Conor Mcgregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov-October 7


#121

Yeah. You need to be truly skilled in every area to get to the top of modern mma. There are very few true specialists left and Khabib would be one of them. Even then, he showed his striking wasn’t too shoddy.

The skill levels are exponentially better every year. MMA gyms are popping up everywhere and we are seeing the new breed of complete mixed martial artists come through, like Zabit Magomedshapirov.


#122

Too much whisky!


#123

Plenty of Irish think he’s a legend (and good number don’t agree) they give him a lot of leeway because he’s famous and rich and came from a a relatively poor and rough area (his family weren’t poor though). I think he’s a gobshite with proven talent at fighting and shooting his mouth off.


#124

What’s your opinion on Bono?


#125

Yeah, at least Conor pays taxes in Ireland


#126

I’m not sure why that’s a solution.

I can’t find it on YouTube, but there was a fighter who used to do that. Perhaps I dreamt it.


#127

The little passive aggressive dig I was making was why is anyone who’s Irish and achieves success automatically knocked?


#128

Bono , I think he’s a legend…a legend in his own mind.

No seriously I love U2 , especially live. One of the best rock bands ever.


#129

You’re the exception to the rule in the emerald isle.

I agree with you, though. I have no idea why he has to suck up so much hate.


#130

I don’t like Conor McGregor because I knew dozens of loudmouths like him growing up but those guys were actually funny ! Conor McGregor is all swagger but he’s not very witty . Also I guess I prefer people who have a sense of humour about themselves and don’t act the leprechaun playing the oirish card when it suits them.

He has been phenomenally successful being brash and trash talking , it has worked for him ! The dance for me boy stuff with Floyd may weather was just really crude.


#131

How does he play the oirish card?


#132

The tweed suits…Just ridiculous .


#133

I’m not so sure. If you want to make it in the States then playing to the plastic Irish gallery is obvious.

It could be that that is just what he’s like.


#134

Yeah of course he is going to play that stuff up.

Mostly I don’t like his crudeness , not a good role model. Running around like a hooligan.


#135

There is an Irish thing about knocking down anyone successful, though, do you agree? We limeys have it too, but it seems to be particularly strong in Ireland


#136

Yes there is . It’s called begrudgery or tall paddy syndrome.
Conor McGregor acts like a classic Dublin scumbag with money (I believe you call them chavs). A talented worldclass scumbag :).


#137

I think in the beginning he was genuinely charismatic and witty. Always felt like he was the smartest guy in the room and controlling the madness around him. After the Alvarez fight and especially after the Mayweather fight, he has become an insufferable tool and surrounded himself with other tool yes men. He created a gimmick and then actually started to believe he was the gimmick. Also think he started doing too much devils dandruff.


#138

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXitGBLAcoo This guy was an interesting guy


#139

The point I’m trying to make is nobody who achieves something exceptional is a 100% nice guy.


#140

Interesting. On the mid-Atlantic coast of the US, around the Chesapeake Bay, it’s sometimes called crab-bucket syndrome.

Supposedly crabs scrambling to escape a bucket will always pull the crab nearest to escaping back down among them.