McGregor vs. Khabib. Nations, Religion, Statism. After tons of trash talk by Conor McGregor and super exciting promotion for months, including tons of re-runs from the bus incident, it was showtime. Lots of testosterone and ego are at stake; in my expert opinion, I expected Khabib to win.
Khabib would win the fight because of his excellent ground skills. I should point out that McGregor was arrested after the bus incident and convicted by a New York court.
That did not prevent the UFC from using the footage to excite the event and increase the PPV numbers. Something I also would do as a promoter (I am not a hypocrite).
The UFC 229 was, undoubtedly, one of the most entertaining spectacles of the last year.
The incident with Khabib and McGregor kind of made you forget how good and entertaining the other fights were.
My prediction was that if McGregor didn’t change his strategy and 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 precisely what happened.
The true face of Islam shows up again.
I’ve analyzed Khabib’spost-interview and came to the following conclusion.
Khabib apologized to the Nevada Athletic Commission and Vegas, that it was ok and like it should be. However, Khabib had to follow up with the following remarks:
Do people talk about me jumping over the cage? Does he claim he does not understand? Then he talks about whataboutisms; well, McGregor attacked the bus, which was a long time ago. McGregor talked about my religion, my father, and my country, says Khabib.
Of course, everybody talks about the Khabib incident; it just happened.
More lecturing from Khabib: You cannot talk about religion, do not talk about a nation, no way, you can not talk about that stuff? And there you have it; the truth comes out. This is how Khabib thinks, and if he could, he would 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 McGregor and punished him for all the words he threw at you. They were just words (except for the bus incident, in which McGregor was punished by law).
Now, remember you are in the US, where freedom of speech exists (what’s left of it). They ridicule President Trump every second of the day. Just look at the mass media and SNL.
Yep, offended, words do hurt ego’s
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.
They are attempting to dictate how other people should behave. A Muslim who wants to control what people do and say. I was brainwashed by religion. With that said, Khabib portrays Islam in a lousy light; it’s plain and straightforward, statism and authoritarianism.
Khabib continues: this is respect for the sport; trash-talking does not belong here; I want to change the game. This is hilarious and hypocritical. You are not allowed to trash talk before the fight, according to Khabib, but can instigate violence after the fight?
The perfect moment, unfortunately, was a wasted opportunity for Khabib.
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 wrong impression of Muslims and the religion of Peace, “Islam,” because they seem to get offended at every corner and use violence because of it, you proved them correct.
Freedom is to say what we want; the growth of the sport of MMA came from the risk of venture Capitalists and, for example, US casino owners. Through the people like Quinton Rampage Jackson, the participation of WWE star Brock Lesnar.
Trash-talking bad girl Rhonda Rousey, Trump-loving Colby Covington, Nate Diaz, Jon Jones, Dominic Cruz, Michael Bisbing, and indeed on top of that list Conor McGregor. The UFC informed Alistair Overeem if he drew the same PPV crowd as CM Punk, he would be on the main card. It’s just business.
Trash talk is another word for business hype; McGregor is King.
In K-1, the ratings were going down, and there were many difficulties until Bob Sapp came to the rescue. Bob Sapp’s two-time victories over Ernesto Hoost and many DQs made the ratings rise like never before.
He was a performer that everyone wanted to see in Japan. Akebono is a vast sumo wrestler. He lost 12 of his 13 fights. But Akabono scored the highest ratings. Those two individuals allowed many real kickboxers to continue making money for five years.
Fighters are spending time in prison because of too much testosterone and ego.
Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson became Muslim, spent time in prison, and went downhill. Allah did not help them. Muhammad Ali was particular 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 he did not put up his arms as he did not want to kill human beings he did not know. I do not consider that an act of coward is less but a choice everybody should be able to make.
Muhammad Ali had the freedom of speech and was a great trash talker who put boxing on the map (Chris Eubanks also comes to mind). Not only that: Muhammad said he liked a cartoon whose message was that Christianity was the religion of the oppressive white establishment!
Muhammed Ali is a great trash talker.
Take a good look at yourself, Khabib, and ask yourself what happens to people who draw a cartoon or mock Muhammad. No problems with the views of Muhammad Ali.
My friends also 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 Muhammed Ali should, and he had the freedom to express his thoughts publicly.
McGregor is a white Muhammad Ali when it comes to trash talk
You are on dangerous territory when you want to take this away from people! 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, and so will this action of Khabib.
The devastating effects of religion can be seen in sports and are pretty 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 they give you a chance to perform in a show like the UFC is ironic of the words you use to speak. Creator Art Davie and many people at IMG are all Jewish and Capitalist.
Sheik Mohammed is putting 100 million in the UFC. In March, the Saudis reported they would invest another 400 million. So, Arabs work together with Jews to entertain Atheists and any other human beings who belong to whatever group they want to be. Regardless of color or religion, it’s just business/entertainment!
As a manager, I have dealt with religious problems within the team; imagine I had Heath “the Texas Crazy Horse” Herring and even some members of Navy Seal team 6 training with Golden Glory.
Navy Seals training with Muslims in the Golden Glory Gym.
Some fighters who claimed to be Muslim openly would start telling soldiers how they should behave or demonize them because of their lack of religion.
I managed to keep 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. How do the parents raise their spouse and surrounding, friends, and habits?
One of Heath’s training partners was world champion MMA The Turkish Terror Faith Kocamis; they laughed, went out together in Tokyo, and rolled with each other. They had daily sparring sessions, and there was never any tension.
That had everything to do with the attitude of Fatih, and the same I can say about Gokhan Saki; I Never had one problem in 12 years with Saki regarding religious views.
No religion in our dojo; the only religion is fighting, and the team
However, there were others, and some could cause harm within the group, even more so to friends or others outside the group trying to influence others. Lecturing fighters how to pray six times daily would indicate how to behave.
The police, particularly the terrorist unit, came and got the Golden Glory fighter; they charged him with terrorism which completely surprised me. 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
There is also some irony in this; many years ago, the Navy Seal team 6 was training with Golden Glory in the Netherlands. In the same class, there were Muslims (them sparring together). The fighter who now has 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 McGregor
Mc Gregor did not press charges; he got humiliated publicly in the cage on the UFC rules. Khabib, this is just business; ideally, you do not take it personally. Conor moved on.
Conor McGregor did not press charges.
This fight could become the greatest by not pressing charges and openly inviting you for a rematch. People want to see a good fight; many wanted to see loudmouth Mc Gregor going down; you did your part.
There is no need to educate others on how to talk or behave in the US or anywhere else. Let everyone live their lives. Read the book The four agreements; Never take things personally, Never make an assumption, Always do your best, and be impeccable with your word. Live by those four rules, and Peace will be upon you!
For the believers: Inshalla, let that be for yourself; if it is God’s will, humans should not try to change their minds or tell others how to behave and live in his name.
For Khabib, despite being undefeated and one of the best MMA fighters on the planet, stay classy.
I know it’s wishful thinking, but boy, would you make yourself immortal after the fight by just getting the belt and going away? The press says to Conor McGregor, “I forgive you for all your trash talk” maybe you do not know any better, or you are just hyping the fight.
As for McGregor, 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 also proved yourself and are one of the most entertaining fighters on the planet. Keep it real!
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