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Old 12 July 2017, 18:22
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My sentiments exactly. That's a topic for another thread.
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Old 13 July 2017, 18:49
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Anyone have a line on where to place a bet on-line? I have checked a few sites out, but they seem a little shady. I have never placed a bet over the internet before.
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Old 13 July 2017, 19:24
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Yeah, the whole internet gambling thing seems like a poor bet in itself, you should just look for a local bookie (they still exist!), if you can find one that comes recommended.

Don't know how factual this report is, but word is that Mayweather challenged McGregor to bet his total purse against Mayweather's, and McGregor reportedly is ready to take him up on it, telling him to "just send the contract".

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/1...fc-boxing-news

Now that would make for an interesting fight, if it actually came to that.
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Old 13 July 2017, 20:56
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Yeah, the whole internet gambling thing seems like a poor bet in itself, you should just look for a local bookie (they still exist!), if you can find one that comes recommended.

Don't know how factual this report is, but word is that Mayweather challenged McGregor to bet his total purse against Mayweather's, and McGregor reportedly is ready to take him up on it, telling him to "just send the contract".

https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/1...fc-boxing-news

Now that would make for an interesting fight, if it actually came to that.
I could probably do that if I wasn't OCONUS. That is why I was asking about the on-line thing. Is there some way to do some third party type of shit?
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Old 14 July 2017, 10:11
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I could probably do that if I wasn't OCONUS. That is why I was asking about the on-line thing. Is there some way to do some third party type of shit?
I'm not a betting type person but it seems fairly easy to bet from overseas locations with any of the big name betting sites. I did a quick google seach with one of the sites I've seen advertised for years and it brought me right to the odds page for the fight.
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Old 14 July 2017, 14:19
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I could probably do that if I wasn't OCONUS. That is why I was asking about the on-line thing. Is there some way to do some third party type of shit?
I've placed several bets on Bovada (Formely Bodog) and lost most of them. The one I did win, I requested a pay out and received it without much delay.

if you do end up placing the bet online...do not accept the bonus they ALWAYS offer. It will tie up your winnings and you'll most likely never see them.
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Old 14 July 2017, 14:25
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OK, I had already made a Bovada account before replying in this thread. I didn't take any of the bonuses they were trying to force on me, however, when I went to make a deposit, it was giving me some error. So, I thought "this site already seems shady." Maybe I will give it another try and see if it let's me add a deposit.

HDLS: That is weird, even Bovada made me create an account before seeing the odds.

I need to work on my Google fu, I think.
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LMAO!

The marketing for this fight is so hyped ain't even funny...
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Old 15 July 2017, 20:37
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I wrote a really long response about this fight a few pages back and for the most part everything else I said there still stands.

Floyd is the best living boxer. If Connor tries to box with him he will lose and he will lose badly.

That being said there are couple of wild card factors for this fight that have begun to make me doubt myself.

Floyd is 40+ years old. He retired. He hasn't been training full time for a while now. It takes time to get back there cardio wise. Every real fighter will tell you it's 40% skill, 60+ % cardio. Connor is 20 something and in the prime of his fight career / life.


When I used to spar every day, when I worked with other MMA fighters, Thai fighters, the usual people I could kind of float through it. I was used to their styles, I knew what they would do before they did it. I realized I was losing my edge so I started going around to a bunch or different gyms that taught various martial arts but still had full contact sparring.

I saw some hilarious stuff. I had some people try some utterly stupid stuff and I converted a lot of people to come to our gym to train. but I also almost go knocked the fuck out with an ax kick I never saw coming

Fighting someone with a totally different style will give even the best fighters pause. Connor has a style that Floyd has never faced professionally. As long as he brings his usual crazy style and doesn't try to box with Floyd he might just have a chance.

Of course he might just get knocked out for not keeping his hands up.
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Old 15 July 2017, 23:03
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I wrote a really long response about this fight a few pages back and for the most part everything else I said there still stands.

Floyd is the best living boxer. If Connor tries to box with him he will lose and he will lose badly.

That being said there are couple of wild card factors for this fight that have begun to make me doubt myself.

Floyd is 40+ years old. He retired. He hasn't been training full time for a while now. It takes time to get back there cardio wise. Every real fighter will tell you it's 40% skill, 60+ % cardio. Connor is 20 something and in the prime of his fight career .
To add: partying like a rockstar and banging 24/7 for the last 2 years. All of that combined has me thinking about something possibly extraordinary going down. Although everything here is rightly stated, for why it shouldn't be close based on skill and experience.

I'm not a betting man, but I'm going to bet on CM just for the heck of it. The reward is worth the risk in my mind.
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Old 16 July 2017, 00:28
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A question I had for anyone who has done both Boxing and MMA. Which of the two professional sports require the most physical conditioning/stamina?

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Old 16 July 2017, 04:30
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A question I had for anyone who has done both Boxing and MMA. Which of the two professional sports require the most physical conditioning/stamina?

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They both require as much conditioning as you can possibly bring to the table, if for different things. You can never have too much cardio. There is nothing like fighting 5 five minute rounds, in any rule set. Add body shots, breathing through a mouth piece, it just gets ugly.

Athletes from both boxing and MMA spend huge money on the most advanced sports science to try and wring the very last bit of cardio from their bodies.
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Old 16 July 2017, 07:07
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It's what I love about the fight game, no matter who you are--anyone can go from hero to hobo with one punch.
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Old 16 July 2017, 17:43
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They both require as much conditioning as you can possibly bring to the table, if for different things. You can never have too much cardio. There is nothing like fighting 5 five minute rounds, in any rule set. Add body shots, breathing through a mouth piece, it just gets ugly.

Athletes from both boxing and MMA spend huge money on the most advanced sports science to try and wring the very last bit of cardio from their bodies.
I cannot imagine what it must be like on both sides. It will be interesting to see how the fight "technically" turns out, even though it looks like a circus show right now.
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Old 16 July 2017, 21:52
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The thing is, even if Conor wins, congrats, you beat a 40 year old, retired dude.

The only real losers in all of this, is the people who are paying money to see this shit show.
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