Hindsight: would you let Connor vs. Floyd happen

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  1. Espresso

    Espresso All hail to King m'fing Gaethje

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    As much money as the UFC made because of it, seems like this fight made Mcgregor outgrow the sport.

    Mcgregor was the face of the UFC... Now hes the face of BK

    Do you think it was good for the UFC to let this fight happen?
     
  2. ortizgnp

    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    Conor hasn't outgrown the sport.
     
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    oldschoolmmafan WE WANT YOUR CHICKEN!

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    Probably good for everyone's pockets involved. The sport will move on with or without Mcnuggets.
     
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    loisestrad Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    If the UFC depended solely on one fighter, it would basically be dead already, and it would only make sense to let the fight happen, cuz why the fuck not.
     
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    accolyte1022 Blood Belt

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    He doesn't even participate in the sport.
     
  6. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Even when I'm wrong, I'm right.

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  7. Espresso

    Espresso All hail to King m'fing Gaethje

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    Stop kidding yourself. Fighters would starve themselves to make weight if Connor wanted them.

    How about in the long run? Connor refusing to fight because he hit the lottery is not making them any money... Plus the face of the franchise and main promoter of your brand is afk
     
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    Yeah, bc the money
     
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    To a certain extent.

    It also sucks at the same time.
     
  10. Hespectfully

    Hespectfully Brown Belt

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    It was entertaining. But I would have rather seen Conor rematch Aldo @ 145 or defend 155 against Tony.
     
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    ortizgnp Original Vince Belt

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    Doesn't mean he has outgrown the sport.
     
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    I'd ban UFC so maybe I'm not the right person to ask
     
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  13. ThatGuy7698

    ThatGuy7698 Even when I'm wrong, I'm right.

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    Once Conor finally gets stripped after UFC 223, it won't suck anymore.
     
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  14. Espresso

    Espresso All hail to King m'fing Gaethje

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    Thats what im saying man. Seems like this fight was only good for Mayweather to comple the 50-0 record and Connor to get his $.

    I think the UFC and the fans ended up losing.

    If it wouldve never happened, Connor would still be fighting in the UFC at his PRIME.... And not blowing $
     
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    True.

    There will be a true champion. Should be an awesome fight.
     
  16. Franc Mittelo

    Franc Mittelo Banned Banned

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    The amount of money they made saved their 2017 year. Plus, Conor wasn't going to defend against Ferguson, then Khabib back -to-back. He is not built for that type of action.

    Conor is a matchup type of fighter. You match him up with 3-and-something and short notice opponents, and let him do his thing. Everybody wins. His fans buy the PPVs and fill the arena. He puts on an entertaining performance, and everybody wins.

    That is how you use a piece like Conor. You don't put him up against 10 fight winning streak fighters, and then 9 fight winning streak fighters. Tony Ferguson fought 5 hard rounds at high altitude. Khabib can wrestle hard for at least 3 rounds. Conor ain't built for those types of problems.

    The UFC will learn this, and start to take better care of their cash cows. Some fighters are good for the mainstream e.g. Conor, and some fighters are good for the underground e.g. Khabib and Tony.

    It is like music. Conor is like a Jonas brother, maybe he can play his little guitar and get the mainstream excited, but he doesn't play anywhere close to Yngwie Malmsteen, who is more technical but less popular in the mainstream.

    That's how life is. Some talent is for the mainstream and some talent is for the underground. It is rare to find a talent that bridges the mainstream and underground.
     
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  17. Espresso

    Espresso All hail to King m'fing Gaethje

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    It still sucks. Even if you hate him... Connor was a great talent and fun to watch... The UFC lost one of their best employees
     
  18. MadDogMahoney

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    Only if I could guarantee MayMac 2 and 3
     
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  19. Killashaw

    Killashaw It's all mental warfare Double Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Very well put. Conor does not have the durability in any fashion to continuously defend his title. Thus the reason why he has zero title defences.
    As Aldo and RDA put it perfectly; Winning the title is easy, keeping it is the challenge.
     
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  20. thechoice2

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    lol the UFC would have made more money having Conor fight in the UFC two times than they did by letting him fight Mayweather. However Connor would have had to fight in the UFC more than 10 times to make the amount he did fighting Mayweather.

    UFC shouldn't have let him fight Mayweather, it was a dumb business decision.
     
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