Mcgregor to Floyd "I have him running around showtime begging for a fight!"

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Mcgregor brags about being the 4 billion dollar man, but his purses for the fights aren't even probably a million, his main income is from sponsers etc.. so basically he's bragging about getting ripped off by ufc
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.
 
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That looks so painful, leg kicks must be even worse than they look.
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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He's not my idol mate. He's an exciting fighter who has provided several awesome, action-packed fights and iconic moments in a sport that I really enjoy following.



Yeah, what kind of an idiot fight fan would enjoy supporting a guy who:

* Fights anyone, any time

* Always challenges himself and goes for the toughest available fight

* Works the mic like prime Ric Flair

* Gets in the cage and fights - always looking for the finish, and who has gone to decision twice in 24 career fights

* Attracts a level of support and generates electricity in the crowd like few fighters I've ever seen

* Has a fighting style like a fucking Street Fighter character

* And whose weigh-ins have a bigger crowd and better atmosphere than most champion's fights do

What kind of combat-sports fan would support that? :lol:



The guy said that McGregor was "a non-entity" and "an empty media creation without the talent or record to back up his hype."

Well, over 10,000 people show up to watch every time he weighs in. So there goes the "non-entity" thing, right out the window.

As far as talent and record? He has an iconic KO1 victory over the greatest MMA FW champion ever, a man who was undefeated for 10 years before McGregor iced him in seconds in the biggest fight of either man's career. This alone is a legendary win in MMA history.

And not only that, he absolutely decimated the LW champion as well, handing him by FAR the most one-sided defeat of his career. In fact, McGregor has handed out two of the most noncompetitive title-fight KOs in MMA history. There are three men on this planet who can claim to have been a UFC champion in more than one division, and McGregor is one of them. So much for the "he doesn't have the talent or achievements to justify his hype."

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fair enough pal, you obviously know a lot more about this than I do. :nasir
 

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That looks so painful, leg kicks must be even worse than they look.
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.
 

Haggis

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fair enough pal, you obviously know a lot more about this than I do. :nasir
: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

:hat
 
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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

:hat
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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this is such a silly conversation, but if it were to happen, it'd definitely be a boxing match. and if it's a boxing match, mcgregor is definitely getting hatton'd. bank that. guys gas tank would fail him and floyd would merc him.
Conor would have a ton less pure boxing talent than Hatton...
 
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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

:hat
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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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.
 

bballchump11

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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.
 
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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'