The Trenches, Ep. 37 Poll: Do you believe the claim that Khabib is the new highest paid fighter?

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Do you believe the claim that Khabib is now the highest paid fighter in the sport?

  1. Yes, the UFC broke out its checkbook for him

    34.7%
  2. No, it's just Ali saying things

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  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 WEDNESDAY at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

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

    Does the mysterious "GSP clause" in Khabib's new contract, which is presumably some kind of "first dibs" stipulation, make it less likely that St. Pierre will ever come back?


    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.

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    The Trenches Episodes:
    The Trenches, Episode 36: Vulgar Display of Chatri
    The Trenches, Episode 35: One for the Old Guys
    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:

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    Whether it be patreon, or sites like the athletic What is your opinion on the trend of more and more sports media moving behind paywalls? What effects do you think this will have on the sport of mma?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We'll be sure to get to this question. And not just because it's the only one we've gotten so far, but because it's a curious topic.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    * What to do with a guy like Leonardo Santos? He is on a splendid win streak -- including decimating names like Kevin Lee and Tony Martin -- but he is also 39 and fights about as often as they release Transformers movies. Should the UFC match him up like the Top 15 fighter that he is -- or should they keep having him obliterate mid-level guys like he just did to Stevie Ray, because of his age and irregular fighting-schedule?

    * Will the Orange One's trade-war with China affect the UFC's business in The Middle Kingdom?

    * Will Yoel Romero really see all of that 27 million dollars? Will they truly cut the check?
     
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    Is Bellator Kickboxing dead? Four events in both 2016 and 2017, three last year, and halfway through this year no events and none announced.
     
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    Will tool really release their album August 30th? or should I just kill my life support machine?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I'm trying to find the info I read a couple weeks ago they're going to hold a combined KB/MMA event like they've done in the past a few times, I think in Italy and Sakara was rumored to be on the MMA portion of the card.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Asked and answered.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Edit: We have changed the poll question for simplicity's sake. Talking about contracts can get messy since we don't have the details. Instead, we're asking this:


    Do you believe the claim that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the new highest paid fighter in the sport?
     
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    if GSP doesnt want to fight khabib when he comes back all he needs is an "anti-khabib" clause. im sure it wouldn't be hard to argue that gsp contract has precedence or superiority or whatever the lawyers will call it because his original UFC contractor was signed far earlier.

    no source or anything. legal decisions have been getting more and more out there recently though.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Yeah we're going to wrestle this very topic. I feel like I should make an appearance on the broadcast to talk about law and contracts, but we'll see how it plays out.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    No truth to the rumor that Cejudo's injured, he himself said he bumped it but was fine, did jumping jacks and danced around after the open workouts. He's done this before, sat on the stool instead of working out.
     
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    With McGregor being inactive, he's by far the most popular fighter worldwide and champ in the deepest division, so I don't see how it's a farfetched claim.
     
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    Ali.. hmm.. let me think.. <NoneOfMy>
     
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    Of course not
     
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    I suppose if McGregor is technically retired?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We are going live in FIVE minutes, do you have any more questions? If so, get them in now or post them in the YT chat during the show!
     
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    @Grapplefest
    Mcgregor and khabib have been inactive the same amount of time. Lol. Jones is the most popular if you ignore mcgregor, don’t belong post Khabibs best non McGregor ppv
     
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    Yojimbo - On a scale of 1 to Buster Douglas, just how big of an upset was Ruiz beating Joshua?
     

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