3. "Conor needs a new angle when it comes to talking shit to Khabib" In response to Reply # 0
Calling him disrespectful after the shit he said and then eventually apologized for leading up to the first fight. Plus the whole trying to say he's running from you after he dominated doesn't add up. The route he took with Poirier would actually get people on his side where he was more humble after losing to Khabib. But nobody wants to see a part 2 with Khabib after he dominated you and then Poirer put you to sleep. It's clear that guy is different and fights for legacy over money, he wants the GSP fight or nothing it seems.
5. "he looked like shit 2nd round, and I think this is beginning of the end" In response to Reply # 0
you can't be that rich and that inactive and come back thinking it'll be a cakewalk against top tier guys like Dustin Poirier. He actually did wobble Poirier first round, and Poirier himself said he was another shot or two from going out. But McGregor never adjusted to the leg kicks - they immobilized him, made his striking wild, and stood him still long enough for DP to tag him up.
If Conor wants to make the adjustments necessary to compete I believe he can still compete. But he's also so wealthy and comfortable at this point that I'm unsure why he'd want to.
His heyday was a lightning bolt of excitement, but truthfully the Conor that everyone fell in love with last showed himself about 5.5 years ago. Since his master class against Eddie Alvarez at MSG, McGregor "fought" Mayweather in a side show boxing exhibition , got his ass kicked by Khabib, ran through old washed Donald Cerrone, and got his ass kicked by Dustin Poirier. I think we need to recalibrate our expectations of Conor McGregor moving forward. He's made no adjustments stylistically, has barely competed, and has been mostly unimpressive in his two competitions against elite guys (Khabib and Poirier.)
He may come back, but I sense this is the beginning of the end for him ala Chuck Liddell after Rampage or Anderson Silva after Chris Weidman. As soon as these guys feel automatic and bigger than their weight classes, that seems to be when their bubbles burst the loudest - right when we least expect it.
9. "I enjoyed watching him get smashed again" In response to Reply # 0
Dude is Dana White's pet fighter. Ducked Tony Ferguson forever. He's a drunk, punched an old man after throwing a dolly through the window and still gets the royal treatment. This is why Khabib don't even take dude seriously and said "tap machine" don't deserve another shot at him. Keeps "retiring" so he doesn't have to go through the typical UFC gauntlet and fight consistently but then blames inactivity for his ass kicking lol. He chose the inactivity. Did I mention he's a drunk now, trying to compete with elite athletes? The shit was just funny to watch, considering all the BS he's done. Shit's like watching privilege take a loss.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"
10. "you're not wholly inaccurate, but his ascent was electric" In response to Reply # 9
>Dude is Dana White's pet fighter. Ducked Tony Ferguson >forever. He's a drunk, punched an old man after throwing a >dolly through the window and still gets the royal treatment. >This is why Khabib don't even take dude seriously and said >"tap machine" don't deserve another shot at him. Keeps >"retiring" so he doesn't have to go through the typical UFC >gauntlet and fight consistently but then blames inactivity for >his ass kicking lol. He chose the inactivity. Did I mention >he's a drunk now, trying to compete with elite athletes? The >shit was just funny to watch, considering all the BS he's >done. Shit's like watching privilege take a loss.
Hard to say he ducked Tony Ferguson...when given the choice to make $100 Ms vs Floyd Mayweather or fight for your life against Tony Ferguson for like $5 M, what's a guy to do?
Who knows if he's a drunk now, but there was certainly a dark period there.
To call him a "pet fighter"...well, maybe? To label him Dana's lapdog is to dismiss what he did on the way up - let's not forget he's got wins over Holloway and Poirier and Aldo and Alvarez.