November 08, 2017

R: November 8th, 2017 | R: 90 minutes | R: R

Conor McGregor: Notorious tells the story of a man that sets his goals high and performs even higher. We follow Conor McGregor and his team from his time before the UFC, when he was at the top smaller ultimate fighting leagues and still not being able to afford his own gear, and throughout his entire career up to his fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

This film gives us a behind the scenes look at the mindset of a determined fighter that has to overcome many challenges, not only other fighters but severe injuries, all of which he keeps secret from the public in order to continue to fight. This film brings you into the fold and makes you feel like you’re a part of the team. A highly emotional victory nearly brought me to tears at one point, which was a big surprise to me.

Although I enjoyed the film, I must say it’s nothing too special. It’s a low budget “day in the life” type of documentary, so it lacks story arcs and separations into acts. This can cause it to drag at points in between fights. There are fights that have seconds in between, and others that have 30 minutes of behind the scenes and training in between.

Coming from someone that is not a big ultimate fighting fan, it was very interesting to see what makes these guys tick and witness what it takes to win. I personally love when someone out there was smart enough to have a camera rolling on a young talented kid because they knew that kid would be someone someday, and we’re able to watch them grow into something truly special. This is one of those stories.

If you’re a fan of Conor McGregor and ultimate fighting, do yourself a favor and check out Conor McGregor: Notorious. If you’re not a fan of either, watch this film and you will be.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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