Excuse Town, Ireland
As we all saw a few weeks ago, Conor McGregor doesn’t know how to fight. The quick-witted, fast-talking, Irishman was beaten in literally every facet of the game: he was out boxed, out wrestled, out grappled, out maned, out toughed, just plain old outed.
(Yes, Conor is gay now.)
McGregor responded to this humiliating loss by tossing a football for the Dallas Cowboys. He also responded by writing this massive instagram post, wherein he tries to distract us all from the fact that he cannot wrestle and isn’t manly enough to take a punch.
(I like that he found what might actually be the only evidence that he landed any sorta punch on Khabib.)
(Mike comments in bold.)
Thoughts on my last fight.
Round 1. I believe from a sport standpoint, round 1 was his. Top position against the fence. Zero position advancement or damage inflicted. But top position.
From a fight standpoint the first round is mine.
Actual shots landed and a willingness to engage. Straight left early. Knee to the head on the low shot. Elbows in any and all tie up scenarios. Opponent just holding the legs against the fence for almost the entire round.
I love any fighter who says with a straight face “his shit didn’t hurt me, mine hurt him, therefore I win.”
Round 2 he is running away around the cage before being blessed with a right hand that changed the course of the round, and the fight.
The punch was like 30 seconds into the round.
It was a nice shot.
After the shot I bounced back up to engage instantly, but again he dipped under to disengage. That is the sport and it was a smart move that led to a dominant round, so no issue. Well played.
If I stay switched on and give his stand up even a little more respect, that right hand never gets close and we are talking completely different now.
Yes, if you fought better you might not have gotten punched, that’s usually how fighting goes.
I gave his upright fighting no respect in preparation. No specific stand up spars whatsoever.
You didn’t do any stand up sparring? None?
Attacking grapplers/wrestlers only.
That won’t happen again.
Seriously, though, none? You didn’t do any boxing? Your entire camp was you learning how to stop a takedown?
I also gave my attacking grappling no respect. To defense minded.
Listen to nobody but yourself on your skill set.
You are the master of your own universe.
I am the master of this.
I must take my own advice.
Buddy, if you think your problem in the fight was that you didn’t try enough armbars, good luck with that rematch.
Round 3. After the worst round of my fighting career, I come back and win this round. Again walking forward, walking him down, and willing to engage.
1. You probably didn’t win it; 2. You’ve had multiple rounds in your career where you quit, so maybe that 2nd round wasn’t the absolute worst, right?
Round 4. My recovery was not where it could have been here.
Recovery from what? You just told everyone that you won the 3rd round so what were you recovering from?
That is my fault.
Although winning the early exchanges in 4, he dips under again and I end up in a bad position with over 3 on the clock. I work to regain position and end up upright, with my back to the fence.
A stable position.
Here however, I made a critical error of abandoning my over hook at this crucial time, exposing the back, and I end up beaten fair and square.
What can I say?
It was a great fight and it was my pleasure.
I will be back with my confidence high.
If it is not the rematch right away, no problem.
I will face the next in line.
It’s all me always, anyway.
See you soon my fighting fans I love you all ❤
In closing: that’s actually a good way to deal with losing, by admitting you got beat and that you want a rematch. I cannot be snarky at that.