Who Would Conor Beat at 170?

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Who would Conor beat at 170?

  1. Usman

    12.1%
  2. Colby

    12.8%
  3. Woodley

    10.6%
  4. Masvidal

    20.6%
  5. Edwards

    15.6%
  6. RDA

    35.5%
  7. Maia

    20.6%
  8. Ponzi

    24.8%
  9. Thompson

    19.9%
  10. Nate Diaz

    43.3%
  11. Lawler

    28.4%
  12. None of the above

    40.4%
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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Rogan Talks McGregor Fighting At 170 Pounds

    During an edition of his JRE MMA Show, Rogan gave his take on why McGregor has decided to fight Cerrone at welterweight (via MMAFighting.com).

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    “Because Conor doesn’t want to lose any weight,” Rogan said. “I think that guy tortured himself to get down to 145 so hard – and when you look at what he looked like when he was on the scale, when he was flexing, he looked like a . . . zombie. It was horrible! So I think, whether he complains or not about that, nobody rides for free. You do that to your body for a couple of years, you do some damage and it makes it harder to lose the weight afterwards.

    “So then he’s going up to 155. He’s obviously elite at 155, wins the title at 155, has the great rematch with Diaz at 170 and then comes back and fights Khabib at 155 and gets mauled. He has a fight with Cowboy; he’s really a 155er that can fight welterweight. That’s the right size for him. Plus I don’t think Nate is fighting [at] 155 anymore.”

    https://www.mmanews.com/joe-rogan-has-a-theory-on-why-conor-mcgregors-next-fight-is-at-170/
     
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  2. Reydereyes

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    Where is my boy CM Punk? Not that I think he wouldn't sub Conor but still.
     
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    Someone less than 170, a lot less.
     
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    Let him get by Cowboy first son...

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  5. timoteo

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    He has a chance with the smaller strikers. The bigger wrestlers would khabib him. I think Thompson is probably his most potential high profile win. You could argue Masvidal is a higher profile fighter(who i think he could beat) but masvidal is just getting hyped right now and tbh it doesnt seem to be working too well.
     
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    On that list he has a 50/50 shot at diaz and no one else.
     
  7. BEER

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    I voted every single one and anyone who voted "none of the above" should be banned and sent to live in a facility for the mentally disabled.
     
  8. Frankie Baby!

    Frankie Baby! 145 Champ

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    Conor's overrated
     
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  9. Soul On Ice

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    Why is "none of the above" on the there but not "all of the above"?

    Had to do hella clicks, cuz
     
  10. DivineMind

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    Lies. McGrego makes 155 easily.

    Conor didn't want to fight at 155 because losing at that weight would be the nail in the coffin for him.

    He wants a tune up fight with low stakes, get paid.

    There's literally no one else besides Diaz / Cowboy that Conor could take in the top 10.
     
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    The poll would have been funner if the question was who finishes him the fastest

    Woulda had to go dark horse and pick Edwards. Most determination with getting the BS out the way to his goal.
     
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  12. Volador

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    I think Conor is a bit undersized at WW. Lol at Usman, Colby, Woodley, Wonderboy... Conor would be a heavy underdog against any of these dudes, I give him a 1/10 chance of winning.

    Against Masvidal, Edwards, Ponzi, who are more likely to engage him in the type of striking match he favours, but are bigger and more powerful than almost anyone he's fought, I'd give him about a 1/4 chance.

    RDA and Lawler are more likely to brawl with him, though RDA has good grappling, but he underutilizes it and is a hit and miss fighter. Maia is 42 years old and his striking isn't great, however, if it goes to the ground for a second, Conor dies. I'd give him a 50% chance against them. I think he beats Nate.
     
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  13. Kowboy

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    No chance he beats the elite of the division... Would go with Lawler and Dos Anjos as fights he should win with serious training and Nate and Masvidal that he could beat but also smashed... His best bet at 170 is go for the BMF... Usman and Covington would do him like Khabib did, maybe worse...
     
  14. TGArthur

    TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

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    Here is an image showing all fighters Conor can beat at 170

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  15. Mga223

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    No chance.

    Usman probably subs him in the first, Lawler, ponzi and masvidal KO him in the first.
     
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    Pettis, Nate, Luque and Magny in the top 15. Loses embarrassingly to everyone else.

    His best matchup in the division is Mike Perry.
     
  17. Big Slammer

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    Nate Diaz once.
     
  18. Rob Edwards

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    Agreed. [​IMG]
     
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  19. Rob Edwards

    Rob Edwards I am the Clit Commander Platinum Member

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    You beat me to it
     
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  20. Zebra Cheeks

    Zebra Cheeks Don’t look into the eye of the storm Platinum Member

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    Says the guy who picked Conor to beat usman {<jordan}
     
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