Thiago Santos 'Upset' at UFC pairing him against scrubs..

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  1. Arlo

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    https://www.mmamania.com/2020/2/18/...-scrubs-following-near-win-over-jon-jones-mma




    Wonder who it was. Of the ranked but 10th and lower there is: Jonny Walker, Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov , Nikita Krylov, Ion Cutelaba, Glover Teixeira. Walker could be fun if he gets past his next opponent.
    Anyhow glad to see Thiago seems to be close a return, thought he'd be out quite a bit longer.


     
  2. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    I don't think they would give him Walker. That's not smart matchmaking.
     
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    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Didn't he have a bad injury?​
    Taking a warm up fight could be a good thing.
    But kudos on him wanting a challenge for sure.
     
  4. Benoitthegr8

    Benoitthegr8 Bum Life Practitioner Platinum Member

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    Maybe the UFC is just giving him a winnable tuneup fight, looking out in his best interview, doing right by Thiago...

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    Doing him a favor giving him a soft touch after blowing his knees out, props to Santos for wanting to jump right back into the deep end tho.
     
  6. BigDramaShow26

    BigDramaShow26 Purple Belt

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    It would make a lot of sense for Reyes and Santos to fight for the Jones rematch while Jones fights Jan. It doesnt make any sense to me that Anthony Smith is fighting Glover but he is so he is taken.
     
  7. Arlo

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    It'd be an exciting fight both super explosive, granted not necessarily a smart one though. Who would be a smart match up in your opinion?

    Is there anyone out of the top 15 who'd be a good shout? Can't think of anyone off the top of my head but there must be.
     
  8. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Black Belt

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    Sounds like he's ducking Rakic.
     
  9. Arlo

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    Good shout.

    Edit: What about Alonzo Meinfeld, just occurred to me seems a while since his last fight.
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    I dunno,but even though Walker got exposed in his last fight,they want to make a star out of that guy still,and he IS training at Tristar now,so they dont want to give him a dude who came a nut hair away from beating Jones.
     
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    Maybe Dana really has it in for Rockhold.
     
  12. mitch316

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    Isn’t that how the UFC works these days? Fight a scrub get a title shot.
     
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  13. Arlo

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    After the damage he received it'd be likely he wouldn't be as good as he was in that fight though, If Walker tested himself against a weakened Santos and won he would shoot up in the rankings to the companies benefit, arguably his easiest win ranked above him with the injuries in mind.
     
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    I don't understand why many consider it a step back.
    If you are sure about your talent/level/potential, maybe there is a reason you are high ranked and that guy is lower ranked and maybe you can beat him easily
    #easymoney

    Beat him fast, then ask for a top 5 opponent.

    I know they screwed him vs Jones with the judges, but he is not the only one.
     
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    The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Looking who's available, they probably offered him Cirkunov who is far from an easy fight for Santos (lest we forget the Eric Spicely Catastrophe).
     
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    WAR Weekend Santos!
     
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  17. Dreyga2000

    Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Walker is already booked can’t be him
     
  18. ArmenianAssasin

    ArmenianAssasin Red Belt

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    santos has gotten severely overrated since the jones fight

    I would favor Rakic, Volkan, Reyes if they fought

    Krylov, jan 2, and smith 2 I would say would be 50/50 fights

    smith was lighting thiago up until he gassed himself out by hitting him with everything plus the kitchen sink
     
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    Rakic is in the top 10 though. Obviously not Rakic.
     
  20. Maori

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    UFC should change its name to “That's not smart matchmaking“.Or even a slogan perhaps.
     
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