The Trenches, Ep. 35 Poll: Will Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis materialize at UFC 241?

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Will Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis materialize at UFC 241, or will the bout be cancelled/postponed?

  1. Yes, they will fight at UFC 241

    44.6%
  2. No, Nate Diaz will pull out

    50.8%
  3. No, Anthony Pettis will pull out

    4.6%
  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Sherdog Main Page writers Ant Walker and Jason Burgos want to talk things over and answer your questions on a Live Video Chat series titled "The Trenches," airing Thursday at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

    We also want your thoughts on a poll posted in this thread, with this week's poll question asking the following:

    Will Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis materialize at UFC 241, or will the fight be cancelled or postponed prior to Aug. 17?

    Chime in on the conversation by voting in our poll or posting any fight questions you have.

    Ant holds over 15 years of martial arts experience, training in multiple styles including Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Krav Maga, and also coached amateur MMA fighters. A former Sherdog Radio Network personality and current contributor to Sherdog.com, this self-described "gym rat" seeks to impart his knowledge and discuss all things MMA with his fellow community members.

    A journalist by trade, Jason has also co-hosted and produced multiple podcasts (including the "Fight Strength Podcast" with American Top Team trainer Phil Daru) over the years. He has contributed for several publications, and was a Senior Editor for MMASucka.com before landing at Sherdog. Along with his plethora of articles based on his exclusive interviews, Jason frequently covers live events for the site, chronicling the happenings with his growing photographic talents.


    The Trenches Episodes:
    The Trenches, Episode 34: UFC 237 vs. Bellator 221
    The Trenches, Episode 33: ONE and Done
    The Trenches, Episode 32: UFC vs. Bellator vs. The Avengers
    The Trenches, Episode 31: Number One Contender Belts
    The Trenches, Episode 30: Fall From Grace
    The Trenches, Episode 29: ONE of a Kind Show
    The Trenches, Episode 28: Mexican Wrestling Cain
    The Trenches, Episode 27: 3 Piece and Soda
    The Trenches, Episode 26: Conor McGregor vs. The Phone
    The Trenches, Episode 25: BJ Penn's Legacy
    The Trenches, Episode 24: UFC 235
    The Trenches, Episode 23: The Retirement of GSP
    The Trenches, Episode 22: UFC vs. Bellator Doubleheader
    The Trenches, Episode 21: Adesanya vs. Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 20: The Licensing of Jon Jones
    The Trenches, Episode 19: The NSAC Hearings
    The Trenches, Episode 18: UFC Brooklyn
    The Trenches, Episode 17: Welterweights and Title Shots
    The Trenches, Episode 16: Looking Ahead in 2019
    The Trenches, Episode 15: The UFC 232 Debacle
    The Trenches, Episode 14: UFC returns to Milwaukee
    The Trenches, Episode 13: The GOAT Featherweight
    The Trenches, Episode 12: Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich
    The Trenches, Episode 11: Anderson Silva vs. The Next Anderson Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 10: Golden Boy MMA
    The Trenches, Episode 9: What's next for Conor?
    The Trenches, Episode 8: The death of the Flyweight division
    The Trenches, Episode 7: Cormier defends against Lewis
    The Trenches, Episode 6: The Trade
    The Trenches, Episode 5: Eddie Leaves the UFC
    The Trenches, Episode 4: UFC 229 Brawl
    The Trenches, Episode 3: Leading up to UFC 229
    The Trenches, Episode 2: The Rise of Gegard Mousasi
    The Trenches, Episode 1: UFC 229 Presser

    Ask Ant Articles:

    Thank you, and please be respectful. We appreciate it.
     
  2. Tomas

    Tomas Black Belt

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    Is it almost a bit anticlimactic to go from Cerrone vs Ferguson to Jessica Eye vs Valentina? Going from a 3 round potential FOTY to what will presumably be a snooze fest reminds me of going from Eddie vs Justin to Cejudo vs Pettis

    We went from seeing FOTY to a terrible snoozer (fights were starting in the crowd)
     
  3. DLX

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    In what way does the UFC benefit from allowing guys like BJ and Silva to continue fighting? Do you believe Dana not being as much in pocket with the UFC owners as he was in the Zuffa era has something to do with why he's reluctant to force guys into retirement and give them 'jobs' once they get too old to compete (ala Hughes, Liddell, Griffin etc...).
     
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    Will I live long enough for the new tool album August 30? serious question here.
     
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    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Does Rose get the rematch?
     
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    Is there ever a time when instant rematches are actually justified
     
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    PurpleStorm Brown Belt

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    Hi Ant. Jon Jones seems unbeatable now. Who do you think can defeat him, and how? Also if he gets a loss do you think he'd continue with great success or that his 'puzzle' would be solved by others, so to speak. Hope you enjoy a good weekend.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We discussed this topic two shows ago, let me get you the timestamp of when they were asked the subject. It's a good one, there's a lot to pick through -- Shogun/Machida, JJ/Rose, Stipe/DC in a half-sense.

     
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    Good looks
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Right before that timestamp, they also talked about how Stipe's strategy worked out great, because even though everyone said he should fight and do something, he sat out and still got the title fight.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Do you think it'll really drop this August? They've been teasing us for about 11 years now.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We are going to put the poll up in a moment, so please get in any additional combat sports questions while you can.
     
  13. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    * Last week at LFA 66, Andrew Tenneson submitted another human being with an Aokiplata (a Mounted Gogoplata). The second in MMA history. So I ask you, do you have any favourite super-esoteric submissions?

    * Do you think personal amicability between Frankie Edgar and Dana White is the reason why Edgar is being tossed this title-match? I remember him getting that instant rematch vs Bendo under a tad sketchy circumstances. Or is this just another example of the Ali effect in action?

    * What does Charles Oliviera vs Nik Lentz 3 even indicate? Hell, Oliviera just beat David Teymur, who in turn just beat Nik Lentz and did so effortlessly. Do the UFC just not care about fighters who don't have killer managers? Is half of the game 90% backroom dealings?
     
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    Neither Diaz brother has ever pulled out of a fight they had a bout agreement for, afaik. The reputation of Nate pulling out of fights is wrong. His problem is signing fights. If he signs, he fights.
    So if nobody gets injured the fight is happening (as always). Don't see Pettis pulling out like Poirier did for this one.

    Also great questions by @europe1
     
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  15. KhabibSr

    KhabibSr Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Is angela magana gonna fight in the ufc again?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    This week's poll is up!

    Will Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis materialize at UFC 241, or will the fight be cancelled or postponed prior to Aug. 17?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Really?
     
  19. cade187

    cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    Nate is one of my favourite “active” fighters, but I seriously doubt this fight happens. I said it in another thread:

    Nate has to say yes a whole bunch of times between now and August 17, but he only needs to say no once.
     
  20. RxmDiaries

    RxmDiaries Blue Belt

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    Nate Diaz has never pulled out of a fight, yet sherdog seams to think he's a pullout merchant. Classic shertard logic.
     
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