Connor Mcgregor-the most Athletic Mma fighter i have ever seen

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  1. Jack Reacher

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    McGregor proved he has a granite chin, at least at this weight division. He did surprise me a bit with his ability to scramble after take-downs.

    Mendes coming in on two and a half weeks notice did affect his cardio, but not really the outcome. McGregor hurt Mendes in the first with those kicks. Even with a full camp, I don't think the fight would have gone beyond three rounds, McGregor would have still knocked him out. That said, if McGregor had been training for a "wrestler" he would have been better prepared as well.

    McGregor was worn out from all the media obligations, which he alluded to at the post fight press conference. To be at his best, he can't be flying back and forth to NY and LA from Vegas several times over the last 2 weeks of fight prep. He did look stringy and drained. And he still won, still had his pin-point punching and kicking. As Mendes said at the post fight presser, McGregor is a very accurate striker.

    Aldo is not as hard a puncher as McGregor, and not a wrestler like Mendes. It would have been interesting. As far as I am concerned, Aldo was worried about the drug testing. Just his physique alone when he shows up on fight day reeks of 'roids. The sketchy situation around his random drug test and the fact that it seems every Brazilian is on PED's to the max lends credence to this. Dana White claimed he didn't say what he said about Aldo's "broken rib" and drug tests, etc. But he did. He can't take back his tweets or recorded comments. Eff him.

    Aldo pulls out of fights, then gets them rescheduled, a lot of them moved to Brazil. This helps him a great deal with the drug testing. And the UFC tends to look the other way when it comes to melanin enhanced fighters and bizarre drug test results that allude to PCT from steroid cycles, as has been shown with Jones, Cormier, Belfort and others. The only reason Jon Jones was popped is because his typical Tyrone behavior patterns were becoming a liability. I'm sure the UFC would have covered for Anderson Silva's most recent steroid foul-up if they could have moved more quickly.

    Back to McGregor, he is better than I thought, but he had better learn to keep his hands higher, and work on his TDD. The fight did expose some of his weaknesses as well as showcasing his chin and power. The trash talking during a fight needs to go, though. One good shot lands when you're talking and you have a broken jaw.
     
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    Conor McGregor proved once again this past weekend that he is a special athlete. He’s got a diamond-plated chin, very powerful punches (particularly the left hook), unique kicks, he’s light on his feet, very flexible, and has long limbs for his weight. He is also very intelligent, confident, self-motivated, articulate, humorous, extremely driven to succeed, and unyieldingly-proud of his white ethnic group (Irish).

    After all the talk, media interviews, and endless promotions, McGregor really came through against a tough opponent in Chad Mendes that he only had two weeks to prepare for after Jose Aldo dropped out again due to injury. Mendes is powerful, fantastic wrestler that took Aldo to the brink, so it was a nice test that McGregor passed with flying colors…

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    There’s a very good reason that UFC 189 was the most watched PPV in UFC history. McGregor is not only a great fighter, but he exudes charisma and is certainly the most interesting person in the promotion by a wide margin. A white man who beats people up, endlessly promotes his European heritage, and has a silver tongue…the UFC’s worst nightmare until they realize how many millions of white people are willing to pay to watch him fight...

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    He also has a hot Irish girlfriend...

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    Great post.

    A number a people are STILL not sold on him. Evidently he was injured himself which is a worry as his knee keeps playing up. But I trust his coach to not over train him.


    But as said he IS the most athletic mma fighter ever, if he can work on his wrestling with other great fighter gunner Nelson I think he could become a two weight champion.

    Do you think Edgar beats him?
     
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    One aspect of McGregor that really bothers me are his political views. He acts like a tough guy and a bad-ass, but he urges people in Ireland to vote “yesâ€￾ for Ireland’s recent gay marriage referendum (which was passed by 62% to 38%). Some of McGregor’s imbecilic quotes and tweets on the matter…

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    @TheNotoriousMMA Myself and my team are urging everyone to please VOTE YES TO EQUALITY! Every human deserves equal rights #WeAreAllOne
    7:44 AM - 19 May 2015


     
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    UFC 194 right around the corner!
     
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    Connor mcgregors an odd case for us guys, on one side he has a horrible attitude, money driven, listens to rap, horrible political views etc.

    On the other hand though he literally has not only busted yet another caste myth but actually destroyed it, as i said hes like christiano ronaldo, novak djokovic, wladimir etc, hes so athletic. He has very long legs and arms for his height, incredible movement and flexibility. Name me a more athletic mma fighter from any race than him? He has black people nuthugging him.

    Only george saint pierre gets close imo.
     
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    So now we have had time to reflect. what your opinion of mcgregor, do you think hes a supreme athlete?
     
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    He is indeed a superior, world class athlete...no doubt. However, his political views are the $#its & he could do without those trashy tattoos. None the less, I pull for him in all caste match-ups. ;-)
     
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    I agree he is extremely versatile athletically, he is fast and has heavy hands, he can ko you with 1 punch. He is brash, loud, vulgar and doesn't really care what anyone thinks, we need more white guys to step up like this at all levels of all sports. I do think GSP was and is more athletically gifted than Connor but Connor hits harder.
     
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    SS, I agree that GSP is the better (pure) athlete of the two. However, unless Connor aligns politically with "our kind" (which he's the polar opposite), I'd rather he keep his big yapper shut. That's one thing I always loved about Fedor...quiet, humble...yet deadly (and the greatest MMA fighter of all time).
     
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    He's difficult to watch with sound.
     
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    I agree on the political side of Connor he does need to align with our kind but on the same hand I like that he won't take Shyte from anyone which is something as whites we are taught not to cause any problems, if more white athletes stood their ground racially, verbally we would not be shuffled aside so quickly. When thinking of class acts I always tend to think of Hendo, Couture, GSP, CroCop and Fedor. I will never forget what GSP did to Kosckek in their fight after Kosckek Runs his halfbreed mouth off during the Ultimate Fighter show. Instead of submitting or ko'ing him, he just beat the crap out of him for 5 rounds lol Koskek's career was essentially ended that night, it was beautiful to watch
     

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