The who, where or when of the situation

English translation: yes, he can fight whoever, wherever, whenever

10:52 Dec 20, 2016
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Hello everyone,

About the fight between McGregor and Dias:

"The only obstacle in arranging this fight was weight. Owing to the short notice, Diaz didn’t want it at 155lb. At first, a catchweight of 160lb was suggested, and Diaz seemed happy with that initially. But then he changed his mind and asked for 165lb. At that point in the negotiations, Conor was done with the back-and-forth.

‘Tell Nate to get comfortable,’ he said. ‘I don’t want him making any excuses. Let’s do it at 170lb.’ And that was that. In the space of twelve weeks, Conor was going to fight in UFC main events at both featherweight and welterweight, jumping right over lightweight. ‘Unprecedented’ was beginning to feature regularly in his vocabulary. His mind was in a place where he felt nobody could touch him. ***The who, where or when of the situation*** didn’t matter.

The build‑up to this new match‑up was brief but enjoyable, as two witty guys exchanged insults during the press conferences..."

Does "The who, where or when of the situation " imply that Conor was ready to fight anyone no matter when and where? It makes little sense to me because he definitely knew who was his opponent (it was Diaz) and where and when the fight would take place.

Thank you.
klp
Local time: 04:18
English translation:yes, he can fight whoever, wherever, whenever
Explanation:
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he is so confident he feels he can take anyone on and it doesn't matter to him where the fight takes place or at what weight as he's prepared to let Diaz change the weight to suit himself
"In the space of twelve weeks, Conor was going to fight in UFC main events at both featherweight and welterweight, jumping right over lightweight"

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glad to have helped
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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 02:18
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Thank you, Gallagy.
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4 +6yes, he can fight whoever, wherever, whenever
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the who, where or when of the situation
yes, he can fight whoever, wherever, whenever


Explanation:
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Note added at 5 mins (2016-12-20 10:57:30 GMT)
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he is so confident he feels he can take anyone on and it doesn't matter to him where the fight takes place or at what weight as he's prepared to let Diaz change the weight to suit himself
"In the space of twelve weeks, Conor was going to fight in UFC main events at both featherweight and welterweight, jumping right over lightweight"

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Note added at 1 day23 hrs (2016-12-22 10:36:26 GMT) Post-grading
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glad to have helped

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 02:18
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PRO pts in category: 436
Grading comment
Thank you, Gallagy.

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