Conor wasn't same after Mayweather

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Dankoz, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Dankoz

    Dankoz Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    964
    I'll have to admit the truth. Conor is just a shadow of his former version. Hands are slow, movement is predictable and timing isn't there. Conor was on whole another level against Alvarez but money took over legacy. He made big mistake by taking a fight against GOAT boxer while talking ridiculous amount of shit about him. And what happen? He got smashed in terrible fashion, eating huge amount of strikes in last two rounds. And what he did right after? Went for two week holiday on Ibiza while his brains should be recovering from the fight.

    I was blind enough to place 500 € on him against Khabib, without seeing the bigger picture and it was big mistake. He has been partying way too much and it is very unlikely that he would ever reach his prime again.
     
  2. Le Choad

    Le Choad Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    2,907
    Location:
    Pensacola, FL
    Floyd destroyed him physically and mentally.

    Conor literally believed that stupid book “the secret”. Nate and Floyd beat the self belief out that boy lol.
     
  3. loisestrad

    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    20,540
    Location:
    Denmark
    Or it could be that Khabib is a different, and better, fighter than Alvarez, and Conor is pretty much the same? Seems like a more obvious reason to me.

    And Conor was still the first fighter to win a round vs Khabib.
     
  4. Zeroinnes

    Zeroinnes White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    9,849
    Likes Received:
    9,133
    We don't really know how his striking looked at his best this fight. He didn't have a chance to try it out until the third round when he had already slowed down from being controlled the whole first round and being dropped and hit more times on the ground in the second. He's had issues with his cardio and that caused problems again but that's too bad because endurance is a huge part of the fight game.

    His TDD and defense on the ground looked pretty good in the first round so he was obviously an improved fighter in that sense.

    But yea, he looked tired and didn't look the same. It's because Nurmagomedov made his look that way.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2018
    oswald1 and Angry Bob like this.
  5. wild willy

    wild willy Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    245
    I wouldn't be the same either if I made 100 million.
     
  6. Gorkle

    Gorkle Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    1,795
    Likes Received:
    3,527
    He's literally fought once since fighting Mayweather. Against a 26-0 wrestler.

    You can literally glean nothing from this. If you think you have, you are a retard.
     
  7. DanMMAleague

    DanMMAleague Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,207
    Likes Received:
    2,142
    2 week holiday to Ibiza?

    I thought he was partying for six months.

    Not sure how alcohol and concussion and are related to each other, could be something to that I guess.
     
  8. ChrisPalmquest

    ChrisPalmquest Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    3,391
    Conor arguably lost to Diaz twice before Mayweather.

    Khabib would use Diaz to mop the floor.

    No version of 23-4 Conor was ever as good as 27-0 Khabib
     
  9. TGArthur

    TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    13,876
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    And when you stop fighting fighters smaller than you
     
    ScarfaceJr, mb2621, raaju and 2 others like this.
  10. Arqueto176

    Arqueto176 Vote Clippy 2018-19 make great fried chicken again

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    12,905
    Location:
    Send Me
    Interdasting theory TS.

    The reality is Khabib is just too good for him, any version of Conor loses to Khabib.
     
  11. Arrrrgh

    Arrrrgh Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2014
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    2,403
    Stopped reading here.

    He made more money in that one fight than he likely would have in his entire career without it. I agree that Conor looked like he had some ring rust. That happens when you take a couple years off. However it also could just be because Khabib started dominating him with wrestling from the start. Your punches aren't as crisp when your gas tank isn't full.

    That said, taking the Mayweather fight was the best career move any MMA fighter ever made. They are prize fighters. They fight for money.
     
  12. Playswellwithlawndarts

    Playswellwithlawndarts Jack of all trades Master of some

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    4,576
    Likes Received:
    6,334
    Location:
    Kansas
    When you get beat by the guy you have been swagger jacking for the last five years it’s a bad look. A well paid bad look.
     
  13. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    14,709
     
  14. loisestrad

    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    15,280
    Likes Received:
    20,540
    Location:
    Denmark
    I don't think he won a round on the judges cards, which is what I meant. I'm aware that quite a few actually thought Khabib lost that fight.
     
  15. Phisher

    Phisher Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    Messages:
    11,780
    Likes Received:
    14,709
    I don't think that the Tibau fight was a robbery, but there's no way in hell that he won the third round.
     
    Fedorer13 likes this.
  16. Dankoz

    Dankoz Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    964
    Well it was good for his wallet but bad for legacy. He took ridiculous amount of damage in that fight.
     
  17. clivers

    clivers Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    1,189
    Location:
    Manchester, England
    Who cares dude the fight happened weeks ago.
     
  18. Brit_Brawler

    Brit_Brawler Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    7,175
    Likes Received:
    6,836
    Location:
    England
    I don’t think Floyd had an effect on him. I think it’s just a combination Of khabib being really good, really effective and a terrible stylistic matchup as well as Conor had been out of MMA a long time.

    Could he have done better? Definitely but most likely he would always lose regardless
     
  19. torry

    torry Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    398
    Stop comparing khabib to alverz, khabib is way better than alverz why do Conor fans keep making this mistake?
     
  20. TooSexy

    TooSexy White Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2016
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Germany
    30-27
     

Share This Page