Who do you want to win Conor Mcgregor or Donald Cerrone and why?

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  1. royjonesfan

    royjonesfan Member booted Full Member

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    Fight is on this week.
    Part of me wants Donald to win because he is a much better human being. But I think if Conor wins there will be more interesting matchups in the future such as Masvidal vs Mcgregor or even Ferguson vs Conor
     
  2. Deew

    Deew Active Member Full Member

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    I'm Irish, so naturally have a bias toward McGregor.

    That said, Cerrone deserves at least one more title shot before he calls it quits, so I'd like him to get the nod.

    I feel this is almost a "loser must retire" type for fight for both men and their ambitions afterwards.

    So, Cerrone.
     
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  3. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    McGregor all day. Way more entertaining and will set up some mouth watering fights if he wins.
     
  4. Francis75

    Francis75 FAB 4 Full Member

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    So long as he doesn't get ANOTHER bs undeserved title shot it will be more fun for mma fans if Conor wins because it will inevitably set up either Conor-Masvidal at 170 for the ridiculous ufc circus belt or Gaethje at 155 and both of those fighters will beatdown Conor and end the circus for good which I will happily watch.
     
  5. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    McGregor due to the plastic Irishness in me and as I've been on board the bandwagon from early on. Plus the fact that when he puts it all together (e.g. Eddie Alvarez) he is superb.

    That said though, if there was ever a guy who you'd like to see receive a big payday and by winning make huge headlines.... it's Cowboy. The man has paid his dues in the sport over and over again, it would be some story if he won.
     
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  6. KelandBeave

    KelandBeave Fab 4 Full Member

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    He shld take care of cowboy but nothings certain in this sport. McGregor is finished at the elite level now.
     
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  7. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I used to be a McGregor hater, back in 2015/2016/2017. But the backlash of hate after he lost to Khabib has been so extreme that it actually has kind of made me root for him. I think it would be inspiring if he could get his career back on track after his personal strife and he well-publicized drinking excesses.

    That said, I'll promptly reverse course and resume being a hater if he try to use a win over Cerrone to force himself into an undeserved title shot. If he wants to fight for the title at 155 he should have to get at least one win at 155 first, whether that's a fight with Justin Gaethje or (I would prefer) a Dustin Poirier rematch.

    As for Cerrone: he comes off as a mellow guy and I love to see a man fighting to give his son a better future, but it is kind of crazy all the stories you hear about him being a bully in training, trying to **** other guy's wives/gfs, and acting like a *****. It's sounds so at odds with his public persona, but a lot of guys have said it, both before and after the meltdown at Jackson/Wink.
     
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  8. royjonesfan

    royjonesfan Member booted Full Member

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    The backlash of hate was not just because he lost to Khabib, but because of all the personal insults he made towards Khabib and his family, the dolly attack on the bus, sexual assault allegations, assaulting elderly men, smashing fan's phones etc.

    Conor has always had haters, but when he won fights he had more supporters. When he beat Alvarez and Aldo he was worshipped like a king. Problem is if you talk trash you better back it up or everyone turns on you.

    I do hope he bounces back, and acts with more professionalism in the future
     
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  9. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You're right that the backlash has a lot to do with his behavior, which has been terrible. But the haters have used the loss to Khabib to radically diminish his fighting ability, as though he was never really an elite fighter.

    All I'm saying is that fans should be fairminded and respect a fighter's ability as objectively as they can, while reserving the right to hate how they act.

    Boxing fans are usually great at maintaining that partition in evaluating a fighter's talent without letting their behavior get in the way. Carlos Monzon was legitimately evil, but fight fans can separate that from how he performed in the ring.
     
  10. royjonesfan

    royjonesfan Member booted Full Member

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    Agreed. A lot of people hate Floyd Mayweather, so they call him a cherry picker and coward etc. When people hate a fighter they tend to be as biased and least objective as possible.

    Anyway Conor was surprisingly nice and respectful in today's press conference. Hopefully the previous loss has humbled him and he can redeem himself
     
  11. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Great post. I like Conor because at least with him what you see is what you get.

    Cerrone comes across like a nice humble dude but all of these rumours about him, some must be true....I don't really like the bloke tbh. A friend to everyone is an enemy to himself.
     
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  12. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Hysterical shrill Soros client queen. Staff Member

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    Cerrone, been a fan since the WEC days.

    ...plus, McGregor is a tit.

    As for the "if Conor wins there are more interesting fights to be made" argument - that's kinda BS. He could embark on a four loss slump and still command big main event paydays in the UFC.
     


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