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Can McGregor's brand grow to where he no longer needs the UFC?

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  1. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    Like Dr. Phil grew bigger than Oprah or Steve without Jerry or Mayweather making his brand as big as possible without the constraints of another promotion?

    Or is the UFC gonna do well without the cash cow?

    I'll make my stand here. The brass lives without and of course that's plain to the eyes as the sky is.

    But can McGregor go out there, compete for his own brand and start a promotion, that would ideally compete against the UFC, but handle the weight of that?

    This is where I say maybe? The guy is a hard worker, is like a magnet of attraction and can hang with the best in his respective weight classes.

    Dream big and think realistically with your opinions because it's truly not out of the realm for McGregor to do so and has done so.
     
  2. Sammy Bananas Green Belt

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    I think the only way this happens is if he boxes exclusively and I don't see that happening for a variety of reasons.
     
  3. Flokk Faux Belt

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    By acting yes, he's pretty big now though
     
  5. WHITE ANDERSON Black Belt

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  6. Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Floyd destroyed this

    “Dana!? Me n you got money!”

    Conor is just a super wealthy fighter and we’re not used to that. No NFL player despite millions n billions of worth and far more recognition and name have not been bigger than their employer

    He and they r just employees that happen to be rich, the employer is the boss and that many levels richer

    Not a knock on McGregor
     
  7. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    Makes sense. Some reality there.
     
  8. mmafan559 Black Belt

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    toilet nonsense jesus every fucking thread is awful
     
  9. fedoriswar37 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Maybe once he gets out of his contract but i doubt it. Lot of MMA fans are short sighted , hell be forgotten about eventually.
     
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  11. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    Would not be fair to play this into the argument as part of it.
     
  12. I WILL CUT YOU Calamity from the Heavens Platinum Member

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    Only if he starts a promotion or some other high profile business venture. He won't be like a Kardashian, famous for being famous. He just doesn't have that broad appeal.

    Most people outside of a vocal minority on Sherdog have no desire to see Instagram pics of Conor in underwear sporting pinnerdick.



    An uncensored reality show would be interesting. I've known party dudes with spending impulse control (serious coke habits, massive bar tabs, strippers/whores galore) I'd like to see how much he drops on yay, alcohol, and chicks on a big night out.
     
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  13. DS66 Brown Belt

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    The difference between MMA and boxing, is that boxers don't generally have exclusive contracts with promotions. Whereas UFC fighters have exclusive UFC deals and can't fight in another promotion. I can't really see Conor starting his own promotion and trying to compete with the UFC for fighters... it could maybe work as a one-off fight with someone but not as a consistent promotion.

    That's like saying could LeBron's brand as a basketball player grow if he left the NBA. Well no... because all the other best players are in the NBA and he needs them to compete against.
     
  14. WHITE ANDERSON Black Belt

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    mcGOAT already has a promotion and co-promoted the biggest fight of all time

    UFC hasn't done over a million ppv buys since 2016

    mcGOAT already bigger
     
  15. LostMyBlackBelt Red Belt

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    Not that big
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  16. mmaknight ~War Belfort FTW~

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    His cross promoting sure helped bring, further into the limelight, his style. Sure he'll do well without directly competing against the UFC and for the UFC but some of these guys/gals believe they're bigger than their current situations.

    With all his talk of wanting a piece of the brand that is the UFC, it's seeming as if he's not afraid of taking action to acquire some land for himself. After all, some want land to call home, some need it.
     
  17. My name is Shawn

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    He doesn't have the discipline or smarts and too full of himself to let smarter people do it for him
     
  18. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    Start his own promotion and become successful? Not a chance in hell.

    Through acting? I suppose.
     
  19. horc00 Brown Belt

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    Boxing is different in the sense that boxing promoters do lots of cross-promotion. Mayweather promotions can start off with just one fighter and cross-promote with other promotions to make events happen.

    The biggest MMA orgs don't do cross-promotions. If Conor starts another MMA promotional company, either he gets fundings to poach good fighters from other orgs, or he fights himself.
     
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    That invisible lat is humongous.
     

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