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Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:18 pm
  • There was a story last week about McGregor seeing a guy die after getting demolished in the ring in Ireland recently. That may have shaken him and contributed, or even been the reason he's retiring.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:11 pm
  • What is even going on

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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:30 pm
  • UFC removed him from the UFC 200 card. I'm guessing preceding this announcement Dana and McGregor had a pissing contest and McGregor didn't like whatever Dana told him so he said "fine, eff you I'm out"
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:47 pm
  • Interesting...........must be tired of all that money. What are these two gonna do for work?
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:04 pm
  • My understanding is that McGregor told Dana White that he didn't want to do all of press conferences, appearances, commercials, etc. that the UFC requires these guys (and gals) to do. Dana basically said "too bad, that's part of deal" and McGregors response was "Fine, then I'm out". Sounds to me like a bit of a pissing match at this point.

    I seriously doubt that we will never see McGregor in the octagon again. Ditto and even more so for Diaz.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:59 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:apparently not....


    drama
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:09 am
  • McGregor just needed to be reminded who's in charge.

    White's the best commissioner and promoter in all of sports, if he says jump, you say how high.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:26 am

Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:38 am
  • From your link, Si.

    the underlying problem here is that McGregor, the UFC’s biggest star, didn’t want to fulfill some $h!t contractual obligations at the precise time and place White wanted them fulfilled; White, channeling all the fury of a fed-up OfficeMax manager, told McGregor to piss off, leading McGregor to (presumably) smirk and say, “Okay, Uncle Fester, you want to pull your biggest star from what you would like to be your biggest-ever fight card over him wanting a stupid presser delayed by a couple of weeks? Fine, let’s see who’s bluffing.”


    This is pretty close to what I said.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:46 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:McGregor just needed to be reminded who's in charge.

    White's the best commissioner and promoter in all of sports, if he says jump, you say how high.


    much different narrative....

    http://deadspin.com/conor-mcgregor-grabs-the-ufc-by-the-dick-squeezes-1772282225

    Don't follow the sport at all so interested to hear takes.


    White was on The Herd Tuesday and pretty much said part of getting paid is promoting, and that's why McGregor's pissed. But that's the game, and he knows it.

    So I guess we'll see who's bluffing? White holds all the cards, so I can't see McGregor winning this battle...........not White allowing one fighter to set a precedent of not promoting the fights for others to make their demands.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:10 pm
  • I don't think McGregor wanted to show his face coming off his first loss in six years. He would have had to sit there while Nate Diaz smirked and talked crap. This makes me lose a lot of respect for McGregor. Yeah, it's painful, but man up, fulfill your obligations.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:25 pm
  • I am just trying to do my job and fight here.

    I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.

    I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting.

    There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.

    50 world tours, 200 press conferences, 1 million interviews, 2 million photo shoots, and at the end of it all I’m left looking down the barrel of a lens, staring defeat in the face, thinking of nothing but my incorrect fight preparation. And the many distractions that led to this.

    Nothing else was going through my mind.

    For the record also -

    For USADA and for the UFC and my contract stipulations -

    I AM NOT RETIRED.


    Man up. :177692:
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    Reason: Its already been linked. dont need to paste the whole thing in the thread as well
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:55 am

Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:17 pm
  • Conor went from being a mouth that wouldn't shut up to quietly hiding in Iceland and taking pot shots on social media.

    https://youtu.be/T3gTwkCutlQ?t=2514

    Nate sums it all up with a mere few words.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:17 am
  • Connor and Nate just promoted this fight more then a press conference ever could. This fight will happen.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:36 am
  • IrishNW wrote:Connor and Nate just promoted this fight more then a press conference ever could. This fight will happen.

    This. Has anyone been talking about UFC 197, which happens tonight and features the return of Jon Jones, this week? No, they've all be talking about UFC 200 and Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:32 am


  • Told you, now get your popcorn ready :P
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:28 am
  • Omfg what a drama queen...I'll wait until Dana actually verifies it.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:01 am
  • IrishNW wrote:

    Told you, now get your popcorn ready :P


    For the fans? lol.

    He means for the mountains of cash he's getting paid to promote and fight like he's suppose to.
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:09 pm
  • UFC officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment but later issued a statement that said simply, "The tweet is not accurate."

    UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports on Monday, "We haven't talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don't know why he would tweet that."

    http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/15322 ... ck-ufc-200
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:21 pm
  • Conor McGregor wrote:I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.


    Dude makes hundreds of millions of dollars as a pro athlete, and thinks he's not paid to promote. GOOD ONE, MCGREGOR.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:54 pm
  • I guess he's as literate as Floyd Mayweather.

    Zuffa requires the fighter to "cooperate and assist in the advertising, publicity, and promotion of (i) the Bouts, (ii) any and all rebroadcast of the Bouts in any media whatsoever, (iii) other UFC bouts, (iv) other UFC events and broadcasts, and (v) the sale of UFC merchandise, including making appearances at a reasonable number of press conferences, interviews and other sponsorship and promotional activities (any of which may be telecast, broadcast, recorded or filmed) at times and places reasonably designated by ZUFFA, without additional compensation therefore. For such promotional activities, ZUFFA will arrange and pay for Fighter's reasonable travel, hotel and meal accommodations."
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Re: Conor McGregor retiring?
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:33 am
  • oh Connor you sly dog
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