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Rumored What if Conor offered the 500k as a tactic to help him defeat Poirier?

Discussion in 'The Lightweights' started by FIGHTING TALK, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. FIGHTING TALK Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Did Conor figure that if he offered to give Dustins charity half a million, that subconsciously Dustin would go easier on him during the fight?

    Conor has always appeared to believe and buy into in a lot of mysticism throughout his career.

    Can anyone else see him coming up with the offer as a way of mildly distracting Dustin in the hope the fight would not be as hard? Because if someone offers to give your charity half a million, you might see that person in a different light and not wish undue harm upon them.

    Could it all have been a tactic?
     
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  2. Young Calf Kick Orange Belt

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    I wouldn’t put it past him, he’s begged Khabib to spare him during their fight as well.
     
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    Doubt it, Conor is too much of a competitor to do something like that
     
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    Classic moment of unbridled cowardice.
     
  5. KingBarbozaGOAT Orange Belt

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    ???? The shitposts about this donation are unreal
     
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    My theory is that Conor publicly refused to pay 500k, because in reality he paid 1kk but made them sign NDA
     
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    I think a better theory is Conor didn't commit to the 500k charity donation because he's just a shitty human being.
     
  8. Landolorian Yellow Belt

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    I doubt it, 'its only business'.
     
  9. DoNoootin Orange Belt

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    Maybe...

    Not that far-fetched. Even if Conor wasn't that conscious in doing it...
    He is clearly a huge manipulator and mind games are of course a huge part of his success.
     
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  10. empsim Brown Belt

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    Maybe, or he's just a greedy bastard like most people with that much money.
     
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    He was planning on using that win bonus...
     
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    it's possible. i don't know what cerrone got, but it could be a similar scheme, but more indirect, like, i donate 500k, wink wink...
     
  13. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    Conor once again letting his mouth write checks he can't cash. He opened his mouth to Floyd, destroyed. He opened his mouth to Nate (1st fight) destroyed. He opened his mouth to Khabib, sole taken. He opened his mouth to Dustin, KO'ed. What next? I hear Conor is going up to 170 to take on Usman... or Maybe Conor wants to cut weight to take the 145 again..... He is done, like a steak left on the grill for an hour... DONE
     
  14. King Joffery Brown Belt

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    Why would Connor feel the need to make a man he already beat in 90 seconds go easy on him? If he was guilty of anything it was overconfidence and thinking he could prepare for Dustin and Manny simultainously.
     
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  15. Straatblaffer Brown Belt

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    No, if I remember correctly, the UFC did not really want Conor to fight at that time. Dustin and Conor then thought of doing an exhibition fight. That's what this all started
     
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  16. Straatblaffer Brown Belt

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    You could also say Conor opened his mouth to Aldo, Alvarez, Diaz II etc?
     

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