Why wouldnt they make Pettis-Nate Diaz?

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  1. legkicktko

    legkicktko Brown Belt

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    The Poirier fight is great... but from a business perspective...
    • Pettis is a bigger game than Poirier
    • Nate matches up well with him (Pettis doesn’t wrestle) if keeping Nate relevant is the goal
    • There is bad blood between them and it would make a great story
    • Poirier is exciting af but not the most interesting man in the world
    • Pettis has been calling out Nate since beating Chiesa
     
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    Because nobody wants to watch that shit..

    Poirier vs Nate is a better fight.
     
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    Because Poirier is a higher ranked opponent than Pettis.

    Also Pettis has been pretty irrelevant for a while.
     
  4. chrisdiaz

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    Fighting an under ranked fighter makes no sense for diaz. Porier probably just stole nates number 5 spot so he needs to get that back to fight mcgregor again
     
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    Hespectfully Black Belt Platinum Member

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    That would be a decent scrap. I got Anthony via Nate’s ring rust.
     
  6. legkicktko

    legkicktko Brown Belt

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    Nate could fight Diego Sanchez at lw and if Conor wants that fight that’s what the ufc will make and they will bump Nate to #2 for beating him.

    Diaz hasn’t fought at LW since 2015 and is 2-3 in his last five. There is no legitimacy to his ranking either. The ufc made him a permanent staple in the top 10 when he fought Conor and a trilogy was eminent.
     
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    Conor changed Nate's bum life.
     
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    This is a bigger better fight. A fight that will sell when slotted as the main or co-main. Also I know the UFC isn't willing to put Pettis in a fight of this caliber on the NYC card after he tried to really hit them up for more money when they came to him to fight Khabib. They'll send a message to him that he can wait now for however long.
     
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    Nate made Conor famous to the American audience.


    Deal with it.
     
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    I'll assume sarcasm.
     
  11. YellowBanenoo

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    Because nobody cares about Pettis anymore.
     
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    The Pettis redemption angle is next season, noob
     
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    Porier isn't just gonna fight anyone at this point, they needed to give him a name or a title shot
    Tying up Porier in this fight takes away one of Khabib's bargaining chips in the Conor fight negotiations since he's been saying if they don't pay him more to fight Conor he'll just fight Porier

    Chess no checkers
     
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    Nate is no longer about fighting for the belt or fighting ranked dudes...
     
  16. chrisdiaz

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    He just got a fight against the #1 contender in the division, what are you talking about? I think your confused.
     
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    Pettis would also run around on a bike leg kicking Diaz. Poirier will throw hands in the pocket and make Nate look good.
     
  18. blaseblah

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    Pettis is ranked above Nate dude
     
  19. christer

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    Pettis kicks very hard and likes to do it. He could very well cripple Nate with just a few low kicks and probably get in some other sick kicks.
    Then again it's also very possible he gets hits a bit and gets uncomfortable, maybe he wouldn't be able to set up strikes with the constant Diaz pressure then.

    Pettis probably wouldn't have a good time on the ground with Nate but on the other hand, Nate is one of the few guys who won't be aiming to just lay on him either.
     
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