Was Dominick Reyes vs Weidman a very irresponsible match up?

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  1. Mammothman Silver Belt

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    I still can't believe they booked that fight and considering how shitty Chris looked yesterday it just confirm it, Chris was 1-4 with 4 life changing KOs and Reyes was way bigger, with legit one punch KO power and was completely destroying people right and left.

    It's like the UFC didn't care for the health of the guy, I understand his team and family supporting him and we know how delusional Chris is but IMO this was a straight up assault.
     
  2. MMA92585 Blue Belt

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    Reyes made short work of him. I felt bad for Chris after that fight.
     
  3. It Just Is Purple Belt

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    Yes. Reyes had looked nothing, but steller at LHW, Chris was on the downward spiral when he moved up.
     
  4. Eiffel-sixtyFight Orange Belt

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    It was a hard fight to come back to and extremely risky.

    I thought it was a bad idea moving to 205 to begin with.
     
  5. wearetheromans Black Belt

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    Blame dumbass cocky Weidman thinking he had any business being in there with Reyes. Weidman thought he was a bad match up for Jones lmao
     
  6. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Black Belt

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    Yes
     
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  7. mjfan23 Silver Belt

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    Not at all.

    Chris was a struggling mw. Two previously struggling MWs in Smith and Santos fought for the title. It’s obvious failed MWs was UFCs LHW future.
     
  8. Michael Scott Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He should have fought Shogun and then judged him off that

    Shogun via KO btw
     
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  9. Mammothman Silver Belt

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    I guess he should be thankful his chin was pretty weak so he went to bed pretty early because it could have gone horribly wrong for him if it lasted longer, like Benavidez vs Figuedeiro 2
     
  10. Mammothman Silver Belt

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    He really used to said a lot of dumb shit back in the day

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  11. MMA92585 Blue Belt

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    Thats true.
     
  12. Paulsp Brown Belt

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    Weidman is genuinely delusional about his capabilities
     
  13. Phisher Gold Belt

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    Smith and Santos didn't fight top five opponents in their first fights at LHW though. Santos fought Manuwa and Anders before getting Blachowicz. Smith fought Evans and Shogun before getting Oezdemir.

    They worked their way up to title shots. Weidman was acting like he was coming into the division on a win streak.

    Some of the dumbest matchmaking in the modern era UFC.
     
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  14. letgodiego Blue Belt

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    yea, UFC dont care about their fighters
     
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  15. chinarice Steel Belt

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    Yes because he lost a bunch of fights at MW and was rewarded with a top ranked guy a weight class above.
     
  16. Phisher Gold Belt

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    From the time that he beat Silva in the first fight up until Rockhold demolished him, there were quite a few people who claimed that Weidman would beat Jones if he moved up.

    I used to see those posts on a regular basis.
     
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  17. Mesos Purple Belt

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    Dont get it twisted dawg. Your sounding like Luke Thomas lol. UFC’s Job is to offer fighters fights. Its a fighters management and coaches to decide wether thats the right for him.

    If your looking for someone to be mad at blame the his team and chris himself for taking it.
     
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  18. TheBrownGosling Green Belt

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    I know he didn't have a good chance of winning but they were probably trying to fast-track him to a title shot at 205 which was stupid.
     
  19. Dionysian Silver Belt

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    Breaking news: LHW was shit and beating a MW on a losing streak granted you a title shot.

    100 threads were made about this when it happened, was just another insult. Luckily it looks like LHW is finally getting some new blood in it at least. Hopefully the epic decline that has been the last 5 years starts to turn around.
     
  20. JustAkidFrom209 Blue Belt

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    In hindsight yes, it was very irresponsible, but if you read between the lines: Chris was losing a lot of fights but it’s not like he was getting schooled as his losses were pretty damn close fights up until the KO and Chris legitimately posed a challenge to Reyes which is his wrestling.
     

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