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TimTheTatman nails McGregor fight prediction but SypherPK gets last laugh

by Scott Robertson
SypherPK / TimtheTatman / Andrius Petrucenia via WikiMedia Commons

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Popular Twitch streamer TimTheTatman was in attendance at the UFC 246 event, and watched his exact prediction for the McGregor-Cerrone fight come true in person. But fellow streamer Ali 'SypherPK' Hassan ended the evening with a bigger win at Tim’s expense.

The thrill of victory doesn’t last forever. Sometimes, it only lasts for a few fleeting moments.

On Saturday night, the notorious Conor McGregor faced off against veteran fighter Daniel “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event of UFC 246. This was McGregor’s first UFC fight in over a year.

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TimTheTatman offered up a prediction for the fight, which he commonly does for NFL games as well. However, a lot of his forecasts for football games don’t end up going his way, including his double guess from the NFL divisional playoff round.

Sometimes, Tim will use his predictions in an attempt to jinx teams he’s rooting against. But in a rare exception, after tweeting that he wanted McGregor to win, he made his prediction just before the two men squared off, saying that the former double champion would win the bout in just one round.

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It did not take long for the beloved bearded streamer’s prediction to come true. McGregor flew out of the gate after the opening bell, hitting Cerrone with a running knee before implementing his shoulder as a weapon to bloody his opponent’s nose.

Conor caught him with a massive kick that dazed the Cowboy, before pouncing and pummelling him until the fight was ended in a decisive 40 seconds by TKO.

Tim was sitting with a collection of popular streamers and gaming personalities including Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag, and Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez. Jack ‘CourageJD’ Dunlop captured the group’s stunned reactions to the quick fight.

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The Tatman relished in his successful prediction, but much like Cerrone in the fight, the feeling of victory did not last long, as SypherPK delivered his own knockout blow at the expense of Tim’s beloved Dallas Cowboys.

The Fortnite pro’s haymaker of a tweet exploded into one of his most-liked tweets ever, prompting him to comment that the tweet was gonna be the one that sent him over 700k followers. He currently sits at 699.5k.

Tim, clearly blindsided by the crack, retweeted it with “Bro WTF” and also replied with “Bro what the HECK.” But he was able to rally and end the night on a high note, posing for a photograph with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

Thankfully, Prescott was able to attend the UFC event since the Cowboys didn’t have a playoff game the next day.

Tim announced at the end of 2019 that he would remain with Twitch, as part of a collection of other streamers who announced they would stay put and not switch platforms. His first stream back will be Monday after he returns from his short Vegas trip.