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THE question for loyal Conor fans: Is Conor truly motivated for one more run?

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  1. JustOnce Always learning

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    Times flies and it feels like yesterday hearing about this Irish guy with interesting record coming into the UFC. I couldn't foresee that he'd be the richest MMA fighter of all time really.

    Though I've followed Conor's career, which has been pretty interesting, I can't say I really have been a big fan of his. I thought he'd lose to Mendes and Aldo, in fights I thought that could've gone either way. I knew though he would wipe the floor with Eddie, lul look at all the noobs who flamed me then (https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/conor-will-destroy-alvarez.3332079/)

    Personally, I don't think Dustin is in Conor's league. Prime for prime, in my opinion, Dustin doesn't even come close to what Conor is. I think Conor at 50 percent is much superior to Dustin at any stage in his career. But it's not necessarily a knock against Dustin. He's a great fighter, just like Eddie is. But it's about match ups, and I feel like if God created the fighter to wipe the floor with someone like Eddie and Dustin, it's Conor.

    Yes, he did lost to Poirier, but to me, the loss had more to do with how much Conor declined than anything else, with all due respect to Dustin, and all the credit in the world to him for a upset win that rivals Serra over GSP, GG over Crocop in my book. I think Khabib said it right, that no man can have two primes in his career and Conor most likely ruined himself for all the bs that he did outside fighting, while completely overlooking Dustin going into that fight.

    Dustin ate Conor's shots flush and it didn't look like it even phased him much. Dustin looks bigger at lightweight, and cardio edge is always going to be on Poirier's side, and so will be striking volume. I'm not even sure Conor can put Poirier out at lightweight anymore. Poirier's defense improved tremendously, and it looks like he can take better shots with added weight.

    You may be thinking that I don't like Poirier, but in fact, Poirier has really everything I like in a fighter. Aggressive, tough, all heart, well rounded, can do it all. He is a world class indeed, but prime for prime, I just think he's a miles and miles beneath Conor in my opinion, it's all about match ups you see, I see Edgar being a tougher match up for Conor at FW than for Poirier for example, but that Conor likely is long dead and gone.

    At this point, Conor looks like he's just running his mouth online while he's still vacationing in Dubai with his family while taking photos in the gym with very green fighters and going for a run and hanging out with his kids, all the while promoting his booze business, whereas Dustin is already 110 percent working hard in camp. And it looks to me Conor declined to a point where half-ass training for trilogy will lead to bigger ass-whooping by Poirier.

    The question I have for the loyal fans of Conor on Sherdog is, if you have followed Conor intently throughout his career, like he has books and movies out and shit none of which interest me, do you think mentally, he still has desire to compete or is he just coming into cash in for one last time because he sure looks like he is giving no fuck about winning the trilogy against Dustin while acting like he cares online?

    So Conor fans, do you think Conor is coming in for one last paycheck and promoting his nonsense Fast program, or is he really coming to fight?
     
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  2. wlu.29 Red Belt

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    His ego writes cheques that his character cant cash
     
  3. GoldenSnitch Banned Banned

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    he bit the hand who fed him once to many times
     
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  4. JustOnce Always learning

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    Conor is doing this while Poirier is

     
  5. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    He isn't good enough to.
     
  6. JustOnce Always learning

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    One week ago Poirier training



    Conor selling his booze

     
  7. JustOnce Always learning

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    Three weeks ago Dustin training



    TWO weeks ago Conor selling booze

     
  8. dittohead84 Silver Belt

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    He's worth around a couple of hundred million now. I don't think the hunger is there to grind and he has too much going on. All that missed training time accumulates
     
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  9. Krixes The Undefeated Gaul Platinum Member

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    Conor is still in Abu Dhabi on vacation, working out in a planet fitness.....
     
  10. newjerseynick Platinum Werewolf Belt Platinum Member

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    Is it for beer?
     
  11. Kung Fu Kowboy Diaz 5, 5, 5 Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Doesn't he have a bar he should be running...
     
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  12. kalabula Red Belt

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    Is it a question of ego? Conors so much fun to have in MMA. But I’m not sure if him being motivated makes him beat the top guys at 155. I think years of partying have just caught up with him.
     
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    He's not as motivated as he once was no doubt, but he can still beat Poirier I think, will be a fun scrap either way.
     
  14. ChangeIsComing Black Belt

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    I agree with this even though I want to see him make another solid run, I think the only thing getting him to sign to fight is his ego. But based on what we have seen so far (training)....Conor is likely going to get beat again.
     
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    Let's be honest Conor used his mouth to get title shots and fights he didn't deserve, which allowed him to get a tanker full of cash, good for him. His fans will never see him for what he really is, a fighter that never really lived up to the potential. If Conor would of stayed focused on MMA and not all the crap he got into, maybe he would of evolved as a fighter and been a long time champ. We will never really know because instead he created a circus and got trapped in his own ego.
     
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  16. flowoftruth Brown Belt

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    everyone knows his game now and he lost of lot of the aura he used to have .
    not about motivated or not motivated
     
  17. Slatersan Black Belt

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    I cant imagine once you get to the point of being rich af blowing lines and getting drunk on a yacht for years at a time that you ever really get the drive to work hard again.
     
  18. jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    Been a fan since the beginning. Dude is fucking done. I actually think him doing the rematch with poirier shows he’s not motivated, he’s cashing out. He should work his way back up, maybe fight some one right outside the top 5, then one of the top guys and then a title fight (if he won the fights obviously)
     
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  19. Murder_KickHC Banned Banned

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    Conor doesnt care about money at all he only fights because he absolutely loves fighting and thats why everyone loves the guy.
     
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