UFC 257: Conor McGregor lost because he wasn’t the best in the world (and not worth the hype) – MMA Sports

Former two-category champion Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in mixed martial arts (MMA), and now that Floyd “Money” Mayweather has retired from boxing, he can claim to be the top name in all martial arts. I can do it.

It’s a label he’s no longer suitable for.

I know that “notorious” fans have a hard time swallowing this very simple fact, but if you call yourself the “king” of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Receive more rewards than anyone else in sports, And when you choose your opponent, you will be bound by another criterion.

And of course it is.

McGregor was the odds to bet his favorite to beat him UFC 257 Pay-Per-View (PPV) Rematch with Dustin Poirier Last night (January 23rd) at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, “The Diamond” closed from -340 to +260. In fact, no sportsbook has more than 10% money on Poirier. Darren Lovell..

The house won a big victory last night.

This is because Poirier stopped McGregor with a technical knockout in the second stanza (See highlights here), Revenge his loss to the Irishman of Trashtalk and finalize the rankings despite being in May last year.

“How about the peas in front of me in the ranking? I lit him in 90 seconds.” McGregor said.. “We went a step further against our recent enemies and did a round. After a two-year furlough party and / or in jail / court. What a weird little game you play. Take the time for now. But look at this space. All ass. “

“Because I’ve been fighting real competitors and you’ve picked your enemies.” Poirier counterattacks..

There was a time when McGregor won the title of “World’s No. 1” and two titles. However, like his featherweight run, “Notorious” did not defend any lightweight titles, using the infamy of martial arts to make his own whiskey and participate in Floyd Mayweather’s match. The new king of hamburgers..

He got it and deserves it.

McGregor wiped the floor with Eddie Alvarez in late 2016, but only fought twice in the next four years. During that span, Poirier competed eight times, smashing Justin Gaethje and then defeating Max Holloway to win a provisional strap. His only downside in doing so was the defeat of undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was also submitted by a 32-year-old Irish.

Nate Diaz’s defeat at UFC 196 in the welterweight division was considered a fluke for McGregor, but to be honest, he’s been abandoning the 145-pound weight class. It was mediocre. His record was 3-3 and he ended up with all three losses. And it doesn’t count his defeat to Mayweather in the summer of 2017.

Is it like a legitimate resume Is this much hype?

McGregor — Who He accused Poirier of performing as “inactive” — You won’t win against those who are currently in the top 15. He certainly jumped to the top … but what did he do to keep it up? I can’t be too excited about the welterweight victory over Donald Cerrone, who participated in the “notorious” battle that has already ended seven times in his career.

This included consecutive knockout losses to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje.

There was a time when McGregor was the best in the world, but that time has passed. He still has an element of “it” and continues to be a remarkable and exciting fighter.I wish the promotion stopped Book him for a title battle before he beats a real competitor Because “Gods of War” make you pay For that kind of contempt.

More positively, maybe you can finally get it now “Special” Nate Diaz trilogy..

– MMA Sports

UFC 257: Conor McGregor lost because he wasn’t the best in the world (and not worth the hype) UFC 257: Conor McGregor lost because he wasn’t the best in the world (and not worth the hype)

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