Conor's Willing To Fight Everyone

This dude is once again ready to talk bleep and crack skulls.

Jim Rome
May 29, 2020 - 10:14 am
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Last week, Conor McGregor hopped on Twitter and posted his GOAT thread. It started with this tweet:

The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.

My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1.

However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.

Honestly, I respect the humility to keep himself out of the top spot on his own thread. It takes an extremely humble and thoughtful man to do something like that. So I salute, Conor. In a sport that has, no….actually requires extreme ego to even step into the octagon, Conor is the one combatant who consistently checks his ego at the door. If, in fact, he even, has one to check at all.

He followed that with tweets that had GSP at number three and Jon Jones at number four due to “Multiple lackluster decision performances + questionable decision win. Attempting to safe play HW entry/avoiding its champion.”

And, gracious historian that he is, Conor did note that “I didn’t mentions PED results on multiple entrants, even though that makes me the clear current No.1 MMA GOAT, along with still being active.

Although it shames, as well as puts all runs+finishes in complete doubt, I’ve snored multiple juice heads.

A true GOAT must do it all.”

“I’ve snored multiple juice heads” might be one of the all-time best phrases ever put on Twitter or the internet as a whole. Not only one of my favorite Conor quotes ever, which is saying something, but one of my favorite athlete quotes ever: one of my favorite quotes by a human being, dead or alive, ever.  I’ve snored multiple juice heads is freaking brilliant. So good, I’m almost willing to overlook Conor punching an old man in the face for refusing a shot of his whiskey.

That said, I’m not exactly sure what the point of the GOAT thread was, other than Conor just riffing, but it did catch the attention of Silva, who challenged McGregor on Instagram with a caption that read: “have immense admiration for the great athlete that Conor is and I believe that a super fight would go down in the history of the sport, neither of us need to prove anything to anyone; I believe that fans of the UFC and of this sport would like to watch this great martial arts spectacle, it would be fantastic to test my martial arts skills against him!!”

And Conor tweeted back: “I accept.” Boom. It is on. A super fight between two legends at a catchweight of 176.37 pounds. Let’s get the popcorn ready.

Yeah…..let’s not get into that just yet: BECAUSE ITS’ ALMOST ASSUREDLY,  NOT on. Because Silva is just the latest in a long list of guys who have either challenged Conor or Conor has challenged in the last few weeks.  I mean how the hell is Conor going to find the time to squeeze all these guys in?

Before accepting Silva’s challenge, Conor had already accepted a challenge from Oscar De La Hoya to a boxing match. Except Oscar never actually challenged him.

He’s continued to talk about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

Then there was his promise to go up to 170 and clearn out that division.

And this tweet from a few weeks ago: Super excited for the LW Title bout in July!

Presumably he was making that fight with Justin Gaethje who he had called out with this tweet:

Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want.

I am going to bleeping butcher you.

Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a bleeping necklace.

Speak on my skills as a father?

You are bleeping dead.

All of those challenges, declarations, and acceptances have been within the last four weeks, across multiple sports and multiple weight divisions. In other words, Conor is looking to fight anyone, anywhere, in any discipline, at any time.  I’m shocked he didn’t also Cal’s invitiation to fight him: maybe he has?

So, who’s it going to be? Which guy? All of them? Yesterday, Conor’s alleged “partner” in the business, Dana White, you know, the czar of the UFC, intimidated Conor might want to pump the brakes just a bit, telling Brett Okamoto that he hasn’t even talked to Conor about his next fight.

So if you were fired up for Conor v. Oscar, Conor v. Floyd, Conor v. Gaethje, Conor v. Silva or Conor v. Cal or Conor v. Anyone, you better hold up, as  Conor’s “partner” would like to have a word or two.

"Conor and I have not talked about fighting. If you're Conor, sitting at home, everybody is calling you out, in every weight division. Who's next? I'm waiting for [heavyweight Daniel Cormier] to call him out, you know? Conor, his personality, he's going to respond to that.”

Funny you should mention that, because Conor retweeted a video of himself from 2016 talking about fighting anyone and everyone at every weight

That’s the lesson. If you challenge Conor on twitter, there is a damn good chance he will accept. It doesn’t mean the fight is going to happen, but he can’t not accept it.

But Dana is preaching patience: "I think what Conor needs to do is sit back and let these fights start rolling out. Obviously, the most important division is the 155-pound [lightweight] division. See what plays out."

The one fight Dana says he has ruled out is Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. And he sure seems to be indicating that he wants Conor to face the winner of Khabib-Gaethje.

And for good reason – that would be massive. It would be a legitimate fight, not like some freaky sideshow, cash grab, like Conor and Oscar or Conor and Floyd II.  It would be an actual fight.

And as much attention as you might get for Conor v. Anderson, the guy who’s currently number one on Conor’s GOAT list is 45 years old and coming off surgery. So what would a win over him really mean for Conor? And if he somehow lost to him, that would be a disaster. 

The fight to make for Conor is the winner of Khabib-Gaethje. The only issue is that fight’s probably not happening until September and then you have to wait a few months after that for the winner to fight again. Which means we might have another six months or so of Conor accepting fights from Daniel Cormier, The Undertaker, and Cal. Which is still better that Conor running dollies through busses, punching old men in the face in bars and snatching cell phones from fans.

Then again, best part is, remember when Dana White posed the question, how motivated can you really be if you have $100m in the bank? Judging from all the tweeting and talking he’s doing now, Conor is motivated as hell, and when he is, that’s always good for business. No one fighter is bigger than the company; but there is no fighter in that company bigger in that company that Conor, and when he’s dialed in the sport is better for it. And this dude is once again ready to talk bleep and crack skulls. And as always, I’m here for it.