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  • #46
    Originally posted by green_machine_#1 View Post

    I doubt Conor wants anymore of Khabib. He was completely outclassed. Nothing in that fight indicated a rematch would have a different outcome. Conor will move on to another money fight.
    Conor has already asked for a rematch!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by juice View Post

      Fixed.
      Not really - Connor signed a 5 fight contract, and takes any fight the UFC puts in front of him - when he lost to Diaz he was incredibly humble, and booked the rematch asap without changing any weights, etc. - connor has the heart of a champion and competitive spirit that this loss will just drive him more - people can be offput about his bravado, but he just does that to sell himself and his fights, which is why he makes more money than any other fighter in the promotion - during the 3rd round there is even audio of him telling Khabib it's just business

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      • #48
        Connor Mctapout messed with the bull and got the horns. Sucks for him. Might as well join Ronda in the WWE. Really like that big Derrick Lewis.....Got to hate it when your balls are hot!
        Last edited by Grainshoveler; 10-09-2018, 11:34 AM.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by steve04 View Post

            Not really - Connor signed a 5 fight contract, and takes any fight the UFC puts in front of him - when he lost to Diaz he was incredibly humble, and booked the rematch asap without changing any weights, etc. - connor has the heart of a champion and competitive spirit that this loss will just drive him more - people can be offput about his bravado, but he just does that to sell himself and his fights, which is why he makes more money than any other fighter in the promotion - during the 3rd round there is even audio of him telling Khabib it's just business
            I agree. If you take everything he does at face value, you are going to hate him.

            But he understands there is much more to fighting that just training and fighting.

            If people want to be upset at what Connor has created, they can place their anger directly with the Fertitta brothers and Dana White. They basically took 99.9% of the revenue they earned, had a monopoly over their fighters, and forced guys into taking meagre payouts - with zero job security.

            Conor has paved the way for future fighters to have a much larger voice, and cut of the pie.

            And art the end of the day, while he is very much a one dimensional fighter compared to the other upper echelon guys, he was able to suck them into his style of fight. Guys who are world champions, were duped into playing right into his hands.

            I'm half amazed that Khabib didn't as well... well he actually did but at least he waited until after the fight.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Grainshoveler View Post
              Connor Mctapout messed with the bull and got the horns. Sucks for him. Might as well join Ronda in the WWE. Really like that big Derrick Lewis.....Got to hate it when your balls are hot!
              Kudos to Khabib, he executed his gameplan perfectly, in making it a wrestling match and keeping the fight on the ground where Connor had no chance, he even rocked Connor once on their feet - that style of fighting will never sell PPVs though, and Connor will continue to be relevant as long as he promotes himself better than any other fighter in the game, and puts up exciting fights - the comparison to Rhonda is bad, Rhonda lost her fight and the mystique was gone and she lost her next fight even worse; last time Connor lost, he came back, had one of the most entertaining fights of the year, avenged his loss, then went on to challenge bigger and better opponents - the guy is a fighter through and through and takes any fight they put in front of him

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              • #52
                Originally posted by steve04 View Post

                Kudos to Khabib, he executed his gameplan perfectly, in making it a wrestling match and keeping the fight on the ground where Connor had no chance, he even rocked Connor once on their feet - that style of fighting will never sell PPVs though, and Connor will continue to be relevant as long as he promotes himself better than any other fighter in the game, and puts up exciting fights - the comparison to Rhonda is bad, Rhonda lost her fight and the mystique was gone and she lost her next fight even worse; last time Connor lost, he came back, had one of the most entertaining fights of the year, avenged his loss, then went on to challenge bigger and better opponents - the guy is a fighter through and through and takes any fight they put in front of him
                Agreed. Rhonda was the epitome of 1 dimensional fighter, and she actually believed she was a great striker when she was actually terrible. She had the drive and skills to become more complete if she would have found a new coach, but she was far too loyal to Edmond.

                Conor is a top tier fighter. He's not just this big because of his smack talk, he also generally backs it up. Khabib was a terrible match up for him, and still is. Khabib is a terrible matchup for everybody.

                I disagree about Khabib's style not selling PPVs though. Early in a fight, he does wrap up a guy and drain their energy. It's a bit boring. As soon as he feels them slow down though, he smashes them. He's got a ground and pound that guys like Tito and Matt Hughes sold PPVs with, if not more. UFC just needs to get their hype machine going, and with footage from UFC 229 and the aftermath, it shouldn't be hard.

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                • #53
                  By the way, Khabib smashed Conor EVEN WITH Conor committing just about every foul in the books. He was hooking into Khabib's gloves, he kneed him in the head when they were down (likely saving his arm fro)m getting broken), he grabbed the cage multiple times with his hands and feet, and he was pulling on Khabib's shorts. THAT'S how badly Khabib outmatched him. IMO, Conor can't have a rematch because WHEN he gets smashed again, he'll have lost his last 3 fights (including the boxing match), and 4 of his last 6. His brand relies on him being a winner. I have no doubt the competitor in McGregor wants Khabib again, but I bet the businessman in him takes a third fight with Nate, or maybe even Aldo now that he's looking for a rematch.

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                  • #54
                    Conor was outclassed by a large margin. He can huff and puff all he wants but everybody knows who the real tough guy is in that weight class. Khabib is genuinely a mean mfer that could eff up Conor bad and leave him a cripple.

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