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post #101 of 151 (permalink) Old 04-20-2016, 02:07 PM
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All the biggest media outlets are calling him a barbarian in a sport for cannibals.
Could you link us a couple of examples of that?

Don I think that unfortunate death is affecting you much more than your hero. This only about money.

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Dude very cold blooded. A guy just died after a small event in a small venue. The whole countries media has Conor's name in the headline with that death. All the biggest media outlets are calling him a barbarian in a sport for cannibals. This isn't about being a company man, Carvalho deserves a little more respect then for his family to be hearing Conor carry on like nothing happened, and their sons life was meaningless. And conor doesn't need a ton of bad press, where the first thing every media person in europe will mention is the death. That is the Reality of the situation, its no small matter, and definitely not business as usual imo
I don't know, but "Thanks for the cheese." doesn't seem to really fit into that narrative.
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Conor was always going to fall hard...and it would be no expense to the UFC.

Listen all you want about Conor making money, UFC are the ones making the money and it's a locked bet because everyone loses...the longer a fighter wins, the more they bank off hype, when said fighter loses, they bank because everyone paid to see them fight, and just as many paid to see them lose.
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Conor was always going to fall hard...and it would be no expense to the UFC.

Listen all you want about Conor making money, UFC are the ones making the money and it's a locked bet because everyone loses...the longer a fighter wins, the more they bank off hype, when said fighter loses, they bank because everyone paid to see them fight, and just as many paid to see them lose.
Very good point, I'm not totally familiar with your betting terminology you're using but I understand what you're saying. McGregor more than most, I'm sure people bought the fights because they wanted to see him lose, once he has lost, will he gain the same numbers.

However much money McGregor is making the UFC, if other fighters start to copy him and realise their worth and start withholding their labour, then is rightly going to cost the UFC vastly more.
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Don believes anything magical about the Mac.

Bottom line is he wanted more and more money and more and more power......ufc finally said no. He pouted....and "retired".

Just great timing on his part, if he plays it right he wont ever have to fight Nate Diaz again. The kne who took his soul.
Yeah so he wanted more money, after he signed the contract and agreed to an amount. Award for most logical conclusion goes to you! Almost as good as your roids conclusion

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When you know the risks of the sport then why talk like that to start with. Head clean off ect ect? You dont see nate or nick talk like that. So why talk your midevil shit just to not want to when somsthing goes wrong?

It is his duty to promote the biggest card is it not. It is ehat he loves to do.

Perhaps go to America and not talk rubbish.....how hard is it?

Your conclusion makes little sense.

He was probably just too embarrassed bot to have any talking points this time around. He would be laughed at. No material after turning into a wtestler and tapping like a white belt.

If you dont think this was about money at all then I think you need to pull back that greasy hair from over your eyes. It has been reported that he wanted even more money and played the game. Ufc stood still and didnt give in.

Even in his tweet he happens to mention money.

It is all the man cares about.....yet you feed us this philosophical bull? Open your eyes.

MMA ahouldnt be allowed in these countries where no one knows what they are doing. If the fight was jn the ufc he wouldnt of died.
My conclusion makes perfect sense. The guy is currently the countries biggest star, if not the worlds biggest star despite his loss. That brings huge media attention. If could understand the media talk about MMA in a small place like Ireland where everybody is asking constantly about this death, which is really nothing to do with him puts pressure on a person. When a guy dies in the cage or just after the fight, and Conor is the one discussed in every newspaper article, radio show and media outlet in the country it has an affect. You know in real life? So one day he is not going to call up Carvalhos father giving his condolences and then sit in a presser one week later and promote a fight the way he usually does. Its too soon and the wrong time.

He is demonstrating a little class in a sport with no class.

One thing he is not being is a bitch Spite. You guys are writing this death off as nothing...it far too easy to do that when you are not in the goldfish bowl. IT easys to drone attack the middle east, but if obama spent a few days in a local Yemen town he might think differently about collateral damage next time...

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Could you link us a couple of examples of that?

Don I think that unfortunate death is affecting you much more than your hero. This only about money.
I thought you had a subscription to the Irish Independent???

http://www.independent.ie/sport/mma/...-34623086.html

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America.....father dies......son fights next day because he would have wanted him to.

Other places......guy dies in ring in a flukish type way.....mma stops.....stars retire.....war in middle east and africa is compared.....
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Life goes on, footballers have died on the pitch but they don't cancel the fixture list because of it. People die in sports all the time, even a cricketer was killed when the ball hit head last year. You have a minutes silence and life goes on.

Conor knows the sport he is in. People have been calling MMAFighters barbarians since pre-UFC1, its nothing new.

You either get on with it or retire... none of the cryptic stuff McGregor has said. If it effects him that badly then why not just say so - "I'm retired because the events of the past week have scared me and I'm thinking of my long-term health". People would respect him more for it, and we can all move along.

Instead he is coming across like a spoilt little bitch.
Yeah screw that guy, never in UFC history has a champion walked away over money.
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America.....father dies......son fights next day because he would have wanted him to.

Other places......guy dies in ring in a flukish type way.....mma stops.....stars retire.....war in middle east and africa is compared.....
Yeah sums up Jake Shields. Father dies, goes to work the next day. Cool guy. Jake Shields is just another juice head and a whiner. Using him as your example only discredits whatever point your trying to make. And it is a bizarre point, really bizarre. What happens when someone you know dies? Cry for ten minutes and then go back to checking facebook?

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