Why are McGregor and Diaz fighting at 170?

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  1. cakemuncher

    cakemuncher Black Belt

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    This doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

    Has McGregor perhaps overeaten on steaks and bulked up too much?

    Or is Dana gonna push his favoritism to absurd levels and soon offer McGregor an undeserved tittle shot at WW too?
     
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  2. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Because Conor wants Nate to get comfortable.

    In reality it's Conor is planting the seeds for his future bid at the WW belt. If he beats Nate, he could spin the narrative into "I just beat an WW, give me that WW bum belt".
     
  3. cakemuncher

    cakemuncher Black Belt

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    ^ That's so nice of him.

    It seems McGregor is trying to sit on three chairs. I can see him overextending, falling and breaking his neck.
     
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    capnlarge Silver Belt

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    It's at WW because Nate doesn't have enough time to make 155.
     
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    M.V.C. Silver Belt

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    because you touch yourself at night.
     
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  6. waldywaldy

    waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    Because if he loses to anyone at 155 the RDA fight is dead. This way, if Nate pulls off the upset, they can blame it on the fight being contested at ww and title unification at lw remains an option.
     
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    GusLost Banned Banned

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    So if Conor wins, it sets up Lawler vs. McGregor at UFC 200
     
  8. Fatal Catro

    Fatal Catro Red Belt

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    Nate cannot make 155 this quickly, he is in shape but not in fight shape.
    Furthermore a loss at 170 is inconsequential, there is very little on the line.
     
  9. cakemuncher

    cakemuncher Black Belt

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    Thanks. Makes sense.
     
  10. LilNubi

    LilNubi Brown Belt

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    I thought the answer to this was pretty obvious.
     
  11. Croo67

    Croo67 Purple Belt

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    Because how could the UFC (Conor) refuse Cerrone, someone that could make that weight, the fight... then stall and stutter when Nate complained and struggled to make the weight for 155lbs?
     
  12. DontWaitUp

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    They spoke about it yesterday at the press
    conference. Nate wouldn't go below 170.
    It's not a conspiracy.
     
  13. Ivanhoe

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    Its too complicated for your small bird brain to compehend.
     
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  15. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Nate clearly said at the press conference he could make 155. Just cause Conor says it doesn't make it true.

    I do think if Nate tried to make 155 he'd come in over the limit.
     
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    Surely it takes a full blown idiot to have to ask this question?
     
  17. Post Crisis

    Post Crisis Professional Shit-poster

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    Because it's easy.
     
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    Well he can see you while he's the most famous mixed martial artist in the world and in the fast lane for #1 P4P. Don't worry, he'll be okay. And I'm not even a fan. I want Diaz to win.
     
  19. honzo

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    Because Nate is in such good shape......
     
  20. Kendo

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    Bro this has to do with Nate. He was ready obviously to make 155. But I think Diaz played the game a bit and asked for heavier weight. I mean less then 2 weeks. Sounds like both won't have to cut weight.

    And 170 sounds cool anyways. Instead of 165 or 160.

    Win/win for everyone especially Diaz.
     

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