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NFT: McGregor & Mayweather agree to terms

Vin R : 2/14/2017 11:52 am
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The bout could be announced within the next two weeks and both fighters have agreed to the financial details for the fight, The Sun reported, citing a source close to McGregor.



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Vin R : 2/14/2017 11:52 am : link
I love McGregor  
JayBinQueens : 2/14/2017 11:55 am : link
but boxing isn't his thing.

This will never be able to live up to the hype imo
I still doubt it happens  
UConn4523 : 2/14/2017 11:57 am : link
something will come up, planned or not, that will keep it from happening. It also won't be much of a fight if it does.

Like Pacquaio, it will be a horrid money grab and nothing more.
There's a sucker  
MookGiants : 2/14/2017 12:01 pm : link
born every minute.

Anyone who would pay basically 100 dollars to see this needs their head examined.
I don't know if I'd trust The Sun  
Big Rick in FL : 2/14/2017 12:03 pm : link
They are horrible when it comes to soccer "news" I remember reading an article a few years back saying it's the worst newspaper in the World.
Just because the two of them agreed to terms  
SimpleMan : 2/14/2017 12:23 pm : link
doesn't really mean this will happen. McGregor is under contract from the UFC, and obviously they aren't going to just let him go from that. They will want a (big) piece of this. Lot of hurdles to clear for this to actually happen.
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GiantFilthy : 2/14/2017 12:33 pm : link
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Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have allegedly settled on terms for a multimillion-dollar boxing match, a British tabloid reported on Tuesday.

Need a better source!
Inoki vs Ali II  
weeg in the bronx : 2/14/2017 12:34 pm : link
It would make a fortune though
Floyd says it's close, according to ESPN.  
GiantFilthy : 2/14/2017 12:45 pm : link
Which doesn't mean much. Probably just their way of scouting interest and how much of the cut UFC/McG would be willing to give up.

My question is this. Boxing gloves of 4-ounce gloves? Actually that's a dumb question. No way would Floyd take a fight unless it is straight boxing.
Ariel Helwani (a legit source)  
DanMetroMan : 2/14/2017 12:48 pm : link
is not shooting down the report at all. He said this is following the "plan" McGregor said that he would be in order for this fight to happen.
RE: Floyd says it's close, according to ESPN.  
Lopes1984 : 2/14/2017 12:48 pm : link
In comment 13360793 GiantFilthy said:
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Which doesn't mean much. Probably just their way of scouting interest and how much of the cut UFC/McG would be willing to give up.

My question is this. Boxing gloves of 4-ounce gloves? Actually that's a dumb question. No way would Floyd take a fight unless it is straight boxing.


Don't think it really matters. Most boxers can't hit Floyd, no way in hell an MMA fighter is going to.
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DanMetroMan : 2/14/2017 12:49 pm : link
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McGregor's plan has been: meet with NAC to clear issue, then TMT, then UFC. That's what's going on now. Early stages of that plan.
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He laid out this exact plan when we spoke in Manchester. Go to Vegas to meet. Felt best to go in person. So now here we are.
RE: I love McGregor  
stillpoe : 2/14/2017 12:57 pm : link
In comment 13360691 JayBinQueens said:
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but boxing isn't his thing.

This will never be able to live up to the hype imo


Yeah, he wouldn't even come close to Floyd. Conor sees this as a great opportunity to make a lot of money and build his brand even more. It's practically a win-win for him. If he loses to Floyd, all he has to do is point to the fact that he's an MMA fighter. He could even challenge Floyd to an MMA match and save face once Floyd declines it. Then he can go back to MMA and possibly be an even bigger draw because of all the attention he's gonna get from this fight.
Lopes,  
GiantFilthy : 2/14/2017 12:59 pm : link
it does matter though. While chances are even the top boxing MMA fighters won't connect, the gloves definitely matter. Boxers talk about how their spacing needed with their reach is built in to muscle memory with the size of those gloves. That changes with four ounce gloves. Not to mention that if someone with a left hand like McGregor's is able to actually connect (very low percentage in this case), four ounce gloves gives every fighter a chance.

I still don't see this happening though and if it does it is pretty easy to predict it going the distance with McG getting boxed up but making fucking bank.
stillpoe,  
GiantFilthy : 2/14/2017 1:00 pm : link
agreed. McGregor has already said he wants to get in, get rich, get out. Assuming he follows this plan we probably only have a few years to see him fight. This would be a better money grab than anything the UFC could set up for him.
Awesome  
Patrick77 : 2/14/2017 1:03 pm : link
I can watch the 4 round (might not even go that far) fight on YouTube the next day. They both get paid, one gets grossly embarrassed.
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est1986 : 2/14/2017 1:23 pm : link
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Significant update on potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor super fight: Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony Marnell tells ESPN, "Real people are having real discussions. I'm also telling you my opinion as the NSAC chairman that a lot of things need to get done in order to see something like this come together because there are so many parties that want to get their hands on the pot. Maybe it will get figured out, but it's going to be hard when everyone is declaring they want $100 million."


Floyd 75 McGregor 25 should be the split.
FLoyd should offer to pay Mcgregor $100,000 per punch landed  
Patrick77 : 2/14/2017 1:26 pm : link
And then spend the entire fight dancing around before knocking him out in the last round. That might actually be entertaining.
The fight will probably suck, but this will be the biggest  
Ben in Tampa : 2/14/2017 1:57 pm : link
PPV of all time
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GiantsLaw : 2/14/2017 2:17 pm : link
haven't we already  
GiantsLaw : 2/14/2017 2:18 pm : link
seen this movie?
reminds me of when Ali fought that Japanese wrestler  
gtt350 : 2/14/2017 3:25 pm : link
what a joke. Mayweather will get millions for basically shadow boxing the whole fight. mc greger will not land a punch. hell Pacquio (sp) barely did
Floyd will get knocked out  
allstarjim : 2/15/2017 8:14 am : link
He's never fought a guy with McGregor's power. Unless the fight is fixed, which with this kind of money...
RE: Floyd will get knocked out  
UConn4523 : 2/15/2017 8:46 am : link
In comment 13361446 allstarjim said:
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He's never fought a guy with McGregor's power. Unless the fight is fixed, which with this kind of money...


How will he land a punch let alone a power punch?
McGregor  
mdthedream : 2/15/2017 9:03 am : link
won't even land a punch. He is not a pro boxer.
Have you ever watched a Mayweather fight, Jim?  
Greg from LI : 2/15/2017 9:27 am : link
His entire career is built on incredible movement. Actual boxers have a helluva a time connecting on their punches, you think an MMA brawler is going to do better?
jim,  
GiantFilthy : 2/15/2017 11:01 am : link
I'm not like some here that think he won't land a single punch, but if a boxing match actually took place Conor will have very, very, veryveryvery few chances to land that left. And as I mentioned earlier, those boxing gloves will take a lot of his power away as well.
reports saying there is no deal between the fighters  
UConn4523 : 2/15/2017 11:04 am : link
I give this a 1% chance of happening.
81 of 429  
Patrick77 : 2/15/2017 11:41 am : link
That's how many punches Manny landed on Floyd. I heard somewhere Manny was something like a good professional boxer.

I don't see any way this fight (that will never happen) doesn't end up with the MMA fighter looking like a joke.
SO is it boxing only? Can they throw Kicks?  
montanagiant : 2/15/2017 1:12 pm : link
I'm sure choke holds are out as is grappling but what exactly kind of a fight is this? Square or round cage?
PT Barnum is alive and well.  
LauderdaleMatty : 2/15/2017 2:31 pm : link
Out of these guys are better business men than fighters.

Floyd's greater skill is not getting hit. Connor's is making sure he's a lot bigger than whomever he fights. As it's been pointed out. Conor wants to cash out and Floyd makes sure he cashes in.

The biggest waste of time in my entire life as a sports fan was Floyd Manny. Anyone who buys this sideshow is a fucking moron.

Floyd will evade. Connor can easily adjust his style because Floyd isn't interested in hitting him. Two guys dancing. For a 100 bucks or more? No thanks. Conor sho Or lean how to tie that brown belt he was given and didn't earn.
It might live up to the hype  
BlackLight : 2/15/2017 3:47 pm : link
But that depends on McGregor going for broke and forcing Floyd to fight him. Other boxers are typically cautious fighting Floyd, and Floyd is basically a defensive fighter himself, so the fights are generally dull.
Follow the money  
Rob in Rockaway : 2/15/2017 4:20 pm : link
Floyd is already very rich. This will add significantly to that. Conor is probably somewhat rich at this point. This fight will make him enough money to, if invested wisely, set himself and whatever kids he has for the rest of their lives. This fight is a no-brainer for both of these guys.
RE: Follow the money  
UConn4523 : 2/15/2017 4:24 pm : link
In comment 13362102 Rob in Rockaway said:
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Floyd is already very rich. This will add significantly to that. Conor is probably somewhat rich at this point. This fight will make him enough money to, if invested wisely, set himself and whatever kids he has for the rest of their lives. This fight is a no-brainer for both of these guys.


If you only look at finances, sure. But unless specific terms are met, why would Floyd risk his perfect record unless its in a format he can 100% win on?

I have no idea what the actual match would look like, but I can't imagine Floyd would agree to anything that is specifically in his wheelhouse to play his game the way he wants.
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UConn4523 : 2/15/2017 4:25 pm : link
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RE: RE: Follow the money  
Rob in Rockaway : 2/15/2017 6:54 pm : link
In comment 13362120 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 13362102 Rob in Rockaway said:


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Floyd is already very rich. This will add significantly to that. Conor is probably somewhat rich at this point. This fight will make him enough money to, if invested wisely, set himself and whatever kids he has for the rest of their lives. This fight is a no-brainer for both of these guys.



If you only look at finances, sure. But unless specific terms are met, why would Floyd risk his perfect record unless its in a format he can 100% win on?

I have no idea what the actual match would look like, but I can't imagine Floyd would agree to anything that is specifically in his wheelhouse to play his game the way he wants.


Oh I agree 100% with that. That's why this is going to be a boxing match with standard gloves, etc. If it ever actually happens. I don't give Conor any chance at all in that format, but $25 Million dollars (that's what I have heard) is plenty for him to get banged around in a fight most people know he won't win. I won't even tarnish his MMA legacy at all IMO. No brainer.
Conor wants a money fight GSP is supposedly back.  
LauderdaleMatty : 2/15/2017 8:06 pm : link
Though he'd kill Conor in about a minute or two.
RE: Conor wants a money fight GSP is supposedly back.  
Rob in Rockaway : 2/15/2017 9:20 pm : link
In comment 13362303 LauderdaleMatty said:
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Though he'd kill Conor in about a minute or two.


A. He's not getting $25M for a fight with GSP
B. If GSP wrecked him, his legacy in UFC is shot. If Floyd wrecks him, no one expected him to win under the rules that he will be fighting under
Floyd has come out and said  
SimpleMan : 2/15/2017 9:29 pm : link
that this is all BS, and that he has not agreed to anything.


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The big question I have is  
BlackLight : 2/15/2017 9:29 pm : link
how many rounds would the fight be scheduled for?
RE: RE: Conor wants a money fight GSP is supposedly back.  
LauderdaleMatty : 2/15/2017 11:55 pm : link
In comment 13362341 Rob in Rockaway said:
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Though he'd kill Conor in about a minute or two.



A. He's not getting $25M for a fight with GSP
B. If GSP wrecked him, his legacy in UFC is shot. If Floyd wrecks him, no one expected him to win under the rules that he will be fighting under


Floyd isn't sharing his purse w the UFC. This is still a long shot.

He made over 10 mil vs Nate. GSP is one of the best of all time. Conor could care less about his legacy. He would take the money and the beating. No one w a clue about MMA would expect Conor to win Vs GSP either.
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