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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    Just reading Sean Sheehan's 20 predictions for 2017's MMA world(from SevereMMA.com)........some interesting, some strange, and some I had thought about too.......here they are.........

    1. Dana White stands down from his position as UFC president
    2. Jon Jones fights Daniel Cormier and finishes him
    3. There will be two new middleweight champions
    4. Conor McGregor defends his lightweight title twice
    5. Bjorn Rebney leaves the MMAAA
    6. CM Punk wins an MMA fight
    7. Ben Askren signs with Bellator
    8. Tim Kennedy signs with Bellator
    9. Brock Lesnar fights on the New Years card
    10. Tom Duquesnoy becomes a ranked UFC fighter
    11. Demetrious Johnson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk don’t lose a single round
    12. Ryan Curtis signs with the UFC
    13. Ronda Rousey changes camp and fights again
    14. A UFC champion is stripped of a belt due to a failed drugs test
    15. WSOF goes out of business
    16. Mirsad Bektic fights for the featherweight title
    17. Michael Venom Page loses a fight
    18. Miesha Tate fights again
    19. Sara McMann becomes a UFC champion
    20. Chuck Liddell signs with Bellator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    19 will NEVER happen
    Not likely, but the one thing I've been thinking lately is that no.1 is a certainty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    Not likely, but the one thing I've been thinking lately is that no.1 is a certainty.
    You think? How come? I mean it wouldn't come as a shock, but why now, why in '17???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    You think? How come? I mean it wouldn't come as a shock, but why now, why in '17???
    I reckon he's probably just had enough now, his decisions are no longer final decisions, so why stay? He'll see out the year(till July) then he'll call it a day. I think the issues with union stuff, Ali Act, fighters wanting more money, title fights being watered down etc, will all be too much hassle for him now it's not his company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    I reckon he's probably just had enough now, his decisions are no longer final decisions, so why stay? He'll see out the year(till July) then he'll call it a day. I think the issues with union stuff, Ali Act, fighters wanting more money, title fights being watered down etc, will all be too much hassle for him now it's not his company.
    Will his ego allow him to walk away though????
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    Why would he walk away? Just signed a 5 yr extention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    Will his ego allow him to walk away though????
    I think so, with half a billion in the bank.......he can do whatever the fuck he wants now.
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    1. Dana White stands down from his position as UFC president
    I could see this 100% guy is rich as fuck and who knows maybe the new owners piss him off
    2. Jon Jones fights Daniel Cormier and finishes him
    Nope doesn't finish him
    3. There will be two new middleweight champions
    Bisping Loses to his next challenger who will probably be Yoel Romero and then Romero loses to Souza makes sense to me
    4. Conor McGregor defends his lightweight title twice
    Yeah I could see this too in July and December
    5. Bjorn Rebney leaves the MMAAA
    Yup I think this one is pretty obvious
    6. CM Punk wins an MMA fight
    I could see it if it's not in the UFC
    7. Ben Askren signs with Bellator
    I'm not 100% sure how many Fights he has left with OneFC but if it's finished I could easily see him going to Bellator
    8. Tim Kennedy signs with Bellator
    Yup I 100% see this happening
    9. Brock Lesnar fights on the New Years card
    Yup and it will be his last Fight
    10. Tom Duquesnoy becomes a ranked UFC fighter
    I don't know who this is so I'm going to say this is wrong
    11. Demetrious Johnson and Joanna Jedrzejczyk don’t lose a single round
    Yup this is basically a sure thing
    12. Ryan Curtis signs with the UFC
    Dunno who this is
    13. Ronda Rousey changes camp and fights again
    Nope she's done
    14. A UFC champion is stripped of a belt due to a failed drugs test
    Yup I could see this happening especially if Yoel Romero Wins the Title
    15. WSOF goes out of business
    Yupp
    16. Mirsad Bektic fights for the featherweight title
    Nope
    17. Michael Venom Page loses a fight
    Yupp
    18. Miesha Tate fights again
    Yupp
    19. Sara McMann becomes a UFC champion
    I really really don't see this happening unless they add a 125 Division and the 1st Fight is her Vs a 115er going up
    20. Chuck Liddell signs with Bellator
    Yeah he could sign with them as an ambassador or some shit no way as a Fighter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    19 will NEVER happen
    I don't think it's THAT crazy of a prediction. With her wrestling, I could see her smothering someone like Nunes or Schevchenko (if she beats Pena and then Nunes). Pena, she has almost no chance against though IMO.
    She's coming off of wins over Eye and Davis, which are both pretty big. If she could beat one of Zingano or Pennington next, which are both winnable fights for her, I could see her getting the next shot after Pena/Schevchenko winner. Or who knows, maybe she decides to move up to 145, where both Holm and de Randamie are both very winnable fights for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMattThiele View Post
    I don't think it's THAT crazy of a prediction. With her wrestling, I could see her smothering someone like Nunes or Schevchenko (if she beats Pena and then Nunes). Pena, she has almost no chance against though IMO.
    She's coming off of wins over Eye and Davis, which are both pretty big. If she could beat one of Zingano or Pennington next, which are both winnable fights for her, I could see her getting the next shot after Pena/Schevchenko winner. Or who knows, maybe she decides to move up to 145, where both Holm and de Randamie are both very winnable fights for her.
    Thinking about it, you could be right, stylistically it is a decent match up.......it's getting there that may be the issue.
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