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Why Conor McGregor’s First UFC Loss Was a Good Thing

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Quite literally, the UFC’s best choked on Saturday night.

That’s not a shot at Conor McGregor and Holly Holm, as much as it may seem like it is. It’s just the truth, and Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate each personally made sure of that at UFC 196.

In McGregor’s case, now more than ever, those who have adamantly opposed his approach to selling the sport are becoming vocal on social media about the Irish fighter’s demise. That’s what you do, right? When the guy who’s been dubbed as obnoxious, annoying, over the top, and downright bad for the sport is within moments humbled in a cage by a heavy underdog, that’s the perfect moment to say “That’s what you get, homie.”

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McGregor suffered the first loss of his UFC career at Saturday’s pay-per-view in Las Vegas. What followed the next day was hot takes and columns that reflected the UFC losing out on its long-term investments. Down goes Conor, as does the UFC’s stock.

Let’s not get into how well we think the UFC is doing financially. That’s a long traveled road with no end in sight, especially since the organization keeps its business largely private and there’s no proof this article or any other can provide in terms of how bad the company lost out on Saturday. The typical “nothing to report at this time” response is what we’ll get from UFC brass for that question, no doubt.

What we know is this: whatever plans the UFC had for matching a victorious McGregor with Robbie Lawler for the UFC 170-pound title at UFC 200 ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly