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This is going to be a little different. There was so much gold from the press conference today. McGregor’s rubber arms, Ido Portal saying Mayweather’s movement is limited, Conor giving such incredibly convincing answers, discussing Malignaggi... and, of course, we get to the non-Conor stuff eventually. Those sick of this McGregor-Mayweather stream can just skip down past it.
Ido Portal claiming Mayweather has limited movement is just so great.
Conor says Malignaggi, or possibly Showtime, has the footage of the “knockdown.” He spins a very different tale than Paul did.
Conor McGregor Discusses Paulie Malignaggi Sparring Controversy & Comments Made https://t.co/w4wLF53Hvc BOOM!!! Paulie has the footage!— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) August 12, 2017
McGregor has his finger in every revenue stream for this fight
Conor McGregor: "I am in on everything, the food & beverage, the gate, the PPV, the whole lot." Says he's getting into "that $100mil range."— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) August 12, 2017
Conor has so much confidence.
Esther Lin is one dedicated photographer
Dedication pays off
Does this refer to total number of punches thrown in round 12, all rounds, or the potential punch differential? It will take approximately 100 punches a round for a pressuring gameplan against Mayweather. That’s what Maidana did in Mayweather’s closest professional fight.
Rd 12. +250 punches. We're ready.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 12, 2017
This entrance was dramatic and it only got better from there
The McGregor arm swinging was fun but the internet reacting was the best
he'll never be rickson look at that hand speed pic.twitter.com/hETYyppXF6— alex (@NotAlexJones) August 11, 2017
He may swing his arms like a rubber man for a warm-up, but Monkey D Luffy Conor McGregor is not. These aren’t exactly Gatling gun punches.
Conor McGregor hitting the heavy bag pic.twitter.com/PZLdRSqLYc— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) August 11, 2017
Who are we, mere mortals, to decide what is and what is not boxing.
McGregor looked tired against the bag, but resolute
When I see someone bashing Gaethje/Alvarez pic.twitter.com/IJZ9Dhefvl— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) August 11, 2017
Let the hands fly, Conor! No, let them FLY! Okay, not... now let them FLY! Conor, no, but really, LET the combos FLY! SET YOUR HANDS FREE! LET THEM GO! LET THEM ACT INDEPENDENTLY OF YOUR BODY AND FLOAT FREE FROM YOUR SHOULDERS IN THE ACT OF PUNCHING!!! No... no... okay. All right. Just keep doing whatever you are doing.
Bruce Lee shit, indeed.
The real lesson of today, and this fight, is Conor milking this dense a media crowd.
This what McGregor is seeing right now. pic.twitter.com/VslP6ggAG1— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 11, 2017
Where is Mayweather to shout “HARD WORK” when you need him
Jeff Mayweather has an interesting (and dismissive) take on McGregor
Bobs and Weaves
Finally, some non-McGregor content for all of you sick of the circus. This is actually serious: Javier Vazquez has cancer and if you can help out, by all means do it.
UFC/WEC vet Javier Vazquez has colon cancer and needs your help. Please consider donating: https://t.co/ZK107plbOG— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) August 11, 2017
Stephan Bonnar getting wild
Jim Miller’s disinterest in fighting in NY is a bad sign of things to come for that state. He joins Jon Jones in fighters who don’t care to fight there again, because of high taxes and commission blunders.
Congratulations to TJ Dillashaw and his girl
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
This is part of what makes MMA great
Great comeback - Richie Santiago submits Miguel Restrepo (CES) in 2R pic.twitter.com/12CArGUET8— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 12, 2017
This referee is the definition of extra
Hell of a bow
Hellbow!— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 11, 2017
Kwangtung The Real Fighter KOs Bakhodirjon Shoabdukodirov (MX) pic.twitter.com/nGUG1uk99C
Such skill in landing leg kicks
Get the whole YAMMA Pit Fighting Experience instead of sleeping tonight:
This guy just uploaded YAMMA Pit Fighting to YouTube. Cancel all your plans and watch it immediately. https://t.co/0j1u1BlOqb— Justin Faux (@justinfauxmma) August 11, 2017
- Holly Holm’s coach claims that Evinger exposed Cyborg, and Holly Holm would pick her apart. No, I don’t believe him either.
- Jon Jones joins Brock Lesnar on Mark Hunt’s “cheater” list
- The NSAC says McGregor’s performance against Nate Diaz was key in getting him licensed, because Nate has a good reputation as a boxer. Remember when Nate said Conor took everything he worked for? He can add this to that list.
Someone hacked Mike Pence’s website and it is golden
whoever hacked mike pence's website is our next poet laureate pic.twitter.com/IFuSnFKZOF— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) August 11, 2017
this is where it takes you if you click the banner at the top pic.twitter.com/ZzGO3uoR6O— ry߷n (@NotRyanDavidson) August 11, 2017
Imma time this bitch just right pic.twitter.com/Bvz1PJKuby— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) August 11, 2017
Stay woke, Maniacs!