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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
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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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*With the Klitschko brothers, Kovalev, GGG, Lomachenko and Alvarez all having been active at the same time and the rise of MMA eclipsing boxing in the public imagination anyway, I would think the term "great white hope" only bears relevance to old timers at this point.
(This post was last modified: 08-27-2017 01:50 PM by Higgs Bosun.)
08-27-2017 01:46 PM
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