Wonderboy: for those of us who won't join the McSheep

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by snapster, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. snapster

    snapster Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    246
    Anyone else out there like McGregor's fighting style, but just can't stand all the other window-dressing that goes with it? I think he's got terrific stand-up skills, both offensively and defensively, and is bringing something new to the MMA table, particularly his wide stance and flexibility that allows him to strike his opponents but stay out of their range. But as much as I think his fighting is cool, he's such a damn tool otherwise, it kind of overwhelms the seven minutes of fighting he's done in the last year or whatever.

    That's why I've found a new set of nuts to hug: namely Wonderboy's, of course. The guy is a refreshing change. His striking is great, and brings some of the new things that Conor has brought, and yet his personality is 180 degrees away from McCracker's. He doesn't go around dressed like a douche, actually may have heard of the concept of humility before, and even has that funny Carolinas slightly-effeminate accent. I think the UFC should promote this guy, not just the a-holes.
     
    hydro481, JonnyBoy321, Foggy and 6 others like this.
  2. ocfightfan

    ocfightfan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    21,132
    Likes Received:
    9,831
    Location:
    In the lab with Jon Jones B sample
    Whatever you want to do. I like both of them and don't feel the need to choose one or the other. That's not to say I like everything that Conor does, some of it offends me in fact, but I realize that life is generally more complicated than that. It's not like he's killed anyone.
     
  3. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Saku Spring Staff Member Forum Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    76,715
    Likes Received:
    97,500
    Location:
    Mountain Bar
    "I'm a fan of McGregor. He's literally the Muhammad Ali of MMA right now." - Wonderboy
     
  4. DlCK NlAZ 209

    DlCK NlAZ 209 My career is in the way of my weed smoking... Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Stockton, Ca.
    That's nice and all, but if they were the same exact size and had a fight, Wonderboy would tear that man a new o-ring.
     
  5. Gabe

    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    10,789
    Likes Received:
    29,465
    Location:
    Charlotte, USA
    I agree.
     
    Lord Tensai MMA likes this.
  6. One Inch Punch

    One Inch Punch Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    350
    *Figuratively
     
  7. lalaland

    lalaland Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,898
    Likes Received:
    4,134
  8. KantoTerror

    KantoTerror Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    13,053
    Likes Received:
    11,912
    To be honest about mcg. Reminds me of early vitor. Someone that you can't imagine losing. It's going to take someone with the opposite style that would not risk and stay with his game plan. Not really who thinks he can beat conor anywhere.rda needs to make this a grappling match.
     
  9. Incredulous

    Incredulous White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    60
    Fixed it for you
     
  10. snapster

    snapster Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    246
    The first round against Mendes made me be able to imagine him losing. Maybe RDA can do what Mendes started with, but hold it for longer. RDA seems to have a solid gas tank.
     
    DlCK NlAZ 209 likes this.
  11. Kryptt

    Kryptt Dead Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    9,770
    Likes Received:
    14,211
    Location:
    New York
    Ya - hard not to like guys who actually make good fights - all hype and hoopla aside they deliver what I come to see. I'm satisfied and enjoy.
     
  12. Prime Yossarian

    Prime Yossarian Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3,024
    Likes Received:
    1,820
    get ready to rage.

    mirriam-webster
     
  13. DlCK NlAZ 209

    DlCK NlAZ 209 My career is in the way of my weed smoking... Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Stockton, Ca.
    RDA is a much more complete fighter than both Mendes and Conor. I DO use the Mendes fight as a measuring stick slightly for this fight, but I also think that as helpless as Conor was from his back, he will be equally as helpless in the clinch with a monster like RDA who has ridiculous core strength to go with his technique and bottomless cardio. I don't see RDA shooting doubles on Conor like Mendes did, but I do see him securing a clinch, overwhelming him and taking him down from there. RDA's relentless pressure, strength and ability to hold position will be the deciding factor in this fight. RDA won't go for hailmary guillotines and give up position like Mendes did. He's a true "position before submission" guy. Pettis' bottom game is lightyears ahead of McGregor's and he couldn't do shit off of his back but lay there and take a face battering asswhooping.
     
  14. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    19,464
    Likes Received:
    15,604
    Location:
    Send
    Fan of both.

    Pro tip: if you find the drama bothers you then stay away from it and just watch the guys fight. I do this for Luke Rockhold, I like him much better if I don't read threads about him on Sherdog and look at his dickish tiger-testicle pictures and just watch him fight. You can be a Conor fan without eating up everything he says.
     
  15. Mr. Hammer

    Mr. Hammer Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12,235
    Likes Received:
    1,645
    So if Thompson is a "McSheep" what does that make TS?
     
  16. snapster

    snapster Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    246
    You're right, you're right, but with Conor it's harder than most to tune out. It's like a neighbor that has the leafblower, chainsaw, and crying kid going 24/7.
     
    curryjunkie and psychodad like this.
  17. jtruelove

    jtruelove Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2016
    Messages:
    392
    Likes Received:
    170
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I have the impression sometimes that if Conor had the same success he's had in his fights, the same KOs and everything, without the acting to come along with it, he would be as popular as he is anyway or maybe even more.
     
  18. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    19,464
    Likes Received:
    15,604
    Location:
    Send
    Well....staying off Sherdog would be a necessary step too. I feel ya.
     
  19. chiefwiggum

    chiefwiggum Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    7,676
    Likes Received:
    3,747
    Location:
    Omaha,NE
    I love a shit talker who backs it up. The dude is fun to watch.

    I don't watch as many videos of him as some of you guys. I really like Watching him fight. Him and Aldo are two of my favorite fighters and I would root for Aldo again but I'd be rooting for Connor far more than I would root against him.
    Skinny jeans and huge hand bags I am not s fan of however.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.