Updated Odds Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov – UFC 229
As the time draws nearer, the line keeps moving at Las Vegas sports betting online establishments for the UFC 229 fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. And Conor McGregor’s mind games continue to reach Lindsay Lohan levels of crazy. His latest psychotic break came in the form of an Instagram post with the caption “Chilling in Jahannam. See you soon.” Jahannam is an Arabic word meaning hell. Connie certainly is the embodiment of Sartre’s “hell is other people.” And that’s exactly where he would be headed had he laid his hands on Khabib that fateful April evening. At least according to himself. “I just thank the Lord Jesus Christ that that man had not got the balls to step foot off that bus,” Mac said.
“Because trust me, or that the bus doors did not open, because if that bus door had have opened this man would be dead right now. “He would be in a box and I would be in a cell, and we would not have this great fight ahead of us.” It’s a bit difficult to take these ravings seriously. Especially coming from a man who dresses like an Oompa Loompa on PCP. Perhaps he has been partaking a little too much of his own ‘Proper Twelve’ scotch? Hey, it’s easy to criticize. And fun. But just so you don’t get the idea that I’m slinging mud, I’m not the only one who thinks Connie is one beer short of a sixpack. According to former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, Mac is “on the brink of insanity and it’s f—king awesome.” There’s character assassination, and then there’s character suicide.
Okay, so let’s have a look at those Las Vegas sports betting online odds from MyBookie.ag. MyBookie is one of the best online sportsbooks you’ll find.
CONOR MCGREGOR +120 O 2½ (+110)
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV -145 U 2½ (-130)
Rockhold also agrees the Nurmie should be the favorite heading into UFC 229. “We all know Khabib can do his thing,” he added. “He’s 26-0 now. I mean, that’s an unheard of thing. The guy’s never lost. Conor’s lost multiple times. Khabib is dangerous. If Khabib gets a hold of him, it’s a different world. You can’t tussle with somebody who’s grappled like that his whole life. I’ve grappled with a lot of 155-pounders in the world and not one, not one can give me the go that Khabib has.”
American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez echoed Rockhold’s thoughts. According to Mendez, Conor McGregor’s press conference tactics ‘didn’t work’ on Khabib Nurmagomedov. In contrast, UFC boss Dana White compared Connie’s trash talk to that of Muhammad Ali. First of all, I call blasphemy. Second, Mac could read from the phonebook and Dana would hang on every word in reverent silence. Breathing a love-struck sigh now and then. White also called the most recent press conference during which Conor ranted nonsensically the “darkest press conference I’ve ever been a part of.” Maybe they should have used your shiny bald head as a 100 watt light bulb.
But seriously, here’s why Mac’s tactics didn’t work on Khabib. The language barrier. English is neither man’s native tongue. Khabib speaks whatever they speak in Dagestan. And Connie speaks leprechaun. Moreover, at the tender age of six Khabib was already wrestling bears. So he is used to fighting irrational animals. Though even in his limited English, Khabib makes a whole hell of a lot more sense than Mac. “Not only smash, but change his face. I want to change his face. Of course, with face I can change mind, too,” the Eagle said with the eloquence of a Plato. Too bad there are no Las Vegas sports betting online odds on what Conor’s new face is going to look like. My money would be on a cross between Mickey Rourke and Gary Busey.