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What importance/magnitude does this fight really have?

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  1. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    With the Main event of UFC 196 not only changed to a non title fight with Conor facing Nate Diaz, but also changed to a welterweight fight as well, what significance does this fight actually carry?
     
  2. RondaDrowsy Banned Banned

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    nate is not a true welter weight, so conor isn't fight a WW. he's fighting a light weight at welterweight

    the fight is at welter weight because nate is out of shape and cannot cut to 155 on 12 days

    it's hold no signifcance, this isn't a two weight class jump. if Conor was fighting rory or someshit, it would be. but he's fighting nate diaz. he chose nate over pettis/cerrone/khabib whom are all in shape.

    suprise
     
  3. Andrew06 Brown Belt

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    he chose the bigger name that would get the ppv more buys.

    surprise
     
  4. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Importance? Not a whole lot.

    BUT - It's a DAMN FUN match-up, and a win for the fans in terms of entertainment imo.
     
  5. RondaDrowsy Banned Banned

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    Then they should have just put CM punk in there with him, would have been an even bigger draw right? Goofy logic you got there

    surprise
     
  6. HHJ Fedor Supremacist Yellow Card

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    It adds to conors legend to win another fight on short notice.
     
  7. mjmj Red Belt

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    None. Still fun.
     
  8. Ja Jas Purple Belt

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    It's a LW fight without the weight cut. This is a pure stop-gap fight, designed to make the most money in the meantime while waiting for RDA and the rest of Conor's progression. The hype train has pulled into a station for this fight while the rails are being fixed for the journey ahead.
     
  9. IMSAYIN Mediocre Double Yellow Card

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    I would have thought Conor's name alone would sell. LOL.

    EDIT... No significance to this fight in any way, shape, or form. But they'll try to sell us that it's special in some way.
     
  10. HHJ Fedor Supremacist Yellow Card

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    im very excited for this fight. Anything can happen. Your gonna put a diaz bro in there with a non wrestler on short notice? we're gonna see some shit
     
  11. HaulParris Gold Belt

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    Same as Anderson-Bonnar: fun fill-in fight, potential for 1/3 Chinese shoop material.
     
  12. HHJ Fedor Supremacist Yellow Card

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    it only doesnt have significance on paper NOW

    after,is something else entirely.
     
  13. KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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    Regardless, I'm really excited because it's going to be so much fun to watch. And, if Nate wins, the fallout will be pretty entertaining.
     
  14. Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    If Conor wins, it adds to his legacy. If Nate wins, his legacy is born.
     
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    I don't get how everyone is saying that he has balls to go to 170 to fight nate and he jumped 2 division doing so and now they all have much respect for him. C'mon he was probably was close to 170 anyways and just have to gain some weight to make it. Conor probably realize that he wouldn't have to cut weight. This has no significance but when he beats nate, he's going to make a statement saying RDA is scared, and he's going to come take the WW belt after the LW belt bull crap like that. He'll probably wouldn't defend any of the belts and retire when he accomplish what he wants.
     
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    It runs the overrated McGregor hype train off a cliff!
     
  17. rplende Green Belt

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    I cannot believe how dopey people are thinking that this is a cakewalk for McGregor??
     
  18. TheVenom Black Belt

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    If Nate finishes Conor this fight has all the significance we need. It absolutely shows Conor isn't doing anything noteworthy at WW. Heck, considering Nate fights at 155 there's a deep implication LW may be too much for him. If Conor wins, he's just the killer fans already made him out to be. A loss says a lot more. We'll have to see how the bout plays out
     

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