Conor McGregor Responds With Strong Message To ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith
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The above clip is from the post-fight segment on ESPN after last week's Conor McGregor vs. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone fight where Joe Rogan and Stephen A. Smith gave their thoughts. I watched it live and like many people, I thought, "Why in the heck is Stephen A. Smith talking?". Well, his analysis was less awful and later the internet and Rogan called him out for it...



Well, Smith saw Rogan's comments and, of course, had to respond...

Then Conor McGregor this response to all of it...

And then, once again, Smith had to respond to his response...






(The Spun)
Filed Under: Boxing/MMA

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Damn, I only clicked once on "Post".....
Reply2 months
Stephen A. Smith was wrong about everything: he was wrong that we learned nothing about the McGregor-Cowboy bout: McGregor had fought only 1 MMA fight since 2016, after his obsession with boxing Mayweather in 2017, and retirement in 2019, and that lone MMA fight was a loss. There were huge questions if McGregor could focus and prepare well enough and long enough to return to the prime of his career from 2013-16, or if it was gone forever. Of course 40 seconds is not a long enough time, but MMA fights are often like that, with sudden knockouts and ends unexpectedly, regardless of how good the opponents are. We learned that McGregor was still capable of being a top champion of the UFC/MMA, and he isn't a has-been. And SAS was wrong about calling Cowboy a "quitter". Cowboy has proven himself enough to not deserve that.
Reply2 months
Stephen A. Smith was wrong about everything: he was wrong that we learned nothing about the McGregor-Cowboy bout: McGregor had fought only 1 MMA fight since 2016, after his obsession with boxing Mayweather in 2017, and retirement in 2019, and that lone MMA fight was a loss. There were huge questions if McGregor could focus and prepare well enough and long enough to return to the prime of his career from 2013-16, or if it was gone forever. Of course 40 seconds is not a long enough time, but MMA fights are often like that, with sudden knockouts and ends unexpectedly, regardless of how good the opponents are. We learned that McGregor was still capable of being a top champion of the UFC/MMA, and he isn't a has-been. And SAS was wrong about calling Cowboy a "quitter". Cowboy has proven himself enough to not deserve that.
Reply2 months
Stephen A. Smith was wrong about everything: he was wrong that we learned nothing about the McGregor-Cowboy bout: McGregor had fought only 1 MMA fight since 2016, after his obsession with boxing Mayweather in 2017, and retirement in 2019, and that lone MMA fight was a loss. There were huge questions if McGregor could focus and prepare well enough and long enough to return to the prime of his career from 2013-16, or if it was gone forever. Of course 40 seconds is not a long enough time, but MMA fights are often like that, with sudden knockouts and ends unexpectedly, regardless of how good the opponents are. We learned that McGregor was still capable of being a top champion of the UFC/MMA, and he isn't a has-been. And SAS was wrong about calling Cowboy a "quitter". Cowboy has proven himself enough to not deserve that.
Reply2 months
I really don't like Stephen A Smith at all, and I love seeing people legit put him in his place like Marcus Spears did earlier this year. But ... the dude absolutely knows boxing and MMA ... he's a very big fan of those sports and isn't just talking out of his butt when he comments on them. In addition, despite my dislike of his style and approach, I do think he is one of the most "journalistic" reporters/personalities currently in sports. He has a very journalistic approach to his stories and opinions and rarely just shows up with a completely uniformed viewpoint to start an argument. Again, not my favorite dude out there, but I respect the work he puts into what he does.
Reply2 months
Steve should fight and Connor and Connor should be the post fight analyst and they should critique each other. I’d pay to see that.
Reply2 months
Stephen A will never admit he is wrong
Reply2 months
Tv personality rather than respected news journalist. He should only be covering the nba bc he knows nothing about other sports.
Reply2 months
Stephen A Smith would require 4 tweets to send one message. Dude rambles on like someone we all know around here
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Trump?
2 months
Rogan vs Smith. Sign them up I agree with smith. Cowboy folded like a cheap tent.
Reply2 months
Sorry... when was the last time you were fighting in the Octagon again??
2 months
Anything with Stephen A Smith in it should not be classified as "News".
Reply2 months
Oh look it’s Stephen A Smith not knowing what he’s talking about.
Reply2 months
And the fact that people get so up in arms about it EVERY....SINGLE....TIME. The dude had a take. People disagree. I mean shite...it s kind of what made the dude famous in the first place. This dude is ESPN. He had an opinion. May not agree all the time (i damn sure dont) but it is what it is. Prove the dude wrong is all you gotta do. SHeesh.
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