Whats next for welterweights?

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  1. VroomyJeeps

    VroomyJeeps Brown Belt

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    in my opinion....

    Wonderboy vs Lawler (sorry woodley but nobody wants to see you fight for a title right now)

    Nick Diaz vs Johny Hendricks

    Both fighters are coming back in August it makes sense.

    Carlos Condit vs Rory Macdonald 2

    seems like the right time to make this rematch

    Tyron Woodley vs Sidelines

    Says he will sit out for a title shot, oh well

    Kelvin Gastelum vs Alan Jouban

    Kelvin needs a step down. Jouban needs a step up. Make it happen.

    Albert Tumenov vs Ryan Laflare

    Tumenov and Laflare are similarly ranked and this fight makes sense

    Tarec Saffiedine vs HDK

    Now that Tarec has a win under his belt and DHK wants a title run I say why not

    Gunnar Nelson vs Patrick Cote

    Nelson coming off a loss to Maia needs a slight step back, Cote on a streak needs a step up. Could ne a good fit for UFN 87 in the Netherlands.

    Lorenz Larkin vs Thiago Alves

    Both coming off losses, both strikers, could be fun but I want Alves down to 155. If he doesn't put him against Larkin.

    Rick Story vs Warlley Alves

    Warlley needs a step up in competition and Rick has been out for long time so he should come back and fight a fringe top 15 guy. If Story is healthy I wouldn't mind it.

    The rest of the top guys are already booked.

    What matchups do you want to see?
     
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  2. chitoortiz

    chitoortiz Silver Belt

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    Lawler - Woodley
    Wonderboy - Condit
    Diaz - Brown (if Matt beats Maia)
     
  3. Reach4theSky

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    I like all those fights. Carlos might not want to take the Rory fight though.

    Seemed like he was on the verge of retirement after his last fight, so I think the UFC would have to give him a title shot again or nothing.
     
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    Nick doesn't want to fight any boring ass wrestlers, homie.
     
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  5. VroomyJeeps

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    Nick said he wants big fights.

    from my point of view nobody wants to see condit vs Diaz again and nick aint getting any free title shots coming off multiple losses.

    Hendricks is a fresh fight, a former champ, a big fight for nick that could put him in title position.

    it makes too much sense + they are both returning in August
     
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    My big problem is with your list is giving Diaz a wrestler. If the UFC wants him to have any momentum for a big fight like Lawler II, Condit II, or even McGregor, then they shouldn't give him a wrestler.

    Also, out of curiosity, how would your plans change if Conor beats RDA and decides to challenge Lawler, getting the next WW title shot? Who would Thompson face then?

    Finally, what about a fight for GSP? Anderson Silva superfight?

    It's too much of a bad stylistic fight for Diaz. If he wants a win for momentum or a title shot or whatever, then Hendricks is not the fight for him. Also, just because they'll both be back in August doesn't automatically mean they need to fight each other. There will be other available welterweights in August too.
     
  7. Cry0Therapy737

    Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    Conor isn't going to fight at 170, that's the same kind of nonsense as Ronda saying she could beat men.

    Lawler vs Wonderboy
    Maia vs Brown
    Rory vs Story
    Condit vs Hendricks 2 in a five rounder
    Woodley vs. Lombard/Magny winner
    Tarec vs. Lombard/Magny loser
    Kelvin vs. Gunnar
     
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    Did you not get bored writing all this?
     
  9. VroomyJeeps

    VroomyJeeps Brown Belt

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    my thought is that if McGregor wins, dana shoots down another title shot at 170lbs. i really don't see it happening.

    i think Connor either fights Frankie next or drops the 145lb belt. if he drops the 145lb belt and wants a shot at the 170 champ theres a small chance he would get it but probably not imo. In that case i think Dana says you have to defend your belt before moving up again.

    If GSP comes back obviously he trumps everyone. You make GSP vs Lawler and Woodley vs Wonderboy for the #1 contender match. if Woodley refuses you keep him benched indefinitely and and figure something else out.

    just my opinion
     
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    wonderboy/lawler
    condit/woodley II
    rory/hendricks
    maia/brown
    tumenov/tarec
    gunni/larkin
     
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    Agree with Wonderboy being due for a title shot.
     
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    Zeppeling ritehand Double Yellow Card

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    You want likes badly.
     
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    Cool I like that .and love how Rory vs story sound
     
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    All of these look good actually.
     
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    we just saw Hendricks get handled by a good striker. Diaz is a good albeit different kind of striker but also has a huge height and reach advantage like wonderboy did.

    if his jits is as good as he says he should be able to do fine on the ground. Hendricks might be able to take you down but hes not good with ground control like GSP was.

    I would also make it 5 round main event to give Diaz the edge.

    its a fight i want to see
     
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    story has been out nearly 2 years it doesn't make any sense to match him up with rory. plus i don't think he was even in the top 10 when he left
     
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    VroomyJeeps Brown Belt

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    i can dig it.

    only problem is woodley is refusing to fight unless its a title shot so hes really messing things up
     
  18. Bobby Boulders

    Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    This place always complains about the matchmaking being suspect, then complains that Diaz shouldn't fight wrestlers so that the UFC can exploit his star power.

    Anyway, Vroomy is my *****, and this thread needs more Vroomy art.
     
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  19. Angelassassin53

    Angelassassin53 Black Belt

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    I know a lot of matches are set, but here's how the division should look.

    Lawler vs Wonderboy
    Maia vs Woodley
    Hendricks vs Rory
    Brown vs Magny
    Saffeidine vs Tumenov
    Story vs DHK
    Condit vs Lombard
    Gastelum vs Gunnar
     
  20. VroomyJeeps

    VroomyJeeps Brown Belt

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    here's the problem with these

    maia is booked already vs brown
    magny is booked already with lombard
    woodley is refusing to fight unless its for a title
    Gastelum and gunnar already fought not that long ago

    yeah... doesn't work bro
     
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