Putting all your eggs in the McGregor basket is a bad idea

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  1. FullRoundAldo

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    He is a specialist who is only amazing at stand up, and pretty average everywhere else. While this worked for Anderson Silva for several years, Conor is a lot more careless. Moving up to fight at WW, accepting any big fight without question. I mean, he is trying to make the most money possible, I get it, but it's gonna hurt his legacy. He's gonna have more loses in his career, there is little doubt. All it will take is some high profile guy to call him out. Conor would totally fight GSP and Nick Diaz, two guys so much bigger he stands little chance, regardless of skill.
     
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    What a novel and groundbreaking analysis.
     
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    Worst fucking camp in the history of mma. How do you just allow your fighter to publicly implode ?

    Yet, this asshat still has actual fans ???
     
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    bank account > legacy
     
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    He's not moving up to WW. Nate is a LW, stop spewing this BS
     
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    Medical Marijuana Man Buddah Buddah Buddah Double Yellow Card

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    *putting all eggs in Nate's basket*

    *whipsers* Stockton, mother fucka*
     
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    I think Diaz is going to win again. Connor has a lot of pressure imo. I feel Diaz can out grapple connor is He starts taking damage he will push connor to the fence and go for the take down. IN addition, lets not forget Diaz showed up on 10 day notice. Pretty scary. Can't wait to find out come Saturday.
     
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  8. GrewUpSlapBoxin

    GrewUpSlapBoxin Purple Belt

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    Depends what your values are.

    Being remembered and respected long past your physical years.

    Or dying rich.
     
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    Dude, he walks around at 200+lbs. he fought at ww before. he only went back down to lw cause he got wrecked. I love the crowd that thinks conor and nate are the same size and the same weight class. they most certainly are not.
     
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    I agree that Conor will take risks and fight guys who hold big advantages over him, but look at BJ Penn, his record is 16-10 and he's a legend and fan favorite, Conor has never and most likely never will be in a boring fight.

    BJ and I suspect Conor's final record won't mean much to the real fans because they know who he lost to and the weight he often gave up.

    Conor will finish his career with $100m + in the bank and will have fought a who's who of top competition, believe me he'll be more than happy with his career when it's over with, and i'd bet some guys who retire with only a loss or two would swap there career in a flash.
     
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    I understand that, but with a limited time in the fight game to make money and say these guys hang it up at 38-40 yrs old, I'd rather retire with a say a 25-7 record and millions of dollars, than to retire at 30-3 and be broke as F for the next 40 years but people say man he was great, too bad hes working at Walmart just to get by these days. To each their own.

    But why cant Conor do both, make the money while he can and still leave a legacy of FW champ and the willingness to fight anyone at any weight for the payday
     
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    well said, Randy Couture comes to mind as well
     
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    Diaz was never a belt holder....Conors only feather was Aldo.

    Anderson and GSP arent broke and can retire now and theyve got some pretty respectable records.
    Youre basically saying gatekeepers can make more than those with more of a winning record?
     
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    Honestly believe Conor's time as a huge star is over. You rarely see a man so completely broken that he looks like two ENTIRELY different fighters between two fights.

    Prior to Nate 1 he's outlandishly confident, still thinking he'll win a title in every division known to man and openly parading that confidence, always looking fr, far into his amazing future of greatness.

    Post Nate 1 it's "let's focus on this fight. I'm not thinking about the future beyond that." with nearly zero abrasive trash talk.

    People aren't entirely ignorant. It's easy to see that the man's confidence was snapped in half. That magical aura and unreal confidence was entertaining, but it's a thing of the past, and it's not coming back, whether he can manage to beat Nate in the rematch or not.
     
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    This sounds a lot different than "money > legacy"

    If you go out with a 30-3 record as a UFC fighter and end up working at Walmart, that's no ones fault but ones own. Do the math of that pay, even at minimum UFC wage, better learn how to make smart investments .

    The world is influenced by Media and material things more than ever, but who said that's a good thing? And by the way, winning% and money/legacy are not directly co related either. There are plenty of fighters with a less than stellar record, but have Legacy AND the money to show for it.

    Integrity goes a long way , champ. A quality Conor is lacking in.
     
  16. Sgt Smith

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    4 out of 29 fights at 170, the rest of the time he's been at 155.

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    196 was the biggest ppv ever 202 will break the ppv records.so his last 4 ppvs will have probably been 900k,1.2m,1.6m say 1.8m for 202 so lets say 5m -6m ppvs buys because 1.8 is a guess.

    So in a 12 month period the guy will have done nearly as many ppv buys total as Anderson did in his entire career
     
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    Die rich man. People stop respecting mma champs as soon as they retire just look at gsp. Better to live an amazing life until you die
     
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    Nate taught a grappling class i was in during his ww era. No way in hell he was 200
     
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