UFC 229 Tinder Predictions: Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
We all know that you can go on Twitter and see other fan’s picks and predictions before a fight card, but we figured it was time to try something new!
Myself (Alex Scaffidi) and Esha Chanel took to Tinder, a popular dating app, to ask users for their opinions on the upcoming UFC 229 main event fight between Conor McGregor (21-3) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0).
We began this experiment on October 4th and it lasted 34 hours. The results were interesting to say the very least.
Below you will see a select batch of the conversations we had on this app. At the end of the article, you will find some of the totals to sum up our findings from the experiment. Hope you all enjoy this!
Here we have a three-time offender… this was no accident. Extra points taken off for the off-theme GIF. Having a Conor McGregor GIF sign-off may have saved this one.
… and another three-time offender.
Did you vote?
“Can’t beat crazy”
“Is this the last question?”
“Conor is too big a name to start losing every third fight”
We just want your answer, Jimmy.
We didn’t match… but he found me anyway.
“…cause that’s who I know”
Some people got Boxing and MMA mixed up, I hope…
150 million Russians… but not this one Khabib.
The Conflicted… sort of?
Conor via submission!
Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz?
It didn’t fool anyone…
Okay… maybe we got one person…
I got caught…
Just remember who to thank when Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Conor McGregor via rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
“…fast twitching muscle fibers”
Massive points deducted for the misspell, but we will take it.
We don’t like the word, some of them admittedly do not follow the sport. You better believe they are tuning in for this fight though!
He is not a fight enthusiast
We always appreciate honesty.
Some went off-topic.
Disclaimer: I do not know him.
No Proper 12… No deal!
” So unmatch me then”
Hockey night in Canada? What is that?
Can you even rhyme? This guy can!
By the end of this experiment we collectively matched with about 340 profiles.
Conor McGregor – 66
Khabib Nurmagomedov – 67