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It's On! Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by The_One, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Merlin5

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    The whole thing as it stands is so stupid because the rules are in favour of boxing only. For it to be a fair contest, McGregor should be allowed some MMA skills like his leg kicks and Mayweather should learn to do that in the same way that McGregor will be training to hone just his boxing. That way the skill level is more balanced. McGregor can kick great but box good, and Mayweather can box great and maybe kick quite good.

    But then, Mayweather is only coming out of retirement to do this on his own terms.
     
  2. abbviper

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    After this matchup maybe Mcgregor can bring Usain Bolt out of retirement for a showcase 100m race
     
  3. cainer

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    you say that as if Conor's never done any boxing,
    he was all Ireland youth champion at boxing and has thousands of sparring rounds behind him
    whereas Floyds kickboxing background is "0"
     
  4. Dav4

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    World class martial artist and actor Michael Jai White gives a good summary of the match up in this interview.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O3YRXsLav88
    As he says it's a total different ball game getting hit by a proper boxer
     
  5. omnomnom

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    He won a competition at school level mate...failed as an amateur boxer. Connor is not a boxer...will never be a boxer and will be schooled against Mayweather.
     
  6. cainer

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    yep ive got Floyd winning, but what i was getting at was that it would not be fair to allow Conor to leg kick against someone with 0 experience at it
    it wouldnt level the playing field at all, Conor could just stand back and kick him for a couple of rounds untill Floyd couldnt walk
     
  7. Faustinooo

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    Canelo, Pacquiao, Mosley etc spent their lives boxing and got nowhere near Floyd. I'm sure Conor will be ready after a couple months though.
     
  8. cainer

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    if you do knock him down Conor, just remember not to do this!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Liquiduk

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    :D
     
  10. Dav4

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    Have you seen that guys list of black belts? Hes got numerous Dan grades I think he's even an 8th dan in Karate. He's trained in about 6 different martial arts his whole life.
    You forget that some of the UFC guys who are classed as professional fighters don't even hold black belts in things like bjj or kickboxing etc even though they have trained in it for years
     
  11. ThestigGT999

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    Pacquiao was injured and denied a injection
     
  12. opethdisciple

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    So MMA fights are what 3-4 rounds? Boxing is 12.... erm this fight is just a joke on every single level.

    Why is this not an MMA fight?
     
  13. nemtizz

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    Shorter rounds and far less physical exertion in a boxing bout, tbf. Anyway it's fairly obvious why it's not an MMA fight. Mayweather holds all the cards, and rightfully so. He would die if it was MMA and nobody wants to see that, except maybe some of his exes. At least with it being boxing Conor has a chance, a very minute one of course.
     
  14. opethdisciple

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  15. =XDC=FluphyBunny

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    Because compared to Mayweather, McGreggor is an amateur. Mayweather runs the fight and no reason in the world he would step into an octagon.
     
  16. Avenged7Fold

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    I would also say it was Mayweathers closest match and could have gone very differently a year or two back.

    That said, Mcgregor knows he will lose as much as everyone else. He is just there for a Mayweather size payout and Mayweather wants an easy win cashout again. It is getting harder to create these big money match-ups for Mayweather while keeping his reputation safe.
     
  17. McGray

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    All nonsense.
     
  18. Psycho Sonny

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    read my post above.

    floyd in his last 14 fights 12 of them have went the distance and the 2 that didn't one of them went to round 10.

    floyd is not a KO expert or an early finisher. mc gregor is way out of his depth though but he's used to getting punched practically bare knuckles in MMA. he won't go down in 2 or 3 if he does that will be a shock.

    i expect this fight to go at least 6 rounds as mc gregor is used to preparing for 5 x 5 minute rounds in MMA. if it is going to be finished early then it will be after 6 rounds. if mayweather does do him in 2 rounds that will be a big shock, he lacks big power or he would have finished a lot more than 2 of his last 14 fights and mc gregor is used to being hit bare knuckles style with those MMA gloves, boxing gloves will take time to hurt him.

    however if mc gregor is so used to fighting MMA he may just be unable to adapt to boxing in this short space of time. his positioning may be all wrong and he just gets beat on repeatedly until the towel is thrown in or stopped by the ref.
     
  19. Psycho Sonny

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    not really Nate Diaz is a stoner junkie. to be beaten by him then think your good enough to beat floyd your not as good as you think you are.

    anderson silva was in his prime 10 times the fighter mc gregor is
     
  20. mattyg

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    I'm sure I read somewhere that McGregor said he's used to looking out for Knees and Feet and elbows and Submissions. With this fight all he has to look out for a punches. So his workload/rate is massively reduced.

    God could you imagine his Ego should he win.
     


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