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Stephen Thompson looking ahead to potential interim title fight with Robbie Lawler

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Wild, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Wild

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    It’s one thing for a fighter to have their call-out planned for after their next win. It’s something else altogether to tell everyone about it ahead of time. But, while he’s not exactly calling his shot, that’s the position top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is placing himself in.

    ‘Wonderboy’ is getting set to fight Jorge Masvidal on the PPV portion of UFC 217, which goes down November 4th at Madison Square Garden. It’s a fight that will leave the winner in grasp of a shot at the welterweight title, although for Thompson that comes with an obvious caveat. Having already faced champion Tyron Woodley twice – in less…

    Wonderboy wants Lawler for interim belt after Masvidal win
     
  2. Kneeblock

    Kneeblock Sapere Aude

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    When you aspire to an interim title you've already lost.
     
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  3. Andrewsimar Palhardass

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    But why though
     
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  4. Nemo?

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    To be fair to the guy he lost twice to the current champ.

    Interim title is the only way he sniff's a belt unless Woodley finally take's an L.
     
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  5. Bones Nose

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    Interim titles are the only ones that matter
     
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  6. Jdog93

    Jdog93 Grrrrrrrr..

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    Looking pass Masvidal is a Mistake.

    How did it work out for Cowboy?
     
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  7. TillsLeftHand

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    Never want to see him fight Ty ever again. Their last fight was probably the worst title fight ive ever seen.
     
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  8. Robbie Hart

    Robbie Hart This is the business we’ve chosen

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    Just concentrate on the person in front of you as I don’t think masvidal is an easy fight and may be the krypronite to his style
     
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  9. Enock-O-Lypse Now!

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    Everyone seems to over look Masvidal..he has proven over and over again he is a warrior who will engage to the death.

    Hope Masvidal gets the win and humbles the over confident Thompson
     
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  10. Robbie Hart

    Robbie Hart This is the business we’ve chosen

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    He’s tough as nails and will not pussyfoot around.....he’ll go toe toe and will beat pretty boy (that’s the worst insult I could give him because I actually like him)
     
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  11. benjo0101

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    Fuck interim titles. You fight up to the real thing or you dont mention it.

    Interims shouldnt have ever been a thing, strip the real one and he gets and immediate shot on return.
     
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  12. Enock-O-Lypse Now!

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    UFC really screwed it up by introducing all these interim titles..they did it as a marketing tool to pump up fights thinking casual fans would be more interested in a fight because a title was on the line...unfortunately what they have done is diluted the importance of the real titles to the point nobody gives a shit anymore.

    Terrible idea by the UFC brass...correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they adopted this idea from Boxing.
     
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  13. Robbie Hart

    Robbie Hart This is the business we’ve chosen

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    Dare I ask......why would that be an interim? Is woodley trying the bisping game by “needing surgery” when he would quite happily fight anyone but a real contender.....actually, that might just apply to bisping
     
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  14. Mix6APlix

    Mix6APlix The more you cry, the less I care.

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    Stevie takes a nap if this fight were to happen.
     
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    wtf is with all the interim titles? didn't tyron beat maia like last weekend?
     
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  16. Mix6APlix

    Mix6APlix The more you cry, the less I care.

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    Tyron has a hang nail on his left index finger. Expected recovery time is 6-8 months.
     
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    dana gets a chubby whenever he hears a champ is injured because he gets to promote another farce "title" fight
     
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  18. The EZ Life

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    Is woodley currently inactive? Why would there be an interim title?
     
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  19. Kneeblock

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    I'll see your Woodley/Thompson 2 and raise you a Maia/Silva and Severn/Shamrock 2
     
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  20. Robbie Hart

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    That’s what I thought also
     
  21. Silverball

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    Wonderboy's obviously been talking to UFC brass. If they love issuing belts so much, add more divisions so guys like Masvidal can fight at their ideal weight.
     
  22. The EZ Life

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    I agree.. might as well add more weight classes. It'll also be easier to have "super fights" between champions and top fighters, since fighters could meet in the middle or one can move up/down and it'll be less of a weight cut than with the current weight classes
     
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  23. DER HÖRNCHENMEISTER

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    I imagine that when the UFC ordered new belts, like the actual physical belts to be made, someone mistakenly wrote 100 instead of 10 or something...
    Stupid goof intern!

    Also they could just call it Intercontinental Belt per Weightclass instead of Interim, that would be more appropriate
     
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  24. Robbie Hart

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    Isn’t masvidal at an appropriate weight? He used to fight at 55, right? I don’t mind minor weight cutting tbh, it’s the 145 McGregor, Jon Lineker, kelvin gastulem, Anthony Johnson 170, cowboy Brazilian that I have a huge problem with......
     
  25. willthiswork

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    Woodley may need surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Somehow he tore it while standing in front of Maia for 25 minutes.
     
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