McGregor: Is the hype over or is he only getting started?
May 14, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

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How many of you’ have hopped onto the McGregor bandwagon? What are your thoughts on ‘The Notorious’? Well whatever they are, you just can’t dispute what a talent this Dublin born fighter is.

The McGregor bandwagon was going strong, gathering pace and supporters by the thousands. Following back to back wins against Mendes and Aldo, the bandwagon was at its pinnacle point. Then came March 6th, McGregor V Diaz, where the bandwagon came to a crashing halt, like the fighter himself. The Headlines read “ Diaz shocks Mcgregor”’ “McGregor Defeated”. This defeat shocked almost everyone watching. Apart from the some of the “real mma” fans who called the shock. The step up to Welterweight just proved to be too much for McGregor.

Is the hype over?

I don’t think the hype will ever quite be over with  McGregor, just down to who he is and what he’s become. Sure, you can say that this defeat has slowed the hype down a bit, but he will come back stronger, it’s just the fighter he is. He’s single-handedly made himself the face of the UFC. With his pre-fight antics and bold statements, the media just can’t get enough of him. Anything he says is being headlined. And for the people who call him arrogant or cocky, he is doing this purposely to gather all the attention and bring in the money for his fights. This is what makes him stand out. This is why he is where he is. Every fighter across the UFC divisions wants “red panty night”. It’s a guaranteed big pay day, more so than any other fight, because of Conor McGregor. Himself, alongside Ronda Rousey have put the UFC on a global scale now compared to what it was 6/7 years ago.

McGregor’s first fight in the UFC came back in 2013 against Marcus Brimage where he was paid €12k to show,€12k for the win and €50k for knockout of the night bonus. This changed McGregor’s life and was the beginning of a rise which would rock the UFC. Forward on three years, December 12th 2015, to his Featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo. He received €500k just to show and a further €8 million purse for his cut in pay-per view sales for the event. He then went on to be the first fighter to earn €1million just for showing in the Diaz fight.

Is he only getting started?

I’m sure that the majority of us know that this defeat has not ended The Notorious. Yes it was a stumbling block but it’s a blessing in reality. That defeat will only make McGregor more determined and hungrier to succeed. He has even defied his own coach John Kavanagh’s advice by taking this rematch. Where the majority of fans thought he would drop back to featherweight and battle it out against either Edgar or Aldo. But he is determined to stay at 170lbs and get revenge. He now has a full training camp ahead of him at this weight and he can now work on his cardio which failed him in his last encounter. The rematch is now shaping up to be one hell of a fight.

So, is the hype over or is he only getting started? I guess we’ll find out at UFC 200.  If he does manage to conquer Diaz, I feel it will go right back to the hype that was there before the defeat and nothing will have changed,we go again. He’s not here to take part, he’s here to take over.

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McGregor: Is the hype over or is he only getting started?
May 14, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

conor mcgregor

How many of you’ have hopped onto the McGregor bandwagon? What are your thoughts on ‘The Notorious’? Well whatever they are, you just can’t dispute what a talent this Dublin born fighter is.

The McGregor bandwagon was going strong, gathering pace and supporters by the thousands. Following back to back wins against Mendes and Aldo, the bandwagon was at its pinnacle point. Then came March 6th, McGregor V Diaz, where the bandwagon came to a crashing halt, like the fighter himself. The Headlines read “ Diaz shocks Mcgregor”’ “McGregor Defeated”. This defeat shocked almost everyone watching. Apart from the some of the “real mma” fans who called the shock. The step up to Welterweight just proved to be too much for McGregor.

Is the hype over?

I don’t think the hype will ever quite be over with  McGregor, just down to who he is and what he’s become. Sure, you can say that this defeat has slowed the hype down a bit, but he will come back stronger, it’s just the fighter he is. He’s single-handedly made himself the face of the UFC. With his pre-fight antics and bold statements, the media just can’t get enough of him. Anything he says is being headlined. And for the people who call him arrogant or cocky, he is doing this purposely to gather all the attention and bring in the money for his fights. This is what makes him stand out. This is why he is where he is. Every fighter across the UFC divisions wants “red panty night”. It’s a guaranteed big pay day, more so than any other fight, because of Conor McGregor. Himself, alongside Ronda Rousey have put the UFC on a global scale now compared to what it was 6/7 years ago.

McGregor’s first fight in the UFC came back in 2013 against Marcus Brimage where he was paid €12k to show,€12k for the win and €50k for knockout of the night bonus. This changed McGregor’s life and was the beginning of a rise which would rock the UFC. Forward on three years, December 12th 2015, to his Featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo. He received €500k just to show and a further €8 million purse for his cut in pay-per view sales for the event. He then went on to be the first fighter to earn €1million just for showing in the Diaz fight.

Is he only getting started?

I’m sure that the majority of us know that this defeat has not ended The Notorious. Yes it was a stumbling block but it’s a blessing in reality. That defeat will only make McGregor more determined and hungrier to succeed. He has even defied his own coach John Kavanagh’s advice by taking this rematch. Where the majority of fans thought he would drop back to featherweight and battle it out against either Edgar or Aldo. But he is determined to stay at 170lbs and get revenge. He now has a full training camp ahead of him at this weight and he can now work on his cardio which failed him in his last encounter. The rematch is now shaping up to be one hell of a fight.

So, is the hype over or is he only getting started? I guess we’ll find out at UFC 200.  If he does manage to conquer Diaz, I feel it will go right back to the hype that was there before the defeat and nothing will have changed,we go again. He’s not here to take part, he’s here to take over.

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