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Joe Rogan theorizes why Conor McGregor is trying to clean up his act

Published: 29/Jan/2020 15:53 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 16:27

by Jacob Hale

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In an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan and guest, Frankie Edgar, spoke about some of the recent events in MMA and how the sport’s favorite Irishman, Conor McGregor, is trying to clean up his image.

McGregor has always been a rowdy, loud, funny and vicious competitor — a character that many have come to love or hate due to his rambunctious nature… But Rogan and Edgar think we may be starting to see a new side to the biggest name in the UFC.

The build-up to McGregor’s January 2020 fight against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone was not quite as crazy or intense as for other fights he’s had in the past, and Rogan and Edgar have theorized why they think this is.

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Rogan and Edgar have a long-term working relationship from their work with the UFC.

Turning the conversation on to the Irish superstar, Edgar says: “He’s made a little 180-flip on his personality. He’s still funny, he’s still mouthy, but it seems like he’s trying to clean his image up.”

Rogan presses it, asking if he thinks it’s because Cowboy was his opponent, which Edgar says could be the reason, as Cowboy is easy to get along with, but suggests that there’s more to it than meets the eye.

“Maybe it was just because of Khabib and, you know, hitting the old guy,” Edgar explains, referencing an altercation McGregor had with an older man in a Dublin pub in April 2019. Rogan backs him up, agreeing that “lawsuits” could be the issue McGregor is laying a little lower than before.

They also mentioned that he could be toning down his act a bit because of his Proper Twelve whiskey brand, potentially realizing that maintaining a good image is paramount to his success outside of the octagon.

“You’ve got to think, Proper Twelve is an enormous amount of money for him,” Rogan says. “He’s making sh*t tons of money. I was in Vegas and his billboards were everywhere.”

Making a final point, Rogan also says that he doesn’t think McGregor “needed psychological warfare” with Cowboy like he did with recent opponents, as he already had such a huge advantage over the Colorado-born fighter.

Rogan’s podcast often brings in a strange assortment of guests and conversational topics, so it’s nice to see him discussing an industry that he is so heavily involved in and where his roots stemmed from.

Whether his theory that McGregor is cleaning up his act turns out to be true remains to be seen, but he’s definitely right in that the usually loud-mouthed fighter has strayed from the limelight a little.

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Top 5 Dr Disrespect ‘Doctober’ Halloween cosplays

Published: 30/Oct/2020 16:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dr Disrespect’s Halloween ‘Doctober’ contest has returned and with it, fans of the Two-Time have unveiled their best cosplays of the legendary streamer.

Given Doc’s larger-than-life personality and outfit with the red vest, black mullet, mustache, combat boots and sunglasses, he’s cosplay material.

The contest is simple, post a picture of yourself dressed as Doc and tweet it with the hashtag #Doctober for a chance to win prizes from the Two-Time himself.

While Dr Disrespect hasn’t picked his winners yet, here are five Doctober cosplays we think are deserving of tasting victory.

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There’s a lot in this photo that makes it stand out from the crowd. Primarily, it’s the theme of the 1993/1994 BlockBuster video game championship that Doc has built his “Two Time” moniker around.

For one, you have the podium with the Doc cosplayer standing above two children as a man dressed as a BlockBuster employee hands out a trophy.

The BlockBuster video cases in the back keep the immersion intact while a Sega Genesis shows what appears to be NBA Jam. This was just well-done in general.

JosRiv286

This one amplifies the Halloween aspect of the cosplay with some horror elements going on.

The cosplay itself is well done with the sweat pants featuring the logo, vest, mullet and sunglasses all intact. Meanwhile, the background features a spooky full moon and peashooters dropping in.

On the ground, the zombified hand reaching out of the grave secures its place on our list primarily for the Halloween theme.

LegendOfElena

Working together with your spouse on a cosplay deserves some credit, and that’s exactly what this couple did to recreate Mrs Assassin’s Instagram photo.

This unique cosplay has the wife standing on her husband with a knife by his throat – perfectly emulating the original.

Her husband’s pose as Doc is also extremely well-done, so this one is definitely a serious contender.

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This is most likely the most standard Doc cosplay on this list, but it looks so authentic we couldn’t not mention it.

Nothing fancy, just an extremely well-crafted Doc outfit equipped with an authentic mustache. It just works, and it does so perfectly.

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Kids dressed up as Doc is nothing new, but there’s something about a five-year-old with a mullet drinking G-Fuel that is downright hilarious.

As far as the outfit goes, once again, this kid’s parents nail it – all the boxes are checked. It also really helps that the boy’s attitude while posing for the video seems to match Doc’s energy, which is a major plus.

There is only one day left until Halloween, so it’s not to late for you to enter the contest itself and show the YouTube streamer what you’ve got.