Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:33 pm Post subject: Conor McGregor - The Fighting Irishman is Back!
In anticipation of Conor McGregor's rematch Saturday night
against Nate Diaz, I've made a career tribute for him.
Hope you all enjoy - Gorilla Productions
HD TRIBUTE ABOVE: Go YouTube then Full Screen
Watch Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz square-up ahead of their
welterweight UFC 202 fight @ 10pmEST / 7pmPST Sat/Sun Night in Las Vegas[/b], Nevada.
Conor McGregor fighting on all fronts – as usual
Conor McGregor returns to Las Vegas for a rematch with Nate Diaz,
but though the two names topping the bill are the same, everything
else in mixed martial arts has changed utterly.
Since McGregor tapped Diaz twice on the arm to concede defeat for
the first time in the UFC back in March, the fight game has been
turned upside down.
The UFC itself has been sold for a reputed €4 billion (€3.5 billion), and
the cold hand of Usada has caught out high-profile stars like Jon Jones
and Brock Lesnar for doping.
It’s flagship 200th event was saved from ignominy by Amanda Nunes’
shock victory over Miesha Tate, a win which gave this most macho of
organisations its first openly gay champion.
There are even serious moves afoot to organise the fighters into a union
that would seek to raise their paltry share of the enormous revenues that
made the UFC a takeover target in the first place.
But nothing has changed more than McGregor himself.
He has retired, come back and completely changed his preparations as
he seeks to avenge his defeat to Diaz and resume his battle for control
in the UFC.
Much is made of the steep arc of McGregor’s progression from penniless
hopeful to top billing in one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but
his preparations for this rematch and his mastery of the PR game have
arguably made him more dangerous than ever.
When McGregor asked to be relieved of some other PR burden for UFC
200 his request fell on deaf ears, leading to him being unceremoniously
booted off the bill. The UFC slapped him down, leading to a retirement
announcement from McGregor that was as hot-headed as it was short-
lived. When the dust settled, McGregor set out to do to the UFC what he
did to his opponents in the octagon – dominate them.
Since a new date was fixed for the Diaz fight, McGregor did what he was
contractually obliged to do by the UFC media machine, but very little else.
In fact, he has done everything he can to test the boundaries, and their
Rather than do the UFC’s public relations bidding, McGregor launched his
own website, The Mac Life, to give fans an inside look at his life and training,
draining viewers away from the UFC’s official channels in the process.
“I brought this game to another level.
They can deny that all they want, but I did.
They said I was done and it certainly lit a fire under me.
Every single person doubted me.
Every single fighter doubted me.
Doubt me now.”
WATCH VIDEO (1 Million views! @ 1pmEST)
Bleeped out audio at 50 seconds:
"Surprise, surprise, Motherf**ker"
Hear it Here>
There's more going on here than just astonishing athleticism and raw,
free-form, hand to hand battling (though there's plenty of that!).
There's also McGregor's mental attitude. His philosophical attitude.
His meme is that Obsession produces Talent. Not the other way around.
He recovered from the mentally-sapping disappointment of being
knocked down early in the last bout. How? He saw it as part of the
challenge inherent in becoming true champion. So he just did it!
He's not showing off his ability to win. It's his commitment to win.
He's taking the champion path with a Bruce Lee's style and belief.
He's also the rebel challenge to the power structures in the UFC game!
There's moves afoot to form fighters into a union. That would get
them a fair share of the vast profits currently pocketed by the parasites.
Arena showmanship over, a very different, reflective McGregor appears.
This is hours after the fight. Listen from 5:00mins to 6:00mins.
Earlier in the video: "my next move may not be in the same sport"!
He has also famously said: "We haven't come to take part."
"We've come to take over!" _________________ Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when open.
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