The Authentic Official Robert "The Reaper" Whittaker Undefeated, Undisputed Middleweight Champion / General MMA Thread

Who do you WANT to win? (Not who do you think WILL win)

  • I want the Fighting Irish to win

  • I want the 209 to represent again

  • I just want a good, action-packed fight like the last one

  • Test to see if I can change the poll?

  • Are these options 4 and 5?


Results are only viewable after voting.
Jun 8, 2013
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And you didn't even share any of the cheeky pics with us?
Mate I’ve been on these boards since 2005 never known how to post a pic or vid even avatars.
Never really felt the need to either.
Don’t tell anybody but I can’t even remember how to copy and paste.
Where is the joy in being good at that shit when i’ve Been busy as a black belt plumber and DJ?
 
May 25, 2013
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Mate I’ve been on these boards since 2005 never known how to post a pic or vid even avatars.
Never really felt the need to either.
Don’t tell anybody but I can’t even remember how to copy and paste.
Where is the joy in being good at that shit when i’ve Been busy as a black belt plumber and DJ?
Send them to yourself as a text (it makes the file smaller), the save them to your phone. To the left of "post reply" under the quick reply box is "attach files" tap that and upload from device / recent /gallery / whatever yours says.
 
Jun 24, 2012
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Silva wants Nick Diaz in Brazil and Mcgregor said he'll fight Nate on the same card. Definitely not happening.
 

Haggis

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Next LHW title fight, the PPV is Jones vs Smith. Literally the two most generic names in the English language that you could put on a poster. :lol:

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Haggis

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May 16, 2013
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Damn, two interim title fights for UFC 236, both good ones too.

Adesanya vs Gastelum we knew, but that's the co-main. The main event?

Holloway vs Poirier for the interim 155 title. Dana reckons that Tony declined the fight vs Holloway.

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May 31, 2012
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Damn, two interim title fights for UFC 236, both good ones too.

Adesanya vs Gastelum we knew, but that's the co-main. The main event?

Holloway vs Poirier for the interim 155 title. Dana reckons that Tony declined the fight vs Holloway.

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Why the fuck would Ferguson turn down that fight? He’s been whining like a bitch for years that he hasn’t had a decent shot, and he’s right to be fair, but you can’t complain like that and then bail. What was his reasoning? I always had him down as someone who’d fight anyone.
 
May 19, 2013
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Why the fuck would Ferguson turn down that fight? He’s been whining like a bitch for years that he hasn’t had a decent shot, and he’s right to be fair, but you can’t complain like that and then bail. What was his reasoning? I always had him down as someone who’d fight anyone.
He implied not enough money was offered.

And probably think what's the point fighting for an interim title.

I'm hoping we get winner of Khabib Ferguson vs winner of Poirier Holloway.
 

Haggis

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He implied not enough money was offered.

And probably think what's the point fighting for an interim title.
What's the point? He's a 35 year old, injury prone lightweight who the casuals don't know! :patsch

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Jul 30, 2015
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It's Khabib's fault. We wouldn't need an Interim if he hadn't decided to take a self-imposed ban until November. Strip him. If Tony doesn't fight for the real belt next then it's a joke.
 

Haggis

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It's Khabib's fault. We wouldn't need an Interim if he hadn't decided to take a self-imposed ban until November. Strip him. If Tony doesn't fight for the real belt next then it's a joke.
If they offered the fight to Tony and he turns it down..... well, that doesn't seem too smart. It's not like he's 26 years old. He's on borrowed time already.

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If they offered the fight to Tony and he turns it down..... well, that doesn't seem too smart. It's not like he's 26 years old. He's on borrowed time already.

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He's not doing himself any favours by turning the fight down, but he already got screwed after winning the Interim last time. He had the Interim last time and was going to fight for the belt, had a freak injury - came back and looked great against Pettis, but now he needs to go through someone else before he gets his shot again, at which point he will be on a 12 fight win streak. Strip Khabib, make Tony vs Poirier or Max for the real belt and Khabib can get first dibs once he comes back from his self-imposed year out.
 

Haggis

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He's not doing himself any favours by turning the fight down, but he already got screwed after winning the Interim last time. He had the Interim last time and was going to fight for the belt, had a freak injury - came back and looked great against Pettis, but now he needs to go through someone else before he gets his shot again, at which point he will be on a 12 fight win streak. Strip Khabib, make Tony vs Poirier or Max for the real belt and Khabib can get first dibs once he comes back from his self-imposed year out.
All of this is true, but the brutal reality is that nobody outside of the hardcores knows or gives a fuck about Tony. It's not fair that he needs to fight again (though some of it isn't the UFC's fault as Tony has had a lot of bad luck)..... but they did offer him the fight, and he did turn it down so they offered it to Poirier who instantly accepted.

Now Tony is on the outside looking in. He's in a bad spot now and basically needs to hope for somebody to get injured. And meantime, he's only getting older. 35 is right around the age when a LW starts to be in danger of just suddenly falling off a cliff physically, and Tony has a very unorthodox, very physical style that relies a lot on reflexes and reactions. He's not like a Khabib technical mechanics type who could probably take down and suffocate half of the top 10 when he's 50. Huge mistake to turn down the Holloway fight, I think. Who's he going to fight now, and how does it get him back to the title ahead of the Holloway/Poirier winner? Does he plan to sit and wait for Khabib to come back in November, then challenge the winner of Khabib's next fight sometime in 2020,when he'll be 36/37 years old?

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May 17, 2013
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All of this is true, but the brutal reality is that nobody outside of the hardcores knows or gives a fuck about Tony. It's not fair that he needs to fight again (though some of it isn't the UFC's fault as Tony has had a lot of bad luck)..... but they did offer him the fight, and he did turn it down so they offered it to Poirier who instantly accepted.

Now Tony is on the outside looking in. He's in a bad spot now and basically needs to hope for somebody to get injured. And meantime, he's only getting older. 35 is right around the age when a LW starts to be in danger of just suddenly falling off a cliff physically, and Tony has a very unorthodox, very physical style that relies a lot on reflexes and reactions. He's not like a Khabib technical mechanics type who could probably take down and suffocate half of the top 10 when he's 50. Huge mistake to turn down the Holloway fight, I think. Who's he going to fight now, and how does it get him back to the title ahead of the Holloway/Poirier winner? Does he plan to sit and wait for Khabib to come back in November, then challenge the winner of Khabib's next fight sometime in 2020,when he'll be 36/37 years old?

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Jul 15, 2012
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All of this is true, but the brutal reality is that nobody outside of the hardcores knows or gives a fuck about Tony. It's not fair that he needs to fight again (though some of it isn't the UFC's fault as Tony has had a lot of bad luck)..... but they did offer him the fight, and he did turn it down so they offered it to Poirier who instantly accepted.

Now Tony is on the outside looking in. He's in a bad spot now and basically needs to hope for somebody to get injured. And meantime, he's only getting older. 35 is right around the age when a LW starts to be in danger of just suddenly falling off a cliff physically, and Tony has a very unorthodox, very physical style that relies a lot on reflexes and reactions. He's not like a Khabib technical mechanics type who could probably take down and suffocate half of the top 10 when he's 50. Huge mistake to turn down the Holloway fight, I think. Who's he going to fight now, and how does it get him back to the title ahead of the Holloway/Poirier winner? Does he plan to sit and wait for Khabib to come back in November, then challenge the winner of Khabib's next fight sometime in 2020,when he'll be 36/37 years old?

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That seems like the plan and it may work. Even if Conor beats Cerrone on July 6th, Tony still might get his shot. Khabib and UFC matchmakers might be looking at Tony as a tune up or just very winnable for Khabib (Pettis fight). Imo it's in Tony's best interest to sit out and hold out and hope for the best.

If he doesn't get Conor next I think he is fucked because I don't see him winning two in a row. If he does win the belt he should retire instead of trying to defend it because I don't see him beating everyone in the top 5.
 
Jul 15, 2012
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I'm almost certain Tony gets a title shot next because Conor won't be ready to fight Khabib in November after a year layoff and presuming he wins the Cowboy fight in the summer. Conor and matchmakers would rather Khabib fight Tony and then rush Khabib into a Conor rematch in February or March on next year.