Tuesday, April 19, 2016

McGregor Retires?

Hello and Welcome to the Basement...

So weeks after agreeing to try and get his win back against Nate Diaz at UFC 200... Conor McGregor out of no where announces  his retirement... tweeting, "I Have Decided to Retire Young"  so obviously he's tucking his tail between his legs and running from the fight, and he's a coward right?

Well not so fast, because UFC President Dana White went on Sportscenter, saying that McGregor was removed from the scheduled fight due to McGregor being unwilling to fly to Las Vegas to participate in mandatory promotional activities. Which basically was to just film the commercial and get all the marketing details done, which is very similar to what went down with Nick Diaz (Nate Diaz's brother) several years ago, where Nick skipped some 'mandatory' things, got removed from an event, and then was later added back. And white was sure to say that McGregor was in Iceland training. So that could be the entire situation right? McGregor is so focused on training to get his 'win' back that he sees doing the press and media as being non-important. Or more realistically he was training to  put up a valiant effort until Nate Diaz laid him out in the 3rd round.

Again not so fast... see there is a third factor, apparently McGregor went to a fight where one of the  competitors died after suffering some injuries... and so this has probably spooked McGregor. After all, seeing someone get hurt and later die has a way putting things into perspective...It wouldn't surprise me if McGregor was very much rattled, and so an impulsive decision about retiring out of fear of one's mortality could be the card in play.

Because if you're going into combat, the last thing you want in your mind is 'fear', because it takes your head out of the game... particularly when knowing the guy you're going to face already soundly defeated you once.

However, since he can't be forced to fight,  I won't be surprised of Dana White loosens the purse strings to offer a huge incentive to get McGregor to fight.

But what do you all think? What's your take on McGregor's retirement, White's comments and the know facts? Leave 'em in the comments section below!

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