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Will the winner of Diaz/Poirier get the next LW title shot?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Jin Akutsu, Aug 8, 2018.

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How does this work out?

  1. Winner of Diaz/Poirier fights winner of Nurmagomedov/McGregor

    26.8%
  2. Only Diaz gets the TS if he wins

    3.6%
  3. Only Diaz gets the TS if he AND Conor win

    8.9%
  4. Poirier gets the TS if he AND Nurmagomedov wins

    10.7%
  5. Ferguson fights the winner of Nurmagomedov/McGregor

    12.5%
  6. Ferguson gets the TS only if Nurmagomedov wins

    5.4%
  7. GSP fights winner of Nurmagomedov/McGregor

    16.1%
  8. GSP gets TS only if Nurmagomedov wins

    0 vote(s)
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  9. GSP gets TS only if McGregor wins

    8.9%
  10. Other

    7.1%
  1. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    With Diaz/Poirier announced, the UFC is clearly hoping Diaz and McGregor win their respective fights to set up the big trilogy fight for the title.

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    There is also a looming contender in Ferguson waiting for his shot at the belt himself. GSP has hinted at wanting to hold a belt in three divisions.

    What do you think happens?
     
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  2. Franklin U.

    Franklin U. Gold Belt

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    If fight happens, no doubt.
    If Conor wins though who knows when?
     
  3. peterparker66

    peterparker66 Black Belt

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    I think Dustin should if he wins as long as Tony isn't in the picture .
    But I believe both Tony and Dustin deserve a title shot , not sure if that's what will happen as the UFC is more about money then legitimacy these days .
     
  4. Sansnom

    Sansnom Silver Belt

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    GSP gets next title shot.

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  5. Dave Poodle

    Dave Poodle Purple Belt

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    Gotta see if Nate's even fighting yet. His poetry's getting better though.
     
  6. so creamy

    so creamy Banned Banned

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    What should happen:
    - Winner of Diaz vs Poirier gets next title shot, Tony is next in line

    What will happen:
    - UFC book GSP vs Khabib (yes, him winning is a foregone conclusion)
    - Khabib pulls out, and Ferg steps in
    - Ferg drops a hair dryer in his bathtub and electrocutes himself, and is thus pulled from the fight
    - Kevin Lee steps in, but GSP turns the fight down
    - Iaquinta steps in for GSP and we get Lee vs Iaquinta II instead of GSP vs Khabib
    - Fans boycott the event and those two fight in an empty arena
     
  7. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    I think winner faces winner. Except if Conor wins, then who knows. And Conor is probably going to win.

    So I don't know.

    EDIT: This is based on Tony being out indefinitely, and Khabib making it to the Conor fight.
     
  8. VVarhead

    VVarhead Bullet Belt

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    Ferguson should get it.
     
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  9. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    I would black list both Díaz bros for life.
     
  10. A_bomb47

    A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    If Conor wins, there's a chance he moves up to fight the welterweight champion.
     
  11. D'z

    D'z Brown Belt

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    I see it like this....If Conor wins, Dana creates a 165 lb division and we have a GSP vs. Conor title bout. If Khabib wins, Conor will fight Nate and Khabib will fight Tony. Poor Dustin will likely either have to wait until after that, or take a fight in the mean time. Maybe Kevin Lee? Though, I think that's a really bad match-up for him and he should avoid it at all costs unless by some miracle it's for a belt.
     
  12. SOAzmayesh

    SOAzmayesh Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Tony Ferguson
     
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    FleximusPrime I'm a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus

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    It all depends on who Conor decides is worthy, probably Diaz.
     
  14. Rygu

    Rygu Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Diaz/Conor 3 needs to happen eventually.
     
  15. mb2621

    mb2621 Blue Belt

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    Ferguson should. He isn't an easy fight for McGregor or Khabib. He can beat both if he's still in his prime.

    Sure sounds like the winner is going to be fighting GSP though.
     
  16. Kid Killashaw

    Kid Killashaw Banned Banned

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    Conor wins.

    If GSP plays ball it will be Conor vs. GSP.

    If Diaz win the trilogy is next in line.

    If Diaz loses Conor fights fergie.

    Conor vs. Dustin won't happen again.
     
  17. Kael Rills

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    Khabib - McGregor rematch. Khabib wins and Conor demands a rematch. That's my current prediction. But I wouldn't be surprised if McGregor beats Khabib though. The future is clouded :)
     
  18. BenJi95

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    Ferguson vs Poirer
    Khabib vs Lee
    Winner vs Winner
    To decide true 155 champ

    Mcgregor vs Diaz III
    Because no matter what anyone says we will still watch it.
     
  19. Bogeyman

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    I would.like the winner of that fight to get the next title shot.

    The poll seems to expect me to have a crystal ball.
     
  20. cooks1

    cooks1 No matter where you go-there you are Platinum Member

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    Honestly, a lot depends on the outcomes and on Fergie.

    That was a serious fucking injury/surgery Fergie had. And despite his prognostications of being ready September/October, I would be surprised to see him fighting before January/February. Maybe even later if there are complications.

    If McGregor loses, that is the best case scenario for the division. He and Diaz can then go about their trilogy fight without holding up the list of legitimate contenders. Even if Diaz wins and McGregor loses, Diaz will opt for the trilogy fight for the $$$.

    If McGregor and Diaz both win, that is the worst case scenario for the division. Then Poirer and Fergie are going to have to wait or take a fight. Either against each other or Lee.

    If Khabib wins, he will fight Fergie if he is ready, Poirer if he is not. If Fergie is ready, Poirer will probably wait for the winner as opposed to Fighting Lee, which will put Lee in limbo.
     

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