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Conor McGregor Tweeted Some Things, And Some People Had Some Thoughts on Them


(From El Chapo to Phoebe Buffay, my oh my how Conor’s impression game has fallen.)

It’s funny how much of quote unquote “modern journalism” and/or blogging has become based around sh*t we read on social media, isn’t it? A basketball player throws some shade at another basketball player? We write an article about it. An actor gives an incredibly vague update about a potential project? We write about that, too. Hell, we have at least three pages of archives devoted to Twitter beefs between fighters, for Christ’s sake. Twitter and Facebook are practically the hands that feed us nowadays.

No fighter seems to be more aware of this fact than Conor McGregor. The man damn near shattered the MMA blogosphere with a single tweet, pulled a Jon Snow and came back from the dead with a Facebook post, and then tried to force his way back onto the UFC 200 card with another Tweet, and each time, no less than a thousand articles were devoted to him for doing so.

So when the featherweight champion began tweeting up a storm earlier today, we pretty much knew that the best course of action would be to just sit back and wait for the storm to pass, then round them up and put them in the ONE place you could check them all out (other than, you know, his Twitter). So with that in mind, head after the jump to see what McGregor had to say about stuff and also things.

Shut up, you know you’re gonna.

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BREAKING: Conor McGregor Releases Statement, Says He “Is Not Retired” [UPDATED]


(Don’t give us that look! This is all your fault, you pasty, charismatic bastard!! via Getty.)

In the 48 hours that have followed the shocking (and completely unbelievable) news that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had decided to “retire young,” the MMA world has been whipped into a frenzy, with the speculated reasons behind his sudden departure ranging from the death of Joao Carvalho to a conspiracy involving  a superfight with Georges St. Pierre at Madison Square Garden (seriously, that’s what one of the sports radio jocks out here in Boston actually believed was the case).

Today, however, McGregor has broken his silence with a lengthy statement posted to his Facebook page, which you can check out below.

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Conor McGregor Has Retired From MMA, Apparently, And WAIT, WHAT?!!!


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Well, ain’t this some shit.

According to multiple sources, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has suddenly, inexplicably, opted to retire from mixed martial arts. Except that he probably hasn’t. Except that he *has* been pulled from his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz. Honestly, no one really knows what the Hell is going on right now, but head after the jump for all the details.

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McGregor vs. Diaz II, Edgar vs. Aldo, Velasquez vs. Browne + More (!!!) Booked for Stacked UFC 200 Card


(Wait, the same people who designed this travesty are capable of making this? AIN’T. BUYING. IT.)

Regardless of how we all felt when rumors first started swirling that the UFC would be booking an immediate rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for UFC 200, the one thing we could all agree is that we WOULD TOTALLY WATCH THAT SH*T AGAIN. Whether the fight was contested at welterweight, lightweight, Franklinweight, or Moneyweight, there wasn’t a red-blooded MMA fan alive that wouldn’t fork over sixty bucks or the password to the illegal streaming website with which they watch all pay-per-views to see this rematch.

As such, the UFC announced this morning that a welterweight rematch between McGregor vs. Diaz II would in fact be headlining UFC 200. But that’s not all, not by a long shot…

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Friday Link Dump: UFC to Relaunch ‘Fight For the Troops’ Events, MMA’s Top 10 Rising Stars, The Best State Nicknames + More


(Free fight: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier at UFC 197)

The Beaten Path: MMA’s Top 10 Rising Stars (Bleacher Report)

Last Man to Win a UFC fight in New York, Marco Ruas Says Legalization Will Revolutionize MMA (MMAFighting)

UFC Plans Return of ‘Fight for the Troops’ Series for First Time Since November 2013 (MMAJunkie)

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Sure, Why Not: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II Being Eyed For UFC 200


(Pictured Above: What the casual fan thinks “gassing out” means. via Getty)

2016 is quickly turning into the year that the UFC’s matchmaking department threw its hands into the air and said “you know what, screw it.” An immediate rematch for Cain Velasquez? SuuuureRousey vs. Tate III? Consider it done! Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall? WELL THEY’RE BOTH UNDER CONTRACT, AREN’T THEY?!

So in that regard, perhaps it makes sense that the UFC is now close to finalizing an immediate rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, at welterweight, in the main event of UFC 200.

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UFC 196 Highlights/Results: Conor McGregor and Holly Holm Suffer Shocking Defeats


(“While the world did gaze with deep amaze, At those fearless men but few, Who bore the fight that freedom’s light, Might shine through the foggy dew…” via Getty)

In 1993, the Gracie family brought in fighters of various fighting disciplines from all around the world — kickboxers, wrestlers, street brawlers, and even a sumo for good measure — with the goal of proving that Jiu Jitsu was the one style that could conquer them all. Twenty three years later, it appears that their theory still holds water.

In a night of absolutely thrilling fights, the aura of invincibility surrounding Conor McGregor — and to a lesser degree, Holly Holm — was shattered by the grappling attack of Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate, respectively. While there are many lessons to take away from the shocking events that unfolded at UFC 196 (and we’ll get into a few below), it is the one that we’ve been hearing for the past two decades that was perhaps the most resounding.

Jiu Jitsu conquers all.

Head after the jump for the full results & highlights from UFC 196. 

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VIDEO: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz Staredown Nearly Erupts Into a Massive Brawl

In what should come as a surprise to absolutely noone, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were not able to keep things civil at yesterday’s UFC 196 press conference. In the evening’s staredown, Diaz put his fist a little too close to Conor’s face for the Notorious one’s liking, and McGregor responded by punching — not slapping, punching — Diaz’s hand out of his face.

What resulted was a bench-clearing skirmish that — had we been in Nashville — would have almost certainly resulted in the featherweight champion getting curb stomped.

After the jump: A full video of the skirmish with actual sound, plus McGregor and Diaz’s profanity laced interview on Fox Sports Live that followed.

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OPINION: Was the UFC Purposefully Under-Promoting UFC 196 Until Now?


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By Bjorn Hansen

Something was wrong. There was something missing. It wasn’t so much about what happened, as much as it was about what didn’t happen. The MMA field of psychic energy lacked a directed focus. It was split in several directions. There was one thing we should have all been talking about, yet it seemed we were all looking past it. We saw the potential, but ignored its likelihood. What I mean to say is, I certainly didn’t feel like we were collectively counting down to potential MMA history…and yet…the greatest page of MMA History could have been written this March 5th.

Let me back up for a moment. Let’s talk for a second about how we got there.

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Video: Yesterday’s UFC 196 Press Conference, In All It’s Profanity-Laced Beauty


(via the UFC.)

It wouldn’t take a genius to predict that a mic battle between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz would be entertaining from start to finish, but I don’t think that any of us could have predicted how balls-to-the-wall bonkers yesterday’s UFC 196 press conference ended up being. Both Ireland and Stockton were represented in full, and the result was a conference that felt less like a media day and more like a Def Jam comedy special. A few choice pull quotes:

McGregor: “I like Nick’s little bro. He’s like a little cholo gangster from the hood, but at the same time, he coaches kids Jiu Jitsu on Sunday morning and goes on bike rides with the elderly. He makes gang signs with the right hand and animal balloons with the left.”

Diaz: “Fuck you.” (this was the majority of Diaz’s trash talk)

Diaz: “You fight midgets.”

McGregor: “Most people, when they get that red panty night, they ring home to their wife, ‘Baby we did it!’ Nate rings Nick, ‘Baby, we did it!’”

Check out a handful of highlights from the conference above, then head after the jump for the whole affair.

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