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by Rocsteady » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:48 pm

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Putin phoned Khabib to congratulate him. Wonder if he asked him the same thing he said in Russian after beating Al Iaquinta earlier this year?

Are you intentionally speaking in riddles, what did he say?


https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/4/8/17212470/khabib-putin-oligarch-ziyavudin-magomedov-arrested-embezzlement-organized-crime-ufc-mma-news

Thanks. That passed me by at the time, love how he was reluctant to translate that, not surprised :lol:

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by Rocsteady » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:50 pm

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Rocsteady wrote:Was surprised at how poorly McGregor did in his stand up game, he just generally looked a bit lax. He was utterly gassed by the third as well, was out on his feet.


I thought McGregor slightly won the third round and all :lol: Like you and others have said his stand up game was lacklustre throughout the fight, maybe being out the octagon for two years had an effect on that? If he wasn't gonna dominate in that area of the fight, then he had no chance really. Can't take anything away from Khabib though, what a monster that guy is. Just an incredible wrestler.

As for the whole crazy scenes post-fight, I agree with DC. What Conor did, attacking the bus etc was pathetic but two wrongs don't make a right and is no excuse for what Khabib did. For all his faults, McGregor handled the situation really well I thought. Didn't react and cause even more of a shitshow which quite easily could have happened. He's dropped the charges against Khabib and his team I think? Be interesting to see what happens next!

I'm actually going through every single UFC via Fight Pass at the moment and it's absolutely insane to see the beginnings, no rounds, no weight classes etc to where it is now!

I think you are right about the third but khabib almost took the round off, Conor was still panting out his mouth and not throwing any real weight behind the shots to my eye.

Watched it twice now, first time in Russian, and I think the English commentary was a bit biased in favour of McGregor. Especially when he was getting ground and pounded and one of them said something like he's waiting for Khabib to tire himself out :lol:

On second watch I don't think CM embarrassed himself, he just simply isn't anywhere near as good a wrestler.

Shout out to Ferguson too, what a fight that was.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm

Quantum Name wrote:I would like to echo the media and express my shock and horror that two psychotic cage fighters, after weeks of goading and threatening one another and with millions around the world encouraging them to beat the absolute proverbial out of each other, were unable to contain their aggression at the abrupt end of their pummeling contest and instead continued to be uncontrollably violent and pose a danger to others around them. Who could have reasonably predicted such an outcome?

It is actually pretty strange though, normally you gain great respect for someone after a fight against them.

I think Khabib spits on McGregor straight after the tap out too.

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by shadow202 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:52 pm

McGregor brought the Khabib hate on himself, obviously during the build up he was doing his usual showmanship nonsense but then he took things further and further and starting getting more personal, kept calling Khabib's dad a rat, snitch and goodness knows what else. He then have a couple of digs at his religion and even offered Khabib an alcoholic drink and when Khabib told him how offensive it was McGregor kept going with it.

Khabib isn't in it to be a character or a showmanship and clearly everything McGregor and his team were saying was getting to him and he couldn't contain his emotions on Saturday night and just exploded.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:10 pm

The way he went after the fight, he did fantastically to contain his emotions so well in the octagon itself.

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by Brerlappin » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:24 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Fuzzy Dunlop wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Was surprised at how poorly McGregor did in his stand up game, he just generally looked a bit lax. He was utterly gassed by the third as well, was out on his feet.


I thought McGregor slightly won the third round and all :lol: Like you and others have said his stand up game was lacklustre throughout the fight, maybe being out the octagon for two years had an effect on that? If he wasn't gonna dominate in that area of the fight, then he had no chance really. Can't take anything away from Khabib though, what a monster that guy is. Just an incredible wrestler.

As for the whole crazy scenes post-fight, I agree with DC. What Conor did, attacking the bus etc was pathetic but two wrongs don't make a right and is no excuse for what Khabib did. For all his faults, McGregor handled the situation really well I thought. Didn't react and cause even more of a shitshow which quite easily could have happened. He's dropped the charges against Khabib and his team I think? Be interesting to see what happens next!

I'm actually going through every single UFC via Fight Pass at the moment and it's absolutely insane to see the beginnings, no rounds, no weight classes etc to where it is now!

I think you are right about the third but khabib almost took the round off, Conor was still panting out his mouth and not throwing any real weight behind the shots to my eye.

Watched it twice now, first time in Russian, and I think the English commentary was a bit biased in favour of McGregor. Especially when he was getting ground and pounded and one of them said something like he's waiting for Khabib to tire himself out :lol:

On second watch I don't think CM embarrassed himself, he just simply isn't anywhere near as good a wrestler.

Shout out to Ferguson too, what a fight that was.


haha yeah Dom Cruz' commentary was hilariously biased toward Conor. "I think hes trying to let Khabib get tired smashing the gooseberry fool out of him then hes gonna come back". lol wat.

Ferguson is amazing man, hes as weird inside the octagon as he is outside of it. When he got rocked and started doing all those rolls and tumbles and gooseberry fool, hes crazy. That fight was amazing, would have loved to see a third round with an uninjured Pettis.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Yeah I strawberry floating loved that! Such an amazing reaction to getting tagged, start like flipping your way out of trouble :lol:

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by shadow202 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:11 pm

Rocsteady wrote:The way he went after the fight, he did fantastically to contain his emotions so well in the octagon itself.
Yeah I meant after the fight, during the fight he tied McGregor up and wore him out.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:52 pm



will probably get taken down by the UFC in a few minutes I imagine :lol:

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by Brerlappin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:04 pm

strawberry floating banana splits :lol:

re up: https://vimeo.com/293975398

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by Grumpy David » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:18 pm

Interesting to ponder the 6 fights that Conor signed up to. Assuming Khabib was one of the 6, I imagine something like this for the remaining 5: Ferguson, Diaz, Holloway (at 155), Khabib, 165lb belt (newly created) for a final Diaz fight. Possibly GSP but I don't think he could make 155lbs so that could be the 165lb fight too.

Brerlappin wrote:strawberry floating banana splits :lol:

re up: https://vimeo.com/293975398


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by Mafro » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:31 pm

I still refuse to believe people actually talk like that in real life.

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by Brerlappin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:54 pm

Mafro wrote:I still refuse to believe people actually talk like that in real life.


Sadly I've met quite a few people who talk exactly like him. Mostly when I was in secondary school. Should give you an indication of his mentality :lol:

Seriously listening to that gooseberry fool for the last 2 hours of editing was excruciating

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by Banjo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Can somebody explain to me why people like McGregor? I can understand getting sucked into the hype of his fights, he's good at shit-stirring and building a buzz, but there are people that seem to genuinely like and admire him and I cannot fathom why. He's an otherwordly prick.

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by Grumpy David » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:04 pm

Banjo wrote:Can somebody explain to me why people like McGregor? I can understand getting sucked into the hype of his fights, he's good at shit-stirring and building a buzz, but there are people that seem to genuinely like and admire him and I cannot fathom why. He's an otherwordly prick.


He's Irish which is always popular in the USA, his fighting style is based on striking rather than wrestling and he usually finishes a fight before the end of the 2nd round and apart from Diaz and Khabib, no one in the UFC has provided a serious challenge to him. He's also very quick witted and great at trash talking and some of the trash talk prior t to Diaz fight was often very accurate in predicting the fight outcome. Being polite and well mannered doesn't really help to hype up a fight.

And I think many people like his gooseberry fool stirring too. What you think makes him a prick is what the majority of the UFC audience love about him.

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by Mafro » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 pm

Banjo wrote:Can somebody explain to me why people like McGregor? I can understand getting sucked into the hype of his fights, he's good at shit-stirring and building a buzz, but there are people that seem to genuinely like and admire him and I cannot fathom why. He's an otherwordly prick.

No idea. Seems to be massively popular with the simple laaad types because of the tedious "banter" plus he's Irish so it's like St Patty's Day-lite whenever he's got a fight.

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by Rocsteady » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:58 pm

The only thing that gets me is the amount of comments on Facebook I'm seeing calling him a coward for tapping out.

McGregor's many things but if Khabib even looked me at across the octagon I'd be falling to my knees and praying. Bunch of knobends posting as though they'd be down with getting their jaw broken after 18 minutes of brutality.

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by Poncho » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 pm

I've been in that hold and it's pure strawberry floating misery. Feels like your teeth are going to explode.

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by Rocsteady » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:41 pm

Poncho wrote:I've been in that hold and it's pure strawberry floating misery. Feels like your teeth are going to explode.

What martial arts do you do? Can't say it looks the most comfortable.

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