1. aliwasthegreatest

    aliwasthegreatest Well-Known Member

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    well....they don't get fight sponsors in ufc like you're talking about since the Reebok deal. and his purse has been over a million for a little while now. the guy is pulling in big purses and bonuses at the moment.
     
  2. aliwasthegreatest

    aliwasthegreatest Well-Known Member

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    immeasurably worse. lol. I remember the first time I took a leg kick in sparring. it was shocking. I've been hit hard as fuck before , this was different. when those guys throw the kicks in fights it's like someone hitting you with a big ass bat
     
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    fair enough pal, you obviously know a lot more about this than I do. :nasir
     
  4. rjjfan

    rjjfan The Greatest

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    There was a massive bodybuilder who came into our gym one time and was watching us practice our leg kicks. He went up to our Muay Thai teacher, a 140lb former Lumpini stadium champion and wanted to see if he can take his leg kick. Our teacher obliged, the guy went down writhing and screaming in pain holding his thigh, like he was in electric shock. Didn't see him again, presumably he went to up the poundage on his squats.
     
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    :good

    I was iffy on McGregor for a long time. But three things made me a fan.

    His first title fight at 145 pounds, they promoted it hard for months, then 2 weeks before the fight, the champion withdraws due to injury. What does the UFC do? Offers him the division's #2 guy, a wrestler who is the worst stylistic matchup in the division for McGregor. McGregor says "I'm not having my fans fly from Ireland to Vegas to support me and not see me fight." He accepts the match, wins by KO2. Awesome.

    His second title fight, for the 155 belt, again the champion gets injured in training and pulls out of the fight. The UFC offers the fight to Nate Diaz, who says he doesn't want to cut to 155 at late notice but he'll fight at a 160 catchweight. McGregor accepts the fight and says, quote, "Fuck it, we'll do it at 170. Make yourself comfortable." Once again - he'll genuinely fight anyone, anytime. When's the last time you saw a guy have a huge title shot cancelled two weeks out from the fight, then choose to jump up 15 pounds on short notice (25 pounds up from his last fight) to fight a much bigger, dangerous guy for no title so as not to let his fans down?

    Anyway, the third thing. McGregor gets choked out by a guy who clearly outsizes him, and the internet INSTANTLY explodes with haters waving their hard-ons around laughing about how he got exposed and is a fraud, all hype etc.

    McGregor shows up to the postfight press conference, takes it on the chin, offers no excuses, gives Nate his props and says "I fought dumb. He was the better man tonight. Now I'll work even harder and get this one back. You'll see." A few months later, he fights Nate at 170 pounds again (15 pounds up from McGregor's best weight), and wins a five-round Fight of the Year candidate.

    And all the while, his all-action fighting style is like a cartoon character, he hits like a fucking middleweight, and his press conferences are more entertaining than most guy's fights.

    How can you not support a fighter like that? He's everything we want our combat-sports superstars to be. Nobody has ever paid for a McGregor fight and walked away feeling ripped off or even shortchanged. He's all action in the cage, he fights anybody and seeks out the biggest challenges, and if he loses, he takes the loss like a man. What's not to like? :conf :good

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    Fuck, that was a MUCH longer post than planned. :rofl

    :hat
     
  7. ChampionsForever

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    This is bang on the money, The only class fighter with his attitude I can compare him to is Pac from 5 years ago. I know all his bravado is a show for the cameras, and he is actually a respectful guy, but his money trash talk does piss me off, ripped off from Mayweather, and he looked like a cunt himself. I follow MMA now because of McGregor, more fighters should model themselves on his attitude towards fighting.
     
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    Lester1583 Can You Hear This?

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    Conor would have a ton less pure boxing talent than Hatton...
     
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    some people do not like conner mcgregor because he is articulate, captivating and most important...white

    i could only imagine the hate if the irishman were of asian descent like manny pacquioa or gennady golovkin
     
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    Simple minded
     
  14. paloalto00

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    I'd rather not see it. McGregor has good boxing in MMA but Floyd is Floyd.
     
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    Bogotazo King of the Beige
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    Pedrin1787 Walkin tall, snapping necks n cashing checks

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    I was disappointed that it wasn't Pacquiao or someone with more firepower that was in talks for this fight. I saw the McGregor boxing sparring video and I think Floyd stops him, shit I think Paulie stops him if you give him enough rounds.
     
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    I was happy to see Mayweather on ESPN all day. He has some nice gems there. I'll probably post a thread about it later. Maybe 2 since there were so many things to cover.

    and $15 million guarantee plus a ppv percentage? McGregor better take that.
     
  20. Crean

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    Mcgregor has responded on instagram.

    Posted a cartoon image of him standing over a knocked out Mayweather with a tag line that says

    'Call me CJ watson'
     

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