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Old 21 July 2017, 16:26
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Better yet, have it set in a bar and ring the bell after they've both had a few pints.
Seeing as it's an Irish guy, a few pints probably sharpens CM up. This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
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Old 21 July 2017, 21:35
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This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
All of the UFC has been going this way for some time...this just puts a different twist on the usual recipe.
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Old 22 July 2017, 13:33
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Seeing as it's an Irish guy, a few pints probably sharpens CM up. This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
An even better match would take place in the Irish countryside. It would start with McGregor, accompanied by a lovely redhead who looks a lot like a young Maureen O'Hara, symbolically throwing his purse money into into the boiler fire of a steam tractor in the field, and then ducking and countering with a punch to the midsection when Mayweather throws a haymaker at McGregor, causing Mayweather to lose his balance and fall to the ground. The hot little redhead then declares she is going home and will have the grub ready for them when they're finished.

They would then continue the fight through the outlying areas and into the town, stopping for a mid fight break at a pub. McGregor will attempt to pay for the pint of Guinness, Mayweather will keep refusing and eventually throw the Guinness into McGregor's face, after which the fight continues. The bookies of course will be taking bets throughout, changing the odds with every punch and counterpunch.

It's been done before, pretty sure it ends in a draw.
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An even better match would take place in the Irish countryside. It would start with McGregor, accompanied by a lovely redhead who looks a lot like a young Maureen O'Hara, symbolically throwing his purse money into into the boiler fire of a steam tractor in the field, and then ducking and countering with a punch to the midsection when Mayweather throws a haymaker at McGregor, causing Mayweather to lose his balance and fall to the ground. The hot little redhead then declares she is going home and will have the grub ready for them when they're finished.

They would then continue the fight through the outlying areas and into the town, stopping for a mid fight break at a pub. McGregor will attempt to pay for the pint of Guinness, Mayweather will keep refusing and eventually throw the Guinness into McGregor's face, after which the fight continues. The bookies of course will be taking bets throughout, changing the odds with every punch and counterpunch.

It's been done before, pretty sure it ends in a draw.
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Old 22 July 2017, 20:09
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In shooting terms, this would be like taking an above-average Tier-1 Operator (Kyle Lamb for example) and having him shoot a USPSA match against Rob Leatham. In a true gunfight Leatham wouldn't stand a chance. But in a USPSA match it's the Tier-1 guy at a serious disadvantage.
Right.

In a broader sense, the thing about combat sports is that there is always a disconnect. I tell my grandson to remember that the operative word is sport. "Combat" in that phrase is really just an adjective modifying the noun. There are lessons to be learned and tools to be developed, but its still sport and its played under a set of limitations no different than saying you can't run to homeplate from second base.

Even saying "anything goes" still assumes a rule. Something I haven't seen in real life -- one against one.
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Old 22 July 2017, 20:21
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I'm glad that fight is happening.

Am looking forward to it.
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Like a lot of overhyped events these days, the ending is sure to disappoint.

Kind of like that Michael Phelps vs the Great White Shark race.
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It was mentioned on TV that the over/under for total rounds is 9. I'm not a betting man, but I'm tempted to place a bet on FM and the under.
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I would definitely take the under on that bet, but with my luck the fix would be in and it would go the full 12 rounds.
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I would definitely take the under on that bet, but with my luck the fix would be in and it would go the full 12 rounds.
After seeing the fairly recent Horn vs Pacquiao fight, a fix, followed by a relatively quick rematch, wouldn't be all that shocking.

Under 9 is still a tempting bet, even for a non-bettor like me. It would take me just a few minutes to drive to a casino where I could probably watch the fight in their sports book for free after I placed my bet.
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Lightbulb Interesting....

Paulie Malignaggi gives detailed account of second sparring session with 'd*ckhead' Conor McGregor

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“He hung tough the first five rounds,” the longtime boxer said. “He came out sharper, with more of a purpose. He hung tough for the first rounds, he even landed a couple of good shots, but I was starting to take over.

“My work was more consistent. My style was more consistent. My counter punching was sharper. My jab was sharper. There was just more consistency on my part.”
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17 days, 10 hours, 39 minutes and 44...43...42...seconds until the most hyped fight in the last 30+ plus years commences.

I can hardly wait. Until it's over, that is.
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They both arrived in Vegas today, and both are predicting a short fight. McGregor said that he believes he'll knock him out early, in one or two rounds.

I found Mayweather's quote somewhat more interesting, he said "the fight is not going to go the distance". Didn't say which of them wouldn't go the distance, though.

And of course the sports books are chewing their collective fingernails right now, because even though Mayweather is considered the favorite, fans have been putting a lot of money down on McGregor at long odds.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/22/las-veg...egor-disaster/

According this article I cited, 89% of the betting action is on McGregor. If he pulled off the improbable and won, it would probably put the bookies in the red for the next several years.

BTW, can a fighter put down a bet on himself? I don't know how that goes for fighters from an ethical standpoint. We all know how it goes for other sports like baseball, football, etc. but I always figured if you can't lay down a bet on yourself before you hop in the ring, then what's the point in fighting to begin with?

Like Butch, in Pulp Fiction.
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Old 23 August 2017, 20:26
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McGregor goes down, hard, in the 5th.
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I hope they get in there and French kiss and announce that they're going to be the first transgender bi-racial combat sports couple and laugh all the way to the bank. I'm tired of hearing about the whole thing.
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Just put 50 bucks on McGregor ☺
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Old 26 August 2017, 13:26
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I know you're from Finland Tuukka, but in baseball terms the bet you just put down is the equivalent of swinging for the fences. That means trying to hit a home run with every swing of the bat.

Over 90% of the action now is on McGregor, mostly smaller bets like yours, but the big money, which is also the smart money, is now coming in and laying off bets on Mayweather, a few of them in excess of $1 million.

A fight analyst in Vegas for the bout put forth the theory yesterday that if you're under 30 (roughly, it's an unproven theory) more than likely you think McGregor is going to clobber Mayweather, early and often.

And if you're like me and a lot of other people who grew up with boxing, let's say around 40 but perhaps a little older than that, you know that a bout governed by the rules of boxing set forth by whatever boxing authority is sanctioning the fight will always favor the man who who has fought by those rules his whole career. As for the people in that 30-40 age range, it's probably a tossup..

Sure, McGregor has a pretty strong punch, but he is still going to have to hit Mayweather, who is arguably one of the best in history at avoiding punches, or at least moving in a way that turns them into little more than a glancing blow.

Still, anything could happen. In the end, McGregor has what I will call a fighter's chance, meaning when he starts throwing punches there is a possibility that he's going to sneak a few through, and if he sneaks enough of them through Mayweather could find himself in more trouble than he thinks.

More than likely Mayweather is going to duck and weave, work McGregor's body and give the people who paid good money to watch their money's worth. But most boxing experts think he could end the bout at anytime simply through his experience and superior boxing skill.
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Just put 50 bucks on McGregor ☺
I'm seriously considering going up the street and putting down a $100 on McGregor at Sams Town.

Yeah he isn't a pro boxer. Yeah he is MMA and going against what many consider to be one of the all time greats.

But McGregor has a secret weapon: He is Irish!!

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Old 26 August 2017, 15:37
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I'm seriously considering going up the street and putting down a $100 on McGregor at Sams Town.

Yeah he isn't a pro boxer. Yeah he is MMA and going against what many consider to be one of the all time greats.

But McGregor has a secret weapon: He is Irish!!

If CM wins it will be a greater upset than Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson.

In a perfect world, Connor would knock FM out, then return to the UFC and get his ass kicked by an up and comer.
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