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Conor McGregor will be away from UFC until next year

After a series of questions about Conor McGregor’s future with UFC, President Dana White finalized the Irish star’s plan in 2020.

Has Conor McGregor really retired? This question is probably only the Irish star can decide for himself. As for UFC, President Dana White confirmed this information is true in 2020. Appearing on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, White said he didn’t have any plans with Conor until the end of this year. This is true of previous UFC executive statements.

Conor’s appearance on the stage required the approval of Dana White

Despite owning a media company – managing his own boxers, Conor McGregor has not ended his contract with UFC. Therefore, the fighting activities of the Irish puncher still need to be approved by UFC.

It can be said that with this information from Dana White, it will be difficult for the audience to see Conor appear on the octagon cage again in 2020. This may also be a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. UFC’s activities, when an arena without an audience it will be difficult to satisfy the UFC superstar.

Conor McGregor as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020

In 2019, Conor McGregor’s net worth reached $ 110 million, of which $ 85 million came from his victories in the octagonal cage. He also signed major advertising deals with Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster energy and Reebok.

Currently, Conor McGregor competes with a relatively low frequency, about 12 months to play once in the match against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January. However, that alone has helped Conor McGregor pocket up to 32 million dollars and is in the top sports players making money in the world for every minute of competition in 2020.

To make it easier to imagine how valuable the Conor McGregor punch is, OGBL has relied on data from the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020 (for one year to June / 2020) of Forbes.

Now, Conor McGregor has retired, but his influence in the world MMA village is still very large. In addition to making money from fighting, Conor McGregor is currently the owner of the wine company Proper No. 12 and also a shareholder of many companies, large and small. The fact that this fighter created his own promotions also shows that he is likely to become a boxing boss in the future.

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Betting on boxing

Revealing the will to fight GSP, Khabib takes advantage of the betting table

Upon revealing his intention to confront George St Pierre, Khabib received great support from the betting community when rated higher.

The return of Khabib Nurmagomedov in late October was confirmed by UFC president Dana White. However, besides the match of course must take place with Justin Gaethje to protect the throne, another opponent is also expected to be the last name encountered “Eagle Dagestan”. That is the legend, former two-weight champion George St Pierre.

It was a declaration of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Canadian fight in April 2021 in the 30th match of his career. Comments received over 14,000 likes and hundreds of responses after only a few hours of posting.

George St Pierre is the name Khabib wants to face in the last match

As soon as Khabib had news of his return to the will of confronting George St Pierre, bookmakers around the world announced the odds for this match.

Accordingly, Khabib is superior to (-200) compared to (+170) of George St Pierre. According to this calculation, a mermaid needs to put $ 200 in order to get $ 100 in case Khabib wins. Conversely, if you just bet $ 100, the bet will earn $ 170 if the winner calls the name GSP.

It can be said that Khabib is more appreciated because he is at his peak of form and in the continuous playing time from 2018 to the present. In return, after a long break from 2017, age has prevented George St Pierre from receiving too much confidence for a victory.

Khabib is on the upper hand compared to GSP in the betting world

More interestingly, also in Joe Rogan’s post, Conor McGregor – Khabib’s rival did not show interest in this match. He only leaves a sentence referring to the cause of his previous defeat against the champion.

Earlier, when asked about the 30th match at Khabib’s wish, chairman Dana White fully supported the champion’s opinion. Even though the fighter was George St Pierre, a retired player from early 2019, not a superstar like Conor.

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Types of boxing

UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.

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Boxers

Conor McGregor unexpectedly challenged WWE president Vince McMahon

Targeting the CEO of the world’s leading wrestling tournament, Conor McGregor always knows how to polish his name.

Conor McGregor retired, which was one of the top MMA news in June. Even Dana White and Conor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh confirmed this to be true.

And recently, TheMacLife page continued to post stormy information: Conor McGregor wanted to encroach into the wrestling arena to perform WWE by challenging … President Vince McMahon.

In addition, Conor himself used his personal account to share the above post with the content “McMahon vs. McGregor CEO Flashmatch ”, a reference to the confrontation between him and the president of WWE empire – Vince McMahon.

Conor McGregor offered to switch to WWE by challenging President Vince McMahon

Was intended to attend WWE in 2017, however, this intention of Conor McGregor did not materialize. This is also considered the reason why Conor quickly turned to the Boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor’s gait is said to be cosplaying from Vince McMahon’s pitch walk.

The second time he revealed his intention to join WWE right after announcing his retirement from the MMA world, surely, many viewers were wondering if this would be another decision of Conor to roam, or continue to be just a how to make an Irish boxer grab the attention of the martial arts community

WWE champion Drew McIntyre warned of the challenge of Conor McGregor

Drew McIntyre, who holds the WWE championship, warns Conor McGregor of his intention to challenge the venerable president Vince McMahon.

Challenge WWE president Vince McMahon is the latest news Conor McGregor – UFC superstar brings to the audience. Of course, a shocking statement to get attention is something everyone understands when talking about this act of “The Notorious”.

But the current WWE champion Drew McIntyre did not consider Conor’s words to be a joke. Even McIntyre directly warned Conor about his intentions.

Drew McIntyre’s post about Conor’s intention to encroach

Winning the WWE title in early 2020, Drew McIntyre is the newest champion of the world’s largest performing wrestling tournament. The Scottish wrestler defeated 6 opponents, including the most famous champion Brock Lesnar in the important match to ascend to the throne at WrestlerMania 36.

It can be seen that Conor McGregor’s “invitations” to WWE not only attracted the attention of MMA fans. Now, even the champions of this tournament have to speak out about that intention, showing that the attraction of “The Notorious” is still huge after the announcement of the retirement of MMA in early June.

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Types of boxing

Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 3)

What about MMA?

Even in Europe, there are still some countries like France that do not accept professional MMA. Right in the US – “home of UFC“, the ban on MMA in New York was only lifted last year.

Asia – where the OneChampionship tournament is taking place, the expansion of the tournament market is still at a standstill in many countries, even though these are already established facilities and MMA practitioners. Africa – although there have been many successful countries in Boxing but still in the “learning” about MMA.

The paradox of choice

There is a famous paradox that is “the paradox of choice”. That means when you have so many options, you won’t know what to choose. This explains why when people are too free, people often get bored.

Or it can also be understood that if you have too many pairs of shoes, you will not know which ones you need to choose to go out. Likewise, MMA has too many options so that the boxer gets stuck in the development of skills.

In MMA, when facing a punch, you can wrestle, you can kick as well as can counter it with another punch. But because of that, you fall into a state of “how to counter that punch?”

To capture cards of Manny Pacquiao, Manuel Marquez had to resort to click-only tactics without hitting. Of course these feint moves are harmless, Nonetheless, they are key to Marquez’s KO victory over Pacquiao.

MMA can be compared to a problem of many unknowns with many different systems of equations. To solve such a system of equations with many unknowns, sometimes you just need to find a single unknown.

Just like to defeat Khabib, you just need to get past his wrestling skills. Obviously, so far, no one has been able to do that, but you’ve mastered the most basic concept of tactics to defeat Khabib.

In Boxing, you only need to search for only one unknown number, but that unknown comes with a complicated problem. To solve the “find x” Boxing problem, you have to create a complex system of equations with “assumptions” to then gradually eliminate and eventually arrive at the solution stage. Boxing is a simple subject to the complexity.