Conor McGregor was at AT&T Stadium on Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and several of the home team’s players seemed very excited to have him as a guest.
The Cowboys had one of their better games of the season, so there was a lot to be pleased about. After Ezekiel Elliott scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to put Dallas on top 37-7, he celebrated by doing McGregor’s infamous strut:
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2018
Zeke wasn’t the only Cowboys player to pay tribute to McGregor. Dak Prescott and safety Jeff Health were also seen doing the McGregor walk after Elliott’s touchdown run.
Dak & Heath were doing the McGregor walk pic.twitter.com/1LlU9mT647
— New Account (@ftbeard_17) October 14, 2018
McGregor’s recent loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov and all the embarrassing antics that followed it obviously didn’t bother the Cowboys.
Conor McGregor may be one heck of a fighter, but his throwing ability leaves a lot to be desired.
The MMA fighter was at AT&T Stadium on Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys-Jacksonville Jaguars game, promoting his new whiskey. He met with the Cowboys before the game and hyped them up with a speech. He even took his turn throwing the football. It did not go well:
What the Fook is this??? pic.twitter.com/RAo8k76UZ3
— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) October 14, 2018
Twitter was not kind with the reactions:
Conor McGregor has definitely never thrown a football before pic.twitter.com/jvZNAzjORK
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 14, 2018
John Wall — Have you seen me throw a baseball?! I may be the only athlete that can’t throw a ball from another sport properly
Conor McGregor — Hold my Guinnesspic.twitter.com/mlUbPMLCUk
—(@TommySledge) October 14, 2018
Lmao Conor McGregor throw a football like a loaf of bread pic.twitter.com/xgdw919HUW
— Aron Yohannes 🇪🇷 (@AronYohannes) October 14, 2018
Good thing Conor McGregor can throw a punch…cause he sure can't throw a football!
— Joel H (@DalCowFan23) October 14, 2018
There were some who cracked good jokes though about McGregor being better than other QBs:
Conor McGregor attempting to throw a football. I hear John Elway likes what he sees and is trying to set up a meeting on Tuesday…… pic.twitter.com/YveRiAnlXd
— Andrew K (@COSportsNut) October 14, 2018
Conor McGregor > Blake Bortles pic.twitter.com/yUAunQmdTT
— Atlanta Falcons 2018 Tank Mode Activated (@TheDawgzilla) October 14, 2018
Hands up if you think Conor McGregor would be a better QB than Nathan Peterman. pic.twitter.com/AtUs2Yo5YB
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) October 14, 2018
McGregor definitely found his sport with MMA.
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Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr was taken out of the cage on a stretcher following his loss at Bellator 207 on Friday night.
Baby Slice lost to Corey Browning by second-round TKO in their fight in Connecticut. Ferguson appeared to be gassed from expending so much energy, which led to him being carted out of the cage.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) October 13, 2018
Ferguson was said to be responsive. It was announced that he was taken away for precautionary reasons.
It’s announced here that Baby Slice was taken out for “precautionary” reasons. #Bellator207
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) October 13, 2018
Baby Slice talked with reporters after the fight and acknowledged he was taken away mostly because of exhaustion.
Bellator officials tell me Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson Jr. was able to speak backstage after his fight with Corey Browning.
Said it was more 'exhaustion' than actual damage suffered in the cage. #Bellator207
— Greg Rosenstein (@grosenstein) October 13, 2018
Ferguson dropped to 3-2 in his career with the loss.
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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be temporarily suspended over their actions following their fight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas last weekend, and a report says they are expected to receive some sort of discipline.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov will be temporarily suspended beginning on Oct. 15 pending a hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission, which will take place on Oct. 24.
Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse for the fight has been withheld pending the commission’s investigation, while McGregor has been paid his $3 million purse.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports that Khabib is likely to be sanctioned for starting the postfight brawl by jumping out of the cage following his win and going after members of McGregor’s team. Helwani further reports that McGregor is also expected to be disciplined for jumping on the cage and appearing to punch someone.
UFC president Dana White previously said that three members of Nurmagomedov’s team had been arrested for their roles in the chaotic postfight brawl.
Khabib Nurmagomedov got the best of Conor McGregor when he won by submission in the 4th round Saturday night, but he landed some big shots on the Irishman as well. We know this because McGregor has the shiner to prove it.
On Monday, McGregor shared a photo of himself on Twitter that shows he has a black eye. He said he lost the battle against Khabib but “the war goes on.”
We lost the match but won the battle.
The war goes on. pic.twitter.com/CRtPaGfOnn
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 8, 2018
Of course, it’s hard to tell if McGregor got the black eye during his fight against Khabib or after. After Nurmagomedov choked out McGregor, he fired his mouthpiece at McGregor’s team and climbed out of the cage to attack them. Some members of Khabib’s team then climbed into the Octagon and landed a few shots on McGregor.
McGregor said over the weekend that he is “looking forward to the rematch” with Khabib, but there will be a lot of issues for Dana White to sort through before that can happen.
They say any publicity is good publicity, but there are many people who feel that is not the case with the events that took place after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor on Saturday night. In fact, one fighter feels the incident could not have been worse for mixed martial arts.
Former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington blames Nurmagomedov for the brawl that took place after Saturday night’s fight, and he took to Twitter to bash Khabib for setting the sport back two decades. He also made a racist comment.
“@TeamKhabib is a #filthyanimal,” Covington wrote. “Way to set the sport back 20 years you stupid sheep f—-r #ufc229.”
As you likely saw, Khabib fired his mouthpiece at McGregor’s team and climbed out of the cage to attack them after he defeated McGregor in one of the biggest fights in UFC history. Two members of Khabib’s team then went after McGregor inside the ring and were arrested.
Khabib later apologized to the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his and his team’s actions, but he also wondered why he gets bad press when McGregor has done and said much worse.
Interestingly enough, another UFC star seemed to feel that McGregor was the one who instigated all the mayhem.
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If you had any questions about whether the bad blood between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov was scripted, the events that unfolded after Saturday night’s fight should have answered them. At least one fellow UFC superstar, Daniel Cormier, seems to be taking Nurmagomedov’s in a feud that has gotten quite ugly.
After he defeated McGregor via 4th-round submission, Khabib fired his mouthpiece at McGregor’s team and climbed out of the cage to attack them. Two members of Khabib’s team then went after McGregor inside the ring and were arrested. When all the dust finally settled, Cormier took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
Hey guys, two wrongs don’t make it right. Conor didn’t deserve that. No one did. But some things aren’t for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn’t fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man. Sucks
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 7, 2018
Khabib apologized to the UFC and the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his and his team’s actions after the fight, but he also wondered why he gets bad press when McGregor has done and said much worse.
“He talked about my religion, he talked about my country, he talked about my father, he come to Brooklyn and he broke (our) bus,” Khabib said, according to MMAFighting.com. “He almost killed a couple of people. Worry about this. Worry about this s—. Why (do) people talk about (how) I jump over the cage?”
The beef between McGregor and Nurmagomedov escalated in April with McGregor’s bus attack prior to UFC 223. UFC president Dana White said after Saturday’s fight that Khabib’s purse is being withheld and there will be serious consequences for those involved in the post-fight mayhem.