Conor McGregor appreciation thread - or not!

Discussion in 'Other Sport' started by MaxiPaxi, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Dec 13, 2017

    RedRevongge Full Member

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    I think he is a smart guy. Sure he can talk and fight but in terms of marketing he is amazing.

    He always stays in the spotlight and know how to make the most of his brand. Maybe he isn't academically smart but he is clever in terms of business savvy
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    That’s not him, that’s the business savvy marketing gurus around him.

    Mike Tyson had zero business savvy but was more relevant and talked ahout than mcgregor ever could be. Give his book a read if you get the chance, there’s probably a fair few similarities with how they are both exploited to a certain extent, but when that $ is rolling in it goes unnoticed.
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    RedRevongge Full Member

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    I'm not so sure. If it's the people around him any good fighter who can talk would be in the same situation

    Conor has something about him. He knows how to deal with the behind the scenes business stuff. Of course he had management to help but he know how to make the most of himself too.
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    I think a lot of that is just his brashness. He’s obviously made some decisions that have caused him to come across as a dickhead but he’s undeniably got some brilliant banter, people want to listen to that kinda thing especially when he’s backing it up in the ring. But as cool as it would be, it’s pretty unlikely that a pro fighter with a background as an apprentice plumber/electrician (forgot which one) has much of a grasp on the business/marketing world. He’s probably just realized that the masses buy into that shit, he doesn’t really need to do anything other than be himself.
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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    Shit thread.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    "Maybe he isn't academically smart" is a great understatement.
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    Eire Red United Full Member

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    UFC is turning into the WWE.
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Coked-up knacker.
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    Steven Seagull Full Member

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    MaxiPaxi Dagestani MMA Boiled Egg Expert

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    At least it's not Aikido. :p
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Think he's done now in the UFC. He will be stripped of his other title and won't fight under the brand again.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Gackstreet’s gack alright
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    Vialli_92 Full Member

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    Disgraceful person, as much as I admire his ability and talent he has really shown his true colours

    The guy has no class at all and runs his mouth like he owns every place he walks into

    I get being like that at press conferences to hype yourself up and sell yourself for the fight and to promote

    He's nothing but a scumbag with money
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    Tool. But wouldn't surprise me if this is orchestrated in some way.
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    Very much doubt that
    He’ll be back. Don’t tell me you don’t want to see Conor v Khabib now? Don’t tell me that the UFC don’t want to put that fight on. Of course they do, will make them all a shit ton of money
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Is he a Liverpool fan?
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    Vault Dweller Full Member

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    I actually think he is, and potentially a Celtic fan too as he wore their top in Glasgow recently lol.
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    GBBQ Full Member

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    He's just made UFC front page news again. He's deplorable but UFC will cash in on the drama and eventually there will be a super fight.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    He actually is!
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    poleglass red Full Member

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    exactly, the UFC have to show disgust now and rightly so, but they are rubbing their hands with glee right now behind the scenes. Remember this organisation just announced with pride that Brock Lesnar is coming back, they will do all they can to work Jon Jones back into the company again. This company has no values when it comes to morals.Too much money to be made. Things will die down a bit, McGregor makes a public apology, and then it's set up for the biggest fight in UFC in a long time. I'm not sure what's going on right now, but it was only a few months ago McGregor had a death warrant supposedly issued for him by a drug gang in Ireland, that story fairly died away quickly didn't it. This one will eventually to. He may acknowledge he has been drinking or taking drugs, promise to sort himself out, the usual. Prodigal son returns, comeback story, rinse and repeat.
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    Clearly Conor has taken it too far this time and shown himself up for what he really is. But people thinking that he's done in the UFC couldn't be more wrong. Compared to Tyson's rape case and Floyd's domestic abuse stuff this is a minor incident. The aformentioned fighters went onto fight big PPV fights again; as will Conor. Depressing really but where there's money to be made...
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    dellboyy Full Member

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    This reeks of a stunt he's been put up to going too far. Agree with what's been said, i'm a fan of him as a fighter, but he's a dick who should be banned. Of course he won't because with him comes big piles of cash for UFC, who again as mentioned have shown money comes before morals.
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    lsd Full Member

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    This was cleared staged
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    Oldyella Full Member

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    No chance, 3 fights cancelled and criminal charges? They wouldn't try this shit in New York anyway given the money they have spent trying to get licenced here.
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    Oggmonster Full Member

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    I honestly don't know how people think this is staged. If there was something in the Octagon/a press conference maybe that's staged but there's no way this is.

    3 fights are off
    MacLife press credentials have gone cos of it
    He's injured 2 fighters and a UFC employee
    He's still being held by police
    Dana was fuming last night

    There's no way it was set up, I don't think anyone knew it was happening. I think the UFC knew he was coming over but they definitely didn't want this to happen.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    Don't be stupid.
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    lsd Full Member

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    It's ufc one small step from wwe, of course it's staged
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Can't say I've ever liked McGregor, or the fan boys that surround him.

    Absolute clown of a person.
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    Eire Red United Full Member

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    100% it is.
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    Halloway pulls out.....Habib vs McGregor from here? If that happens then it's the worse storyline, the WWE would look like Oscar winners
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    JohnLocke Full Member

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    No white text?!
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Are you guys braindead?

    Like Dana would risk his whole legacy if something ever came out that it was orchestrated. The UFC can lose way more than it would win with a stunt like this.

    What it is is McGregor fanboys trying to give this a spin for him not to look like the idiot he is. Nothing else.
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    JohnLocke Full Member

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    The man's a grade A asshole, always has been imo, but since he got 100m in the bank he's taken it to new levels.

    Slapped a referee at Bellator not so long ago. Was in court for something, speeding I think, but heard he was a top class knob when being sentenced (my details may be sketchy on this one). Punched a fella in a bar in Ireland. Wrecks a bus and injures two fighters.

    Stay classy!
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    vangagal Full Member

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    What a tool human being like McGregor do can made his fanboys still believe this accident is 100% staged? Unbelieveable. In fact, how can a sane person fanboying a person like McGregor still absolutely mental to me.
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    Welsh Wonder A dribbling mess on the sauce

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    Do people who think it's staged have any arguments against all the negative consequences of his actions?
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    They don't believe it's staged. You have to be a very special kind of special to believe that. They are just trying to damage control the image he has after each one of his stunts.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Clearly the NYPD are in on the ruse.
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    lsd Full Member

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    Seriously if anything he will get a fine which Dana will pay it's all publicity nothing more