How long is khabib allowed to hold up the lightweight division?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Suspect.chin, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

    Dec 3, 2017
    Before he has to drop the belt? Especially seeing as he is now training to be a footballer?

    This content is protected
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
  2. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    Dude, he fought like 3 months ago.
  3. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Member Full Member

    Dec 3, 2017
    I am aware. I want to know if theres any set time frame on how long they’re allowed to mess around pretending to retire before the belt is taken away.
  4. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2009
    If McGregor set a precedent; around a year
  5. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    This is the UFC. They regularly do the following -

    Give people title shots off loses. They have done this multiple times.
    Let champions sit on belts and sometimes, actually most of the time only fight every 12 months or so. Ridiculous.

    Once someone retires they should be stripped of the title immediately and the top 2 ranked fighters should fight for the vacant title ASAP. If the retired champ changes their mind and wants to fight again within a yr or 2 then I have no problem if they get an immediate title shot.

    This is what should happen -
    Poirier - Oliviera for the vacant title.
    Chandler - Gaethje fight for no.1 contender
    Conor - Tferg, whoever loses is now done as an elite level guy.
    Nate "DIVA" Diaz / Paul Felder /Hooker / Dariush / RDA / Lee / Gillespie / Makhachev etc etc. Any combination of these level of fighters can fight each other and move up the ladder to bigger fights.

    I think something along those lines would be fair for all involved.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2021
    Malph, tee_birch and Suspect.chin like this.
  6. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2014
    Good post that uses common sense. Sadly, that ultimately means the UFC (of today) will do the complete opposite.
    Malph likes this.
  7. Malph

    Malph Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Some good posts on in the thread.

    The sad truth is, it will change when Dana White thinks he can make more money switching things around.
    Aussie Invader and Suspect.chin like this.