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NFT: McGregor vs Mayweather set for August 26th

Vin R : 6/14/2017 5:23 pm
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Would not pay ten cents  
Giant John : 6/14/2017 7:16 pm : link
To watch this.
It's Ali Ianoki  
weeg in the bronx : 6/14/2017 7:32 pm : link
Without gorilla monsoon
RE: Mayweather is going to kill him  
RasputinPrime : 6/14/2017 8:51 pm : link
In comment 13500285 bradshaw44 said:
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If he actually gets after it. Hope this isn't like Rocky v Thunder lips.


Amen.
The only way Mayweather seriously risks losing  
BlackLight : 6/14/2017 9:04 pm : link
is if he takes the fight to Conor and gets caught with something.

McGregor has a really hard left  
SimpleMan : 6/14/2017 9:36 pm : link
that **could** knock Mayweather out...but the chances of Mayweather letting McGregor get anywhere near it are slim to none.

Another major factor - what size gloves will they use? MMA and boxing gloves are obviously vastly different, but I assume Mayweather is not agreeing to this with anything other than standard weight boxing gloves.
RE: Mayweather has to fight MMA style/rules?  
SimpleMan : 6/14/2017 9:37 pm : link
In comment 13500241 I Love Clams Casino said:
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that's the only way I'd pay to see it


In an MMA fight McGregor would win in about 30 seconds tops. It wouldn't even be close. The only way they can fight is with boxing rules.
Floyd makes the best in boxing look foolish  
Greg from LI : 6/14/2017 9:44 pm : link
You know, guys who train at boxing all the time. What do you think he will do (if he wants to) to a guy who isn't nearly as skilled at boxing as those guys Floyd has toyed with?
They will wear 10 ounce gloves  
SimpleMan : 6/14/2017 9:53 pm : link
and fight at 154 pounds. The undercard will be all boxing.
Mayweather  
JoeyBigBlue : 6/14/2017 9:53 pm : link
Has made all time great boxers like Pacquiao, Marquez, and Mosley look foolish. How does a guy without even an amateur boxomg background seriously think he can contend with Mayweather? Anybody that is dumb enough to pay for this fight, I also have a bridge to sell you.
Floyd will play defensive  
JayBinQueens : 6/14/2017 10:07 pm : link
Trying to tire out Connor. Connor will get impatient. Floyd will take advantage. Fight will be over
Mayweather  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 6/14/2017 10:12 pm : link
Has knocked out 2 people since 2007. He will most likely win this fight but by doing it the way he's fought most of his career. Dance, evade and decision. For you "boxing experts" saying that 40 year old Mayweather will destroy McGregor... You are fucking high.

McGregor definitely has a punchers chance and at +700 betting odds... I'll be placing my money on Conor.
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LakeGeorgeGiant : 6/14/2017 10:23 pm : link
anyone who pays for this  
PaulBlakeTSU : 6/14/2017 10:30 pm : link
is a total sucker. It's an indictment on everyone the purse these guys are getting for this fight.
RE: Mayweather  
LauderdaleMatty : 6/14/2017 10:49 pm : link
In comment 13500395 JoeyBigBlue said:
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Has made all time great boxers like Pacquiao, Marquez, and Mosley look foolish. How does a guy without even an amateur boxomg background seriously think he can contend with Mayweather? Anybody that is dumb enough to pay for this fight, I also have a bridge to sell you.


He doesn't. This is a shameless WWE style money grab. What's sad is people will pony up for it. You can never underestimate the stupidity of People in this modern day hype machine world
I can see why McGregor takes this fight  
mfsd : 6/14/2017 10:51 pm : link
No doubt more $$ than he'd ever make in a UFC fight. Im curious why Mayweather would. Will the money really that huge for him, compared to his big fights? Does he need the money?

I'm sure he'll toy with McGregor, but just seems like all downside to his legacy if McGregor somehow makes it a fight
McGregor  
Natek212 : 6/14/2017 11:00 pm : link
has 3 losses in his own sport. Mayweather is undefeated in boxing. This is a money grab. Nothing more. Mayweather may be kind and play with him for a few rounds. But this will be more like an exhibition match.

I feel bad for anyone who wastes money thinking this will be a real fight.
Why are so many of you bitching about this fight  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 6:15 am : link
? Like dana white said, if you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. Go watch a movie...

I don't think McGregor has a shot but I'm at least interested. Its not like mayweather was rushing out of retirement for anyone else and McGregor didnt seem like he was interested in getting back in th cage soon either. I think the lead up to the fight will be fantastic lol

I just don't understand why so many people feel the need to bitch so much. Who cares if they fight?

RE: McGregor  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 6:21 am : link
In comment 13500486 Natek212 said:
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has 3 losses in his own sport. Mayweather is undefeated in boxing. This is a money grab. Nothing more. Mayweather may be kind and play with him for a few rounds. But this will be more like an exhibition match.

I feel bad for anyone who wastes money thinking this will be a real fight.


Mayweather is a huge favorite and will most likely win but using the 3 losses in mma to make your point is just dumb imo. Mcgregor has lost 1 time in 7 years and all three loses are by submission. I'm certain Floyd won't be putting him in an arm triangle to end this one.
RE: RE: Mayweather  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 6:23 am : link
In comment 13500464 LauderdaleMatty said:
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Has made all time great boxers like Pacquiao, Marquez, and Mosley look foolish. How does a guy without even an amateur boxomg background seriously think he can contend with Mayweather? Anybody that is dumb enough to pay for this fight, I also have a bridge to sell you.



He doesn't. This is a shameless WWE style money grab. What's sad is people will pony up for it. You can never underestimate the stupidity of People in this modern day hype machine world


So anyone who buys it is stupid?
Who's on the undercard?  
B in ALB : 6/15/2017 7:08 am : link
Rocky vs Thunderlips?
RE: RE: RE: Mayweather  
LauderdaleMatty : 6/15/2017 7:56 am : link
In comment 13500601 halfback20 said:
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Has made all time great boxers like Pacquiao, Marquez, and Mosley look foolish. How does a guy without even an amateur boxomg background seriously think he can contend with Mayweather? Anybody that is dumb enough to pay for this fight, I also have a bridge to sell you.



He doesn't. This is a shameless WWE style money grab. What's sad is people will pony up for it. You can never underestimate the stupidity of People in this modern day hype machine world



So anyone who buys it is stupid?


If they think this is anything other than a side show yes. This is a publicity stunt. If you are happy shelling out a $100 to $150 bucks knowing that full well you are hoping for that 1 In a million shot of Connor landing that one big shot go ahead.

If you buy this a a legit boxing match. Yes. Stupid is apt
RE: RE: McGregor  
LauderdaleMatty : 6/15/2017 7:59 am : link
In comment 13500600 halfback20 said:
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has 3 losses in his own sport. Mayweather is undefeated in boxing. This is a money grab. Nothing more. Mayweather may be kind and play with him for a few rounds. But this will be more like an exhibition match.

I feel bad for anyone who wastes money thinking this will be a real fight.



Mayweather is a huge favorite and will most likely win but using the 3 losses in mma to make your point is just dumb imo. Mcgregor has lost 1 time in 7 years and all three loses are by submission. I'm certain Floyd won't be putting him in an arm triangle to end this one.


And in all of his wins Conor uses couptet punchinf and kicks as a big part of his wins. Pretty sure he won't be kicking. You think Floyd after years of riding his bike and jabbing guys to death will change up? Not to mention the size of the gloves which he will use to block. Commnor doesn't use a jab much either. So he's got to relearn that too.
RE: RE: RE: Mayweather  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 6/15/2017 8:20 am : link
In comment 13500601 halfback20 said:
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So anyone who buys it is stupid?


You'll be able to watch all 65 seconds of the actual fight on YouTube the next day...so probably yes.
RE: RE: RE: McGregor  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 8:51 am : link
In comment 13500622 LauderdaleMatty said:
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has 3 losses in his own sport. Mayweather is undefeated in boxing. This is a money grab. Nothing more. Mayweather may be kind and play with him for a few rounds. But this will be more like an exhibition match.

I feel bad for anyone who wastes money thinking this will be a real fight.



Mayweather is a huge favorite and will most likely win but using the 3 losses in mma to make your point is just dumb imo. Mcgregor has lost 1 time in 7 years and all three loses are by submission. I'm certain Floyd won't be putting him in an arm triangle to end this one.



And in all of his wins Conor uses couptet punchinf and kicks as a big part of his wins. Pretty sure he won't be kicking. You think Floyd after years of riding his bike and jabbing guys to death will change up? Not to mention the size of the gloves which he will use to block. Commnor doesn't use a jab much either. So he's got to relearn that too.


Clearly u misunderstood my post.

I said Mayweather is and should be the heavy fav. He will most definitely win. But using Mcgregors 3 mma losses (2 of which are about 10 years ago) to make the argument for Mayweather is dumb.

RE: RE: RE: RE: Mayweather  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 9:03 am : link
In comment 13500628 Gary from The East End said:
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So anyone who buys it is stupid?



You'll be able to watch all 65 seconds of the actual fight on YouTube the next day...so probably yes.


Look at you all, sitting on your cloud of judgement, handing down life lessons...

I'm not going to drop money on this fight. I haven't bought a boxing or mma ppv in a long time but i don't think everyone who does is stupid either.
RE: So dumb  
widmerseyebrow : 6/15/2017 10:29 am : link
In comment 13500234 UConn4523 said:
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shame on anyone giving them money for this


This. Blows my mind how many people are willing to fork over 100 bucks right now for this farce.
I enjoy watching Mayweather  
Go Terps : 6/15/2017 10:53 am : link
I'm not sure the people bitching about him actually like boxing.
It has entertainment value from  
bradshaw44 : 6/15/2017 11:11 am : link
A curiosity stand point, no doubt. I mean who hasn't wanted to see a boxer fight an MMA champ? I think people will pay to see what the skill level difference is on one fighters terms. I think it would be pretty cool if they fought a second time in the octagon.

But as I mentioned before I hope they take the fight serious and it's not like an exhibition charity event.
McGregor is without a doubt going to take it seriously.  
GiantFilthy : 6/15/2017 11:19 am : link
It's just that it won't matter if he does. Just as it wouldn't matter how hard Mayweather trains in a six month span to fight Conor in the octagon.
Mayweather  
Metnut : 6/15/2017 11:37 am : link
isn't exactly in his prime at 40 years old and MGregor can certainly get lucky and maybe land a haymaker. Mayweather's style is mostly defensive and MGregor might not have a lot to fear from Mayweather's jabs.

Mayweather will likely dance around for the whole match and win easily, but I wouldn't mind throwing $100 on McGregor if i could find +1000 odds.
A lot of people  
allstarjim : 6/15/2017 11:54 am : link
will need to eat their words when Mayweather is laying on his back.

Conor's power and accuracy will win this fight, by KO.
So a guy who's never lost a  
B in ALB : 6/15/2017 12:07 pm : link
professional fight is suddenly going to lose a boxing match to an mma fighter. Huh.
In the last 4 years Floyd beat Pacman and Alvarez  
Greg from LI : 6/15/2017 12:13 pm : link
But yeah, a guy who isn't a professional boxer is going to beat him.
RE: A lot of people  
bradshaw44 : 6/15/2017 12:21 pm : link
In comment 13500906 allstarjim said:
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will need to eat their words when Mayweather is laying on his back.

Conor's power and accuracy will win this fight, by KO.


If that happens it's because Floyd put money on Connor.
We'll finally get an answer to that age-old question  
Deej : 6/15/2017 12:37 pm : link
who is a better boxer? The professional, champion boxer, or the other guy?
I think Connor has maybe a 5% chance to win  
JayBinQueens : 6/15/2017 12:39 pm : link
but that's enough for me to put $5-$10 on +600 odds
I think that MacGregor  
PaulBlakeTSU : 6/15/2017 12:51 pm : link
has only two ways in which he could win the fight.

1) Mayweather doesn't train at all or take MacGregor seriously during the fight-- this seems unrealistic as Mayweather has spent way too much time trying to protect his legacy and his undefeated streak. If this is the case, then the fight isn't worth watching anyway.

2) During the fight, MacGregor throws Mayweather off-guard by pretending to throw kicks, or making quick-twitch motions with his legs suggesting he may throw a kick.

Mayweather has programmed himself all his life to defend against boxers throwing different kinds of punching combinations-- he is perhaps the best all-time at defensive boxing. However, he has no practice or programming against a guy who throws kicks. It's not that MacGregor will throw a kick-- but perhaps MacGregor pretending to throw a kick throws Mayweather off-guard for just a moment because he isn't used to seeing it and so his natural instincts are to put his hands down or something to block from this type of attack he isn't used to. Perhaps in that moment, MacGregor can then come in with a knockout punch.

If this happens, I would still consider the fight a sham as MacGregor would only have won by pretending to try and cheat.

If Mayweather were smart, there would be a clause in the contract not only for if MacGregor uses non-boxing moves, but if he threatens or attempts to do so as well.
RE: I think that MacGregor  
JayBinQueens : 6/15/2017 1:03 pm : link
In comment 13500973 PaulBlakeTSU said:
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2) During the fight, MacGregor throws Mayweather off-guard by pretending to throw kicks, or making quick-twitch motions with his legs suggesting he may throw a kick.



Interesting - I can see Connor doing whatever it takes to give him an edge - wouldn't rule that out, unless it's not a legal 'move.'
I think there's clauses  
Metnut : 6/15/2017 1:14 pm : link
in the fight contract that if McGregor does any MMA stuff to hurt or embarrass Mayweather he loses his share of the money (in addition to the fight).
There is an unedited video  
B in ALB : 6/15/2017 4:06 pm : link
floating around out there featuring McGregor sparring with a total no-name ham n egger - the guy is ranked in the stratosphere. It ain't pretty for McGregor as he's getting hit easily and missing a ton. He looks completely amateurish.

If this is a straight boxing match Mayweather will embarrass him. The guy is one of the best in the history of the sport. But I suspect that this will be more of a spectacle than an actual competitive bout.
RE: I think there's clauses  
mfsd : 6/15/2017 4:12 pm : link
In comment 13501006 Metnut said:
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in the fight contract that if McGregor does any MMA stuff to hurt or embarrass Mayweather he loses his share of the money (in addition to the fight).


I'd bet that has to be true
RE: I think Connor has maybe a 5% chance to win  
Deej : 6/15/2017 4:18 pm : link
In comment 13500958 JayBinQueens said:
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but that's enough for me to put $5-$10 on +600 odds


In light of this, I would be remiss in not to formally inviting you to my house to gamble.
RE: There is an unedited video  
bradshaw44 : 6/15/2017 4:19 pm : link
In comment 13501221 B in ALB said:
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floating around out there featuring McGregor sparring with a total no-name ham n egger - the guy is ranked in the stratosphere. It ain't pretty for McGregor as he's getting hit easily and missing a ton. He looks completely amateurish.

If this is a straight boxing match Mayweather will embarrass him. The guy is one of the best in the history of the sport. But I suspect that this will be more of a spectacle than an actual competitive bout.


Exactly what I'd be concerned with if I paid for the fight.
Isn't that video a bit  
Metnut : 6/15/2017 4:20 pm : link
old? Wouldn't be likely be better after months of hardcore training?
RE: Isn't that video a bit  
B in ALB : 6/15/2017 4:22 pm : link
In comment 13501245 Metnut said:
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old? Wouldn't be likely be better after months of hardcore training?


Yeah, i think it might be from last year. Regardless, he's not going to improve to the point that he's giving Mayweather a challenge. This will be a clownshow. But both parties will play it up in the ring WWE style I'm sure.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Mayweather  
LauderdaleMatty : 6/15/2017 4:53 pm : link
In comment 13500665 halfback20 said:
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So anyone who buys it is stupid?



You'll be able to watch all 65 seconds of the actual fight on YouTube the next day...so probably yes.



Look at you all, sitting on your cloud of judgement, handing down life lessons...

I'm not going to drop money on this fight. I haven't bought a boxing or mma ppv in a long time but i don't think everyone who does is stupid either.


And you seem to misunderstand my post and want to pretend some moral superiority. I don't look down on anyone buying WWE PPVs. If hey enjoy it cool. It's their cash. What I don't want to hear is that this is some legit boxing match. Conor has to relearn his footwork and striking in about 3 months. MMA boxing and pro boxing are hugely different.

And since Floyd is a counter puncher and so his Conor expecting to see some awesome boxing match strains cedulity. Period. So. To be clear. As long as you k ow this is a hype job and u are cool w that fine.

But this isn't Hear s Hagler. Ali Frazier. It's one of the best at all times vs a virtual amateur. On of that takes away from McGregor's MMA career that is suspect enough if you are an honest MMA fan. If he w Dr fights Khabib or Ferguson get back to me. He's smart. Why fight those monsters for 10 million when he will make 25 minimum for this probably. But again he's smart. This is a fight he's got no shot of getting hurt in for 2-4 times the cash.

Good for him smart. Great fight Very very unlikely. . .

It's worth a watch for the spectacle alone  
AcesUp : 6/15/2017 5:10 pm : link
Maybe not the full 100-150, but I'll happily throw some money to a buddy at a watch party or pay the bar cover. This is coming from a guy that doesn't think it will be much of a fight (only -600 Mayweather right now if you like free money). However, it will be an event that the whole world will be talking about and if you think there's a 1% shot of McGregor landing a knockout, that makes this a must watch in my eyes for any sports fan. If you miss what would be one of the biggest moments in sports history live, you'll be kicking yourself the next day. Like I said, longest of longshots, it will most likely be a snoozefest...but that's an exciting longshot.
Go Terps  
XBRONX : 6/15/2017 5:12 pm : link
is a fan of running in the ring. Too bad pussy boy was never put in a small ring with a puncher.
I think it's great.  
Tim in Eternal Blue : 6/15/2017 5:18 pm : link
Nobody has said a word about mainstream boxing in 2 years. Now it's the only thing people will be talking about. Especially since it's happening before football season.

Of course it's a hype fight. But it's got people talking, people excited and I'll be watching. I'm a fan of both sports and if Conor somehow hits a magic punch and does the unthinkable... I wanna be watching live just in case.

Color me intrigued.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Mayweather  
halfback20 : 6/15/2017 7:08 pm : link
In comment 13501276 LauderdaleMatty said:
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So anyone who buys it is stupid?



You'll be able to watch all 65 seconds of the actual fight on YouTube the next day...so probably yes.



Look at you all, sitting on your cloud of judgement, handing down life lessons...

I'm not going to drop money on this fight. I haven't bought a boxing or mma ppv in a long time but i don't think everyone who does is stupid either.



And you seem to misunderstand my post and want to pretend some moral superiority. I don't look down on anyone buying WWE PPVs. If hey enjoy it cool. It's their cash. What I don't want to hear is that this is some legit boxing match. Conor has to relearn his footwork and striking in about 3 months. MMA boxing and pro boxing are hugely different.

And since Floyd is a counter puncher and so his Conor expecting to see some awesome boxing match strains cedulity. Period. So. To be clear. As long as you k ow this is a hype job and u are cool w that fine.

But this isn't Hear s Hagler. Ali Frazier. It's one of the best at all times vs a virtual amateur. On of that takes away from McGregor's MMA career that is suspect enough if you are an honest MMA fan. If he w Dr fights Khabib or Ferguson get back to me. He's smart. Why fight those monsters for 10 million when he will make 25 minimum for this probably. But again he's smart. This is a fight he's got no shot of getting hurt in for 2-4 times the cash.

Good for him smart. Great fight Very very unlikely. . .


I didnt say it was a legit boxing matchup or come close to comparing it to Ali/Frazier.

You did say anyone who buys it is stupid. I don't pretend moral superiority, i do disagree with that statement.
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