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The Trailer For The Conor McGregor Movie Gave Me Massive Chills

“Doubt me now!”

Goosebumps. From living in a car off welfare five years ago, to being one half of the biggest fight in history, Conor McGregor has one of the fastest and most interesting rises to fame in sports history, and we’re finally going to get a high scale Hollywood look at that. I’ll obviously be the very first person in line for this flick as McGregor’s #1 nuthugger, but based on that trailer, the rest of the world will be right there in line with me. We’ll be seeing exclusive footage from Notorious’ locker room before and after a few of his fights, the highs, the lows, and the adorable and monogamous relationship he has with Dee Devlin. I love those two as a couple so much it hurts. You know what? They’re my new Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. Officially declared in this here blog.

One thing I’m worried about this movie doing is fucking with his timeline and embellishing too much. That’d be a really big mistake. The only reason I AM worried is because this trailer goes from Artem Lobov talking about McGregor training through a torn ACL right into him losing to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, which is not the fight he tore his ACL before. That’d be his Interim UFC Featherweight Championship bout against Chad Mendes at UFC 189, which he won. That’s the better story to be told. If you must use an excuse for McGregor’s one UFC loss, blame it on the weight (170lbs) like everyone else did. That loss was the best thing that could’ve happened for this movie, by the way. When the true masses see how Conor handled it and rebounded, he’ll be earning himself thousands if not millions of new fans.

I’ve seen some backlash at the release date from people claiming the film will have a sad ending, with his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr, but I really don’t find anything about that sad.

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I’m gonna get real with you guys right now. I look at the above picture every single day. It’s my favorite picture from the circus that was Mayweather/McGregor, because I find it so inspirational. It’s cliche, but this picture really is worth a thousand words. Floyd is cowering from McGregor, and the mixed martial artist is laughing about the confines of the unlikely sport he’s competing in. Everyone knows Mayweather wouldn’t last a second in a real fight with McGregor, but that’s not what this was all about. It was Conor McGregor taking the shot everyone told him not to. The shot that made everyone ask, “Why?”

Conor was asking “Why not?”