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#1 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

I don't understand how a single person thinks McGregor can win this.

Build has been extremely pro wrestling.

#2 WingedEagle

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:38 AM

Only guess I can hazard is that casual UFC / sports fans are thinking about it as though its an MMA contest.  



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

McGregor's whole act is taken from pro wrestling and has been the case since he pretty much debuted in the UFC.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

"It's like a champion badminton player challenging Rafael Nadal to a tennis match and expecting to win". 



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:39 AM

It is pretty much the final prostitution of the sport of boxing. Like imagine if Nike paid Manchester United to start Usain Bolt up front for their next five games. It would get a load of attention but it would make football seem like a joke.

That being said, is it just me or has the hype kind of died off after the intial flurry around the press conferences? It's hard to book heel vs heel I guess.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

They've even come up with a Million Dollar belt for the winner (I don't know what they're calling it exactly). It's been total pro wrestling from word one.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:26 PM

If the fight is on the level, the only chance McGregor has is a fluke disqualification.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

Yeah... this has been textbook pro wrestling. As an actual sporting event, it is a joke. I am not buying it nor am I am going to a bar to watch it.  It is going to be a glorified sparring match. Neither guy is going all in. Maybe Mayweather finishes him late. Regardless, it is going to be boring and go longer than it should. They will praise each other after the fight and this will lead to promotional stuff between the two and probably the UFC down the road.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

I don't understand how a single person thinks McGregor can win this.

Was talking to two lads in work about this today who both think Conor will win. Arguments like McGregor is younger & bigger. He's always won when people said he wouldn't, like with the Aldo knockout. It's fucking insane.

Oh and the betting odds are preposterous, i've placed a substantial wager on Mayweather.

Build hasn't been good compared to McGregor - Diaz or Mayweather - De La Hoya 10 years ago



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 01:56 PM

Professional boxers haven't been able to lay many hits on Floyd, but people expect Conor will because....reasons. I'm not claiming to be a boxing expert but I've seen exactly one fight where Floyd looked like he was in any trouble, and that ended when he ran for the remaining 5-6 rounds and gassed the guy out. 

 

Conor always has the puncher's chance, and Floyd's not a KO guy, but if anyone thinks this is going to be a slobber knocker they're going to be sorely disappointed.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

By far the best thing I've seen written on this fight is this: http://deadspin.com/...igge-1797272009

 

Fight is a joke, no way possible Conor McGregor can win this. Article makes a good point about Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s place in boxing history, not necessarily being the best boxer of all time, but more pointing to his legacy of being the best boxing promoter/manager/match-maker of all time. 

 

More interesting is seeing UFC break away from so many ideas they said they would never do, co-promotion, etc.

 

I'm going to some cumbia party late on Saturday night, so if I have some time I will probably check it out at a bar, even though I'm sure it'll be dry 119-109 win for FMJ. 



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

UFC didn't really have a choice, the new owners bought high and need to have record breaking income every year to not lose their shirts paying off the loans they took out. The only way they're going to make that kind of money on a regular basis is to whore their top draws out like this.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

"Do your hands hurt when its cold?"

 

If nothing else, it gave us that line and I laughed for roughly half a day. I'm laughing right now thinking about it.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:56 PM

Only guess I can hazard is that casual UFC / sports fans are thinking about it as though its an MMA contest.  

 

That would actually be interesting. Top boxer/striker vs. all round fighter MMA shoot.

 

A boxing match...not so much.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:29 AM

Mayweather sure can beat up a woman...



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:18 PM

Honestly, a lot of it seems to come from people wanting to see Floyd get beat up and thinking the MMA guy can do it.  What's funny is that it's a no win for the UFC in the sense that when Floyd wins all the boxing people will be all "we told everyone MMA was garbage" and if Conor somehow wins they'll just claim it was rigged since a boxer couldn't really beat an MMA guy if it was legit. 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

Didn't McGregor got completely out of gas in his 2nd fight against Diaz a while ago? By the 2nd round out of 5?

 

Should go toe to toe against Mayweather juuuuuust fine



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:26 AM

I did not think it would get to the 10th. Good effort by Conor, I thought he was gone in the 9th. Floyd seemed to be in control the whole time, he wasn't worried at all.



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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:04 AM

A certified work

#20 gordi

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:16 AM

That was a pretty good worked shoot. Could have been a bit stiffer for my tastes.

That was reminiscent of early Pancrase, with Mayweather carrying Conner for a few rounds to keep it entertaining for the fans.

I enjoyed it a lot more than the Pacquiao fight, anyway.




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