Who's the backup fighter for Khabib?

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  1. cheezum

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    we know it's 50/50 he pulls from the fight. you can be sure the UFC will have someone training as we speak.

    is tony out of action for a while?
    how about GSP?
     
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    Poirier if Conor pulls, Diaz if Khabib pulls.
     
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    Yep I'm pretty sure that's the entire reason the UFC made that fight in the first place
     
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    Diaz probably when Khabib "gets hurt" ...dudes not going to that fight.

    kind of silly considering he would make a lot just to take a nap.
     
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    If I was a top 5 155'er or even a big featherweight like Ortega I'd be taking a punt on a training camp.
    Who's to say Conor won't get injured either.
    I'd imagine UFC are hoping Nate or Dustin would step up to the plate.
     
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    Diaz he want that money
     
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    Green?
     
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    Ideally Ferguson (assuming he's healed enough to fight again)
     
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    It's Diego Sanchez
     
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    And Conor gets GSP, when Conor pulls out.
     
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    Yep, looking like this.
     
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    Just imagine if Floyd Mayweather hopped last minute and knocked Mc out cold with one precise lightning punch to the jaw.
     
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    Is that before or after he breaks his hands just hitting pads with MMA gloves?
     
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    There might just be enough time for Tony to recover and be a backup. GSP may be actively training to serve as backup... I don't see GSP doing short notice fights.

    50% Tony if either one pulls
    50% Nate if Khabib pulls and Poirier if Conor pulls
     
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    He will not be cleared by October.
     
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    Should be Poirer either way. For one he is more deserving than Nate and Conor Nate 3 would work better with a proper build up rather than being a last minute replacement.
     
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    Conny Nuthugger thread.
     
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    This and it's an excellent move by UFC. Both guys would surely step up to fight for the bigger money.
    They should do this with every big fight.
     
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    Kevin Lee wants that Conor money. Once you fight Conor win or lose your stock goes up and you become a superstar like Nate.
     

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