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Cerrone win did not help McGregor

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  1. KoChang Purple Belt

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    By this, I mean it did nothing to help him gage where he is right now with his skill set or cardio. It may also give him a false sense of security going into his next fight, which will be against an exponentially more dangerous opponent. A full round or two would have aided him greatly going forward.
     
  2. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

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    He knows where the hell he is with his skillset and conditioning, this fight was to get him a payday and to re-establish his brand with the casuals so as to set up bigger fights in the future and in that regard I would say it worked out tremendously. No need to overthink it.
     
  3. Protagoras Banned Banned

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    yawn

    So what?
     
  4. Eli1015 Martial Artist

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    It sure looks like it helped him. Destroying number 5 ranked legend with like 5 UFC records in 40 seconds.
     
  5. Eat crow Banned Banned

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    I thought he would beat Cerrone within 2 rounds but I think he loses to Usman, Masvidal, and Khabib.

    Last night did nothing to address the questions about his grappling and cardio.
     
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    It did in some ways:

    1. Conor seemed to be quite in tune with how he felt (felt he is not quite "there") even though the fight was short
    2. Getting back to fighting (even a journeyman) is important
    3. Getting a win again is important in multiple ways

    Is this enough for him beat the best out there?

    Unlikely, but an important first step in that direction.
     
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  7. SKYNET Infrared Belt Platinum Member

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    Cerrone win did not help McGregor
    It did help ESPN, Dana White and whoever fights Conor next
     
  8. Megatronlee Silver Belt

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    Nah it helped him
     
  9. PAPERCLIP30 Silver Belt

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    I mean it definitely didn’t hurt him.


    He could use confidence. That’s kinda what his whole thing is anyway
     
  10. Utahraptor Ostrommaysi Banned Banned

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    I disagree, the Cowboy fight showed that Conor can still finish people, and it showed that Conor can finish bigger guys as well. Before that one of the narratives about Conor was that he could only finish "midgets". This fight proved that narrative wrong. The Cowboy fight showed that Conor has more than just a left hand as well. And most importantly, the Cowboy fight showed that Conor can still win fights. Which he needed to do if he was going to continue his career as a MMA fighter.
     
  11. 91 seconds Sideburn Fedor is 31-0

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    I thought his cardio looked phenomenal
     
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    It was a tune-up fight after 2 humiliating consecutive losses. It was to make him feel good and confident again.

    His last win was from november 2016.
     
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    I think it showed that his sedated performance against Khabib was not the new normal, he was fast and powerful.
     
  14. keen Stop touching gloves.

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    Connor could have knocked out anyone and it would help him. Beating Cerrone in record time has to help somewhat.
     
  15. HHJ Fuckin' SHOOTOUT

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    It does alot for him.
    It gives his fans finally a win to chew on.
    It ups his own confidence.
    So hes in a better place than he was before the fight happened.
    Is that enough to beat a fighter that actually comes to fight,and wants to win?
    We'll see
     
  16. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    The fight was intended to give him a win and restore some credibility. It worked. Now let’s see him fight Gaethje/Masvidal to see where he really stands. And if he wins either of those fights, then he’s earned a title shot in whichever weight class he pursues. This fight did little to sway me of anything regarding Conor. He won the fight he was meant to win, that’s it.
     

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