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This flashy sports doco gets you up close and im­per­sonal with mixed mar­tial arts su­per­star Conor McGre­gor. As can of­ten be the case when the sub­ject of a doco is also a pro­ducer, the film is very selective with what it chooses to re­veal and hide. The con­tro­ver­sial Ir­ish fighter’s im­prob­a­ble rise from lowly plumber’s ap­pren­tice to high­fly­ing UFC champ is def­i­nitely a story worth telling, and when the film­mak­ers stick to the key facts and cru­cial fights, it makes for riv­et­ing view­ing. How­ever, an un­seemly pro­por­tion of run­ning time is given over to feed­ing McGre­gor’s mon­strous ego. The man’s inces­sant need to re­mind ev­ery­one of his abil­ity to crush op­po­nents and make the big bucks is tire­some be­yond be­lief.


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