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I think Pettis gets Nate Diaz next. Both coming off a loss and they really dislike each other. 
Where does the animosity originate from?

Sign me up. Both coming off a loss to the same man. Pettis and Nate both draw a significant amount of fans. Nate wouldn't really test Pettis' hopefully improved takedown defense though. Would be fun to watch in the stand-up from a technical perspective.
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Joanna seems like the Rousy of the straw weight division.
Joanna better not get complacent. She barely squeaked by Claudinha, who trains with Nova Uniao and holds a well-respected black belt in BJJ under Pederneiras. Unlike Carla, Claudia is no slouch with her boxing. You could argue she took the two rounds necessary to win off Joanna in their first fight. Joanna showed great takedown defense against Esparza, but the next step is improving her jiu-jitsu. Rose Namajunas is another serious contender at strawweight. Raw and inexperienced, but she fights crazy/wild with a karate and tae kwon do background. Then there's everyone's darling, for her looks, PVZ. She has a stiff test next month in Newark against a practiced kickboxer, Felice Herrig.
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Damn, people talking trash about Pettis now.
Pettis is fortunate to have Ben Askren in his Roufus camp, one of the best MMA wrestlers in the sport along with Hendricks, Cormier, and Weidman.
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post #8132 of 34152
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Where does the animosity originate from?

 

it originates from pettis constantly being injured while nate was active

 

its more hate from diaz than it is animosity, another hater that doesnt like pettis's flashly lifestyle

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Yeah Pettis should demolish Nate but I wouldn't be shocked if they try to give him at least 1 "easy" fight to build him back up. Not only is he gonna be part of their Reebok campaign but UFC had big plans to enter Puerto Rico and all of it was based on both Pettis brothers.

 

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Originally Posted by PhillyzPhan View Post

I think Pettis gets Nate Diaz next. Both coming off a loss and they really dislike each other. 
Where does the animosity originate from?

 

No clue where the animosity comes from but theres a lot of hate between them. Supposedly they even got into some skirmish at a nightclub in Vegas a few years ago. Diaz has been saying a bunch of **** about Pettis for a while and Pettis kept calling him out but he was champ and there was no way UFC was giving Diaz another title fight after his holdout and losses.

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I wouldn't mind seeing them make Pettis v Diaz, but this is one of those rare occasions where I don't necessarily think they have to match Pettis against an opponent coming off a loss

 

Who do they match Michael Johnson against next? I think that would be an awesome fight for Pettis

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Who do they match Michael Johnson against next?
Johnson wants "Bendo." He called "Smooth" out post-fight in the octagon after beating Barboza.
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Johnson wants "Bendo." He called "Smooth" out post-fight in the octagon after beating Barboza.

Forgot about that, which would also be an excellent match. I have a feeling Bendo might F around and stay at 170. Who knows

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Khabib trolls so hard

"It's just funny," Nurmagomedov said between chuckles. "Cowboy is fake. I don't think so he's really cowboy, I think he's fake. He all the time drink, drunk. I don't think so he's really cowboy. I'm really cowboy. I'm mountain guy. I'm training camp all my life, I'm wrestling with the bears. I'm really cowboy. He's drunk guy. I am Dagestan cowboy, 100-percent.

"You know why he's a little bit nervous?" Nurmagomedov added. "Because I say truth. I say truth. I no say trash talk, I say truth, and he's a little bit nervous. He needs wrestling, he needs wrestling partners. But it's okay. After two months we have fight, we have crazy fight, and when cage close, he understand, ‘Wow, this guy's crazy. Why I take this fight? Why I take this fight?' Because I want to smash this guy. He say I won't smash this guy? [He say,] ‘I kick his ***.' Okay. 23rd, May. 23rd, May."

laugh.gif khabib keeps it real pimp.gif

one thing about the ufc, you can talk all you want, and in the end you will probably fight that guy some time in the future.
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I have a feeling Bendo might F around and stay at 170.
He's been awfully quiet about his next opponent, strangely so. I'm sure it's a difficult decision with Crouch whether to stay at welterweight or jump back to the division he was champ in. I would love to see "Bendo" fight Aldo at lightweight one day.

I was amazed how effectively Johnson pressure fought Barboza in Brasil. That closed distance didn't allow Barboza to let off with his trademark kicks. Plus Johnson has the wrestling background to give opponents like Pettis trouble.
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post #8139 of 34152
Nate keeps getting sacrificed. I'd, personally, give him an easier challenge after his weigh in issues and poor performance against RDA.

The Diaz Brothers are so volatile/unpredictable.

I thought Pettis fought admirable. His eye was cut in the first. You could hear him tell Duke he couldn't see out of it in between the 4/5. RDA had a few submission attempts and he managed to stop them. He never stopped fighting despite being woefully outmatched.

Besides the looming questions about PEDs, RDA masterfully executed a solid strategy to mitigate his opponents strengths.

It was almost as dominating as Cracked out JBJ taking down DC several times,
post #8140 of 34152
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Reem's chin has definitely eroded, which is why Wink and Jackson wanted him moving and cautious even late against Roy. Nelson accused Overeem of running, which I perceive merely as smart fighting. Just like Condit's plan against Diaz.

Deciding factor could be Reem's offensive wrestling versus JDS' takedown defense. We all know Overeem has lethal ground and pound from top position, if he can secure it on "Cigano."

I actually think Cigano might have the wrestling advantage. He took Carwin down twice i believe with ease and defended all of his takedowns. Against Cain he did well defending, it was just the constant pressure and accumulation of strikes and takedowns that wore him out. 

 

If this was roided out reem it might be harder to gauge just cuz of the size difference 

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watching a rerun of ufc 154 right now and dos anjos fighting bocek. Physically looks much smaller but skillset wise looks to be throwing the same strikes, setups, footwork, etc.

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Bendo lost to both Pettis and RDA, don't know if it makes sense for him at 155 right now.
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Has there been any news at all on TJ Grant? Is he still dealing with concussion issues, coming back, or retiring?

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Bendo lost to both Pettis and RDA, don't know if it makes sense for him at 155 right now.

He moved up a weight class in his last fight and said will stay there at welterweight 170
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^ Bendo and Michael Johnson both agreed to fight each other on Twitter yesterday. Now it just needs to be made official by the UFC.
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^ Bendo and Michael Johnson both agreed to fight each other on Twitter yesterday. Now it just needs to be made official by the UFC.

Might just be a #1 contender fight 

post #8147 of 34152
I can see Cowboy and Khabib being a #1 contender fight. Cowboy has won like 6-7 in a row and Khabib is undefeated.

Bendo has recently lost to Cowboy (sort of), RDA and Pettis.

I'd let the winner of Khabib/Cowboy get a title shot (which wouldn't be for awhile).

And see how things shake out with the division Alvarez/Melendez, Pettis/Whoever, Johnson/Bendo.
post #8148 of 34152
If cowboy wins, he's #1 contender. It's hard to market rda but cowboy can talk, has a personality, marketable enough to carry a PPV and easy to deal with. He probably fight at the July ufc if he could.
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post
 

Might just be a #1 contender fight 

how the hell would that be a number 1 contender fight? Ben just lost to the current champ by knockout and the ex champ by submission in the first. He's nowhere near a title shot.

 

Im also wondering about Tj Grant, he was on a roll 

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Originally Posted by G Money 87 View Post
 

how the hell would that be a number 1 contender fight? Ben just lost to the current champ by knockout and the ex champ by submission in the first. He's nowhere near a title shot.

 

Im also wondering about Tj Grant, he was on a roll 

It's obvious Khabib v Cowboy is the #1 contender fight at the moment

 

A Bendo v Johnson match could be the next #1 contender fight

 

There's nobody else in the LW division that could stake a better claim

post #8151 of 34152
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Originally Posted by Vincent Van Ho View Post
 

It's obvious Khabib v Cowboy is the #1 contender fight at the moment

 

A Bendo v Johnson match could be the next #1 contender fight

 

There's nobody else in the LW division that could stake a better claim

not even close....

post #8152 of 34152
Bendo has lost to Pettis 2x as well

Another loss to either RDA or Pettis would essentially lock him out of another title shot at 155 for good
post #8153 of 34152
So after watching the Khabib and Rafael fight (smokin.gif), Dos Anjos was pretty much the same size. I still say he's on something. Nobody goes at that pace for 5 rounds when they've only had one previous 5 round fight in the UFC.
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Well damn, Cyborg tryin drop the ether after Rousey's mother said Rousey will break Cyborg's arm

 

Honda mom look like Kim Kardashian mom. She give interview for what? She want to be TMZ superstar?

I missed weight 1 time in 10 years. I don't know where she read this but I can guarantee I make 140lbs.

Cat Zingano was world Champion 125 before going up in weight to test herself, same thing Pacquiao is doing against Mayweather.

Honda would rather fight girls she know she can beat in the first round because the last time she challenge herself she only take home a Bronze medal.

Maybe we can ask Dana to give the loser of our fight a medal so she feel better about herself.

I don't need my mom to give interview about how I will break some movie stars nose!

Honda look *****. Before she talk about me but now she quiet and her mom defend her.

Everybody knows the time is coming. Ms. Housey please sit front row our fight and you will cry.

watch Joanna Jedrzejczyk last fight this is perfect example of how To stop takedown.

I don't want your belt, I want your soul.

#ChampionVsChampion

This is the last time I answer Honda's mom she only try to make her name in the news. I don't need to answer her if her daughter is too scared to talk for herself.

Everybody wants to make this fight except Team Hollywood.

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I want to see cyborg fight honda's mom.
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Thread Starter 

Khabib's tone when he said all that was in all seriousness too, not an ounce of sarcasm :lol the whole interview was just very confident. Not cocky. Very distinct difference in how this man sees himself and the competition. Training with AKA :x

 

He need to calm down with calling Pettis a joke though. Anyone who destroys Cowboy, Bendo and Gilbert Melendez is far from a joke

 

I do think a few guys pose problems for Pettis. Khabib, RDA even someone like Johnson. As long as Pettis is unable to keep grapplers/wrestlers from imposing their will those guys are going to have a very good chance

 

The article I believe misquoted him a bit. Khabib also said Barboza would beat Pettis in the same interview

post #8158 of 34152
khabib is such a hater. His obsession with Pettis is lame. Hope cerrone lands at least one headkick on that fool.
post #8159 of 34152
Thread Starter 

Pettis out 6 weeks

RDA out 3 months

 

Not too bad on either fighter

 

Pettis should fight Diaz or Barboza next

RDA will be ready to train in 3 months (will not have surgery) and should be ready to fight in November or December. Perfect timing for the winner of Cowboy/Khabib

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Clown ****. Why is he so obsessed with Pettis? Kicking a man while he's down mean.gif
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khabib is such a hater. His obsession with Pettis is lame. Hope cerrone lands at least one headkick on that fool.

laugh.gif basically. Unfortunately he's probably gonna run through Cerrone, but I'm hoping dude can pull it out somehow.
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