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phelen
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6805 posts since 16/8/06

11 Jul 2021 13:09
Nxt will be Connor vs social influencers.
JustinCredible
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2747 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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2198 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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639 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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6055 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.
gonzoking
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840 posts since 13/3/11

19 Mar 2022 20:56
Anyone got a stream for UFC London?
LFC
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6055 posts since 14/6/11

21 Mar 2022 11:03
Brilliant event at the weekend. Some great finishes, Paul Craig especially.

Watched it with my son who’s 5 at the end of the month. CSB: his Mum’s cousin is a current pro boxer and ex IBF world champion, so he’s been in to boxing from a young age, 2-3. He has a little set of gloves, speed ball, punch bag etc, has a proper good dig on him. He starts his first session at the gym tomorrow where said cousin’s Dad runs. As we were watching he says, “why are they kicking Dad?”. So I explain it all to him and his eyes are lighting up and constantly wants to now batter me playing “Mixed Martial Arts” Laughing out loud
NigelBenn
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4787 posts since 6/2/08

posted 21 Mar 2022 11:09, edited 21 Mar 2022 11:09
Good lad Cool

Little scrapper
gawkrodger
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7698 posts since 4/11/08

21 Mar 2022 12:27
get him training BJJ or judo.

Can easily recommend places near you
sydneyking
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5238 posts since 26/9/09

21 Mar 2022 12:54
gawkrodger wrote: get him training BJJ or judo

This, get training too LFC if you don’t already
LFC
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6055 posts since 14/6/11

21 Mar 2022 13:48
Yeah I think that’s the way it’s heading for sure Cool

Mrs’ cousins fella is a BJJ Black Belt and he runs kids classes round our end so would think that’s where he’d go.

Will defo look in to it now he’s showing good interest.