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McGregor McRetires? No. But let's talk about him anyway.

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4 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Just listened to it all. I cannot believe this is the same guy who was so articulate, confident and witty just a couple of years ago. He's slurring and stuttering his way through mad rambles. He sounds punchy and the drugs have wrecked him.

Absolutely this. I've heard all of the excuses, the broken foot business, the calls for a rematch etc, none of that was news - it's the way he's delivering these lines like somebody who's recovering from a stroke which is the most eye-opening. I'm not naive enough to ignore that most of his "trash talk" is probably being fed to him beforehand in line format whenever he's up for an interview, or a press conference, but his delivery and tone here is all over the show. When he was up on stage, he was hardly spouting verses of Shakespeare, but his delivery and his punchiness and his confidence was always there, and made him stood out. 

Here though, like Marshmallo says, he's going off on absolute minute long tangents without even stopping to breathe, sounding absolutely frantic. There's no wit, no humour, no charm whatsoever about him. He comes off like an absolute shell of a man. I wouldn't be arsed now if he took his whiskey money and fucked off.

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I don't think he sounds punchy there. He sounds like a cokehead. He reminds me of some of my old friends who still do a bunch of the stuff and they've not had a line that day yet. Rambling, woe is me, I'm gonna fix things with the missus etc.

 

Its a long way, as others here have said from the guy who used to turn press conferences on their head and have the whole room hanging on his every word.

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To me he sounds like someone awkwardly dancing around the fact he punched some old(er) guy in a bar. He wants to publicly apologize without actually saying he did it.

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True. For all the rambling he’s done, I’m yet to hear him actually say the word ‘sorry’. I finally watched parts of the interview earlier and found it hard to sit through. He’s got plenty to say when it comes to reeling off excuses for Khabib ragdolling him but he was stuttering like fuck when talking about hitting the old man. He says he made amends for it at the time but I’m sure the guy has since said that nothing of the sort happened. There’s still people jumping to Conor’s defence since the ‘apology’ interview came out, and not just his worshippers either. I saw Matt Brown kind of defending him and acting like people were being too harsh on him or something. But I think it’s plain as day to see that he’s only done this interview as a PR move because he realised people were turning on him big time. You can talk your way out of so much when you’re a star like McGregor but when there’s video evidence of you punching an old man who’s just sitting there minding his own business, you can’t polish that turd. There’s no defence for it. It’s hilarious to me how some still want to find a way to justify it with the ‘I wonder what the guy said to McGregor’ shite. Because it can’t possibly be that McGregor is just a massive cunt. He’s usually so chilled out, isn’t he? The man must’ve done something to provoke him. 

Like David, I do hope this is a wakeup call to McGregor and he sorts himself out now. For his kids’ sakes mainly but you don’t want to see anyone spiral out of control and fuck their life up. But my days of being a fan of him are long gone and I’ll be rooting for his opponents whoever he fights going forward. 

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13 hours ago, wandshogun09 said:

McGregor but when there’s video evidence of you punching an old man who’s just sitting there minding his own business, you can’t polish that turd. There’s no defence for it. It’s hilarious to me how some still want to find a way to justify it with the ‘I wonder what the guy said to McGregor’ shite. Because it can’t possibly be that McGregor is just a massive cunt. He’s usually so chilled out, isn’t he? The man must’ve done something to provoke him.

Apparently, all the old man did was decline a shot of his whiskey.

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"I don't want to drink that s***, I don't want your drink"

 

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For some reason, I opted to listen to the entire McGregor/Helwani interview while cooking the other night.

You knew it was going to be complete bollocks as soon as Conor tried to claim this was the first time Helwani had contacted his team for an interview since the aftermath of the Khabib fight. Such a blatant lie which set the tone for the rest of it.

It was good of him to confirm that he was, in fact, IN THE WRONG when he (a professional fighter in his athletic prime) sucker punched a middle aged man in a pub though. It would be nice to say that everyone already knew that but we've all seen the deranged McGregor sycophants on twitter.

Genuinely amazing the way he tries to summarise the Khabib fight. We all saw it Conor m8. You got dominated, dropped and submitted. How many excuses do you need? Your camp was too geared towards defense, you took it too seriously in the gym, you weren't living right outside the gym, Khabib ran away, your foot was a balloon etc. It reminded me of inspirational fitness instagram maniacs who post a clip of them doing a lift and the caption is like "Not bad considering I haven't done this movement in six months. Plus I am coming off an injury and I am on low carbs at the moment and I was feeling quite tired at the time and had recently suffered a massive bereavement..."

In the past, I had referred to McGregor as "the master of the press conference". There was quite a few of his fights where I didn't feel particularly hyped until the press conference where he would turn it on and all of a sudden it was a cant miss fight that would be gigantic on PPV. Now whenever he shows up I just think "oh fuck off and stop talking bollocks you sad little prick"

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So, McGregor vs Gaethje? Who would like to see that? I know I would. I actually think that if we seen the Conor who fought Eddie Alvarez (I know that's a big if these days) that he could potentially make Gaethje look rather silly and beat him within two rounds.

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That’s the fight to make yeah. Khabib vs Ferguson and McGregor vs Gaethje would be ideal. If McGregor wins that and Khabib beats Ferguson then fine, feed him to Khabib and be done with it.

If Ferguson beats Khabib though it gets interesting. Because you’d think someone as dominant as Khabib would be almost a cert for an immediate rematch if he loses the belt. But if they’ve got McGregor coming off a win they probably opt for a Ferguson vs McGregor title fight. It’d be a good problem to have, I suppose. No shortage of options. 

But sod all of that. And fuck the business reasons. If McGregor vs Gaethje happens I hope Gaethje catches him and fucking flattens the twat. 

Bonus picture of Conor ‘Family Guy’ McGregor. Look at the face...

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13 hours ago, David said:

So, McGregor vs Gaethje? Who would like to see that? I know I would. I actually think that if we seen the Conor who fought Eddie Alvarez (I know that's a big if these days) that he could potentially make Gaethje look rather silly and beat him within two rounds.

I really wanna see Khabib/Gaethje eventually but whilst the Ferguson/Khabib thing gets sorted this is the next best thing. My instant reaction is to think Gaethje walks McGregor down and ends up stopping him, but taking some damage along the way. Thats exactly how i thought Alvarez would beat McGregor but that was the best example of how Conor's laser accuracy and power can put anyone anyway. 

This has to happen.

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