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Cant believe hes going the "they took my title, they never offered me a chance to defend it" way to justify never showing interest in defending.
It's not like his desire to fight Frankie and RDA on those occasions he talks about were a secret, both situations were well-reported at their times. It's not Conor's fault that the UFC doesn't feel like booking him unless they send him on a year long media tour to maximize their revenue even though he has put in that work multiple times only to see his opponent pull out and therefore not be able to fight for the belt he was working towards, even though when Khabib was in a similar situation they let him fight #11 Al Iaquinta for the belt they stripped from Conor. And if all the people hadn't pulled out of fighting him when they did and he still kept winning his fights against those originally planned opponents at those weights, he would've defended both belts in that same timeframe, the 155 one a few times.

Khabib punched down after his opponent pulled out, multiple times. Fighting guys like Darrell Horcher annd Al Iaquinta, padding his record while Conor has always punched up, fighting a stylistic nightmare in Chad Mendes (who claimed he was well trained and ready to go before the fight), and going up a weight class higher than the one he originally planned to fight in which was a class up from his last fight to begin with, to face Nate Diaz, both on short notice. If Conor elected to fight the Horchers and Iaquintas of the world as replacements instead, I'm sure he'd be undefeated in the UFC too.

He got punished for chasing a really large paycheck and keeping the UFC afloat in a year where none of their own MMA PPVs made any decent money, as well as taking a paternity leave.

Too many cynical MMA fans don't appreciate the work Conor has put in over his career and just how special he is as a fighter. Some idiots even claim he fought bums the whole way. This reductive "he never defends titles" meme totally ignores the context behind him not defending those titles. Meanwhile, the fact that Khabib gets to say he's "defending" his title this Saturday coming off his victory over Al Iaquinta (as well as the previous murderer's row of Barboza, Johnson and Horcher) is a goddamn joke.
 
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I really liked how conor mentioned that if he does too much media, fans will complain he just talks too much and should fight, but if he is quiet and focuses on the fight (like he is doing now), fans will complain there is no entertainment/comedy roasts/promotion for the fight.

haven't seen a chill truthful interview from conor in a while. enjoyed it, looking forward to ariel's show.
 
Apparently DC said the plan was to strip him and have Gus va Yoel for the title.
Fell through now he thinks the goal is Gus vs Jones? And he said he wants to challenge for the title at 205 after? I read that anyway.
 
McGregor fights continue to be so goddam weird. People at work have been constantly coming at me, because they know I'm the "fight guy" to figure out who is going to win. Everyone is coming with one of like two or three arguments. There must have been a roundtable on ESPN or Fox Sports or whatever were people laid down the fight and everyone suddenly thinks they understand the matchup.
 
It's not like his desire to fight Frankie and RDA on those occasions he talks about were a secret, both situations were well-reported at their times. It's not Conor's fault that the UFC doesn't feel like booking him unless they send him on a year long media tour to maximize their revenue even though he has put in that work multiple times only to see his opponent pull out and therefore not be able to fight for the belt he was working towards, even though when Khabib was in a similar situation they let him fight #11 Al Iaquinta for the belt they stripped from Conor. And if all the people hadn't pulled out of fighting him when they did and he still kept winning his fights against those originally planned opponents at those weights, he would've defended both belts in that same timeframe, the 155 one a few times.

Khabib punched down after his opponent pulled out, multiple times. Fighting guys like Darrell Horcher annd Al Iaquinta, padding his record while Conor has always punched up, fighting a stylistic nightmare in Chad Mendes (who claimed he was well trained and ready to go before the fight), and going up a weight class higher than the one he originally planned to fight in which was a class up from his last fight to begin with, to face Nate Diaz, both on short notice. If Conor elected to fight the Horchers and Iaquintas of the world as replacements instead, I'm sure he'd be undefeated in the UFC too.

He got punished for chasing a really large paycheck and keeping the UFC afloat in a year where none of their own MMA PPVs made any decent money, as well as taking a paternity leave.

Too many cynical MMA fans don't appreciate the work Conor has put in over his career and just how special he is as a fighter. Some idiots even claim he fought bums the whole way. This reductive "he never defends titles" meme totally ignores the context behind him not defending those titles. Meanwhile, the fact that Khabib gets to say he's "defending" his title this Saturday coming off his victory over Al Iaquinta (as well as the previous murderer's row of Barboza, Johnson and Horcher) is a goddamn joke.
Well said.
 
It's not like his desire to fight Frankie and RDA on those occasions he talks about were a secret, both situations were well-reported at their times. It's not Conor's fault that the UFC doesn't feel like booking him unless they send him on a year long media tour to maximize their revenue even though he has put in that work multiple times only to see his opponent pull out and therefore not be able to fight for the belt he was working towards, even though when Khabib was in a similar situation they let him fight #11 Al Iaquinta for the belt they stripped from Conor. And if all the people hadn't pulled out of fighting him when they did and he still kept winning his fights against those originally planned opponents at those weights, he would've defended both belts in that same timeframe, the 155 one a few times.

Khabib punched down after his opponent pulled out, multiple times. Fighting guys like Darrell Horcher annd Al Iaquinta, padding his record while Conor has always punched up, fighting a stylistic nightmare in Chad Mendes (who claimed he was well trained and ready to go before the fight), and going up a weight class higher than the one he originally planned to fight in which was a class up from his last fight to begin with, to face Nate Diaz, both on short notice. If Conor elected to fight the Horchers and Iaquintas of the world as replacements instead, I'm sure he'd be undefeated in the UFC too.

He got punished for chasing a really large paycheck and keeping the UFC afloat in a year where none of their own MMA PPVs made any decent money, as well as taking a paternity leave.

Too many cynical MMA fans don't appreciate the work Conor has put in over his career and just how special he is as a fighter. Some idiots even claim he fought bums the whole way. This reductive "he never defends titles" meme totally ignores the context behind him not defending those titles. Meanwhile, the fact that Khabib gets to say he's "defending" his title this Saturday coming off his victory over Al Iaquinta (as well as the previous murderer's row of Barboza, Johnson and Horcher) is a goddamn joke.
McGregor and/or his agent must have some unique negotiation method with the UFC brass. They are always able to quickly hammer out a fight deal and everyone seems to come out happy. You mention part of it, which I think that McGregor is always looking to grow and the UFC loves that. However, it must be more than that. Dana White has said that McGregor is easy to deal with in negotiations, which must be at least partly a lie (knowing that lying bald fuck) but still, its so odd.
 
That Mac Life interview and this appearance on Ariel's Show is a different Conor, apart from the standard self-aggrandisement he comes across as normal.
 
Yeah, I love that they refused to strip Conor for so long. But DC, who has said he wants to defend the belt, is getting stripped so quickly ?
I don't know why DC has any loyalty to the UFC.

I am beginning to honestly feel the only reason they sent DC up to fight Stipe was to lure Jones to Heavyweight.

That shameful interview post his KO loss only cemented that thought. The stuff with Jones right now and the title stripping only makes it clearer. Yet he still plays company man. They don't deserve it.
 
I don't know why DC has any loyalty to the UFC.

I am beginning to honestly feel the only reason they sent DC up to fight Stipe was to lure Jones to Heavyweight.

That shameful interview post his KO loss only cemented that thought. The stuff with Jones right now and the title stripping only makes it clearer. Yet he still plays company man. They don't deserve it.
They definitely don't deserve him. And it's insane to think some people can't stand DC.
 
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