Where is Anthony Smith and why didnt he get the Corey fight

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  1. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    He was trying to get a fight with Corey Anderson...that would have been a better top contender fight than Jan, who only beats MWs

    Jan could have fought Volkan instead to give him a true LHW test
     
  2. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Maybe he'll welcome Jiri-san to the UFC...
     
  3. SalvadorAllende Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Pretty sure he will get random matchups for a while. He really shat the bed against Jones and won't get a rematch ever.
     
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    https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/8/...-2020-following-second-surgery-on-broken-hand

    With four more months of recovery time required after this second surgery, Smith is now plotting an early 2020 return to action as he continues to pursue another shot at the light heavyweight title.

    “Four months until I can punch again,” Smith said. “We’re looking at January, February, we’ll get the machine fired back up again.”​
     
  5. Bubzeh Silver Belt

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    Doesn't want the work after JJ money.
     
  6. Mahkor Drunkmaster Flex Banned

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    Can you imagine Corey Titties Anderson headlining a PPV? {<jordan}
     
  7. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    So did Cejudo in his first fight against MM, then we all know what happened in the rematch

    Smith dominated Gus better than Jones did

    With another big win, Smith is a top contender
     
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    He sure has been spending time on the Sirius/XM Fightnation MMA shows while in his recovery mode. I wish he and Corey would fight. Corey I know feels he could get the fight with Jones this year. The UFC is going to try and avoid that every way possible. I think Anthony Smith could give him an L push him down the rankings.
     
  9. blaseblah Steel Belt

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    Wrong black dude
     
  10. jeskola Purple Belt

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    He is on a mission, that is where he is.

     
  11. ZeeTV White Belt

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    It’s bullshit. He had his title shot and curled up in a ball while Jones clobbered him for 5 rounds. Step aside and let another journeyman get his title shot. Why’s he trying to take Coreys shine? No one get in Anthony’s way when he made his title run.
     
  12. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    he needs to be impressive if he hopes for another chance
     
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    You didn't think his finishing Gus was impressive??
     
  14. bigconan Gold Belt

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    Speaking of Cejudo....when the hell is this guy fighting again? he hasn't fought in quite awhile now...he should be stripped of the 135lb belt or do an interim title fight....this guy is just sitting on his belt....
     
  15. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    yes, but thats only 1 fight

    another 1 or 2 please
     
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    I think he's gone suit shopping.
     
  17. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

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    Don’t know why your laughing, Corey Anderson KO’d your boy Johnny Walker easily.
     
  18. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    He's probably somewhere patting himself on the back for going 5 rounds with Jones.
     
  19. Mahkor Drunkmaster Flex Banned

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    Early stoppage.
     
  20. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    Sounds like a recipe for disaster. I hope not. Jiri-sama should fight someone who's been active, not smith. He needs a tune up imo. Yes he's I know he beat Gus. But guhdam, a dangerous prospect can't be your first fight back.
     

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