NOTICE TO ALL REMAINING PLAYGROUNDERS
MMAPlayground.com will be shutting down this Monday, January 25th

Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Coach Kavanagh slams ‘ridiculous’ and ‘shortsighted’ decision to strip Conor McGregor of UFC title

Print  
Posted By Message

Braden

Heavyweight Champ

Braden Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,335
Career:2,351-1,410
Joined:Mar 2012
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
220
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor is no longer the organization’s reigning featherweight champion after promotion president Dana White made good on his promise to strip “Notorious” of the 145-pound strap.

Coach John Kavanagh isn’t happy about it.


“For me personally, I was very disappointed with how they went about doing it. It was a very messy set of circumstances which led to doing it. They lost [UFC 206] main event and then they haphazardly threw together a new main event. They felt they had to make this for a title in order for it to sell so they brought in another interim title that Jose Aldo already has and then bumped Jose Aldo up to the current undisputed champion, which just seems ridiculous to me. Conor has only been 11 months since he won that title. There have been many, many examples of fighters waiting 15 months, 18 months before defending it. He’s 11 months and they stripped him of it. I thought it was very shortsighted by the UFC how they went about doing it.”


Link

Post #1   11/29/16 2:06:28PM   

airkerma

KE Released in MAtter

airkerma Avatar
14
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,108
Career:2,789-1,784
Joined:Jan 2010
Camp: The Misfits
Chips:
1,385
He has a point but it falls short considering conor has been active in other weight classes

_______________________________________

Post #2   11/29/16 8:10:39PM   

GSPCanada

Standup Guy

1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:415
Career:637-415
Joined:Mar 2008
Chips:
63
11 months and conor has not even mentioned any intent of defending his 145 lb title, many champs have gone months without fighting, very few have gone this long without accepting a fight or signing a deal. You want to keep the belt. sign the contract.

Post #3   11/29/16 10:02:01PM   

quezocrema0032

MMA Sensei

quezocrema0032 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,159
Career:3,469-2,021
Joined:Jul 2007
Chips:
244
I really think that this was conor's best case scenario and the outcome he wanted. He never had to cut down to 145 again and no matter what he can talk crap (and we know he loves to do that) that whoever wins is a paper champ because they never beat him. Of course some fans and most fighters know he wasn't giving any of them a chance to do so but the millions of dumb conor fans will support him no matter what and echo his sentiment. Conor really doesn't lose anything, sure he loses a belt but if he was never going to defend it anyway does that even hurt him?

I dislike Conor but there's no denying the guy is several steps ahead of everyone else in the game. If Cormier didn't get hurt he may have been able to milk his reign for another few months.

Post #4   11/29/16 10:46:03PM   

aussiemma

Soup is not a meal

aussiemma Avatar
19
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,423
Career:2,824-1,636
Joined:Jan 2012
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
662
Kavanagh is so opinionated it's a little bit annoying

Eddie Alvarez " why do you have 2 jiujitsu coaches ?! "

Post #5   11/29/16 10:56:28PM   

shaneTpain

GSP > everyone else

shaneTpain Avatar
20
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,567
Career:4,652-3,150
Joined:Jul 2011
Chips:
1,204
It's only been 11 months?! Fuck off Kavanaugh! That's like 3 years in MMA time.

Post #6   11/30/16 8:12:49AM   

scoozna

10 Year Service Award Winner

scoozna Avatar
13
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,325
Career:2,957-1,723
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
668

Posted by shaneTpain

It's only been 11 months?! Fuck off Kavanaugh! That's like 3 years in MMA time.



Haha...well stated.

_______________________________________

Post #7   11/30/16 2:06:52PM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
17
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:16,560
Career:6,619-3,647
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
1,169
Taking 3 straight fights outside his title division and not defending is a strip in my opinion

Post #8   11/30/16 5:32:06PM