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    Re: MMA Random Discussion Thread

    This card is completely trashed. The main event isn't McGregor's fault - it was a mess already because of Ferguson's injury, Holloway having trouble making weight (predictably), etc.

    Not sure why the whole shitshow yesterday amuses me so much, but its like watching a trainwreck in slow motion where the only potential fatalities are UFC careers. According to Dana White (trust level - 1.4%), he was texting with McGregor afterward and there was regret expressed for the consequences but not for the actual incident. To McGregor, this was "necessary and justified". Which is hilarious and scary at the same time. Nurmagomedov has been talking shit about McGregor, trying to bait him into a fight that McGregor seemed to have little interest in. The "showdown" between Nurmagomedov and Lobov the other day looks to have been instigated to some level by Lobov, yet that seems to be why McGregor thought this was "necessary". Oh irony that someone using a typical McGregor approach (the trash talk to build to a fight) and someone get salty and getting worked by it all (Lobov) leads to this... stupidity.

    Imagine if instead of throwing a hand-dolly at a bus full of fellow fighters, Conor waited until Nurmagomedov predictably won the title fight on Saturday, came into the cage afterward, and had words. Maybe a scuffle but nothing that would have his UFC future and legal future up in the air. What happened to the brilliant talker who knows how to sell any fight?

    I don't buy the UFC having the balls to outright fire McGregor. But dynamics have now shifted.

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    Ragin Al is in

    other things ive seen:

    - NYSAC ruled Holloway out based on looks rather than medical evidence
    - Pettis considered to not be medically fit enough for five round fight
    - Felder unranked and so disqualified from facing Khabib





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    Re: MMA Random Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Papa View Post
    This card is completely trashed. The main event isn't McGregor's fault - it was a mess already because of Ferguson's injury, Holloway having trouble making weight (predictably), etc.

    Not sure why the whole shitshow yesterday amuses me so much, but its like watching a trainwreck in slow motion where the only potential fatalities are UFC careers. According to Dana White (trust level - 1.4%), he was texting with McGregor afterward and there was regret expressed for the consequences but not for the actual incident. To McGregor, this was "necessary and justified". Which is hilarious and scary at the same time. Nurmagomedov has been talking shit about McGregor, trying to bait him into a fight that McGregor seemed to have little interest in. The "showdown" between Nurmagomedov and Lobov the other day looks to have been instigated to some level by Lobov, yet that seems to be why McGregor thought this was "necessary". Oh irony that someone using a typical McGregor approach (the trash talk to build to a fight) and someone get salty and getting worked by it all (Lobov) leads to this... stupidity.

    Imagine if instead of throwing a hand-dolly at a bus full of fellow fighters, Conor waited until Nurmagomedov predictably won the title fight on Saturday, came into the cage afterward, and had words. Maybe a scuffle but nothing that would have his UFC future and legal future up in the air. What happened to the brilliant talker who knows how to sell any fight?

    I don't buy the UFC having the balls to outright fire McGregor. But dynamics have now shifted.
    The main event was definitely not Conor's fault. But his actions derailed 3 fights and could possibly affect a fourth if Rose is shaken up as badly as reported and it affects her fight.

    Everyone saw the Max stuff coming. Dude weighed close to 180 on Sunday. I do applaud those in charge for pulling him out if he looked that bad because holy shit would that have made the entire debacle even worse.

    If Conor is actually apologetic he should be fronting the medical costs for those affected BEFORE any potential lawsuits deem it necessary. He's going to be getting his dick sued off no matter what. But if he's actually sorry he should step up and pay their medical fees and bus repair. If you're the UFC this is the perfect opportunity to actually punish the guy and make it a heavy handed response and set a precedent.

    He's already being stripped of the title so that doesn't even matter. Him holding the title doesn't matter anyway since he doesn't defend anything he wins. Do you suspend him? For the rest of the year? 6 months? Either way a suspension will be laughed at because they can just suspend him long enough until they want him to fight. That doesn't factor in potential Athletic Commission suspensions or anything. Do you fine him? Lilke a million dollars? Do you go way above and beyond something like a traditional fine just to really stick it to everyone that this is bogus and he's gonna pay?

    Even with the legal stuff involved the UFC has to put their foot down and really stomp on Conor here to set a precedent. If they slap his wrists, suspend him for 6 months and then bring him back towards the end of the year for a title fight then they're gonna look like a fucking joke.


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