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Thread: Connor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather set for Aug 26

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    Connor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather set for Aug 26

    Dana White was just on SportsCenter and said the two sides have officially agreed to a boxing match in Vegas on August 26.

    I'm sure there will be a ton of people who will happily pay the $80 ppv or whatever the price may be. I have zero interest in watching this fight.

    Mayweather fights are boring as shit and not worth the time, IMO.

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    How about the fact that Mayweather is one of the greatest professional boxers of all time while Conor McGregor is not now, nor has he ever been, a professional boxer? The best boxers in Mayweathers' class have failed to beat him and now this amateur boxer is going to get a shot? I know McGregor is a tough guy and considerably younger but come on. It is nothing but a big sideshow money grab, which is fine if people are willing to pay for it, but it should be viewed for exactly what it is.
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    Is this being set up as a boxing event or MMA? If it is a boxing event Connor is going to get embarrassed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    Is this being set up as a boxing event or MMA? If it is a boxing event Connor is going to get embarrassed.
    Yeah I guess I just assumed it was going to be an MMA, it is really the only way to make it a fair fight. A boxing match is going to be pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    Is this being set up as a boxing event or MMA? If it is a boxing event Connor is going to get embarrassed.
    Boxing. If it was MMA there is no way Mayweather would have agreed to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    Yeah I guess I just assumed it was going to be an MMA, it is really the only way to make it a fair fight. A boxing match is going to be pathetic.
    If they set it up as MMA, Mayweather will get destroyed. It's just a stupid idea and a money grab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E_D_Guapo View Post
    Boxing. If it was MMA there is no way Mayweather would have agreed to it.
    That fight shouldn't last long.
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    There is a surprisingly large contingent on Twitter that thinks McGregor will beat Mayweather. That's some funny shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    There is a surprisingly large contingent on Twitter that thinks McGregor will beat Mayweather. That's some funny shit.
    Probably a bunch of MMA bros who know nothing about boxing. I am in no way a boxing authority but common sense is all that is needed in this situation. I read a couple articles about it last night and people who know boxing dismiss this as nothing but a ridiculously high paying exhibition.

    An Irish boxer named Andy Lee who has been a WBO middleweight champ gave McGregor lots of props for representing Ireland well, becoming a highly paid fighter, etc., but suggested it would be interesting to see if he could win an Irish title. I think that is probably about the equivalent of saying, "It would be interesting to see if Tim Tebow could succeed against pitching at the A ball level", ie, not against MLB pitching, let alone Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, etc. They asked him if the prospect of McGregor facing Mayweather in the ring was laughable and he said "In terms of a contest, yes".

    This is just one example. Boxing writers and enthusiasts all see it as a joke. I'm all for them putting this fight together I guess, because people want to see it and will pay for it, but it seems awfully ridiculous for people to claim McGregor is going to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_D_Guapo View Post
    Probably a bunch of MMA bros who know nothing about boxing. I am in no way a boxing authority but common sense is all that is needed in this situation. I read a couple articles about it last night and people who know boxing dismiss this as nothing but a ridiculously high paying exhibition.

    An Irish boxer named Andy Lee who has been a WBO middleweight champ gave McGregor lots of props for representing Ireland well, becoming a highly paid fighter, etc., but suggested it would be interesting to see if he could win an Irish title. I think that is probably about the equivalent of saying, "It would be interesting to see if Tim Tebow could succeed against pitching at the A ball level", ie, not against MLB pitching, let alone Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, etc. They asked him if the prospect of McGregor facing Mayweather in the ring was laughable and he said "In terms of a contest, yes".

    This is just one example. Boxing writers and enthusiasts all see it as a joke. I'm all for them putting this fight together I guess, because people want to see it and will pay for it, but it seems awfully ridiculous for people to claim McGregor is going to win.
    Unless there is some shady shit going on, I can't imagine McGregor makes it to round 2.
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