Walks like a DUCK, quacks like a DUCK, must be a...

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  1. 3v3ryth1ng**

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    ...GOAT?

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    Conor McGregor ducked the top of his division en route to a title shot. In the unlikely event that he succeeds in his fight against Aldo, we have a scenario where more questions than answers surround the champion, and the supposed "best" FW fighter must go about proving himself retroactively.

    But this thread isn't about Conor McGregor. It's about the idea that title challengers should be protected to preserve marketability. Is this good or bad for MMA? How long should the road to a title shot be? The masses appear divided on this issue.
     
  2. RJ43

    RJ43 The Baddy

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    Name one person he has ducked.

    Good luck!
     
  3. JWtheKarateKid

    JWtheKarateKid Orange Belt

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    i don't like personally i wish their was a defined path to the belt as opposed to being like connor mcgregory beating people with little to no relevance in the division and then talking trash after. but on a side note i didn't realize triple yellow cards existed?
     
  4. stosh

    stosh Brown Belt

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    Conor's road to Aldo wasn't any easier than Lamas' or TKZ's. Maybe even Mendes. Were they also ducking the top of the division?

    Also, give people the fights they want to see.
     
  5. 2DUM2TAP

    2DUM2TAP Silver Belt

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    So you're saying he should have refused the title shot and fought everyone else until he loses so you can be happy and call him over rated.
     
  6. myopinions

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    Whats the point of him fighting Frankie Edgar or suchlike? If he loses, then Edgar fights Aldo, a fight we've already seen. Makes no sense. Same reason Rumble VS Gus could've waited
     
  7. BionicCommando

    BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    So in your scenario, he beats Aldo and we're still asking questions about him? If he beats Aldo I'd argue we've got nothing left to discuss at that point.
     
  8. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    Name a single fighter he's ducked. Name a top 5 opponent he hasn't called out.

    Tell me the level of competition Chad Mendes faced for his second crack.

    Tell me why you're making more threads (if indirectly) about Conor McGregor after you vowed you wouldn't after the last. You're obsessed dude. :/
     
  9. zephid

    zephid Silver Belt

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    It's bad. The #1 challenger should be the second best fighter in the division and the only way of proving that is to fight other top fighters.
     
  10. LeeOx

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    It must be PewDiePie.
     
  11. pridedorim

    pridedorim Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Maybe he has ducked no one himself, the point here is that UFC protected him and saved him from fighting Edgar and Mendes. Many people believe that they would be a serious threat to Conor.

    He earned a title shot by beating Denis Siver, and everybody knew that he is not in the same league than Conor.
     
  12. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Thought you were not talking about him anymore.
     
  13. dontsnitch

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    I think if we're talking about fair, Edgar should get the next shot, while Conor faces Lamas or Mendes. Fair has nothing to do with it, people want to see him fight Aldo.
     
  14. lolcat15

    lolcat15 Pickpocket

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    Let McGOAT dethrone Aldo then he'll settle with them midget wrestlers later on. It will be very hard to wrestlefuck Conor for 5 rounds without getting KO'd in the process.
     
  15. Toco

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    oh, is it a thread about woodley, brown, jon jones?

    got me confused
     
  16. BionicCommando

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    This always amused me. Did anybody ever ask "what striker has Mendes fought?!" as he marched his way to a second title shot? He fought wrestlers pretty much all the way up to Aldo (although I think Darren Elkins is underrated).
     
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    What did I just read?
     
  18. Captain_Dammitt

    Captain_Dammitt Brown Belt

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    He doesn't deserve the title shot but he knows how to play his cards better than Phil Hellmuth that's for sure.
     
  19. iwhoopedbatman

    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    Who exactly has run some gauntlet to get to Aldo?

    Mendes (2nd fight) beat:

    Lentz
    Guida
    Elkins
    Meza
    McKenzie

    Lamas beat

    Koch
    Hioki
    Cub (before his run)
    Grice

    KZ beat:

    Poirier
    Hominick
    Leonard Garcia

    Edgar beat:

    No one

    Mendes (first fight) beat:

    Yahya
    Omigawa
    Vazquez
    Cub

    Florian beat:

    Nunes

    Hominick beat:

    Roop
    Garcia
    Jabouin
    Caraway

    Manny (WEC title) beat:

    Mike Brown
    Garcia
    Franchi

    Faber is Faber, before that he won the title from Brown.
     
  20. grzelkaj

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    He hasn't ducked any any one. He gets his shot at the champ because he's best everyone else. Edgar is by far the more deserving fighter, but even he acknowledged that the Conor fight makes sense. Edgar should fight a can in the meantime.

    Is it good they shelter there stars? Yes. Because if and when they do lose its big news, which is big money. You create this product. Nothing lasts for ever. But you might as well get the most out of it when you can. If say Swanson is better the Conor, I as a business man would not want to find out till after Aldo. And purely as a fan, I'd rather ride the GOAT as long as it lasts. And yes I realize that sounds gay. I worded it that way. Shit I am Polish after all. Regardless let a fan believe.
     

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