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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #800 on: November 07, 2018, 04:44:10 AM »
In the least surprising news of the week, Ray Borg is out of his fight this Saturday against Joseph Benavidez.  I haven't seen a specific reason for the cancellation yet but I believe physicians nixed his participation.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #801 on: November 07, 2018, 06:26:50 AM »
Fuuuuuuuuuuuucksakes. That was one of the best fights on the card.

Wouldn't surprise me if this was weight-cut related and speaking of which FloCombat is citing a source saying that the UFC is killing men's flyweight by the end of 2018 and cutting a bunch of fighters, only a select group will get to move up in weight.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #802 on: November 07, 2018, 06:37:04 AM »
Well, the bantamweight division would get an influx of guys that we shouldn't have to worry about making weight, so the purging of that division isn't entirely a bad thing.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #803 on: November 07, 2018, 07:04:23 AM »
I would figure if this is true it means we see Cejduo moving up to fight Dillashaw.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #804 on: November 08, 2018, 12:43:25 AM »
Chad Mendes vs Alex Volkanovski at UFC 232.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #805 on: November 08, 2018, 12:59:57 AM »
I imagine they gave DJ a heads up about this. Damn shame the division is going away now that it’s finally opened up.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #806 on: November 08, 2018, 02:21:55 AM »
Also tells me that DJ would rather leave the company and stay at Fly than move up a weight class.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #807 on: November 08, 2018, 07:48:23 AM »
Because he'd struggle at BW? Cause I think he beats 90% of that weight class handily.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #808 on: November 08, 2018, 08:45:12 AM »
Because he'd struggle at BW? Cause I think he beats 90% of that weight class handily.

I think the implication from the post is also saying he’s totally fine going elsewhere. I think. ONE FC takes care of their fighters pretty well. I’m sure he also misses sponsorship money.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #809 on: November 08, 2018, 10:13:19 AM »
OneFC is doing some esports stuff, DJ is big into that and will probably get a lot of money from his position within that branch of OneFC:

https://www.onefc.com/articles/one-championship-launches-asias-largest-esports-championship-series/

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #810 on: November 14, 2018, 01:21:42 AM »
Anthony Pettis vs Justin Gaethje sometime in early 2019.

Fighter who reacts horribly to pressure and being backed up vs the most forward moving, pressure-heavy fighter in the division.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #811 on: November 14, 2018, 08:36:31 AM »
Idk about that, Anthony has had some good counterstrikes in his time.

Needs to be five rounds though.

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Re: The 2018 Upcoming and Rumored Fights Thread
« Reply #812 on: November 15, 2018, 10:29:12 AM »

Let's go motherfuckers


koab [8:27 PM]
damn i thought you guys were good little cucks who would shit themselfs so a POC could peacefully protest