The Case For Stripping Khabib

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  1. Kvothe_the_kingkiller

    Kvothe_the_kingkiller Orange Belt

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    I don't disagree with most of what you said, TS. However, I think you're picking on a symptom of the problem instead of the root cause.

    Maybe Dana needs create a policy / process for titles and title fights and then stick to it. No giving title shots to #13 ranked fighters (Hendo) when 4 top 5ers are ready. No giving title shots to retired fighters (GSP), and/or fighters who have sat out almost 2 years (Woodley, Conor, Brock).

    Dana has caused the chaos. Khabib is only adding to existing chaos, just a little bit. But why does he think he can? Because Dana has told fighters in no uncertain terms - through his past actions, many times - that if they are valuable enough, they can act chaotic and he will allow it.

    TLDR: If parents let kids act wild, and then kids act wild, the parents deserve most of the blame.

    PS: This is where I applaud Dana for putting Colby in his place. I wish he would do it more often.
     
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  2. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Brown Belt

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    Stripping Khabib would be gay.
     
  3. bootsy

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    Anyone who doesn’t defend within a year should be stripped, regardless of the reason for inactivity. There should never be another interim belt.
     
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  4. Thenewguysnm1

    Thenewguysnm1 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I didn’t know he held the record. Anyway what does that have to do with Khabib. Conor should not be getting a interim title shot and I don’t believe he is.IMO Conor should win at least two fights before title contention(Cowboy Poirer or Al)
    I’m pretty sure Ferguson is getting the next shot.
    It’s not about the special treatment mcgregor gets it’s about right and wrong and holding a division up is wrong and he should be stripped.
    The fact Khabib wasn’t cut or banned Indefinitely shows a bending of the rules(remember the Daley incident)
     
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  5. MIKOM

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    We can but dream.
    Have Mcgregror knock him into next week then as he is out cold have Noah crawl into the ring dressed as Ricky Schroder from the movie "The Champ" and have him say..... No! Champ! No! Champ. Is he out? Is he out? What's the matter, Champ? Champ, wake up! Wake up! Wake - wake up!
     
  6. BEATDOWNS

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    The owner of the UFC takes a picture with Dana White..

    there is an actual pic with that caption but can't find it so this will have to do
     
  7. TrueBias

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    Already ahead of ya.

    I knew and babbled on here countless times that it shouldve been tony v conor for the belt, just because of how khabib predictably avoids fighting.

    Conor is nothing special but he always came to work. I also HATED the Mayweather debacle as i predicted conor not showing up for a while.

    Poor tony regardless..
     
  8. Swing the Axe

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    It's #1 bullshit that in the time since Tony was stripped of the interim title, he came back extremely quickly, beat Pettis in a barn burner, and still hasn't been given a fight with Khabob. The UFC should book Ferguson-Khabib, and if Khabib doesn't accept, strip him and make Ferguson-Poirer. It's not that complicated.
     
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  9. GiSP

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    Apparently aroused by the situation too.

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  10. RHSairic2k5

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    Spot on. Be equal, not favorable to some.

    Included in that, in Dana’s quote he mentioned Conor as an option for an interim title shot, would be awful.
     
  11. tim32311

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    When he refuses to defend for TWO years, like Connie McQuitter - then strip him. The precedent has been set. All equal.
     
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  12. IngaVovchanchyn

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    Of course it won't. However, it might finally free up this logjammed division.
     
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  13. Jopo

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    There once was a tale of a little japanese dude who had the balls to fight HWs and retired broke and just fought because he loves fighting.

    Also a tale of a currently active UFC ex HW champion with 10 KO losses on his record can't win a damn fight to save his life but fought 4x in 2018. 3x in 2017. 3x in 2016.

    No one fucking fights any more. Feels like 1/5th of headliners get cancelled after the weigh ins. I just can't go on with this bitching rant.
     
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    How the fuck do you have over 2,000 posts in just over a month?
     
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  15. snackgod

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    there no case to strip khabib. only people who think that are bitter conor fan boys.

    when the nsac suspended khabib and took him off ufc 235 theuc knew khabib wouldnt fight again until after ramadon holiday. so now the ufc will have a fight to see who fight khabib over the summer and that fight will happen on the first big vegas ppv after the holiday is over

    man how hard is that.
     
  16. Thenewguysnm1

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    Been a bad month
     
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  17. MakeSherdogGreatAgain

    MakeSherdogGreatAgain Green Belt

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    The problem with stripping anyone is that there's no clear cut criteria for being stripped of a belt. If they make it an actual rule like "if your belt isn't defended in 12 months, we strip you" then ok. If they're just stripping him that doesn't make sense. They've had people not defend belts for longer than it's taken for Khabib to defend his belt, so I disagree.

    Make an official rule, or don't, but stripping people just to strip them doesn't seem right.
     
  18. Jopo

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    As much as I hate giving more power to the company rather than to the fighters i'd rather see an automatic belt strip after 8 months. Nothing will get done though.

    Fighters need a union. Do they really need the superstars to band together to form it.

    How about all the fighters "that don't matter" as Dana eloquently puts it band together. You know the fighters absolutely necessary to fill up your pay per view cards that he shits on. and negotiating goes both ways and structure will be in place.
     
  19. Strip him' bang of shite off him'!
     
  20. -Dim-

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    Conor won the 155lb belt in November 2016

    Ferguson and Khabib were scheduled to fight for the interim belt in March 2017

    So they only gave Conor 4 months before putting an interim belt out there because he showed no intention of defending

    The reason Conor wasnt stripped sooner is because Khabib and Tony kept getting fucking injured





    So.. If we wait as long as they waited for Conor, Then Khabib fought in October

    So it would be totally fair to put Tony v Conor for the interim belt 4 months after Khabib last fought (as they did with Conor) because he shows no intention of defending

    Which would be right about now...



    They gave Conor 4 months. Khabib has had 4 months
     

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