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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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Conor McGregor’s Troll Game Has Gone to the Next Level

Well, this could be interesting. Apparently, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor has just been granted his boxing license in California. What could that mean…? Here’s MMAFighting: McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California, according to his management team. “He got a license today and a federal ID,” California State Athletic […]

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UFC 205 results: Joanna Jedrzejczyk retains belt against game Karolina Kowalkiewicz

For three rounds on Saturday night, Joanna Jedrzejczyk looked like every bit the invincible champion she’s assumed to be.

The UFC strawweight champion put on a clinic against her fellow native of Poland, Karolina Kowalkeiwicz, for 15 minutes, using her trademark mix of kicks, elbows, and punches, complemented by superior footwork and movement.

Then Kowalkiewicz clobbered with Jedrzejczyk with a huge right hand on the button at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and it was on.

Jedrzejczyk survived the fourth, then clamped down to retain her title. Sporting a swollen eye and a likely broken nose, she won battle of previously undefeated fighters via unanimous decision via across-the-board, 49-46 scores.

“I wasn’t hurt that badly, but you never expect the knockdown, you know?” said Jedrzejcyzk (13-0). “Polish girls are the toughest in the world, and I’m glad she has the chance in the UFC.”

With the victory, Jedrzejczyk has now successfully defended her championship four times. At 18 months, her title reign is second-longest among current UFC champions, trailing just flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

“I work hard every day, I challenge myself every day, I stay humble, and that’s why I’m the champion,” she said.

Kowalkiewicz, for her part, was gracious after a game effort in dropping to 3-1 in the UFC.

“I am proud, I think I gave a very good fight,” Kowalkiewicz (10-1) said.

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Conor McGregor: Except for me, ‘everyone in this game does what the f*ck they’re told’

The level of autonomy given to Conor McGregor by the UFC is perhaps greater than any other fighter in the promotion’s history — and McGregor knows it.

With the exception of his removal from UFC 200, the reigning featherweight champion has largely called his own shots since winning the belt late last year, from obtaining his rematch against Nate Diaz to successfully refusing to vacate his title ahead of UFC 205′s champion versus champion superfight against Eddie Alvarez. Those are simply privileges that come with being the UFC’s biggest ever financial draw, and McGregor is unapologetic about what he sees as deserved.

“Listen, everyone in this game does what the f*ck they’re told. Everyone but me, because I run this game,” McGregor said ahead of UFC 205. “So I don’t give a f*ck about all of that. They told you you’re on the prelims, you’re on the f*cking prelims. They told you to fight, now you’re on the f*cking Fight Night. Nobody has no say in this but me. I’m the only one who can say anything about anything. Everyone else does what they’re told, and rightfully f*cking so.

“I run this whole sh*t. I run New York. I’m the reason we’re even here in the first place. I’m the reason this whole thing is happening. If I wasn’t here, this whole ship goes down. And that’s the truth. That’s facts. There’s no one else out there. There’s no one but me.”

McGregor, 28, has shattered several UFC ratings and financial records on his rise to the top. Just within the past year alone, has he headlined three of the four highest-selling UFC pay-per-views of all-time, with his UFC 202 rematch against Diaz potentially topping the long-held benchmark for pay-per-view success held by UFC 100. McGregor has done it all while still being one of the busiest top-tier fighters on the roster, competing an average of every four months since returning from a knee injury in mid-2014.

And while rumors have swirled that McGregor may take some time off after the UFC’s blockbuster entry into New York on Nov. 12, he indicated that he has no intention of slowing this train down anytime soon.

“I love it. I don’t stop. It’s all I do,” McGregor said. “I don’t do nothing else. I continue to show up, I continue to fight, I continue to put these amazing events for the amazing fans of this sport. Of course I love what I do, and not only am I not getting tired of it, I’m actually getting better at it.

“I’m understanding. I’m a lot more in control of everything, and that goes right down the line from the media content I’m giving out, just everything. I’m in control of absolutely everything in my life. I keep getting better, and that’s at everything. Not just skill-wise, not just cardio-wise, not just nutrition-wise. Everything. Every aspect of my life. Business, media, everything. You name it, I get better each and every day.”

With so much going on, it would be easy for McGregor to want to look ahead of UFC 205 and begin plotting his next move. A victory over Alvarez at UFC 205 would be a historical accomplishment and would open the door for a seemingly endless number of possibilities with McGregor as a two-division UFC champion. But with so much opportunity riding on the line, McGregor insisted he is remaining grounded on the task at hand.

“It’s never hard for me to focus on this,” McGregor said. “It’s the entire package, it comes with it. I remain focused. I remain motivated. And that’s why I doing what I’m doing. That’s why we are where we are, so it has not been hard for me to stay focused, to stay motivated. History is on the horizon.”

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SCORE ONE FOR THE BAD GUY: CHAEL SONNEN’S COMEBACK FUELED BY “PURE ANGER” ON THE GAME

Enough is enough

Chael Sonnen has never been my favorite guy. While a great fighter and the only one to solve the puzzle that is Anderson Silva in his heyday (partially anyway) – his loud mouth WWE wrestling style never took with me. While he did bring a lot of eyeballs to the sport, I always thought he was fake, and called for fights he knew he couldn’t win. So it came as a surprise when I found out he was coming out of “pure anger” for the current state of the game.

Chael Sonnen recently signed with Bellator at the age of 39. In a conference call with Bellator MMA, Sonnen revealed the real reason he decided to sign with the Scott Coker run organization.

“I keep watching these guys, and it’s like Marshall Mathers says: they might walk like me and talk like me, dress, act, not give a dang like me, and they just might be the next best thing, but they are not quite me,” Sonnen said Friday on a Bellator conference call. “I’m watching these guys and they’re talking about money and who their opponents are and the weight class and then this happens. Who cares about all of that stuff?

“You either want to fight or you don’t, and one of my main motivations for coming back is pure anger. I sit back as a fan, I watch these guys quibble and squabble. I put this deal together with Coker over three phone calls. I didn’t negotiate. I didn’t ask for anything. I wanted an opportunity to fight, that was it. And he’ll tell you the same thing. It was as simple as that.”

What resonated with me is when he started talking about the fans. And how they’re the ones being cheated in this UFC age of shot calling and importance being placed on money.

“I am legitimately pissed off as a fan when I sit and read about guys who will only do this for ‘x’ amount of money, and everybody needs to be bribed,” Sonnen said. “They need this big carrot dangled in front of their face. It comes back to the Olympic spirit. It comes back to ‘let’s get that world championship.’

He’s saying a lot in that statement. While it’s arguable that he’s the one who essentially started this new age, even he’s saying it’s enough. We need to bring back the olympic spirit, with the importance being placed on being the best in the world, winning a championship. C’mon guys, let’s make the UFC great again.

Now let’s get realistic here. Sonnen is not the most altruistic guy and could be using this as an angle, he’s a genius at making people tune in. But either way, the message is true. While economy is definitely a real thing when you’re getting punched in the face with a possibility of irreversible head trauma, it’s only a part of it. There should also be that strive for greatness.

“Do you want to do it or not? And the right guy, the best guy, every time says yes. And (number) three and four and five can go and do all these pity parties and come up with all of these reasons why they don’t want to jump and fight. I’m not one of those guys. I want to do it.”

I will give Sonnen this, while he’s been the character many of the UFC personalities he is now criticizing are based on, he’s willing to step in there with anyone and never turns down a match. In that capacity, he’s a real fighters fighter. But in the same breath, he goes on to talk about UFC numbers, and how he wants to have the highest PPV’s.

“I get competitive in other ways than just in the ring,” Sonnen said. “I want the highest rating. I want the biggest pay-per-view numbers. I want to move more t-shirts and more tickets than anybody else. I look at those numbers, and I had all of those records. I retired. When I retired, I got beat. All of those records are gone now. I used to have the North American gate (record). I used to have the pay-per-view (record). We were on FS1, I had the FS1 (record). I had them all. I’ve lost them all, and I’m here to get them all back.

Only time will tell what Sonnen’s really about, but the real question is what do you think of the message? Do these new school premadonna’s rub you the wrong way? Or is shot calling and money grabbing precisely where we need to be going?

Chime in with your comments below.

 

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