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Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

UFC 205: Michael Johnson isn’t scared of ‘sloppy’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

Getting someone to sign on the dotted line to face Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the Octagon seems to be an issue for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers, according to this.

Michael Johnson, however, isn’t “scared” to mix it up with one of the most dominant lightweights on the roster, as he personally called for a fight against “The Eagle,” which is set to go down at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York City. It’s all a part of Johnson’s plan to leapfrog everyone in front of him in the title race.

He broke it down to MMA Junkie:

“It’s a big fight, and it seems like they can never get anybody to fight him. And they’ve built so much hype around him and they think everybody’s scared to fight him. So I’ve just been training, taking out my opponents on my way to get to the title. I have to go through him, so let’s get this fight out of the way. I wanted to fight him earlier, and now I’m getting my chance.”

Khabib’s rise to fame and dominance inside the eight-walled cage is in large part to his outstanding wrestling skills. While Michael appreciates and respects his specialty, he knows Khabib can get a bit sloppy with his technique.

“He’s got to get a hold of me. He’s got to get a hold of me to grab me and that’s one thing I have been working on is my movement. That last few years I have been progressing in it and now it seems we’ve gotten close to perfecting it; not so much yet, but you know were trying to get there. I’ve been fighting wrestlers my whole career. They have been putting me against wrestlers day in and day out. They’ve been putting me in with wrestlers. I think he’s sloppy but I think he’s great. He’s great at what he does and he’s definitely the best guy by far I’ve fought yet.”

The Johnson vs. Nurmagomedov matchup came to be after the “freak show” that is UFC decided to award Conor McGregor the lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez instead of “The Eagle.”

It is what it is.

Johnson is fresh of a first-round knockout of Dustin Poirier (see it here), his first win in over a year. Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, has been on a roll his entire career, currently enjoying a 22-fight win streak including seven straight victories inside the Octagon.

Will “The Menace” be the one to ruin his mint mark?

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UFC 205: Michael Johnson isn’t scared of ‘sloppy’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

Getting someone to sign on the dotted line to face Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the Octagon seems to be an issue for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers, according to this.

Michael Johnson, however, isn’t “scared” to mix it up with one of the most dominant lightweights on the roster, as he personally called for a fight against “The Eagle,” which is set to go down at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York City. It’s all a part of Johnson’s plan to leapfrog everyone in front of him in the title race.

He broke it down to MMA Junkie:

“It’s a big fight, and it seems like they can never get anybody to fight him. And they’ve built so much hype around him and they think everybody’s scared to fight him. So I’ve just been training, taking out my opponents on my way to get to the title. I have to go through him, so let’s get this fight out of the way. I wanted to fight him earlier, and now I’m getting my chance.”

Khabib’s rise to fame and dominance inside the eight-walled cage is in large part to his outstanding wrestling skills. While Michael appreciates and respects his specialty, he knows Khabib can get a bit sloppy with his technique.

“He’s got to get a hold of me. He’s got to get a hold of me to grab me and that’s one thing I have been working on is my movement. That last few years I have been progressing in it and now it seems we’ve gotten close to perfecting it; not so much yet, but you know were trying to get there. I’ve been fighting wrestlers my whole career. They have been putting me against wrestlers day in and day out. They’ve been putting me in with wrestlers. I think he’s sloppy but I think he’s great. He’s great at what he does and he’s definitely the best guy by far I’ve fought yet.”

The Johnson vs. Nurmagomedov matchup came to be after the “freak show” that is UFC decided to award Conor McGregor the lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez instead of “The Eagle.”

It is what it is.

Johnson is fresh of a first-round knockout of Dustin Poirier (see it here), his first win in over a year. Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, has been on a roll his entire career, currently enjoying a 22-fight win streak including seven straight victories inside the Octagon.

Will “The Menace” be the one to ruin his mint mark?

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Rafael dos Anjos says Nate Diaz won a ‘sloppy’ rematch opposite Conor McGregor at UFC 202

It seems like everyone is hating on Conor McGregor these days. Win, lose, draw, inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon or not, the Irish superstar always seems to catch flack for whatever he does. Fellow fighters don’t respect his gift for gab while specific fight fans don’t feel he’s as good as advertised.

So it shouldn’t come a surprise that former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who McGregor was originally scheduled to fight at UFC 196 before RDA pulled out and was replaced by Nate Diaz, believes McGregeor didn’t defeat Diaz at UFC 202 this past August. As a matter of fact, the Brazilian thought it was an overly sloppy affair between two tired adversaries.

“I think most of the people watched MMA for the first time that day and they think that was… I just saw two sloppy guys after the second round,” said dos Anjos during an interview with Ariel Helwani on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. “The fight got so sloppy, and I didn’t see the best fight of all times at all, but it is what it is.”

While RDA is entitled to his opinion, the reboot between McGregor and Diaz got “sloppy” on the heels of countless exchanges on the feet and grueling battles along the cage. Dos Anjos even gave Diaz the nod on the scorecards after running into trouble in Round 1.

“The first round was good,” added the former champ. “Conor dropped Nate a couple of times, but then I didn’t see like ‘Wow, what an exciting fight.’ I didn’t see that way. I’ve watched better fights before.”

Dos Anjos may very well meet McGregor or Diaz (in a rematch) down the line at 155 pounds. But for now, he’ll have to keep his focus on his upcoming main event tilt with surging Tony Ferguson at UFC Fight Night 98 (TUF: Latin America 3 Finale) on Nov. 5 from Mexico City, Mexico.

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Rafael dos Anjos thinks Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor in a ‘sloppy’ fight at UFC 202

Conor McGregor beat Nate Diaz via majority decision in an exciting fight at UFC 202, but former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos disagrees with the judges.

Dos Anjos, who holds a win over Diaz and trained to defend his belt against McGregor earlier this year, wasn’t impressed with the welterweight bout, praised by many as one of the best fights so far in 2016. The Brazilian lightweight scored it for Diaz, giving him the edge in three of the five rounds.

“I think most of the people watched MMA for the first time that day and they think that was… I just saw two sloppy guys after the second round,” dos Anjos said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “The fight got so sloppy, and I didn’t see the best fight of all times at all, but it is what it is.”

“The first round was good,” he continued. “Conor dropped Nate a couple of times, but then I didn’t see like ‘Wow, what an exciting fight.’ I didn’t see that way. I’ve watched better fights before.”

McGregor tied the score against Diaz following his second-round loss to the Stockton native back in March, but the future of both fighters is still up in the air.

Dos Anjos, who suffered his first defeat in years in July, losing his UFC title to Eddie Alvarez via first-round knockout, believes “The Notorious” has a good chance at moving back to the losing column if he faces Alvarez for the 155-pound gold next.

“Eddie has more weapons than Conor,” dos Anjos said. “He has grappling, has better wrestling than Nate. Everybody saw Nate is a tough guy, he has a big heart, but Nate is kind of limited. He has good boxing and a good ground game but he doesn’t have takedowns, he doesn’t have kicks, so this can make the fight harder for him. Eddie has good wrestling, good boxing, he kicks, too, so I think Eddie can give Conor a hard time.”

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Rafael dos Anjos thinks Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor in a ‘sloppy’ fight at UFC 202

Conor McGregor beat Nate Diaz via majority decision in an exciting fight at UFC 202, but former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos disagrees with the judges.

Dos Anjos, who holds a win over Diaz and trained to defend his belt against McGregor earlier this year, wasn’t impressed with the welterweight bout, praised by many as one of the best fights so far in 2016. The Brazilian lightweight scored it for Diaz, giving him the edge in three of the five rounds.

“I think most of the people watched MMA for the first time that day and they think that was… I just saw two sloppy guys after the second round,” dos Anjos said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “The fight got so sloppy, and I didn’t see the best fight of all times at all, but it is what it is.”

“The first round was good,” he continued. “Conor dropped Nate a couple of times, but then I didn’t see like ‘Wow, what an exciting fight.’ I didn’t see that way. I’ve watched better fights before.”

McGregor tied the score against Diaz following his second-round loss to the Stockton native back in March, but the future of both fighters is still up in the air.

Dos Anjos, who suffered his first defeat in years in July, losing his UFC title to Eddie Alvarez via first-round knockout, believes “The Notorious” has a good chance at moving back to the losing column if he faces Alvarez for the 155-pound gold next.

“Eddie has more weapons than Conor,” dos Anjos said. “He has grappling, has better wrestling than Nate. Everybody saw Nate is a tough guy, he has a big heart, but Nate is kind of limited. He has good boxing and a good ground game but he doesn’t have takedowns, he doesn’t have kicks, so this can make the fight harder for him. Eddie has good wrestling, good boxing, he kicks, too, so I think Eddie can give Conor a hard time.”

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