace Silver Belt

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    Inb4 khabib fans come here in this ride: <Waaah>
     
  11. WhosTheBoss

    WhosTheBoss Green Belt

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    Didn’t the Irish muppet Conor hold and never defend for like 2 years?

    Oh silly us. He’s Conor. I forgot.
    Strip everyone else.
     
  12. svmVR2097

    svmVR2097 Green Belt

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    I wouldn't strip him until his suspension is over. I would however force a date between from when his suspension ends at that 9 months mark and the 12 month mark of his friends, and should he refuse or be injured and cant compete, then strip him. Stripping him while under suspension though is dumb when it's not over a PED or domestic abuse case or things of that nature.
     
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  13. Thenewguysnm1

    Thenewguysnm1 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Nobody said it would. It would allow the division to move on aswell as allowing Khabib to have fights without worrying about the belt
     
  14. Megatronlee

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    Strip him
     
  15. Thenewguysnm1

    Thenewguysnm1 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Conor didn’t have the belt for 2 years
    He won the belt in November 2016 and was stripped in April 2018
    He won the FW belt in December 2015 and was stripped less then a year later
    Whataboutism isn’t a basis of a defence
     
  16. fightfan70

    fightfan70 Purple Belt

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    right. so whats the hold up?
     
  17. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    It hasn't even been a full year for fuck's sake.
     
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  18. delbosque

    delbosque Purple Belt

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    Didn't read, but I agree. Was a huge fan of Khabib as recently as a couple of weeks ago. Now I see the truth that he's a spiteful and hypocritical asshole.
     
  19. WhosTheBoss

    WhosTheBoss Green Belt

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    So Conor holds the record for longest time never defending
    Did you care about that?
    What’s your take on conor potentially getting an interim shot, while Tony, Dustin, Al are all more active and have more wins in the division?
     
  20. Congo66

    Congo66 Black Belt

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    It's simple.

    If Khabib refuses to fight until November then yes strip him.
    If he comes back before October then don't as he'll have defended the belt within a year which isn't too bad considering he got a 9 month ban after his last fight.
     
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