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Old 19 May 2017, 15:11
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So this will be boxing only, no MMA?
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Old 19 May 2017, 16:41
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So this will be boxing only, no MMA?
Yeah, and from what I'm hearing probably 10oz gloves to boot.
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Old 19 May 2017, 16:46
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What would make for a more interesting fight, even though it won't happen, is for them to alternate rounds in their respective disciplines.

Start out boxing in round 1, then over MMA for round 2, then back to boxing for round 3, etc.
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Old 19 May 2017, 16:49
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Yeah if this is strictly a boxing match with boxing rules......Mayweather by KO or TKO in Round 1 unless it is fixed to go longer so it wont be such a disappointment. I will wait and watch it on Youtube....LOL
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Old 19 May 2017, 17:30
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What would make for a more interesting fight, even though it won't happen, is for them to alternate rounds in their respective disciplines.

Start out boxing in round 1, then over MMA for round 2, then back to boxing for round 3, etc.
Either way it will still be a one round fight. Flip a coin for first discipline?
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Either way it will still be a one round fight. Flip a coin for first discipline?
I don't know, I doubt Floyd hits harder in 10oz gloves than Diaz does in those itty bitty gloves (comparatively speaking) he was knocking McGregor with. Floyd just wins a 12 round shutout more than likely.

1 round in MMA and McGregor destroys Floyd swift and violently, IMO.
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Old 19 May 2017, 19:02
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What would make for a more interesting fight, even though it won't happen, is for them to alternate rounds in their respective disciplines.

Start out boxing in round 1, then over MMA for round 2, then back to boxing for round 3, etc.
I want to say that happened on one of the Japanese New Year's Eve cards awhile back. But I'm pretty sure it was boxing and kick boxing.

I'm not delusional enough to think that Connor has more than a puncher's chance to win this, but I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by him in this fight. One thing I am curious about, though, is if Floyd clips him and knocks him a bit loopy, does Connor shoot for a take down on instinct alone?
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I will shamefully watch this spectacle.
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Your shame will be less because I and many, many others will share your burden.....
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I don't know, I doubt Floyd hits harder in 10oz gloves than Diaz does in those itty bitty gloves (comparatively speaking) he was knocking McGregor with. Floyd just wins a 12 round shutout more than likely.

1 round in MMA and McGregor destroys Floyd swift and violently, IMO.
I will mail a case of your favorite Zima flavor beverage (not to exceed one hundred US dollars) to that Mid West hell hole you call a city if this fight goes 12 rounds.
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What would make for a more interesting fight, even though it won't happen, is for them to alternate rounds in their respective disciplines.

Start out boxing in round 1, then over MMA for round 2, then back to boxing for round 3, etc.
that would be cool to watch
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Either way it will still be a one round fight. Flip a coin for first discipline?
You just know Mayweather would simply demand, contractually, that boxing being the first round.

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I will shamefully watch this spectacle.
Imagine how disappointed you'll be when McGregor simply lies down on his back and starts kicking at Mayweather's legs, like Antonio Inoki did back in '76.
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I will mail a case of your favorite Zima flavor beverage (not to exceed one hundred US dollars) to that Mid West hell hole you call a city if this fight goes 12 rounds.
LOL! Dick.
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Zima, I hear it made a comeback.

Run for your lives!
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One step closer to reality:

Conor McGregor Signs Floyd Mayweather Contract, Awaits Response in 'Coming Days'

http://http://bleacherreport.com/art...aign=editorial
For anyone that's interested, I've signed my side of the contract to be the stunt boner for the proposed Victoria Secret porno and to be the host of American Idol. I hope to hear back in the coming days.
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As a fight nerd, I'm gonna say that McGregor is more than a joke here; and that he stands a decent chance.

Mayweather is amazing, and is the epitome of a the defensive, counter striking boxer; but he doesn't hit super hard, and hasn't been hit hard himself. He has troubles against lefties, and guys that are bigger than he.

I'm going to say that I am not going to be surprised if McGregor plants some leather on him, and at least puts him down. I'm not fan of McGregor, he is an ass; but he is no joke.

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I think opinion on how McGregor will do is divided, those who are more into MMA give him at least a fighting chance, and die hard boxing enthusiasts insist that Mayweather will pick him apart.

While there is no denying McGregor has some serious punching ability, he is fighting Mayweather on his turf, so to speak, and according to the rules of boxing.

Various combinations, including kicking or leg sweeps, won't be available to him in the ring, nor will grappling. I don't know if McGregor got his start as a boxer, if he did and then transitioned to MMA, he might actually put up a pretty good fight.

Personally, I'm not into gimmick bouts like this, but it will probably sell a lot of tickets.
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I think opinion on how McGregor will do is divided, those who are more into MMA give him at least a fighting chance, and die hard boxing enthusiasts insist that Mayweather will pick him apart.

While there is no denying McGregor has some serious punching ability, he is fighting Mayweather on his turf, so to speak, and according to the rules of boxing.

Various combinations, including kicking or leg sweeps, won't be available to him in the ring, nor will grappling. I don't know if McGregor got his start as a boxer, if he did and then transitioned to MMA, he might actually put up a pretty good fight.

Personally, I'm not into gimmick bouts like this, but it will probably sell a lot of tickets.
Most boxing fans hate MMA on its face. As a very broad generalization, they do not have the more open view of combat sports that MMA fans do. So the fact that McGregor is getting no credibility is not a surprise.

While MMA is a more general type of combat sport, due to the fighter needing to spread his/her training across multiple disciplines, it does not mean that the fighter has no specialty. McGregor is a striker primarily. He has the potential to be one helluva boxer, if he is not already. He could have watered down his training to focus more upon MMA.

That said, McGregor has a better "fight IQ" than Mayweather, simply because Mayweather is skilled at one thing. Boxing. Everything else being even, the things that matter, like footwork, and ring management, and working under pressure; Mayweather and McGregor have in common.

In my biased opinion, and being no big fan of McGregor, but an MMA guy for more years than it's been recognized; McGregor is stepping DOWN into boxing, and bringing his fighting IQ with him.

I could see why this is being called a "gimmick" fight. But I also see it as two best of breed fighters, clashing from their various dogmatic standpoints. Mayweather is more coddled, and has only to consider getting punched, and then launching a counter punch. Which is how he wins fights. McGregor has consider far more than simply getting punched throughout his experience. So perhaps, being able to focused simply on throwing, defending against, and launching punches; he very well has a punchers chance at a minimum.

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I can only assume that McGregor is devoting all of his training right now to boxing, especially in terms of how to box Mayweather.
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I don't like McGregor at all but respect him very much as a fighter and he's not a piece of shit human being like Mayweather. I'll be rooting hard for him if this fight actually happens. I also think MMA is by far the more rounded and superior sport and curmudgeonly boxing fans are more and more out of touch.
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