Episode 1286: McGregor Taps Out, Post-Fight Chaos, Leinster/Munster Classic, Carbery v Byrne, Connacht’s New Stadium
So it turns out if you insult Khabib Nurmagomedov’s family, religion, and country… he’s not going to like it very much.
Conor McGregor’s pre-fight posturing might have just seemed like good PR, and even a good laugh, but Khabib was deadly serious when it came to seeking retribution in the ring, and against Mcgregor’s team, in the immediate aftermath of the UFC lightweight world title fight.
‘Sham’: Irish newspapers criticize Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 229, credibility of MMA https://t.co/RzGghPuklT
— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) October 8, 2018
Petesy Carroll and Joe Callaghan are on hand to talk us through a fight in which McGregor was comprehensively outclassed, and to discuss who was best served by the crazy, chaotic scenes afterwards – was it Conor, the fans, the sport of MMA or Dana White and the UFC?
Six months later they’ll use it as promotional footage if history tells us anything. https://t.co/kXXYDSLZUS
— Peter Carroll (@PetesyCarroll) October 7, 2018
Leinster and Munster served up a brilliant game on Saturday evening, a game where strangely enough pretty much everyone had something positive to take from it.
Gerry Thornley and Denis Hickie look at Munster’s new attacking formation, King James Lowe, and the Joey Carbery Ross Byrne battle.
Plus there’s Galway’s new rugby party, making your own reality, and Karl Rove.
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— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) October 8, 2018
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