He's lost support, but I don't see how interest is waning. He's just had the second biggest PPV of all time, and it was a pretty average card on paper. He'll be the biggest draw in mma until he retires.
So Dana claiming Mcgregor has "chronic arthritis" in both ankles.
Err, thats not good.
Yeah very much like the Mayweather effect, people will either tune in to support him or tune in to see him get his ass beat for another little while. If he doesn't get back on track in terms of wins though in the near future I honestly can't see that interest holding either tbh.
His next fight will sell at least 1.5m PPVs and it wouldn't surprise me if it hit 2m. He's could make it in to the perfect hollywood 'comeback' story. He's not Floyd Mayweather where people tuned in to see if he'd be beaten for the first time. McGregor had losses before he even entered the UFC. He just trebled the buys of card featuring Israel Adesanya and Nate Diaz, probably the UFC's 2 biggest stars after McGregor. He could lose his next 2 and still be comfortably the biggest draw.
Sure it’s a shame he has lost these fights. But his losses have been to Diaz, Mayweather, Khabib and twice now to Poirier. He turned Diaz into a global super star, was never expected to beat Mayweather and it was clearly just good finances, nobody could beat Khabib and he put up a decent fight with him, Poirier hasn’t lost in ages and is likely champ-in waiting, and the last fight only ended due to a terrible injury.
Who cares about people’s points here anyway, most seem to be anti Mcgregor and have no understanding of elite level ass kicking. I’ll support him till he retires as long as he still brings the buzz. Sure his age, injury now and losing fights will reduce his star power and make his pre-fight bravado look a bit silly.
He has all of the top 5 ppv in ufc history. He is still its biggest and shiniest star despite these losses.
He's broken 2m once, the fight with Khabib. Now he may break it again but I wouldn't be so sure it will be anytime soon. He's not Floyd in that he's not undefeated but if you don't think theres a pretty significant similarity in people buying in whether they love or hate the guy to either see his hand get raised or his face get smashed I would have to disagree, he will never have the pulling power of Mayweather at his peak but for MMA he is light years ahead of the pack, if he continues to lose its only going one way thats obvious.
His aura is gone now which was a big part of his selling point. His ability to create a stir for a fight is still there of course but it was markedly different this time around with his style possibly turning viewers off and the manner of the defeat coupled with the antics post fight, which continue today are pushing him further from the centre.
His average PPV in the UFC is probably somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 million? I know Aldo was around the 1.4, Eddie and Cowboy were similar, 1.3 1.4?
The Diaz 2 fight did 1.6 and DP 2 did around 1.6 also, think the global buys for DP 3 brought it up to 1.8 after Dana said it was trending at 2m so in that sense it did worse than they expected. People do get tired of the same show generally speaking and without wins and belts to back it up there is a finite amount of time people will continue to shell out. I'm not saying if he doesn't win his next 2 its over for him as a PPV star, but once he is on a 5 fight losing streak its pretty hard to keep selling redemption stories and that something is going to be different next time etc as he fights lower and lower calibre of opponent.
If he recovers well from the injury and keeps out of trouble and trains well (he pretty much always trai
s well), let’s say he returns mid 2022 and has an impressive comeback fights vs someone like Ferguson and wins. Then if he fights Dustin 4 for the belt it will sell 2M minimum. It may well outsell his Khabib fight.
All u lot in here May hate Conor, but America still loves him. They were all cheering for him against Poirier.
Just so people know.........
"He's rich", "He's a huge PPV draw", "He's still very popular in America" etc are not effective answers to criticisms like "He's no longer Championship calibre" or "Threatening to kill Poirier and his wife and saying she looks like a whore is scum bag behaviour".
All of these things can be true simultaneously.
Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran are all very rich, massive draws and extremely popular. It has no bearing on the fact that they're rubbish!
You sound like Conor with the ifs here......full of excuses....he has not been up to it the past 5-6 fights.....it's that simple....other than beating a washed up Cerrone...Conor's issue is that he is not a rounded enough fighter to beat the best at LW, where his power isn't as damaging.
He's failed to evolve beyond fw and the game has passed him by. A garbage tank, glass legs, glass heart and a fragile ego don't help matters. He'll still sell but it's all downhill from here.
From a purely fighting legacy perspective besides that huge solo win at 155, when he became double champ, that weight class has been a disaster for him. Hes undersized and overpowered there and should only have moved up for well matched marquee type fights.
Wheather jts Conor or his coaches doing, who knows, Conors ego is out of control, and John has come out with some really delusional comments lately, so there could be a pair of them in it.
Your ball sucking is embarrassing to read.
Has he only had that one win at 55 in the champ v champ fight?
1-3 at LW I think.
Read a stat today:
Miesha Tate & Conor McGregor have the same number of UFC wins since 2017
Where is mr know it all Mellor lately has he returned since the site came back online?
discredited anyone who said McGregor was gonna be smashed in the DP 3 fight
And I only want to ride one of them.
None of the decent regular posters come near here when there is so much nonsense being posted and I wouldn’t blame them, it’s just a load of angry monkeys shouting at a tree
Besides that huge solo win? almost discounting there........it could be argued despite being undersized and over powered by the bigger men he's won as many as he's lost at the bigger weight ....hardly a disaster, and yes I know people will try discredit the wins over Diaz, Cerrone and Alvarez .....but they're hardly mugs
Cerrone is seriously on the decline. Diaz has lost a third of his fights.
Won as many as he's lost? If he's 1 and 3 at LW how has he won as many as he's lost?
At 170 he is 2 and 1 is it? Maybe he should stick to fighting the lower calibre of fighters at that weight I guess, the likes of Diaz and Cerrone though I would be sure he doesn't actually feel are his level surely.
Also, its interesting to see the shift from being one of the greatest in the game, to being hardly a disaster with a 3-4 record outside the FW division where he had to almost kill himself to make weight each time and I guess it could be argued that he only had the wins he had there by being oversized and overpowered compared to the smaller men :)
I find the new site very awkward and have only been on once since it came back. Posted in the event tread.
But I’ve no idea wtf you’re waffling about? Who did I try discredit exactly?
His record overall isn't impressive against opponents he doesn't have a big size and reach advantage over and has only 2 KOs. KO and 2 losses to Poirier, KO against washed up Cowboy, Decision against Holloway, loss and decision against Diaz, loss to Khabib.
He's simply mediocre above 145 and there's no shame in that. Khabib starved himself to make 155, despite tales of him being able to handle heavyweights in sparring, he didn't stray from the division where he had a considerable edge in power.
it's just obvious to be where you have the greatest advantage (weight class) but delusion seems to have irrevocably set in
McGregor's last performance of note and one win at LW is coming up on five years ago vs Alvarez (whose record since has proven that he was not near very top-level).
Expecting him to turn it around another year down the line (after coming back from ankle) is verging on farcical especially since he's long proven himself to only want sycophants training and coaching him instead of actually challenging himself to develop and address his weaknesses.
He'd be more likely to go off the rails again.
Yes he would be able to turn in some decent PPV numbers on at least one return bout but it would be literally just making up the numbers.
I genuinely think Alvarez would beat this McGregor.
Mc Gregors' Dana white Privilege to a batein is not working out for him, he should get back to the small fry division and bully them again. For the love of God drop your team /coach /yes men. I'd say Dana can't stand him but loves the money he brings, yes he's a big draw but he's a huge loser now, with all that money he's still a loser. He's a total degenerate, how could anyone support him. He's a stain on this country and will be for years to come.
I have never seen a katie Taylor thread on boards, if there is one it must be very slow going, being nice and polite gets you no where so yeah love him or loathe him he draws in people like flies on shite and will easily make €20 million for whatever fight he makes next, he probably is done as a title contender but I and most other gombeens on here will watch his next fight regardless
Being nice and polite gets you nowhere? Katie Taylor is the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. WBO, WBC, WBA, IBF. 18 professional fights, 18 wins.
Ridiculous to say Alverez isn't near top level. Since that fight he's beaten Gaethje in a war, and had Poirier in all sorts of trouble until he had a brain fart.