Mayweather vs McGregor: Let's Get Ready to Get It On!

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  1. Mitch Henessey

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/5/1...loyd-mayweather-will-only-fight-against-conor

    It's a longshot, if this ever happens, and personally I can't say I'm all that excited for a McGregor VS Mayweather super fight.

    I'm sure it'll generate tons of buzz and the fight will break numerous records, but I have a feeling the fight will follow a path that resembles Pacquiao VS Mayweather. The build up with the weigh-in, the staredowns, the interviews, and all the trash talking will be more entertaining than the actual fight, and there's no way the fight will live up to the enormous hype machine behind it, and all the grandiose expectations. Mayweather has built a profitable persona as this narcissistic, flashy, and egotistical antihero over the years, and Mayweather coming out of retirement for one more fight against McGregor is worthy of headlines, but when it's all said done, I highly doubt McGregor VS Maywether will be worth the hefty price tag on PPV.
     
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  2. Jack-Hammer

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    I can't say that I'm all that interested either because I don't particularly like either one of them. That's not to say that they're not great at what they do, because it's abundantly clear that they are, it's just that they're both dislikeable people. McGregor lost to Nate Diaz a few months back, his first loss in the UFC, though he's still UFC Featherweight Champion as Diaz was his debut fight as a welterweight. Ultimately, it'd be two assholes with god complexes looking to earn a massive payday.

    Mayweather is a great fighter, there's no denying it. A total of 27 of his 49 professional fights have been championship fights and he's undefeated. As a person, the guy's a raving ego maniac who has a history of domestic abuse and a history of public homophobic slurs. He made $220 million from his fight with Manny Pacquiao, which is an absolutely obscene amount of money for a single fight, and I've little interest in making him wealthier.

    At the same time, it's hard to believe anything that McGregor says as the guy's just a massive windbag who says or Tweets things just to stir shit up. As a result, this could be nothing more than pure publicity.
     
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  3. Jeff Deliverer of Mail

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    As much as I hate Floyd Mayweather, he's one of, if not the greatest boxer of all time. Mayweather would pick apart Conor round after round with speed, like a little bird picking at his food, until Conor is spent in the later rounds and can't compete vs Floyd anymore. The only chance Conor would have is an early flurry and hope for a K.O. (but that's risky due to counter punches)
     
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  4. OYDK

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    I guess it would be cool, but would McGregor really have a shot against Mayweather? I remember watching a McGregor interview maybe a month back, where he said that he would have no problem stepping into a boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather, and if the fight were to happen, it would be a boxing match moreso than an MMA fight. All I have to say to that is, good luck Conor.

    Personally, I don't want to see Floyd Mayweather get handed another 300 mil or whatever crazy number he's likely to get. I heard somewhere that if this fight were to actually go down, win or lose Mayweather would get something like 80% of the purse. McGregor strikes me as somebody who just wants to make the money out of this match and doesn't really give a shit about the outcome. Like another poster said, these guys are both ego-maniacs who really couldn't care less about their professions, and because of that, I can easily see this turn into a circus or a farce.

    Lastly, White has come out and said that McGregor can't book his own fights because of his contract with the UFC or some clause or other. Apparently, UFC are the only ones legally able to book a Conor McGregor fight and they are completely against this whole thing. I don't see it happening, and quite frankly, I don't know how I'd feel about it if it did.

    EDIT: Sorry for re-iterating OP, didn't read the blob.
     
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  5. OYDK

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    So by now I'd assume pretty much everybody has, at one time or another, heard of the long-running "feud" between the iconic boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend Conor McGregor, which first began nearly two years ago after McGregor proposed that he would fight Mayweather if the opportunity ever arose. Since then, the two fighters have been verbally sparring back and forth with little happening in terms of setting up an actual bout between the two (and with many fight fans generally assuming it would never happen), but that all changed within the past 24 hours. The date has finally been set. Conor McGregor will take on Floyd Mayweather in a mega-money boxing match on August 26th in Las Vegas at either the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena, barring any injuries or shenanigans of course.

    Now personally, while I don't necessarily like Conor McGregor, and while it's highly unlikely, I hope he knocks the shit out of Floyd Mayweather. This will probably be Mayweather's last fight ever with the boxer hoping to finish his career at 50-0, and I would love to see him lose his undefeated streak at the hands of a "non-boxer" so to speak. Yeah, in case you haven't noticed, I don't like Floyd much. Still, petty hatred aside, both guys are undoubtedly looking to make an enormous amount of money from this fight, and PPV records are likely to be smashed. I know I'll be watching.

    Discuss, friendos.
     
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  6. LBGetBack

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    I hope Floyd beats the brakes off that clown. Will be interesting to watch if it happens.
     
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  7. Sai the Uganda Guy

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    I can't stand either guy, so I have zero interest in watching this. That said, OP described it well as a mega money match, as they're both money printers for their respective sports.
     
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    Yeah, I should clarify that I'm not much of a Floyd fan personally. I respect the hell out of him as a boxer and enjoy watching him fight, but he's not all that likable of a persona.

    I'm rooting hard for him on some boxing pride stuff though. I'm not a big MMA guy and I find a lot of MMA fans annoying. I'm definitely a boxing guy. I suspect I won't be alone from that standpoint.....lots of boxing and MMA fans who don't even particularly like the fighters will be interested and will root for the guy representing their sport.
     
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  9. Sai the Uganda Guy

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    I love both sports, which I guess is the issue for me. Neither guy draws me in the regard of rooting for a certain sport's athlete. If it were someone I enjoyed more in one spot rather than the other, perhaps I would see it different, e.g. if Manny Pacquiao were the boxer involved, or Cain Velasquez the MMA fighter.
     
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  10. Khalifa

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    Either way it's a win/win for me. Conor says he is humble in victory but I would like to see what he says after beating Floyd. At the same time, Conor needs to be taken down a few notches. I reckon Floyd would be so devastated losing to McGregor aft r already retiring at 49-0. Definitely going to watch it and will be rooting for Floyd more than Conor. I expect Floyd to make Conor look silly as well. Might be close in the first couple rounds but Floyd should pull away.
     
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  11. Makaveli31

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    What a JOKE!! If Floyd was any kind of a REAL champion he would challenge the winner of the Canelo-Triple G fight. Not this sideshow. But we know that won't happen. If the best boxers in the world (and some of the best punchers i.e. Pacquiao, Canelo) couldn't beat Floyd what makes anyone with half a brain think McGregor can come even close?
     
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  12. OYDK

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    HA! Floyd Mayweather, a real champion? Maybe at one time, but at this point in his career, the guy doesn't care about taking the best fights; he wants easy wins and a pile of money. McGregor is the best-case scenario for him. Floyd would fight a baby on PPV if he thought it would make him richer.

    Honestly, I just hope this fight lives up. Mayweather/Pacquiao was incredibly boring. At least Conor will push the tempo and force Mayweather to do more than turtle and dodge. Mcregor's probably getting his ass handed to him, but as long as I'm entertained, I walk away happy.
     
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  13. Stone Cold Tea

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    Wouldn't it be amazing if Conor kicked him in the head. I'd imagine there will be a clause in the contract stating he forfeits any kind of purse but it would be remembered forever.

    Kick his fucking head off Conor.
     
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    Why would anyone pay for this unless for some reason you are a huge fan of one the two? It just seems like this is going to be a combination of every dull Mayweather fight and whatever CM Punk was trying to do by attempting an endeavor that he was not built to succeed at. I'm not saying McGregor is a shitty athlete, but like Punk, there is no evidence that he can be a boxer so he probably can't be a boxer.

    I don't know, this may have a few highlights but overall feels like it is just going to be an exhibition with no meaning and little action. It probably won't be very good for race relations either.
     
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  15. ShinChan

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    Don't care for any of these guys.

    What I'm most concerned about is UFC's Lightweight Division. Almost ten months without any title defense. Basically, McGregor is the Brock Lesnar of UFC. Won't even see it for free, let alone by paying.

    Anyone who's a fan of either guy, Enjoy.
     
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  16. SSJPhenom

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    This match is more ridiculous then the premise of Rocky Balboa.

    The Athletic Commission is actually going to let a non boxer have a professional, real boxing match with (like him or hate him) one of the best to ever do it? This is a joke. There is no way in hell that Connor can win and if this match were to take place in the octagon instead of the boxing ring I'd say the exact same thing in regards to Mayweather. It's a joke and I don't see how this match can be entertaining in the least. Either Mayweather is going to turtle and dodge for the entire match, essentially playing around with Connor or he's going to be serious and knock Connor out.

    If anyone is expecting any type of a real competitive/entertaining match; don't.
     
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  17. Makaveli31

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    True. He wants that 50th win to break Marciano's record and this is easiest way to get it. It will also make him a shit ton of money in the process. He probably will test McGregor's power early just to see what kind of punching power he has with boxing gloves as opposed to MMA gloves. If he feels he can withstand his power we MIGHT get a little bit of a show but there is no way Floyd will put himself in any major jeopardy. The first time he gets rocked he will resort to his turtle shell defense. This will allow him to say he gave the fans' "their money's worth" and allow McGregor to save a little bit of face also by claiming he rocked Mayweather and the usual BS about running blah blah blah.
     
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  18. Aeon Mathix

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    I don't know why people are butthurt about this. Not saying anyone in this thread specifically but in general. It's there for money and nothing more. Both guys are getting like 100 million dollars for this and everyone is going to be more rich after it's done. Seriously there's no debate about the fight or whatever because money is all that matters especially to McGregor and Mayweather.

    I'm not a boxing or MMA fan at all just because I find them to be the most boring things to watch ever. I get that maybe I don't understand it but it just doesn't appeal to me. Not to mention the fact that fans of combat sports are some of the most annoying people you can ever meet. Especially the ones that do it for a hobby or competitively. It's all they talk about and how they knocked this guy out or have all this training or whatever. I hate those people with a passion and is probably the biggest reason I never cared to get into these types of things.
     
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  19. boxingpro

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    Yeah. That's true.

    It's not a fight err... circus it is.
     
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    Conor Predicts that he's going to knock out Floyd by the 4th round, but in his recent Mayweather VS McGregor Press conference he said that he'll try to finish it off under 1 round. Now, these words are coming from an amateur boxer who hasn't boxed professionally. Well, as far as stats and logical reasoning go, Floyd would win, but somewhere deep down inside everyone of us is that little disbelief that "What IF...". So anything can happen.
     
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  21. Reflection

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    This is a situation where no matter what happens, both these people walk out winners. The losers are the ones who are cursing and abusing each other on social media over what will happen come Saturday.
    McGregor is in it for the money and increasing his brand value to Mayweather's league. If there's anything we know for sure about Connor, other than that he is an absolute asshole, it's that this guy loves his money. Seeing the kind of money a Mayweather fight pulls, he is definitely interested. Even if he loses this fight, he (a) gets a huge payday and publicity, (b) has the excuse that this wasn't the sport he specialises in, and (c) will defeat a few guys in UFC and easily leave this in the past with his brash attitude.
    As for Mayweather, he has nothing left to prove. His in-ring stats are exceptional. Given the way he has conducted himself over the course of this build-up, and especially the final press conference, even if he loses he remains a respected figure and not become the butt-of-jokes.
    As for me, I'll just go watch the highlights the next morning, and read hysterical comments by the losers mentioned earlier. :)
     
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    The fact that McGregor lasted as long as he did and actually won the first 3 rounds should be considered a victory for him. I wouldn't be surprised if he did another boxing match, but I hope he goes back to ufc and faces either Khabib or Nate Diaz for the rubber match. I didn't pay $100 for this fight, but if Mayweather had the guts to fight Connor in a ufc fight, that I may pay over 100 for!
     
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    How does that compare to Saleh Stevens MMA?
     
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