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There is a strong belief that Conor McGregor is fighting long, difficult battles. Although there are some examples of the opposite – his rally in the second round against Chad Mendes and the victory over Nate Diaz, for example – this is a strong enough story that McGregor himself speaks to define his cardio as a “myth”.
McGregor’s main loss to Dustin Poirier did not go deep into the second round, but the Irishman is still watching how he copes with the disaster. Veteran MMA coach Firas Zahabi crashed the race on his YouTube channel, and McGregor said he gave up when he faced adversity.
“The fight was getting tough. His left arm didn’t work and he wasn’t used to it. He’s not used to hitting boys with the big left and then (they) keep fighting. In the second round, McGregor dropped his best card. He landed that perfect left hand, the one he had relied on throughout his career. But for one reason or another it did not work.
“Poirier didn’t fall, and McGregor seemed emotional about it. He started hiding, getting punches, but he didn’t seem to be trying to get around and survive, “he explained. “He looked like a man who was like, ‘This is the end, I’d better do something.’ He fired a few blows, but they were almost desperate. “
Although Zahabi praised McGregor’s advantages in boxing and skills, Zahabi also believes that Poirier’s experience in bloody fights is what helps change. Zahabi later summed up his vision of the battle: “When McGregor enters a heated battle, he seems to fold. It looks like it will fold faster than Poirier far away. ”
There have been many reactions to Jake Paul’s official announcement against Ben Askren, including several striking Askren videos (both good and bad). Here is a combination of all this:
Cmon mma community must come together and help Ben Askren train for this battle Max Holloway
– Belal Mohammed (@ bullyb170) January 26, 2021
Dear Mr. Benjamin Askren,
I’m talking about the rest of the MMA community when I say that if you knock out Jake Paul, we will mark your loss to Jorge Masvidal from the record and we will welcome you as the savior of our sport until the end of time. Put an end to this madness.
– MacMally (@MacMallyMMA) January 26, 2021
MMA fans – sports fans in general really – can be super weird.
Dustin Poirier vs. Charles Oliveira is the incredibly obvious lightweight crown fight. It certainly won’t happen …
This brilliant meme is 1) completely true and 2) an excellent reminder that the same men have inhabited the heavyweight division for 20 years.
Francis Nganu finally got a combat contract!
What happened to Nick Lenz is scary and there is still no great response from the eye.
Fiches, tears and KO brackets
I’m not usually a fan of running with a rotating ass, because the result is usually something like the Askren video, which opened the Insomnia section. However, when it works …
Here is the view from the stands of Poirier, stopping Conor McGregor. The “diamond” may not be able to match the speed of its enemy, but the Louisiana-born throws cyclones!
The best way to prove that your instructions are worth buying:
This old post on Craigslist has been around for a while, but it manages to make me laugh every time.
Midnight Music: I stan FKA Twigs and she just released a new song titled “Don’t Judge Me” before her quarantined album. An easy choice for tonight!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.