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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-27-2017 04:45 AM)lavidaloca Wrote:  I hate to say it but that fight looked fixed in the sense that Floyd was intentionally not taking it to him. I mean he threw 4 punches in the first round?

He can say the strategy was to wait till Conor was tired and then attack all he wants but to me it just looked like a WWE match.

Same here. The way he looks up in the 35:28 and 38:37 almost seems like was checking for the right time to lose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxOZcarvsTM

Still fun to watch though.
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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-27-2017 04:45 AM)lavidaloca Wrote:  I hate to say it but that fight looked fixed in the sense that Floyd was intentionally not taking it to him. I mean he threw 4 punches in the first round?

He can say the strategy was to wait till Conor was tired and then attack all he wants but to me it just looked like a WWE match.

It definitely looked like that, but I think Maywearher gave him the respect he earned as a striker from his UFC experience. He spent the first few rounds feeling him out and deciding how to go about dismantling him. I saw a definite change in his approach from the first round and the rounds after the 5th. That's when he decided on how to go about destroying his opponent.
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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-27-2017 12:46 AM)Mage Wrote:  In a boxing ring or an octagon a sumo wrestler would invariably catch and kill a marathon runner.

Even without a ring we are talking about fighting here not about running. Fighting implies that both parties are interested in attacking and beating each other up.

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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-27-2017 06:16 AM)Troller Wrote:  
(08-27-2017 04:45 AM)lavidaloca Wrote:  I hate to say it but that fight looked fixed in the sense that Floyd was intentionally not taking it to him. I mean he threw 4 punches in the first round?

He can say the strategy was to wait till Conor was tired and then attack all he wants but to me it just looked like a WWE match.

Same here. The way he looks up in the 35:28 and 38:37 almost seems like was checking for the right time to lose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxOZcarvsTM

Still fun to watch though.

I think he was just trying to survive that round
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Very glad the clown lost. Now shoo, enjoy your $100 million in peace and pollute the airwaves no more.

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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-27-2017 04:28 AM)Roosh Wrote:  Floyd's post-fight press conference:



Conor's press conference:


It's hard to pay much attention to what either fighter is saying with that woman on the right standing there. Doesn't get much hotter than that, for my tastes. Connor mentioned he's going on a yacht the next day. I'd be doing some motor-boating even sooner than that in his position.

As for the fight, I was impressed McGregor did as well as he did the first half. Probably Floyd could have ended it sooner, but I don't think Floyd could have done it in round one without serious risk of getting caught out.

The judge was super lenient about the hammer fists to the top and back of the head. Gotta wonder, was Connor actually training like that? Seems a few months of hard boxing training should eliminate that reflex.

I'd love to see McGregor go to Muay Thai next. He seems a bit like Ramon Dekkers with his aggression and could possibly do similar things. He'd need to train harder and longer in that than he even did for this fight for it to go well I think.

As for the hybrid sport, I'd like to see basically Muay Thai with a few more things legal, like the hammer fists to anywhere on the head and perhaps standing chokes and judo throws. I do think he's on to something. People are getting bored with watching boxing as it is with such limiting rules, but also most people don't like watching dudes rolling around on the ground either.
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Can anyone tell me if there is any difference, emotionally and intellectually, between someone saying McGregor would have won in a street fight, and someone saying Hilary won the popular vote?

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Floyd and Connor now:

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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
Funniest part of the night.

McGregor to Floyd " I turned you into a Mexican."
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Conor and his team are proving themselves to be the outclassed amateurs the boxing community said they were with some of these post fight comments. Claiming the fight was close, that he was just tired when they stopped the fight, that he was outboxing Floyd in the early rounds, that he picked him apart against the ropes and so on.

Floyd confirmed in the post fight conference that the plan was to let Conor punch himself out in the first three rounds.

Conor's response to this was to think "oh wow, I'm easily outboxing Floyd Mayweather! this guy's nothing special!" and he still hasn't realised he was being played even after he gassed in the third and took a beating for the next seven without Floyd breaking a sweat.

I was one of those fans who wanted Conor to win because I prefer MMA to boxing but he's embarrassing MMA by acting like this was anything other than extremely easy money for Floyd. He was manipulated and bullied by a older, much smaller guy with below average knockout power and brittle hands. If he boxes a guy with power he's going to have years taken off his life.
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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
Connor made out like a robber. Nothing but respect for him playing the media like a fiddle. And he didn't even get embarassed.
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@Solus

Come on, Conor knows, he's just talking shit because that is what he does and how he makes money.
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Floyd looked like shit though overall. No reason to let amateur level boxer even hang around with you. Floyd started his effort in the 4/5th round but still had to let it drag on for 10 rounds. Any younger more practical boxer would of our Conor on his ass in 3 rounds max.

Overall, Floyd got exposed as a slow old man. He wont come back because any hungry younger boxer would best him. U just think it's more telling Conor was even able to hang around. I get the "strategy" but this was literally Lebron James playing one-on-one with a high level College recruit. I'm sure the recruit could score a few times but Lebron would dismantle him quickly.
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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
Great performance by Conor. The "great white hope*" as Fortis put it made over $100m in the span of a few minutes, absorbed just about no physical damage in the process, never hit the canvas, and won more rounds than he lost at the time of the stoppage. Furthermore, anyone watching the fight could clearly see the cause of the TKO was Connor gassing out rather than being overwhelmed by Floyd's superior firepower.

You can try and come up with whatever theories you want about the fight being scripted in attempts to virtue signal, but the simple fact of the matter is that for the millions watching this fight ended more favorably for McGregor than anyone could have realistically imagined. I was expecting McGregor to be clowned early and KO'd towards the end despite rooting for him. That he lost a boxing match against one of the all time greats by virtue of cardio in the 10th round is an almost laughably anti-climactic outcome. It's a bit as if Cuba took on the US Navy in a naval war and fought it to a stalemate before eventually losing as a result of a diesel shortage.

Floyd was supposed to win by crushing and annihilating McGregor in unequivocal fashion, not by sticking around long enough to see Conor gas out while showing his back multiple times. I wouldn't go so far as to say Floyd embarrassed himself, but he certainly didn't do a good job in showcasing this supposed massive gap in quality that was (rightly) supposed to exist between the pound for pound best boxer in the world and someone who doesn't even classify as an amateur.

Conor the real MVP here. From apprentice plumber to UFC champ to one of the highest earning "boxers" in the modern era all in the time it takes most dudes to get their bachelors degree. He can afford to buy his Lambos now, not rent them.

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I fixed your gif for you.

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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
Anyone have good links to the fight?? Or should I just wait till its on youtube?

Also anyone know what the official PPV numbers were? Google literally freezes when I try to search this statistic.
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(08-27-2017 02:57 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  I fixed you gif for you.

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That's not a gif though, it's a still image. Don't worry though, I got you Banana

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(08-27-2017 11:28 AM)debeguiled Wrote:  Can anyone tell me if there is any difference, emotionally and intellectually, between someone saying McGregor would have won in a street fight, and someone saying Hilary won the popular vote?

Both events were scripted reality TV show nonsense and people arguing about both events are retards. Nope I don't see a difference Smile
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(08-27-2017 03:26 PM)Higgs Bosun Wrote:  That's not a gif though, it's a still image. Don't worry though, I got you Banana

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Actually, it would be more accurate to call it a meme.

But I got you.


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So it's a victory that Coner was out cardio'd, then TKO'd by a smaller, 40 year old retiree who looked "out of shape"? That's reaching.

Here's Coner at the weigh in:
Quote:"[Mayweather] looks like dog shit, you know that," McGregor said. "He looks blown up, full of water. He's not going to keep my pace. Trust me on that. That's the worst shape I've ever seen him. He looks blown out, out of shape. I'm going to breeze through him. Trust me on that.

And he still got out cardio'd. Hell, Coner was panting after his weigh in antics. But no, he's the real winner because Floyd smartly exploited his weakness instead of just standing in front of him and letting Conner knock him out before he got tuckered out.
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(08-27-2017 04:31 PM)Captainstabbin Wrote:  So it's a victory that Coner was out cardio'd, then TKO'd by a smaller, 40 year old retiree who looked "out of shape"? That's reaching.

Here's Coner at the weigh in:
Quote:"[Mayweather] looks like dog shit, you know that," McGregor said. "He looks blown up, full of water. He's not going to keep my pace. Trust me on that. That's the worst shape I've ever seen him. He looks blown out, out of shape. I'm going to breeze through him. Trust me on that.

And he still got out cardio'd. Hell, Coner was panting after his weigh in antics. But no, he's the real winner because Floyd smartly exploited his weakness instead of just standing in front of him and letting Conner knock him out before he got tuckered out.

TravelerKai mentioned this earlier in the thread. Being in better shape is like a secret super power.

I haven't boxed, but I have played basketball against people who had been doing a lot less conditioning than me. It is an exhilarating feeling, watching them wilt when you just keep going.

You go from being evenly matched to playing a completely different game than the one they are playing. You feel strong and you can see their chests heave and their legs quivering.

After that it is all academic.

Floyd won by exploiting the actual rules of the actual sport he was actually playing.

Sorry if that disappoints anyone, but get out of here saying that most street fights last only a few seconds.

That just sounds weak.

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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
Is one year training even enough for an MMA fighter to build up the stamina needed for a full boxing fight? Ignoring all other aspects.
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(08-27-2017 05:26 PM)Repo Wrote:  Is one year training even enough for an MMA fighter to build up the stamina needed for a full boxing fight? Ignoring all other aspects.

Starting from a couch potato? No. Starting from the best MMA fighter in the world who already trains every day? I would have said yes, but it's clearly a no.

Is 2 years of retirement enough time to lose the stamina needed to beat the best MMA fighter in the world? No.
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It's good to see that the boxing promoters still got the skills to make a great spectacle out of nothing. These boxing cats know the game. They even make the levelheaded RVF'ers debate intensely and buy into their multiple angles of attack (white/black, america/europe, mma/boxing).

This fight never had any competitive relevance and yet both just got paid "fuck you money". Hundreds of millions. Most people have to beg their boss for a $100 raise.

We're in the age of peak soy and still the mano a mano slugfest continues to be the biggest show on earth.

Respect these huckster promoters. They know exactly the primal marketing triggers that work. I think it's great, respect to both fighters and fuck the haters.
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