What is the most likely reason Conor was so humle to Cowboy?

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  1. Unfinished Sentenc Red Belt

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    1. He genuinely respects and likes Cowboy.
    2. He doesn't want Cowboy to bring up his legal issues as trash talk
    3. He was humbled by Khabib

    thoughts?
     
  2. The UFC Brander Collector Purple Belt

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    One of the first steps in AA
     
  3. EXOICHO Black Belt

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    All of the above
     
  4. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    I'm going to pick #2

    What do I win?
     
  5. Alphaboy Silver Belt

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    4. He matured over the years?

    Lol, idk. Maybe 1.
     
  6. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    I think mostly 1, but also it's hard to trash talk much when you're on a bad skid. Conor probably knows he needs a few good wins before his talk has any real meat behind it.

    He may be growing a bit tired of the antics and just wants to focus on fighting a bit more as well.
     
  7. Sakurabaism Black Belt

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    He didn't wanted Cowboy to turn on him and took the fight seriously and ratting him and Dana out in the process for paying Cowboy to took a dive.
     
  8. crocopteam I don't need no belt!

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    This shit again?!!

    Why not just take him for his word and move on?

    He said each situation is different, doesn't mean he's going to be this way for every opponent.
     
  9. Kraken Yellow Belt

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    4. Public relations/image management

    He's a business man
     
  10. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    All of the above I suppose. He may have also realized that the masses love to see a man who has built up such a reputation for arrogance fall as far as possible.
     
  11. MakeSherdogGreatAgain Brown Belt

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    I think he was mostly humbled. I think it affected his whole approach to fights. Repeatedly getting punched in the face with Khabib yelling "let's talk now" probably made him realize that talking too much can backfire and make you look like a jackass.

    Maybe a bit of this too lol.
     
  12. j18lee Brown Belt

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    Yup, purely business. He's pretty smart about his image and knows that while the arrogant shit talking regarding fighting, KOs and wins was perfect when he was winning, with him losing and all the out of the cage bad press, it's time to play the good guy for a while. If his legal issues clean up and he continues to win a couple more, I think he will revert back to the arrogant shit talker because that will sell even better.
     
  13. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Lot of bad press from punching an old man and allegations of sexual assault. Doesn't want to add to that.
     
  14. storeybuckle Brown Belt

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    I think he just has a good rapport with some fighter. Cowboy included!
     
  15. faustian I AM NOT A MONSTER Platinum Member

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    Trying to change his public image in anticipation of jury trials
     
  16. Vom666 White Belt

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    He was probably a Cowboy fan when he was a young teen. That kind of thing doesn't leave you.
     
  17. Royhalibut Blue Belt

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    He knew he was a piece of this this year and would look like a moron trash talking, when he did a bunch of bad things. I'm sure the trash talk will be back soon enough.
     
  18. EYEKICKFACES Purple Belt

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    Yep, kind of like how Khabib was and always will be a Conor fan boy.
     
  19. Rubberchin Red Belt

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    His reputation was in tatters and he wanted to be appear to be a good guy.
     
  20. LostMyBlackBelt Red Belt

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    He was happy Cowboy did his job.
     

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