Was Conor playing mind tricks by being nice to Cerrone?

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  1. West Linn Banned Banned

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    Usually Donald is the one who likes to be cordial with his opponent. He talked about the rumor that if he touches gloves with his opponent he performs better and told Conor to give him a hug before the fight.

    But Conor did the exact same thing to Donald. Was he reversing the situation by being ultra nice to Cowboy? This is mind games at its finest. Conor truly is a master.

    Dark Conor was the appropriate approach for his fight against Khabib, and smother him with love was the approach for Donald. Of course, he lost to Khabib but that's beside the point.

    Did Conor disarm Donald by smothering him with love and being nice to him in the lead up to the fight? Did he pull a Donald, on Donald? A Cerrone, on Cerrone?

    He said different situations call for different reactions, so was this his plan for Donald?

     
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    "Of course, he lost to Khabib but that's beside the point."

    How is that beside the point? His mindgames did not work vs Khabib. At least not the way he hoped for.

    He just decided not talking the usual shit.

    Cerrone was nice all the time so it would have just looked corny and forced.

    Cerrone just plays right into Conor's strength. What we saw was what was meant to happen. A flashy win for him to step back into the spotlight.
     
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    I think he disarmed him by kicking him in the face actually
     
  4. Beherit Banned Banned

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    bro WTF was cerrone expecting ? some hugs and kisses in the 1st round ? it s a fight bro
     
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    Let’s let the future speak for itself. Is McGregor scared of that Russian rematch fight? That’s the question.
     
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    Being disrespectful would be a PR-disaster basically, especially after all the controversy. He hopes that the noise from his fight will drown out the noise of the criticism.
     
  7. West Linn Banned Banned

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    Interesting take. I didn't even think of that.
     
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    I didn't think of it myself either, I watch all of this guys videos and in this one he explains his theory very well:

     
  9. Vendettax Blue Belt

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    Once the fake allegations are quashed Conor will be back to himself.

    He let you believe he was the father of some english birds daughter for 2.5 years only to go out of his way to do a simple dna test that proved she was lying. Sherdoggers were quiet af in that thread. Easily led idiots
     
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    No. He didn't talk shit because 1) he would look like an absolute tool if he talked shit to Cerrone who is almost always pretty amicable, 2) he hadn't won a fight in 3 years, and 3) he was dealing with rape allegations and the consequences of a bunch of stupid shit he's done.

    It had nothing to do with mind games, in fact, this is one of the main reasons Dana chose Cerrone in the first place, because Cerrone's a company man who won't bring any of that stuff up.
    Literally a perfect matchup for Conor, promotion and fight-wise.
     
  11. eon001 Red Belt

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    I'm curious too. I started to wonder that during the press conference. It's liek a kill 'em with kindness mentality. Especially considering Cerrone is a slow started. Now he's a slow starting fighter that isn't as emotionally invested as he was against say Jeremy Stephens.
     

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