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phelen
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6669 posts since 16/8/06

11 Jul 2021 13:09
Nxt will be Connor vs social influencers.
JustinCredible
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2691 posts since 11/6/08

11 Jul 2021 22:52
Probs controversial opinion but Conor was never world class - caught Aldo cold with a great shot then lost as many fights as he won before losing again at the weekend. Best in the game at hyping a fight up and a very decent fighter but nowhere near the goats
Kadafi39
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1988 posts since 30/10/09

posted 12 Jul 2021 12:42, edited 12 Jul 2021 12:42
JustinCredible wrote: Probs controversial opinion but Conor was never world class - caught Aldo cold with a great shot then lost as many fights as he won before losing again at the weekend. Best in the game at hyping a fight up and a very decent fighter but nowhere near the goats

I've said this since day one, a guy that used to train at a gym I trained at, Dave Hill, fought mcgregor about 10 years ago for a cage warriors belt and Mcgregor got inside his head then and basically beat him mentally before the fight even started, and he's been doing it ever since.

I think for most opponents its a shock as MMA, Muay Thai etc are extremely respectful sports, you slug it out and then hug it out at the end, the level of respect most have for others that also train in the same sports is immense. On the flip side is mcgregor who is disrespectful and cocky, most fighters wouldn't have experienced that to the level McGregor takes it and imo that really gets inside people heads, it ruins their fight plan, it forces them to make mistakes, it creates doubt.

There is no doubt mcgregor is talented, but had it not been for Dana promoting him and generally being onside with his bullshit because it sells, he would have never got as far as he has.
colours
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637 posts since 15/6/09

12 Jul 2021 19:24
Martial arTS IS AbOuT respeCT AND HoNouR.

Thought Conor had good ideas for this one. Liked the body kick from the start, switching to orthodox for the push kick was interesting. Shame it didn't get to play out.
LFC
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5603 posts since 14/6/11

26 Sep 2021 07:09
6 years is a long time out the game and it showed.

Feel for Brian Ortega. Comes up short each time Sad

Love Dan Hooker fights.