Is Irishman Conor McGregor Really THAT Popular? He is in Boston! (UFC video)

August 19, 2013
42 Comments

Conor McGregor Poster Winner-478x270Conor McGregor has been the name uttered by Irish fight fans for quite some time, but how does the Irishman’s home country popularity equate across the pond in the UFC in America?

Well, if the reception he recieved in Boston is any indicator, McGregor is nearly as popular in America as he is on his home turf.

Check out the reception Irishman Conor McGregor received at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen on Saturday night in Boston…

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  • BobGyro

    Lotsa hype but he wasn’t that spectacular the other night against a unranked fighter

    • Mankindjack

      His knee poped up round2. It was a very good performance !

      • BobGyro

        excuses

    • Maddawgmar

      Not that great of a performance. He destroyed Holloway, who is no joke. Not every fight ends with a finish. I was very impressed by his composure and he essentially went untouched in the stand up, and dominated the grappling. We’ll see if he lives up to the “hype”, but so far he looks pretty damn good.

      • BobGyro

        obviously you were not wearing your glasses last night

        • Maddawgmar

          Dude composed himself, attacked when it was right, no wasted movement, countered beautifully, and controlled the grappling. It was a very calculated victory that was not unpleasant to watch.

          • BobGyro

            makes about as much sense as your name

          • Maddawgmar

            Well thought out rebuttal, your debating skills are up there with the greats. Obviously you have no intelligent come back or any evidence to the contrary of my points. So Ill just leave it there.

          • BobGyro

            who is arguing your just clearly out of your mind

  • Corey Hutton

    Of course they love him, they’re American and like what the media tells them too. Not to mention the UFC hype machine, that hypes every fight and fighter the exact same way.

  • abe lincoln

    Yea he lit the dude up all the first round, and Max H. is no scrub either. Lets not forget that the consensus #1 HW of today was rocked by congo, a now retired fighter, and was taken the distance by some others. Connor is already one of the greatest fighters alive, but it will take a half dozen more fights for people to realize it.

    Give him some healing time and watch his next fight. I feel sorry for whoever it is considering he is going to want that bonus money like nobody’s business. Aldo would be smart to jump up a class.

  • BobGyro

    The Irish never had much to root for. The Brits took their land and their woman for years. Never really been an Irish hero ever. Let the drunken potato headed Irish have this mini midget hero to cheer on till he gets Ko’d and then get drunk all over again. Half the babies born in ireland are Brit soldier kids.

    • Matte

      That really make sense dude.

      On the subjekt: I saw the first UFC-fight of Connor McGregor and it was impressive as hell. He also has a really genuine personality.

      I root for this guy.

    • The Quorum

      He’s already better (certainly more popular) than any British fighter who’s ever been in the UFC. Michael Bisping blah blah blah…if that’s the best you’ve got, don’t bother responding.

  • Mark McDowall

    Hopefully he lives up to the hype and wins some fights. Saturdays fight really didn’t look that great.

    Right now he looks like he is Dana’s flavor of the month…

    • BobGyro

      +1

    • BobGyro

      flavor of the mouth

  • BobGyro

    Irish kid was very average repeat very average

    • BobGyro

      +2

    • sarcasticball

      Yeah but you’re not even very average so…

  • Raymond Gonzalez

    Man, if McGregor trains hard and doesn’t let all the success go to his head, the UFC is gonna make this kid a superstar. He has everything it takes. I wish him the best of luck.

  • BobGyro

    Conor is very average but to the Irish beaten down country pushed around by the Brits for centuries Conor is a ray of hope in their potato field and sod hut lives. Personnly I just take a leak on the Blarney stone.

    • limskim

      Your just a f***** bigot man, he’d whoop any brit thats for damn sure

      • Sacartisticball

        Don’t go at his level please…

        • BobGyro

          he’s about as intelligent as maddawgamwauamar

      • onehitwonder

        yeah bob, stick to the mma and take your history lesson and stick it up your ASS.

    • Sacartisticball

      You’re make me laugh but you are not even funny. “very average” lol… And no comment for the rest of you’re post…

  • Timothy Malone

    How come there were USA! USA! chants during the main event but not during this fight? McGregor is a foreigner fighting an American.

    I always hate that BS. I’m as patriotic as they come, but I cheer for who I think is better regardless of where they are from.

    • The Quorum

      So you are a bandwagoner?

      • Timothy Malone

        If by bandwagoner you mean I like to watch the most skilled fighters, then yes I am a bandwagoner.

  • AXE MURDERER

    McGregor vs Diego Brandao next, IF he gets past Diego? Then give him Dennis Siver or TKZ !

  • KungFuPanda

    He’s talented but this kid is starting to believe in the hype more than his ability. Somebody needs to sit him down and show him the last Anderson fight again….keep dropping his hands and acting like a jack#%s and somebody with real power WILL check his chin and he’ll take a nap just like Anderson.

  • BobGyro

    Irish are just not talented enough to ever succeed in sports. Just a weak people used to being abused.

    • Sacartisticball

      “very average” comment… No not even “very average”.

  • laz

    If Josh Koscheck walked into the Boston Garden to the Dropkick’s Shipping up to Boston he would get a standing ovation. Has this not crossed anyone’s mind?

  • BobGyro

    Conor will have a short
    UFC career

    • Sacartisticball

      So now You’re Nostradamus. Man why the hell are you even writing here? You just look a very frustrated guy who have nothing intelligent to say.

  • BobGyro

    The Blarney stone is just a rock to urinate on by the British Soldiers after another night of Irish whiskey and ugly Irish woman.

  • BobGyro

    Conor should just dress as a little green Leprechaun each day in public and come into the cage the same way.

    • sarcasticball

      Congratulations! What an intelligent, relevant and informative commentary filled with interesting and brilliants suggestions.

  • BobGyro

    what is rarer a four leaf clover or a pretty Irish girl?

  • BobGyro

    Cowboy Donald Cerrone beats Conor