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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:27 pm 
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IT’S ON!!!!!!!!!!!

The fight hype talk below is from ‘Mog the Almighty.’ The Joe Rogan of the bored.

Khabib vs Conor

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Where and when? UFC 229 Saturday 6th October, T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas Nevada

The Competitors:

Khabib Nurmagomedov (current and defending lightweight champion)
Record: 26 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses
Nickname: The Eagle
From: Dagestan Russia
Fights Out Of: Dagestan Russia
Age: 29
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach: 70"
Leg Reach: 40"
Fighting Style: Sambo, wrestling, western boxing
Known for: being an unstoppable terminator that mauls plums to death, having a mutated cauliflower ear, wrestling bears as a child, wearing his traditional Dagestani sheep-skin hat

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omdoAyyB7J0

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Conor McGregor (former lightweight champion and challenger)
Record: 23 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses
Nickname: The Notorious
From: Dublin Ireland
Fights Out Of: Dublin Ireland
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach: 74"
Leg Reach: 40"
Fighting Style: Unorthodox striker, karate stance
Known for: his left hand, extreme self-belief, trash talking, psychological games, being extremely relaxed on fight night, wearing expensive suites, having legions of Irish fans, being a bit of a plum

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91liSjahuNw

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Return of the Mac! Conor McGregor booked to fight for UFC title in October

In his first MMA bout in two years, McGregor will take on lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
CONOR McGREGOR WILL get an opportunity to regain the UFC lightweight title when he returns to the octagon to face the reigning champion later this year.

McGregor, who boasts a mixed martial arts record of 21-3, will take on undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) in Las Vegas.

The much-anticipated bout has been confirmed as the headline attraction at UFC 229, which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, 6 October.

While McGregor did have an unsuccessful debut as a professional boxer against Floyd Mayweather in August of last year, the meeting with Nurmagomedov will be the 30-year-old’s first MMA outing since November 2016.

At UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden, the Dubliner became the first fighter to hold two UFC belts simultaneously by dethroning defending lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. The win came 11 months after his featherweight title triumph over Jose Aldo, but he was eventually stripped of both titles due to inactivity.

Nevertheless, McGregor has been handed an immediate shot at getting his hands on one of those belts again by facing the man who has risen to the summit of the 155-pound division in his absence.

Nurmagomedov captured the vacant title in April with a dominant five-round victory of Al Iaquinta, who was drafted in as a late replacement after both Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway had been forced to withdraw from the main event at UFC 223.

The Dagestan native has been successful in all 26 of his professional outings, although his progress in the UFC’s lightweight division has often been hampered by persistent injury problems and difficulty making weight.

The match-up with McGregor will make for an intriguing clash of styles, as Nurmagomedov puts his feared wrestling game up against the Irishman’s varied striking arsenal.

Tensions between the pair came to a head in Brooklyn in April when McGregor and several associates attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters, including Nurmagomedov.

It’s understood that the attack was carried out in retaliation to an incident that occurred days earlier, in which Nurmagomedov and members of his team cornered Artem Lobov — McGregor’s Straight Blast Gym team-mate — in a hotel corridor.

McGregor will subsequently have to undertake anger management classes and five days of community service after reaching a plea deal at Brooklyn Criminal Court last month.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:38 pm 
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Hopefully the chippy coked-up tinker gets his head caved in.


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This'll be a belter. Great advert for the sport as well, god knows these boys deserve it.


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Pressure more on Khabib than Conor IMO - the undefeated record on the line vs Conor who has the excuse of two years out in another sport

Will still be an absolute cracker, can't wait


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McGregor is great to watch. The build-up should be hilarious.


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Hopefully the Dublin skanger is finished off out of the sport where he can no longer embarras us


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It’s the one everybody has wanted for ages. Mcgregor will win easily if he keeps it standing up. Khabib will destroy him if it goes to ground. A good contrast of styles with obvious hype already from the bus incident.


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Rugby2023 wrote:
McGregor is great to watch. The build-up should be hilarious.


Should be great. Some of the best entertainment of the year about to unfold.


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Flametop wrote:
It’s the one everybody has wanted for ages. Mcgregor will win easily if he keeps it standing up. Khabib will destroy him if it goes to ground. A good contrast of styles with obvious hype already from the bus incident.


There's no way McGregor can defend a takedown once Khabib's inside. So he needs to keep him at a distance throughout - Khabib does barrel in sometimes and leave himself open to be hit, so it'll be interesting for sure.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:56 am 
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I hope McGregor gets destroyed. Break up the hype a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:37 am 
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Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


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Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am 
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Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


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frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


Is that the one on a triangle?

He might want to lay off the whiskey a bit for the next few months though.

Does he buy Irish or Scotch BTW?


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Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


Is that the one on a triangle?

He might want to lay off the whiskey a bit for the next few months though.

Does he buy Irish or Scotch BTW?


Not Sweeney's (if that's the one you were thinking of), I'm in one between L'Ecrivain and Landsdowne Road.

CM goes for top end Irish.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:21 am 
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frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


Is that the one on a triangle?

He might want to lay off the whiskey a bit for the next few months though.

Does he buy Irish or Scotch BTW?


Not Sweeney's (if that's the one you were thinking of), I'm in one between L'Ecrivain and Landsdowne Road.

CM goes for top end Irish.


And what about the whiskey?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:26 am 
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Conor bwtter do to kabib what he did to aldo or hes going to get himself wrestle fu.cked. F.uck belts tho, this is what we want to see in MMA. The best vs the best. Happy for whoever wins, both guys are brilliant.


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Khabib’s stand up game is awful. He’s going to shoot early and often.
I’d expect a few flying knees/uppercuts from McGregor.


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Once again. No one in UFC likes McGregor but Dana White.

https://www.mmafighting.com/platform/am ... conference


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Bowens wrote:
Once again. No one in UFC likes McGregor but Dana White.

https://www.mmafighting.com/platform/am ... conference

Fans love him though four of the top 5 UFC PPVs are headlined by McGregor.


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Is McGregor not going to box again?

If he does, I nominate Roberto Duran.


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Bowens wrote:
Once again. No one in UFC likes McGregor but Dana White.

https://www.mmafighting.com/platform/am ... conference


I'm sure he's devastated.


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frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


Is that the one on a triangle?

He might want to lay off the whiskey a bit for the next few months though.

Does he buy Irish or Scotch BTW?


Not Sweeney's (if that's the one you were thinking of), I'm in one between L'Ecrivain and Landsdowne Road.

CM goes for top end Irish.


You would think on his money he could afford better.


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McGregor has his own Whiskey line. He’s well stock in that department.


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Pressure more on Khabib than Conor IMO - the undefeated record on the line vs Conor who has the excuse oft two years out in another sport

Will still be an absolute cracker, can't wait

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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BlackMac wrote:
frankster wrote:

Not Sweeney's (if that's the one you were thinking of), I'm in one between L'Ecrivain and Landsdowne Road.

CM goes for top end Irish.


You would think on his money he could afford better.


Perhaps, but the place I work at specialises in Irish Whiskey. Plenty of rare bottlings north of €500


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Good stuff these are always fun


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frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


How is he in person?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:35 pm 
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SASP wrote:
frankster wrote:
Flametop wrote:
frankster wrote:
Was talking to McGregor last night [/globus]


About cider?


About whiskey actually, he's been in to the wine shop where I work part time to buy fancy whiskey quite a few times recently


How is he in person?


He's quite outgoing (no, really) and usually has a mate with him. Slightly taller than I expected.


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5’8” or 5’9”?


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Wouldn't be disappointed if an asteroid hit the arena.


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earl the beaver wrote:
Wouldn't be disappointed if an asteroid hit the arena.

Your man Norman Park had great things to say about McGregor. I’m expecting you to change your tune after reading this.

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/5054 ... his-return

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/amp/mma/conor- ... ells-92682

Get on the band wagon. I’ll be a hell of a ride.


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YOYO wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Wouldn't be disappointed if an asteroid hit the arena.

Your man Norman Park had great things to say about McGregor. I’m expecting you to change your tune after reading this.

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/5054 ... his-return

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/amp/mma/conor- ... ells-92682

Get on the band wagon. I’ll be a hell of a ride.

Eh, why on earth do you think that would change my mind? Sport for knackers with a cultlike fan base of mongs.


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earl the beaver wrote:
YOYO wrote:
earl the beaver wrote:
Wouldn't be disappointed if an asteroid hit the arena.

Your man Norman Park had great things to say about McGregor. I’m expecting you to change your tune after reading this.

https://www.flocombat.com/articles/5054 ... his-return

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/amp/mma/conor- ... ells-92682

Get on the band wagon. I’ll be a hell of a ride.

Eh, why on earth do you think that would change my mind? Sport for knackers with a cultlike fan base of mongs.

His more recent antics did turn me off him and I have an altered opinion of him but for entertainment value in the buildup and fight itself, he’s hard not to enjoy.


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YOYO wrote:
Get on the band wagon. I’ll be a hell of a ride.


:lol:


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Khabib just looks a bit shit. He keeps winning though.


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Khabib vs Conor

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Where and when? UFC 229 Saturday 6th October, T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas Nevada

The Competitors:

Khabib Nurmagomedov (current and defending lightweight champion)
Record: 26 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses
Nickname: The Eagle
From: Dagestan Russia
Fights Out Of: Dagestan Russia
Age: 29
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach: 70"
Leg Reach: 40"
Fighting Style: Sambo, wrestling, western boxing
Known for: being an unstoppable terminator that mauls plums to death, having a mutated cauliflower ear, wrestling bears as a child, wearing his traditional Dagestani sheep-skin hat

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omdoAyyB7J0

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Conor McGregor (former lightweight champion and challenger)
Record: 23 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses
Nickname: The Notorious
From: Dublin Ireland
Fights Out Of: Dublin Ireland
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach: 74"
Leg Reach: 40"
Fighting Style: Unorthodox striker, karate stance
Known for: his left hand, extreme self-belief, trash talking, psychological games, being extremely relaxed on fight night, wearing expensive suites, having legions of Irish fans, being a bit of a plum

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91liSjahuNw

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This is the beginning of the end for Mystic Mac. It was fun while it lasted.


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This is the beginning of the end for Mystic Mac. It was fun while it lasted.

I dunno mate. I'm a massive Khabib fan and will be cheering for him, but Khabib's last fight was ... "confidence sapping" ... even on the winning side, and Conor is no f-cking joke.

Khabib's stand-up defence was a disaster. I remember watching the fight thinking, "okay either he's totally cracked under pressure or the Russian Mafia are paying him to get knocked out". He managed to win in the end by going back to his old game plan but damn he was really rolling the dice and tempting fate standing up with Al Iaquinta when his stand-up is obviously just not on that level. The other worrying thing is that Iaquinta seemed to fairly easily stuff or dodge so many of Khabib's take-downs.

Conor is good at two things: striking and not getting taken down. Conor could eaaasssily catch Khabib coming in and that would be the end of the fight.

This is a very very dangerous fight for Khabib. But if he's on point, follows the game plan, avoids being caught coming in for a takedown and manages to get Conor to the ground (which has proven very difficult), then I think that Conor will be mauled to death.


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It's an interesting fight and about fcking time too. Can't help but feel we don't really know how good McGregor's stand up is as he has pretty much dominated a division of guys smaller than him and been mostly out of action in his true division that overall is pretty weak. Would love to see Dan Hooker get a random shot at the winner of this fight.


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