Ryan's retort to JP O'Malley's anti-Mcgregor rant

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  1. dertdent

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    www.independent.ie published a hit piece on Conor Mcgregor a week ago. http://www.independent.ie/sport/mma...ing-genius-or-corporate-sellout-34437701.html

    The same site published a retort to the opinion piece today.

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/mma...m-a-starting-point-of-ignorance-34469312.html

    some excerpts

    Again, I don’t expect everyone to be a fan of ‘The Notorious’ and that’s fine. O’Malley admitted on the radio interview that he had “watched some his press conferences and some of the fights, I’m no expert on UFC myself.” He went on to say that his issue with McGregor was “the arrogance of the way he comes across and the way the sport the UFC itself embodiment of the neo liberalism of global corporate power”. He felt McGregor was merely a “pawn in a neo liberal game” and there is nothing “at the core of McGregor’s ideology other than neo liberalism of global corporate power”.

    In a conversation on Twitter O’Malley defended his article as it is an opinion piece and therefore it can’t be wrong, as such. It is however very ill-informed and inaccurate in places . Whether it was a personal attack or an attempt to capture some McGregor time for himself it smacks of begrudgery.
     
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    What is neo liberalism?
     
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    He was clearly writing out of hate for McGregor.
     
  4. WOATwindmiller

    WOATwindmiller Doo Ho Choi, Future Champ

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    The original criticism was bang on.
     
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    Fascism.

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    whos retort to who?
     
  8. Ryoto Machida

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    You must really hate MMA then.

    That article was more than a hit piece on Conor, it was a hit piece on the sport as a whole.
     
  9. Buff

    Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    That thing where everybody thinks that they're free but really were all corporate shills.
     
  10. WOATwindmiller

    WOATwindmiller Doo Ho Choi, Future Champ

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    no it wasn't
     
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    Did you even read it? It clearly was
     
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  13. WOATwindmiller

    WOATwindmiller Doo Ho Choi, Future Champ

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    UFC does not equal MMA. Would you care to quote (or paraphrase) the parts that were unfair to MMA?
     
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  14. Doog Doogson

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    Most of criticisms of UFC are criticisms of MMA. And tbh, it was such a sloppy, badly researched article by someone who clearly hasn't watched the sport I wouldn't be surprised if he views UFC, Pride, Bellator etc as all one of the same.

    Anyway here's a few snippets

    "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"

    "It's easy to dismiss McGregor as the lead role in a kind of 'daft sporting pantomime meets mass-entertainment project'; not dissimilar to, say, WWE wrestling, where fighters are in acting mode most of the time, and it's all a bit of harmless fun.

    The truth, however, is cloaked in a darker shade of grey; UFC has a cynical, violent past.

    The reason UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta picked up the sporting franchise for a such a knock-down price is simple: during the late 1990s, US senator John McCain - who deemed the sport barbaric and extremely dangerous - led a successful campaign that ensured UFC fighting was banned in 36 states across America. Back then, UFC only had a cult following, and the ban ensured the sport was on the brink of bankruptcy."

    "modern-day form of human cockfighting into the mainstream arena of sexy, respectable global-corporatism."

    "there seemed to be a tragic undercurrent to the whole sporting circus.Namely, the normalising of barbaric violence in our culture, especially around young, naive, and hugely impressionable children"

    "we might begin a more mature conversation in the public sphere about what exactly it is we are celebrating with this new sporting phenomenon, which has a bloodthirsty compulsion not seen since lions attacked men inside the Colosseum during the last days of Rome"
     
  15. SchlomoS

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    its bascially neo conservatism while keeping all the social blueblood nonsense.

    the right has tried to contain and marginalize their power base for some time, neo-cons, bush era politicking, the establishment, etc, etc.

    Now libtards have managed to come into the information that liberalism is almost the same. while the right slides more to populism and nationalism, the natural state of a well educated society, the droves of morons and institutionalized manchilds believe that robin hood and jewish marxism will save their sorry asses. Lets see how that turned out for Venezuela or the myriad other prosperous societies that let the libtard wackos have a swing at hope and change.
     
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    Ummm... really? From the guy with Colbert as his av?
     
  17. LouisBolanos

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    You're missing the forest for the trees bro. My AV is that of a man in anaglyph 3D glasses enjoying popcorn.
     
  18. Buff

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    I swear I used to drink in a pub called JP O'Malley's... Had an international theme but I can't remember which country... Guinness was good though.
     
  19. Reason

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    There is one in my town. I think Omalley's in particular is one of the most popular 'Irish' bar names.
     

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