Ireland's largest selling paper writes scathing article, bashing Conor !

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  1. Coffee79

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    "McGregor appears to be devoid of any kind of moral compass; a trait one usually expects from a successful global athlete of his stature.

    Even Roy Keane—another Irish sporting legend with a gigantic ego—at the height of his playing career at Manchester United and for Ireland, had some sense of loyalty or commitment to something greater than just himself and his pay cheque.

    McGregor, however, possesses no such qualities. His one true loyalty is to money and material wealth.

    Therefore, a sense of tradition, sporting etiquette, or leading by example, never comes into the equation. While foul-mouthed trash-talk in press conferences may be discouraged in most sports, the UFC actively encourages it.

    Why? Well, because it creates more publicity and pay-per-view revenue.

    McGregor's unsporting antics includes taunting fellow fighters in pre-fight press conferences, to the point of pure obnoxiousness; stealing his opponents' belts, or headbutting them at the weigh-in.

    McGregor continually makes references to barbaric acts of violence, such as skull-smashing and face-butchering; he regularly makes death threats to his opponents; he refuses to engage in any form of sporting fair play before fights, seeing such conduct as idiotic; and he can often be found telling his audience, the media, and fellow fighters - with infantile-like-arrogance - to "fuck off".

    In other tough sports, such as, say, boxing, GAA, or rugby - which have sporting bodies with proper rules and regulations- respect for the opposition is paramount. But McGregor doesn't get disciplined, or pulled up by the UFC for his outlandish behaviour.

    Primarily because the UFC is not really a sporting body as such, but a private enterprise of sorts. McGregor, for instance, often refers to the UFC in casual conversation as "the company"."

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/mma...ing-genius-or-corporate-sellout-34437701.html

    My take - damn. Messed up how they seem to be throwing their only export under the bus. I can't stand Conor, but he puts butts in seats and has has backed up up his talk. He's also very close to being a two division champ. I suppose there is a lack of traditional civility in Conor that the Celtic minds in Ireland would like to see. It's almost like many on the upper brow look at him an an embarrassment and a bad representative of Ireland.
     
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  2. RJ43

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    Love him or hate him, Conor put Ireland MMA on the map. They may not like his character, and I don't think anyone would blame them for that, but the good outweighs the bad for them, IMO.

    Sure, MMA success and awareness is not some boon of prosperity for a country, but something is better than nothing.

    Also, should Conor truly go down as one of the greats, he will mellow out in his old age and probably become a great ambassador for the sport in Ireland.
     
  3. Lord Ashley Barnes

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    Got damn, at least cite the Original article. There must me some context we are really missing.
     
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  4. Coffee79

    Coffee79 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Boxing noob detected.


     
  6. Psychedelic

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    Broke-ass journalist hating on a multimillionaire living the life of a rockstar.

    Is normal.
     
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    Bad enough this writer is a traitor to his country. But on top of that he also seems to be on some sort of high horse, where he looks down upon athletes who don't behave in a way he deems appropriate.

    Fuck this guy
     
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    Yes, because one bum journalist = the entire nation of Ireland.
     
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    thump that writer right on his liberal noggin!!
     
  10. Fiestar

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    Who cares how he acts, he's not a child murderer and he didn't flee the scene of a car accident. People who are hung up on 'respect' are so whiny and annoying.
     
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    I read that article this morning. It's dishonest and pretentious and ultimately shit. It doesn't go deep enough into why the supposedly negative things Conor does are bad, and it ignores many of his positives. It sounds like the writer just dislikes Conor personally, e.g. referring to Conor's face as "McGregor's smug little kisser".
     
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    Sounded more like he hated the sport therefore used Conor to project his hate, my guess is he's a boxing enthusiast who's jealous that no Irish boxer has ever made waves like McGregor.
     
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    Who cares what one noob says,Cro Cop is also getting treatment in a bad way from many noobs here so what,these guys are everywhere.
     
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    It's not wrong, he acts like a douchebag.
    Cringe-worthy at all times outside the Octagon.
     
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    To be fair, I think most (but I am assuming & hoping not all) Irish seem to be "liberal". Usually anti-West and apologetic for Jihadists, Islamists and barbaric regimes. Obsessed with blaming the third world's ills on the US & UK. Over 200,000 brave Irishmen had to join the BRITISH army just to fight the Nazi's. As if the Nazi empire would have left Ireland alone, lol. The Irish people in my own community and online seem to think the other hundred empires (like the French, Viking, the dozen Islamic "Caliphates", the Turks, Portugeuse, Spanish, Dutch and even their own early colonizations of Scotland, and the Scots dont exactly hold a grudge over that, etc) and all the other conquests in history never existed,lol. They seem consistently obsessed with the UK. In 2016. I have yet to meet, or even speak, to a pro-West moderate or conservative Irish person who isnt clinging to the past or a raging anti-British bigot. But I am sure they are there. One might even reveal themselves in this thread. (Although I actually expect the usual tidal wave of Irish nationalists whenever you dont pour fawning praise on them.).

    But left-wing West hating radical socialist politics aside, I think most Irish people will rightly overlook Conor's alleged indiscretions and accept it as the theatre and promotion that is most likely is.

    File under "beta cuck" journalist and move on.

    I'm not a Conor fan, but I respect him and enjoy his antics to a certain degree.
     
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    One idiot out of approximately 7 million Irish people thinking he can speak for them all. He needs to be found and RNC'ed. Maybe then he'll respect the great Conor and MMA a bit more after some quality sleep to think on it.
     
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    Jeezo! He might be a bed-wetting liberal but "traitor" is a bit strong! If any Irish are traitors, it would be those who worked night, day and all year round on a blood thirsty media propaganda campaign after the Irish people voted "the wrong way" when it came to the EU. Google - "respect the Irish No Vote". Dark times and sad to see those who usually harp on about Irish sovereignty, work so hard to sign their country up to the EU's "Fiscal Compact", which subjected Ireland to EU austerity to meet deficit targets set by unelected officials in Brussels.

    So yeah, I'd save "traitor" for those who refused to accept the Irish No Vote. Saying that, being an Independent journalist, he probably DID push the pro-EU line from 2006 to 2009.

    But then that is just conjecture, maybe he DID want Ireland to maintain economic sovereignty.
     
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  20. bearVSshark

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    This is a bit ot, but I honestly think Dana gets happy even more with negative publicity about conor. I can't explain it but j think he feels it adds to"the notorious one"
     

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