Kevin Lee: 'It's Laughable' UFC Fighters Think They're Gangsters | Luke Thomas

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    • Talks about his fight week experience and why he is enjoying fan interaction more than before.
    • Explains why he believes that he poses a greater threat to Khabib than Dustin Poirier.
    • Discusses the impact the death of his coach Robert Follis and the impact it has had on him.
    • Responds to the Conor incident and the rise of gangster image in MMA and why he dislikes it so much given his background.
    I agree with his view on the gangster behaviour in MMA and why it's so cringe-worthy (I realise that's likely a minority view here among the true alphas of Sherdog). Nobody really wants to be hood and those that can get out, will. That's a staple even in mainstream culture depictions of the mafia and organised crime. Tony Soprano doesn't want his children anywhere near his life of crime and moves out to middle class surburbia in an attempt to fit in and ensure they never go near it.

    The glamorisation of gangster behaviour is so childish and embarrassing. Nobody thinks Conor, a working class kid who used to be on benefits, is a hard El Chapo style figure and he shouldn't aspire to be. Before his breakthrough in MMA he used to play video games and have his way in life paid for by the Irish State, his parents, and his girlfriends. Shout out to Kevin Lee for saying it how it is.
     
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    And can't make weight.
     
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    His words mean nothing at this point.

    About to become the new johnny Hendricks of missed weight
     
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    It’s laughable that he missed weight.
     
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    I kind of agree with this lol I'm also tired of UFC pranksters
     
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    Conor is definitely a gangster, he showed up with a gang of people and committed a crime. Just happens that being a gangster (in the literal sense) is rarely if ever something to brag about.
     
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    Lee was on welfare and had his asian ass paid for by the government too....hypocrite smh
     
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    oh yeah they're not real gangsters like you kevin.


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    Says the n° 1 posser in the Lw division. Kevin Lee is a clown and all talk.
     
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    Luke Thomas has got to be one of the dumbest dudes reporting on MMA right now.

    'I understand people like the theater of it all but I don't understand why Conor wore the El Chapo shirt'.

    Errr...for the theater of it all you stupid fucking momo. Does he genuinely think that Conor believes he's a cartel leader or something? What an asinine point.

    Also didn't Kevin Lee grow up in a fairly middle class area, that's what I'd always heard, now he's trying to do the 'I'm black so I know what it's like to be from the ghetto' shtick? Newsflash, Khabib grew up around armed guerillas and is friends with corrupt oligarchs and an actual dictator who came to power by torturing and executing people. Stop acting like you're some badass because you walked past a dude with a doo rag on once while walking to the library, American 'ghettos' are fucking playschools compared to some places on this planet. Hell, I guarantee Barboza grew up in much worse conditions than Lee and you don't see him walking around bragging about it. In Brazil, people aren't particularly proud of being from the favela when they actually are.

    Lee is such a pathetic try hard.
     
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    Kevin sounds salty...
     
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    I cant put my finger on it but there is a weird cringey corniness to how MMA is presented these days not sure why. but i will say that MMA will never go full mainstream until it gets the black swagger that boxing has.
     
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    gangsters know how to handle that weight
     
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    Let me guess, Kevin "i want to be conor" Lee is talking about Conor again?
    He is basically a shertard, hates Conor yet it's the only thing on his mind.
     
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    Agreed. The gangster/thug/hod thing has to stop once people hit 18. For adults to behave like that is embarassing.
     
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    Ugh, I swear, 10-15 years ago I was convinced that MMA was well on its way to being taken seriously as a professional sport.

    It's not just the organization, it's not just the fighters or the fans, it's an awful and embarrassing combination of all those factors that's led to MMA becoming essentially a mix of WWE and ToughMan in the eyes of mainstream America. If I weren't already very familiar with combat sports and a huge MMA fan, if I was just your average sports fan observing MMA at a distance it'd seem like a fucking circus act with weird manchildren playing at being heels or heros just like I'd expect to see from WWE.
     
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