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« Reply #1710 on: January 25, 2021, 09:21:17 AM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.

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« Reply #1711 on: January 25, 2021, 11:41:46 AM »
Say what you want about Conor but he has taken all his defeats and his victories for that matter with humility.

This is spot on, despite his behaviour before fights etc. Leads me to believe, deep, deep down there is a somewhat decent human there. Despite all the ahem....rumours.

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« Reply #1712 on: January 25, 2021, 01:12:40 PM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.

And everything wrong with modern Ireland.

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« Reply #1713 on: January 25, 2021, 01:46:32 PM »
Say what you want about Conor but he has taken all his defeats and his victories for that matter with humility.

This is spot on, despite his behaviour before fights etc. Leads me to believe, deep, deep down there is a somewhat decent human there. Despite all the ahem....rumours.

Aside from all the rumours of his hotel antics throwing a punch at some lad for the sole reason he didn't want to drink his whisky doesn't remind me of a decent human being.

Maybe he is, but I've to be convinced and I'm sure he's bothered about that.

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« Reply #1714 on: January 25, 2021, 01:51:04 PM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.
Calling MMA a sport is stretching it.

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« Reply #1715 on: January 25, 2021, 01:59:24 PM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.
Calling MMA a sport is stretching it.

You're dead right.

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« Reply #1716 on: January 25, 2021, 02:02:31 PM »
Yet you are in the UFC thread reading?

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« Reply #1717 on: January 25, 2021, 03:11:42 PM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.
Calling MMA a sport is stretching it.

You're dead right.

Off course its a sport.

Do you say the same thing about boxing?

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« Reply #1718 on: January 25, 2021, 04:55:24 PM »
Say what you want about Conor but he has taken all his defeats and his victories for that matter with humility.

This is spot on, despite his behaviour before fights etc. Leads me to believe, deep, deep down there is a somewhat decent human there. Despite all the ahem....rumours.

When talking about MMA stars (and boxers too) need to remember that a lot of them come from dodgy enough background and often the sport saved them from a literal life of crime. Most have some kind of nasty streak. Dustin Poirier is one of the nicest guys in UFC, does a heap of work for charity, but even he was in juvey as a youngster. 

McGregor had always been totally different in post fight press conferences to pre-fight. He is, to put in the best light, a complete messer. He realised this was giving him attention and also was getting into opponents heads, so ramped this persona up for every fight. But it was an act. The behind the scene footagae (that the UFC is excellent at producing) shows that he's not doing it out of badness but just for the pure skit. And in his post fight media, he's always been completely respectful of opponents, having won or lost.

But for the couple of years between the start of the build up to the Mayweather fight until after the Khabib fight, he went completely off the rails. Coke and alcohol led the way for the persona to become the person. Did a lot of indefensible stuff. He also wasted a lot of his peak performance years.

I think lockdown has helped him finally mature as a person. He was just a normal big star in the fight game in this build up. Far more likeable. There is a questionmark over how much ability he has left. Will being active get that back?
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« Reply #1719 on: January 25, 2021, 05:12:12 PM »
Great to see McGregor bate. He has no class or manners. He epitomises everything that is wrong with that sport. An arrogant arsehole.
Calling MMA a sport is stretching it.

You're dead right.

Off course its a sport.

Do you say the same thing about boxing?
Hmm...
You had the likes of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in boxing and there was one helluva difference between them in terms of character and background etc. They were both boxers but the similarities are hard to find apart from that.
There is no logical reason to doubt that there's not a wide range of characters involved in UFC as well.
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« Reply #1720 on: March 30, 2021, 07:43:46 AM »
Stipe Miocic v Francis Ngannou 2 | The Ngannou era is here! UFC 260 Official Fight Highlights

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« Reply #1721 on: April 06, 2021, 08:23:10 PM »
What UFC Fighters "Really" think about Francis Ngannou? (The Brutal Truth)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bJAhDqBiQg

How Did Francis Ngannou Get SO GOOD?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM_TkCDv7s0
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« Reply #1722 on: April 27, 2021, 10:06:34 PM »
Just caught up on the Usman-Masivdal fight

What a show!

One of the maddest baddest main event cards Iíve ever seen. The five fights on the main card all had Ďget off your seatí moments!
On again on BT Sport at 11pm for those who have that and missed it (and if youíve heard nothing about it, donít spoil it with google!!)

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« Reply #1723 on: April 27, 2021, 10:14:25 PM »
Just caught up on the Usman-Masivdal fight

What a show!

One of the maddest baddest main event cards Iíve ever seen. The five fights on the main card all had Ďget off your seatí moments!
On again on BT Sport at 11pm for those who have that and missed it (and if youíve heard nothing about it, donít spoil it with google!!)

So glad I didn't see the leg break!

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« Reply #1724 on: June 15, 2021, 07:19:55 PM »
KAMARU USMAN | True Geordie Podcast #144

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Such an amazing interview with the greatest fighter in the world!!
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