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Comment #4856578 by IrishGravyTrain

IrishGravyTrain Mar 6th 2016, 9:21 PM #

I showed up. You showed up on twitter. Lol. Brilliant.

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'F**k the hate that came out of the woodwork' - McGregor comes out swinging

'F**k the hate that came out of the woodwork' - McGregor comes out swinging

The morning after the night before, the UFC star has delivered a defiant message.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:12 AM

    Conor lives to fight another day but brazil looks very bad

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    Favourite willie
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:07 AM

    It’s not coming out of woodwork, it was always there. Delighted for ye!!

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    Favourite Tomasz Kuchnik
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:11 AM

    Ha ha great response :-)
    But in fairness let’s not forget what calibre of fighter Aldo used to be and he definitely deserves re-match.

    Conor 10 cm longer arm reach than Aldo and Diaz even bigger reach than Conor.
    You could clearly see what difference in fight it made. If Conor wasn’t choked he would’ve been probably TKO by strikes. Diaz reach made huge difference and worn down Conor completely.

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    Favourite Kieran Stafford
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:38 AM

    There’s a lot of hate for ireland on Nate Diaz and Nick Diaz Facebook pages. Take a look

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:41 AM

    are you surprised, Conor is a bit of a loudmouth and does make irish people look bad

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    Favourite Kieran Stafford
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:46 AM

    Ah sure he’s a bit of crack

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 9:51 AM

    not to people who live by a code of respect in martial arts such as bowing, to them Conor seems like an a man with no respect

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    Favourite Gerry Campbell
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:00 AM

    Assel, you are so correct , in many ways, and it was that lack of respect in general, that crept into the octagon beside him, and cost him that fight. I’m anything but a fan, but I’m not blind to his outstanding talent, and in my humble opinion he had that fight in the bag up to the point where he walked into those two big punches, after which I feel Ryan Tubridy would have taken him down. If he was a tad less arrogant he would have prevailed.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:02 AM

    i agree, he needs to be less brash in the octagon, he wasted a lot of energy with brash kicks cos he felt he had it in the bag

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    Favourite Chuck Eastwood
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:10 AM

    In fairness Connor sank so low as to say he couldn’t read, his family were poor. That’s not gamesmanship, that’s acting like a moronic thug. The fight was sold long before he stooped so low. As an Irishman I want to see him do well but win or lose he’s an embarrassing fool

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    Favourite Gerry Campbell
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:22 AM

    Yes Chuck , sadly you are 100% correct. Nice suits don’t give you class and decency, they only fool a few, but once you’re true self shines through, you may as well have a flower bag on as a Ted Baker suit, the game is up.. The old saying ” the higher up a monkey goes , the more he shows his arse” certainly apples to Mr McGregor.

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:29 AM

    Except that to say that of Conor you’d have to know what he’s really like, what he’s like when he’s not in camp, when he’s at home with his family. Any time he has spoken while not trying to sell something he comes across as a good guy.

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:30 AM

    Assel, how much energy do you think it takes to throw those kicks?

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:34 AM

    dave, he was gassed too early, there were many factors, the silly wheel type kicks did him no good in this regard, also his motivation of money and fast cars is baseless, he needs to change his mindset and have more respect for the whole game, GSP could be a model for him

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    Favourite ellis
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:35 AM

    It’s the fight business. There’s no room for bleeding hearts, but Conor called Diaz a cholo, which can be construed as a derogatory term for Mexican Americans. Where Diaz comes from (Stockton) such an insult could easily get you murdered.
    I’m not surprised for the hate they showed him on facebook. For them it’s real. If they met Mcgregor on the street or anywhere with no security to keep them apart they would brawl with him.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:39 AM

    a cholo gangster-yes if I were McGregor Id be packing if I was in North Cali

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    Favourite Gerry Campbell
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:43 AM

    Agree totally with above Dave, on the point of the kicks, if they were showboating, even the least amount of energy was wasted energy, and there’s no place for waste in there, he was jelly after those punches, never hit as hard before I’d say, the weight mattered then, and no shame in that , the best will drop, when they get hit properly, the skill is not getting hit or avoiding unnecessary shots, he literally walked into that storm.

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:46 AM

    Those kicks weren’t wasted energy though. Even if they don’t land they get your opponent thinking about how to stop them. If you watch again, the first one misses my an inch, unblocked.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 11:51 AM

    watch the wheel kicks in the second round which was a prelude to the submission, he hit nothing but glove, his energy efficiency was very bad in this regard, he’d admit it himself

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:07 PM

    Also, McGregor was staying in California in the lead up to the fight, didn’t seem to have any problems. Maybe it’s because people realise that it’s just business. It’s ridiculous to name 3 or 4 kicks that he threw for him gassing. Kicks don’t take much energy.

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    Favourite ellis
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:08 PM

    The kicks alone, were not wasted energy. But in conjunction with loading up with nearly every punch he threw, it’s no wonder he was gassed early in the second. By then his stand up looked amateurish. He was swingly wildly and missing.
    His gameplan was horrible. It played complely into Diaz’s game.Too much for his own power. Load up with the left hand and bludgeon him.Well this is the Diaz bros and their chins are legendary. Diaz walked right throught the left hand, and Connor had no answer.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:11 PM

    he didn’t seem to have any problems apart from needing the police hold back Diaz baying mates at the face off, that was what we seen, he was prob under armed escort the rest of the time

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:21 PM

    Watch the embedded series. He’s walking around talking to people. There’s a guy with a McGregor shrine on his balcony for over a year who hasn’t had any trouble. Also Diaz mates are Jake Shields, Nick Diaz and Gil Melendez, all drug cheats who have previous when it comes to needlessly brawling.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:22 PM

    prob connected to MS13 with names like that too

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    Favourite ellis
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:36 PM

    He said North Cali. Stockton. Do you have any idea how big Cali is?

    ‘Also Diaz mates are Jake Shields, Nick Diaz and Gil Melendez, all drug cheats’

    Yeah but characterising them all as drug ‘cheats’ is completely misleading. Diaz is a pot head. Since when has pot been used to cheat? Shield tested positive for a diuretic. Hardly a performance enhancer.

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    Favourite Assel Dannourah
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:42 PM

    ye the Nortenos/MS13/MM dont hang around hollywood Dave

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    Favourite tommy macdonagh
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    Mar 7th 2016, 12:46 PM

    loudmouth gets touchy :D

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 2:06 PM

    Using a diuretic to make weight so you can fight smaller guys is cheating using drugs. Pot is on the banned list,it’s against the rules,it’s a drug, therefore cheating

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    Favourite ellis
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    Mar 7th 2016, 2:47 PM

    Actually he was fighting at 185 rather than 170 his natural weight class. So he was fighting guys bigger than him. It helps to get your facts straight. It’s on the banned list. So what? It doesn’t make it a PED. Nobody uses pot to ‘cheat’ at sports, and it makes me question your intelligence, that you would label it as such.

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    Favourite Dave O Keeffe
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    Mar 7th 2016, 3:24 PM

    Breaking the rules is cheating

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    Favourite Julian King
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    Mar 7th 2016, 3:37 PM

    Monkeys eat apples?

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    Favourite James Blank
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    Mar 7th 2016, 4:06 PM

    You’re right, all we can judge him on is the persona he presents to the public. But that’s how he chooses to present himself, so I think it does tell you something about the calibre of the man. Not a big fan and to be honest a loss like this might add a touch of humility that’s sorely lacking.

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