Conor Raised the Bar Too High - That's the Problem With UFC Now

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  1. Dont Frye

    Dont Frye Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    He could do it all...fight, finish fights, sell fights, make people emotionally invested, etc...

    Everything feels lacklustre when he's not involved. That's the issue - there are no stars left. I don't care what any UFC hipster says....

    Dana should just pay him what he is asking for.
     
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    He could do it all.....except defend titles.
     
  3. Fraz

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    omg i hate him so much defend or vacate you little asshole, he's ruined our sport wtf
     
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    In a few years, I think WME will regret allowing MayMac to happen. There's a reason why the Fertittas were unwilling to do it........the amount of money Conor earned gave him unlimited leverage over the UFC, because now he doesn't "have to fight." He can just sit back and enjoy his millions.

    They got away with paying him a 3 million dollar base salary for his last three fights (fucking laughable), all of which did over 1.3 million PPV buys. Now, he won't return for anything short of $30 million guaranteed, plus PPV points.

    It's honestly amusing to see how terrible WME-IMG are at managing this whole thing; part of me actually wants Conor to continue to screw them even harder, just for the lols.

    The best thing that ever happened for Conor's financial future in the UFC was to see his fellow PPV draws (Rousey, Lesnar, Jones, GSP) either leave the sport or get USADA'd, because now he's the only guy that can even get a PPV to do over 350k buys. They almost have no choice but to pay him whatever the fuck he wants, and he can keep raising the bar higher and higher, until he'd be making Mayweather-esque purses for every fight.
     
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    Other fighters can't generate as many nuthuggers as Conror.

    He is truly a special fighter.
     
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    Conor has definitely shown what it is like to be a star. Nobody else can come close.

    UFC should make him a co-promoter so even if he is going to be done with fighting soon he can still attract fans and haters who I think miss him the most.
     
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    They should hurry up and gift McGregor the UFC.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    I've been thinking about this as well and could probably have a long discussion about this.

    He sold tickets to an interview and garnered enough attention to set up a contest with the highest paid athlete in the world in an entirely different sport.

    Think about that...
     
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    Stahp it TS. Stahp.
     
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    It has nothing to do with Connie or over promoted events you drama queen...


    it actually has EVERYTHING to do with the UFC COMPLETELY losing the legitimacy of their belts by going route of “money fights” for undeserving contenders for a quick buck.

    The original goal of the organization was to taken as a legitimate sport where the best fight the best.

    Nowadays the UFC would rather have CM Punk vs Michael Bisping for the MW belt if they could.


    Nice try casual.



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  13. Verace

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    TS is just being a damn casual

    Do you even like watching fights TS? Or you in exclusively for the drama?
     
  14. Fraz

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    I still tear up whenever i see the Aldo gif
     
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    fuck off

    conors fights werent very good. the second diaz fight was a fucking embarassment, my standard challenge is for anyone to come up with a single time a belt holder looked so poorly prepared as conor did, spent most of the fight drowning like a fish on dry land


    conor set the bar too low
     
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    He didn't raise the bar, he is the bar.
     
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    I sort of agree with the sentiment but don't find it lacklustre without him.
     
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    I will buy his next fight for sure.
     
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    I'm watching MMA since the early 2000s. And I like watching Conor fight. You should consider though that he cuts a lot of weight and is bigger than everyone in the divisions he holds / was holding belts in. When he fought Nate at his natural weight, he got whooped. So don't overrate him.

    The talk / drama / hype I couldn't care less about.
     
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