The UFC 229 was without a doubt one of the most entertaining spectacles of the last year. The incident with Khabib and Mac Gregor kind of made you forget how good and entertaining the other fights were.
After tons of trash talk by Mc Gregor and a super hyped promotion for months including tons of re-runs from the bus incident it was showtime. Lots of testosterone and ego at stake and in my expert opinion I expected Khabib to win this fight because of his excellent ground skills. I should point out that Mc Gregor was arrested after the bus incident and convicted by a New York court. That did not prevent the UFC from using the footage to hype the event and increase the PPV numbers, something I also would have done as a promoter (not to be called a hypocrite).
I knew that if Mc Gregor didn’t change his strategy, wide stance it would be easy for Khabib to take him down to the ground where he would be the master and control the fight, which is exactly what happened.
The true face of Islam shows up again.
I’ve analysed Khabib’s post interview and came to the following conclusion.
Khabib apologized to the Nevada Athletic commission and Vegas, that was ok and like it should be. However, Khabib had to follow up with the following remarks:
People talk about me jumping over the cage? I do not understand? He then goes about whataboutisms, well Mc Gregor attacked the bus which was a long time ago, and he talked about my religion, my father and my country.
Of course, everybody talks about the incident, it just happened.
Then Khabib continues: You cannot talk about religion, you can not talk about a nation, you can not talk about that stuff?
And there you have it, the truth comes out, this is how Khabib really thinks and if he could kill for his principals I assume he would ( that is my opinion after watching the actions of Khabib when the fight was over), where have we seen this before?
Khabib, you just had your revenge, you dominated Mc Gregor and punished him for all the words he threw at you, but they were just words (except for the bus incident in which case Mc Gregor was punished by law). Now remember you are in the US where there is freedom of speech. If you want to see how president Trump is mocked every second of the day just look at the mass media and SNL.
Khabib states he wants to change how people talk when participating as an MMA fighter, his totalitarian indoctrinated thought pattern from birth is coming to the surface, attempting to dictate how other people should behave. A Muslim who wants to control what people do and say, with that said he portrays Islam in a bad light, it’s plain and simple, statism and authoritarianism.
Khabib continues: this is respect for the sport, this is not trash talking sport, I want to change the game? This is hilarious and hypocritical, not allowed to trash talk before the fight according Khabib, but you can instigate violence after the fight is over?
If there was ever a chance to put your excellent performance in the spotlight and be the better and more mature fighter, this was the moment, but you failed. Where many people have a bad impression of Muslims because they seem to get offended at every corner and use violence because of it, you proved them right.
Freedom is to say what we want, the growth of the sport of MMA came by the risk of venture Capitalist and US casino owners and through the people like Quinton Rampage Jackson, the participating of WWE star Brock Lesnar, trash talking bad girl Rhonda Rousey, Trump loving Colby Covington, Nate Diaz, Jon Jones, Dominic Cruz, Michael Bisbing and surely on top of that list Conor Mc Gregor. Alistair Overeem was told that if he drew the same PPV crowd as CM Punk he would be on the main card, it’s just business.
In K-1 the ratings were going down and there were many difficulties until Bob Sapp came to the rescue, his two time victories over Ernesto Hoost and many Dq’s made the ratings rise like never before. He was a performer that everyone wanted to see. Akabono was a huge sumo wrestler he lost 12 of his 13 fights but scored the highest ratings, those two individuals also made it possible for many real kickboxers to continue making money for 5 years.
Both Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson became Muslim both spent time in prison and both went downhill from there, Allah did not help them. Muhammad Ali was very specific but clear in what he thought about racism, he openly stated he loved beautiful black babies and did not understand and condemned black people that had relationships with white people. But that’s his choice, I do not admire him less because of that, he did not put up arms as he did not want to kill human beings he did not know. I do not consider that an act of coward less but a choice everybody should be able to make. However, Muhammad Ali had the freedom of speech and was a great trash talker which put boxing on the map (Chris Eugbanks comes to mind as well), not only that: Muhammad said he liked a cartoon which message was that Christianity was the religion of the oppressive white establishment! Take a good look Khabib and ask yourself what happens to people who draw a cartoon or mock Muhammad? I had no problems with the views of Muhammad Ali, I loved his trash talk and his boxing skills and his honest no nonsense view of his views on life. I do not have to agree with these views, but he should and he had the freedom of expression to publicly say what he thought, the moment you want to take this away from people, you are on dangerous territory! Imagine you would mock the prophet Mohammad in a country like Pakistan, Chechenia or Afghanistan?
The ear biting incident with Mike Tyson was the hottest topic in the media for a long time, so will be this action of Khabib.
The devastating effects of religion can be seen in sports and is quite ugly and should not be allowed:
Egyptian judoka REFUSES to shake hands with Israeli rival
Iran player breaks silence over ban for playing Israelis
Khabib, the reason you are given a chance to preform in a show like the UFC is kind of ironic by the things you mentioned. Creator Art Davie and many people at IMG are all Jewish and Capitalist.
First there was a Sjeik Mohammed putting 100 million in the UFC and in March it was reported Saudi Arabia would invest another 400 million. So, Arabs working together with Jews to entertain Atheist and any other human beings who belong to whatever group they want to be, regardless colour or religion, it’s just business/entertainment!
As a manger I have dealt with religion problems within the team, just imagine I had Heath “the Texas Crazy Horse” Herring and even some members of Navy Seal team 6 training with Golden Glory. Then there would be some of the fighters that claimed to be Muslim who openly would start telling fighters how they should behave or demonize them because the lack of religion. I managed to kept this out from the gym as much as possible, but it was never an easy task and it cost me some talent over the years. It has everything to do with the individual take of a person and how he was raised by his parents and surrounding, his friends and habits. One of Heath’s training partners was world champion MMA The Turkish Terror Faith Kocamis, they laughed and went out together in Tokyo, rolled with each other, did sparring and there was never any tension. That had everything to do with the attitude of Fatih, the same I can say about Gokhan Saki, I never had one problem in 12 years regarding religious views. However, there were others and some could actually cause harm within the team, even more so, friends or others outside the team who were trying to influence others on how to pray 6 times a day and would point out how to behave. Recently a member of Golden Glory was arrested on the charge of terrorism which completely surprised me as I never heard a bad word from this Moroccan fighter, he is still in jail now.
Formal Golden Glory fighter suspect in Dutch Terror plot
Now there is some irony in this as well, many years ago the Navy seal team 6 was training with Golden Glory in the Netherlands and in the same class there was Muslims (them sparring together) who now have been arrested on terror charges. Just imagine you are in the middle of all this tension and you’re trying to navigate through the opinions and brainwashed mind people with pure hate…
The most interesting tweet came from Conor Mc Gregor
Good knock. Looking forward to the rematch.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 7, 2018
Conor did not press charges, he got humiliated publicly in the cage on the UFC rules, Khabib it’s a business and ideally you do not take it personally, clearly Conor moved on. By not pressing charges and openly inviting you for a rematch, this fight could become to be an all-time greatest. People just want to see a good fight, many wanted to see loud mouth Mc Gregor going down, you did your part. No need to educate others how to talk or behave in the US or anywhere else, let everyone live their lives. Go read the book The four agreements; Never take things personally, Never make an assumption, Always do your best, be impeccable with your word. Live by those 4 rules and Peace will be upon you!
For the believers: Inshalla let that be for yourself, if it is Gods will, humans should not try to change his mind or tell others how to behave and live in his name.
For Khabib despite being undefeated and one of the best MMA fighter on the planet, stay classy.
I know it’s wishfull thinking but boy oh boy would you made yourself immortel after the fight by just getting the belt and go away and say”i forgive you for all your trashtalk” maybe you not know any better or you just hyping the fight.
As for Mc Gregor, keep training and fighting, even after two years not competing and hundreds of millions in the bank, you came back to fight the best in the business (even took one round), the trash talk I can accept from you, like Mayweather or Mike Tyson and Muhammed Ali. Yes you trash talk, but you proved yourself as well and you are one of the most entertaining fighters on the planet. Keep it real!
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