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Conor McGregor is gonna get his butt kicked tomorrow

Should be fun to watch. batman10/05/18
I could see Khabib mauling Connor, but I think McGregor take oberynmartell10/05/18
There's good TD defense, and then there's the type of TD def batman10/05/18
Khabib probably isnt going to finish a guy like Conor if he oberynmartell10/05/18
People talk about Conor like he has some kind of death touch batman10/05/18
CREDITED batman10/07/18
As entertaining as I think McGregor is, I kinda want him to rubberduck10/05/18
Humility is overrated. His arrogance is a lot more entertai whatnext10/06/18
It's Khabib time! isthisit10/06/18
Derrick Lewis, god damn Volkov probably wins by decision whatnext10/06/18
Wow, what scenes at the end here. No good Russian thugs. whatnext10/07/18
“This is a black eye on the sport...we don’t want this whatnext10/07/18
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Told ya guys. That being said, Conor lost the battle, but K batman10/07/18
Oh yes he does. They'll get them both back in the octagon t whatnext10/07/18
Nah. Khabib screwed up big time. I doubt he gets a payday batman10/07/18
Conor would be foolish to take a rematch. He cant compete wi tuliotanaka10/07/18
He won't need to. He could just say look at what happened t batman10/07/18
And he could have that if he won, but as a loser he cant dem tuliotanaka10/07/18
A rematch would not be a great fight because khabib basicall diarrheaboy10/07/18
He wrestled bears as a kid, man. That’s all we need to kno esquirewalletsmatter10/07/18
It's completely irrelevant whether it would be a great fight whatnext10/07/18
Well I will say this. If there is a rematch, I wouldn't go batman10/07/18
He also won a round, so he’s not totally hopeless wrt Khab whatnext10/07/18
Khabib gave him that round, it was pretty obvious. Khabib d batman10/07/18
I don't watch that kind of crap but it sounds like the sarac gladigotaphdinstead10/07/18
Lewis is fighting Cormier less than a month after 229. Corm whatnext10/09/18
Surprised, too. Maybe that Lesnar thing isn't as likely as batman10/09/18
I think it's likely. He's still with WWE for their Saudi ev whatnext10/09/18
I like Lewis, for entertainment purposes. He is a genuinely beeyay10/10/18
Cormier opened at -800. whatnext10/10/18
The dumb Avar threatens to quit UFC and forgo his $2M. imoothereforeim10/12/18
Just trying to get that leverage, and I don't blame him. Co whatnext10/12/18
Here is Khabib having fun with a Chechen good guy. http:/ imoothereforeim10/12/18
We need Khabib to fight Colby Covington, who will represent batman10/12/18
It would be awesome if UFC did one night tournaments again l whatnext10/12/18
Cormier barely got in a workout tonight. Ridiculous how muc whatnext11/04/18
Khabib fined $500k for the brawl and 9 month retroactive sus whatnext01/29/19
Seems fair to me. Khabib started the whole thing, obviously. beeyay01/29/19
I don't think Conor should have been fined or suspended at a whatnext01/29/19



batman (Oct 5, 2018 - 4:17 pm)

Should be fun to watch.

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oberynmartell (Oct 5, 2018 - 5:16 pm)

I could see Khabib mauling Connor, but I think McGregor takes it(but im like 55/45 on that). McGregor has shown better take down defense than people give him credit for. A lot of people argue against that citing the Mendes fight but he prepared for that thinking he was going to fight Aldo and still won in the end anyway(with a god damn ACL tear). For this fight he has been training for like a year specifically for Khabib, he has a higher fight IQ and better footwork/angles/unpredictability and striking than anyone Khabib has faced. I think its as even of a matchup as possible but a lot of people are underestimating McGregor's chances imo.

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batman (Oct 5, 2018 - 5:26 pm)

There's good TD defense, and then there's the type of TD defense you need to stop Khabib, and I doubt McGregor (or really tbf anyone in the 155 division has that).

It's like GSP in his prime. There would be guys that would never get taken down that were going down easily once GSP put his hands on them.

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oberynmartell (Oct 5, 2018 - 5:36 pm)

Khabib probably isnt going to finish a guy like Conor if he cant finish the likes of Barboza or raging Al. And even if he can take Conor down multiple times he is still going to have to approach Conor to do so, which he tends to do with his chin up. I am sure they have worked extensively on that in his camp, but the pressure of the situation, Conor's versatility on his feet could lead to him reverting to old habbits. I think it comes down to this question: What is more likely? Conor being able to survive Khabib takedowns and either fight his way to his feet/get stood up/survive until the round ending or Khabib being able to survive getting hit square by Conor multiple times? I think the first one is slightly more likely than the second.

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batman (Oct 5, 2018 - 5:47 pm)

People talk about Conor like he has some kind of death touch. IIRC, the only guy he put down clean one-hitter-quitter style is Aldo. As Jeremy Stephens said, Conor TKOs guys. His precision and power takes a toll, and he drops guys, but it's more of a TKO type power.

It's kinda crazy to expect Conor to just catch Khabib coming in with one shot and put him out. I mean he could, but Khabib has a better chin than that imo. He might wobble Khabib a couple of times, but I am sure he will keep his wits, get his hands on Conor, push him to the cage, and take him down. At which point he can unscramble his brain while putting some gnp on Conor. You make Conor wrestle hard for just 1 round and his cardio seriously takes a hit as has been shown many many times.

1-2 rounds of that, and Conor's power is seriously going to be diminished from fatigue and he probably won't have enough pop to put away Khabib, who's gonna just keep taking him down over and over.

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:38 am)

CREDITED

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rubberduck (Oct 5, 2018 - 10:36 pm)

As entertaining as I think McGregor is, I kinda want him to get his ass kicked by Khabib so he can acquire some humility.

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whatnext (Oct 6, 2018 - 6:35 am)

Humility is overrated. His arrogance is a lot more entertaining.

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isthisit (Oct 6, 2018 - 10:32 am)

It's Khabib time!

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whatnext (Oct 6, 2018 - 11:10 pm)

Derrick Lewis, god damn

Volkov probably wins by decision if he just hangs back for the last 15 seconds.

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whatnext (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:03 am)

Wow, what scenes at the end here. No good Russian thugs.

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whatnext (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:13 am)

“This is a black eye on the sport...we don’t want this”

Backstage Dana is cackling and rubbing his hands together thinking about how much money the rematch will make.

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irishlaw (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:29 am)

Credited

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:39 am)

Told ya guys. That being said, Conor lost the battle, but Khabib lost the war.

Khabib is not a star. He doesn't have the leverage to pull crap like this.

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whatnext (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:46 am)

Oh yes he does. They'll get them both back in the octagon together and it will make the UFC more money than they ever dreamed they could make in one night.

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:51 am)

Nah. Khabib screwed up big time. I doubt he gets a payday like this again. Why on Earth would Conor want to fight this dude again when he got absolutely mauled? This wasn't like the Nate Diaz fight where Conor won the first round then gassed. He was basically beaten post to post. Heck Khabib even dropped him with a freaking punch.

And now Conor has a ready made excuse to avoid him.

Let me put it this way. Conor and the UFC will make just as much, if not more, money with Conor fighting Nate Diaz, GSP, or hell Anderson Silva over Khabib.

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tuliotanaka (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:39 am)

Conor would be foolish to take a rematch. He cant compete with Khabib.

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:46 am)

He won't need to. He could just say look at what happened tonight, why would I give this thug a rematch, blah blah.

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tuliotanaka (Oct 7, 2018 - 1:53 am)

And he could have that if he won, but as a loser he cant demand anything.

He got throughly outclassed, and he will have to live with this shame.

Conor is a brilliant businessman, but he went against somebody who does not believe this is a show. Mayweather could laugh off the monkey jabs because it was all about money to him. Khabib takes everything personal about his past because its all he has. That press conference making fun of his dad, calling his manager a terrorist, and calling into question his religion obviously made it deeply personal for him and his team. You dont give a guy like that more ammo.

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diarrheaboy (Oct 7, 2018 - 6:20 am)

A rematch would not be a great fight because khabib basically won rounds at Will. No one will want to see khabin put the nail in Connors coffin.

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esquirewalletsmatter (Oct 7, 2018 - 2:36 pm)

He wrestled bears as a kid, man. That’s all we need to know about this cat. I don’t have issue with what he did. I’m part Irish and I don’t like McGreggor one bit bc of his incessant shyt talking. Can’t disrespect a guy who grows up wrestling bears in the manner which he did. Khabib may kill him if there’s a rematch.

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whatnext (Oct 7, 2018 - 3:22 pm)

It's completely irrelevant whether it would be a great fight or not and PLENTY of people will pay to see Khabib put the nail in Conor's coffin.

UFC just cares about the spectacle and now they have it ready made, no matter how much hand wringing Rogan, Diaz, Dana, etc did last night. They are thrilled inside. And Conor has deliberately played the classic wrestling heel his whole career. It's a formula that has worked since the days of Gorgeous George. He knows there's more money if people will pay to see your mouth shut. Ali knew this, Floyd knows this, Conor knows this.

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 4:44 pm)

Well I will say this. If there is a rematch, I wouldn't go so far as to say Conor would win, but I think he will look better.

This is the absolute worst Conor I've seen, independent of what Khabib was doing to him. His footwork and timing was crap. It kinda makes sense actually, if you take 2 years off and in between train for boxing then your footwork and timing are probably going to be the biggest things to be messed up.

Conor also has a lot more things he can improve/change. Khabib has no real reason to change up his game/strategy, so in a rematch he will do things in a similar fashion.

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whatnext (Oct 7, 2018 - 6:13 pm)

He also won a round, so he’s not totally hopeless wrt Khabib.

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batman (Oct 7, 2018 - 7:00 pm)

Khabib gave him that round, it was pretty obvious. Khabib did that against Al too, he just inexplicably takes a round or two off sometimes and just decides to stand up and trade. Maybe a tactical decision to conserve cardio.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Oct 7, 2018 - 5:45 pm)

I don't watch that kind of crap but it sounds like the saracen won. Don't care. GG.

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whatnext (Oct 9, 2018 - 9:57 pm)

Lewis is fighting Cormier less than a month after 229. Cormier is going to steamroll him.

But there's always a puncher's chance, so I'm a little surprised that he's putting a big payday with Lesnar on the line.

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batman (Oct 9, 2018 - 10:02 pm)

Surprised, too. Maybe that Lesnar thing isn't as likely as people are making it out to be.

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whatnext (Oct 9, 2018 - 10:18 pm)

I think it's likely. He's still with WWE for their Saudi event because he's getting seven figures to show up and wrestle for a bit, but he's in camp from what I understand and the fight should happen next year.

Cormier is just a fighting champion and doesn't want to sit around for months without a fight.

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beeyay (Oct 10, 2018 - 1:34 am)

I like Lewis, for entertainment purposes. He is a genuinely funny guy. But, I think the chances of Lewis beating Cormier are almost zero. A puncher's chance, sure, but I think Cormier's standup is far better than Lewis'. Unless Cormier has a total mental lapse and gets caught with a lucky punch, I cannot see Lewis outstriking Cormier. Plus, I think Cormier can just take him down, hold him down and pummel him. That is obviously the safest strategy and virtually guaranteed to work. The betting line on this has got to make Cormier a huge favorite.

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whatnext (Oct 10, 2018 - 8:20 am)

Cormier opened at -800.

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imoothereforeim (Oct 12, 2018 - 1:38 pm)

The dumb Avar threatens to quit UFC and forgo his $2M.

That's why you Avars never achieved anything in history, you dumb slave of Turks.

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whatnext (Oct 12, 2018 - 2:01 pm)

Just trying to get that leverage, and I don't blame him. Conor can throw a dolly and injure three fighters and nothing happens to him?

Rematch within 6 months would be my guess. 4 million buys, up from the 2.4 million 229 got.

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imoothereforeim (Oct 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm)

Here is Khabib having fun with a Chechen good guy.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/12/khabib-nurmagomedov-ramzan-kadyrov-chechnya-russia-mma/

Here is Khabib meeting Czar Putin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYQLKwiM4uw



What we need now is a couple of American fighters, one black and one whitish, to go up against Khabib. The black fighter will fight Khabib first. I'm not going to tell how the that fight ends.

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batman (Oct 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm)

We need Khabib to fight Colby Covington, who will represent for Trump like a good American should.

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whatnext (Oct 12, 2018 - 3:48 pm)

It would be awesome if UFC did one night tournaments again like the good ol days.

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whatnext (Nov 4, 2018 - 12:48 am)

Cormier barely got in a workout tonight. Ridiculous how much more talented he is than Lewis.

Looking forward to Cormier Lesnar. Think DC takes it in under three rounds.

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whatnext (Jan 29, 2019 - 6:47 pm)

Khabib fined $500k for the brawl and 9 month retroactive suspension in NV.

Conor got a 6 month retroactive suspension in NV and a $50k fine, which hardly seems fair

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beeyay (Jan 29, 2019 - 6:58 pm)

Seems fair to me. Khabib started the whole thing, obviously. Mac could have refrained from entering into the fracas, but he was not the instigator. Aside from that, they both voluntarily accepted the settlements with the NAC, so they cannot be heard to complain now. If Khabib himself thinks the settlement is unfair, he should not have settled and should have taken his chances with the NAC.

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whatnext (Jan 29, 2019 - 7:01 pm)

I don't think Conor should have been fined or suspended at all, but its just the cost of doing business I guess.

Khabib I would have been ok with a bigger fine or suspension.

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