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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2017, 11:22:32 am »
I understand what you're saying, but I think you're really underselling the amount of skill and technique involved in MMA.  The work that they do in clinches and especially when the fight goes to the mat is a chess match unlike just about anything else in sports.

There was a great example of this at UFC 215 in Edmonton yesterday. 

Ashlee Evans-Smith is the #15 UFC bantamweight, a former college wrestler who trains full time. Sarah "Cheesecake" Moras is a Kim City mail carrier who hasn't fought in UFC for over 2 years, and needed  to do a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for training expenses for yesterday's fight.  Evans-Smith is very physically powerful, and Moras is.. uh, Cheesecake.  So she was a pretty big underdog.

Evans-Smith put Moras on her back in the opening seconds of the fight and almost obtained a full mount, but Moras used octopus-like flexibility to wrap her up and prevent her from doing any damage, and then worked for a submission hold. Even though Moras spent the whole fight on her back she managed to get the win and break her opponent's arm as well.

It was neat listening to the crowd as the fight went on. The whole arena was cheering for Moras, as the hometown fighter. There was a noticeable buzz in the arena as people began to realize Sarah had Evans-Smith's arm trapped, and I think the crowd knew that Evans-Smith was in trouble before she herself realized it. And when she did secure the hold the building erupted. This is probably the best moment of her career:

https://streamable.com/atk7s

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2018, 10:31:51 pm »
Soooooo.... Conor McGregor apparently went FULL RETARD today.

McGregor was the UFC Lightweight Champion. However, since McGregor hasn't defended the title in a year and a half and shows no apparent interest in doing so, it was decided that this weekend's Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Max Holloway fight will crown a new UFC Lightweight champion.

That apparently didn't go over well with with Mr Notorious.  McGregor and about 20 of his "associates" obtained access to the UFC 223 "media day" venue in New York City, and attacked a bus on which numerous UFC fighters were travelling.  Objects, including a loading dolly and a security railing, were thrown at the bus, breaking windows.  Fighter Ray Borg has been removed from the card due to an eye injury from broken glass.  Michael Chiesa suffered cuts, but intends to fight anyway. Rose Namajunas, likewise, suffered "a scare" but will fight anyway.

One of McGregor's associates involved in the incident is fellow UFC fighter Artem Lobov, who was scheduled to fight at UFC 223.  Lobov has been removed from the card as a result. 

For the record, I think that if McGregor ever actually gets into the octagon against Khabib, he'll get ground and mashed into a mushy whiskey-and-potato flavored paste.

Conor... you never go FULL RETARD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WHBO_Qc-Q

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2018, 11:56:39 pm »
Khabib unimpressed by McGregor's fake gansta antics: "get on de bus!"

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“I am laughing inside,” Nurmagomedov said. “You broke window? Why? Come inside. You know UFC don’t let you come inside. If you real gangster why don’t you come inside?

“This is big history gangster place. Brooklyn. You want to talk to me? Send me location. We have to talk? I am gonna come, no problem.

“I grew up like this. I don’t grow up throwing chairs at window. This is not my bus.”
https://www.mmafighting.com/2018/4/5/17204090/khabib-nurmagomedov-reacts-to-conor-mcgregors-bus-attack-i-am-laughing

Reminds me of a comedy bit with a white comedian talking about how he coped with living in a tough neighborhood:  wear an Adidas track suit and use a fake Russian accent.  "you think this is tough neighborhood?"

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2018, 07:55:26 am »
He's now in custody on assault charges. There was a warrant out for his arrest, so his private jet was not allowed to leave the airport.
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