Conor Mcgregor has abruptly ‘retired’ before what would be the biggest event in the history of the sport also coming with the biggest payday at UFC 200. It’s sad day to see the best fighter on the mic with fight game to back it up in a long time. The reason for the retirement is because Dana white took him off the card because Conor did not want to promote the fight. “Conor did not want to come to Las Vegas and film the commercial or be a part of any of the marketing that we have,” White told ESPN. Conor is still reeling from the loss and wanted to focus all his time training which is respectable. But it is the fighter’s job to sell fights too and Conor knows that. He thinks he’s bigger than sport and he wouldn’t be wrong in a lot of aspects. Hopefully they can meet somewhere in the middle and do this thing come July. But In either case lets look back to see part of what him the most electrifying fighter out there.
Speaking in Rio de Janeiro
I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro, so for him to say that he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback, and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work, but we’re in a new time, so I’ll whoop his ass instead.”
When he heard he was fighting Mendes instead of Aldo
The ship was sailing smoothly. My coach came into my room at 1pm, I was sleeping, and he told me that Mendes was replacing Aldo. I opened one eye, said “it makes no difference” then went back to sleep.”
Precision Beats Power, after beating Aldo
“Nobody can take that left hand shot. He’s powerful and he’s fast, but precision beats power and timing beats speed.
“I feel for Jose, he’s a phenomenal champion. He was a phenomenal champion. He deserved to go a little bit longer but at the end of the day, precision beats power and timing beats speed.”
Chad Mendes questions Conor’s wrestling skills
Mendes: Conor is a big talker. Conor brought so much attention to this division, so much attention to the UFC. He talked his way all the way up to the top. When I look at Conor I see dollar signs in my bank account. You know, Conor I match up horrible for this guy. Conor, do you know what wrestling is?
McGregor: I can rest my balls on your forehead
Before he made his U.S. debut in Boston
“There’s two things I really like to do and that’s whoop ass and look good. I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I’m doing the other.”
When questioned on how he would adjust to the weight class change
“The only weight I give a fuck about is the weight of the checks and my checks are super-heavyweight.”
The Death Promise during the final presser between Aldo V. McGregor
“Look into my eyes. Little Brazilian. Você vai morrer (you are going to die).”
El Chapo in his prime
“I’m speaking Spanish, I’m dressed like El Chapo in his prime,” McGregor shouted. “I’m running this company like half a wise guy. I’m up here verbally destroying this man. I am a multi-cultured individual. I do whatever I want.”
It will all be A-Ok
“I was happy to see him, I shook his hand, I embraced him, I gave him a little cuddle and told him that it would all be A-okay.
“It will be over before you know it, just please show up December 12th. I don’t want to scare him any more, he’s petrified, he went running before. So now I’m gonna take the opposite approach, cuddle him look after him, whisper sweet nothings…. tell him it’s gonna be alright and it will be over quick.
“Then hopefully get him in that octagon on December 12th and end his career.”
Red Panty Night
To Cerrone/Dos Anjos
“Because I change your bum life. I can make you rich. I can change your bum life. You fight me, it’s a celebration. When you sign to fight me, it’s a celebration, you ring back home, you ring, ‘Baby, we done it. We’re rich. Conor McGregor made us rich. Break out the red panties. We’re rich, baby.’
So with that I bid you adieu Conor you magnificent bastard. I wish you luck in your future endeavors but I really hope you do get back in the ring soon because the fight game isn’t the same without you and we need all the amazing sound bites and ko’s we can get. Plus you had one of the best walkouts ever with the Foggy Dew / Notorious BIG mashup .
Upon hearing the Conor new, we get this from his opponent Nate Diaz
now our collective response …