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Offline CuckFace

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McGregor vs Mayweather
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:56:45 pm »
Who's gonna watch?

Who's gonna win?

Give us your thoughts.
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Offline BC_cheque

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 08:39:18 pm »
I'm going to watch. 

I will be rooting for McGregor even though I'm 99.99% sure Mayweather will win.  Given their different backgrounds I think it'll be a spectacular match just to see how the two different styles will go against each other. 

Mayweather is arrogant and overpaid and I'd love to see him lose to someone like McGregor, but I'm pretty certain he will retire undefeated and go down in boxing history as one of the greatest. 

I was in kickboxing for years and I still follow a lot of boxing and UFC - this is one match I'm really excited about.
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Offline kimmy

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 08:44:08 pm »
This is a boxing match, correct?

Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and McGregor isn't a boxer at all.  This won't even be close.

If it was a mixed martial arts contest, I think McGregor would tear Mayweather to pieces, but it isn't.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 08:54:49 pm »
Yeah, but the fact that they have such different backgrounds might end up making for a really good match.

I agree though, Mayweather would not last 30 seconds in the ring if it was MMA.

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 09:13:56 pm »
Yeah, but the fact that they have such different backgrounds might end up making for a really good match.

Yeah, they may be from different backgrounds, but the fight will be fought in Mayweather's discipline... and that's a huge advantage.  None of the advantages of McGregor's MMA background will be of any use in a pure boxing match. I mean, a chess grandmaster and a checkers grandmaster have different backgrounds, but if it's a chess match you have to pick the chess grandmaster, no questions asked.


edit:  I guess you have to say McGregor has "a puncher's chance", and McGregor is a spectacularly gifted puncher.

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 09:50:05 pm »
Someone made a claymation version of the entire Connor McGregor vs Jose Aldo fight. Since the entire fight was just 13 seconds, doing it in stop-motion was entirely viable.   Even though this is claymation, I think it accurately depicts McGregor's serpent-like speed and precision. Aldo throws a straight right, and before it even lands he's knocked unconscious by McGregor's left hook to the jaw.  I think this is basically Connor's only chance.  But Mayweather didn't go 49-0 by leaving his chin exposed like Aldo does here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIvrOZjF22Y

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 10:20:03 pm »
McGregor started off a boxer and he has an unorthodox style which makes him a difficult opponent for traditional boxers.

Having said that, I don't think anyone, including McGregor, believes he's going to win.  He's vastly the underdog and he's said it's more for fun. 

Well, I'm sure the publicity and the reported $75 million payout has something to do with it.

Still, I'm looking forward to seeing how he'll do as a boxer against one of the greatest boxers that ever was.


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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 10:29:54 pm »
Yeah, I  think I'd be willing to risk getting knocked out for $75 million.  I actually really do hope McGregor wins, I just don't think he will.

I competed in judo for years and was extremely good at it. And I've been sparring regularly with a real boxer for almost 10 years. Plus beating up my rice bag to relieve stress since I was a teenager. I've actually thought about giving competitive MMA a try, although at my age I think it's best if I don't. UFC fighter Rory MacDonald is from Kim City, and I once bumped into a lady from his former dojo at a taco stand. She was driving the official vehicle, dressed head to toe in their gear, I think she might have been one of the instructors. I was tempted to deck her with the condiments tray and throw down with her, just to find out if I've got what it takes.

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 09:52:58 am »
Mayweather has never been knocked out. He's barely been hit by some of the most gifted boxers in history. This fight isn't even going to be close and I'm a much bigger MMA fan than a boxing fan.

The only way McGregor has a chance is if Mayweather doesn't take the fight seriously so his conditioning suffers and he gasses halfway through the fight. That's if McGregor can survive that long. In that situation, McGregor may have a punchers chance at flashing him, but it's going to take a god damn miracle. Last odds I saw had it Mayweather -500 McGregor +600. In other words, in other words a $500 bet gets you $100 for a Mayweather win or $3000 for a McGregor win. To say McGregor is the underdog is vastly understating how poor his odds are here.

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 04:18:06 pm »
To say McGregor is the underdog is vastly understating how poor his odds are here.

You're preaching to the choir given that I said I'm certain Mayweather will win and I'm just watching for entertainment value of seeing an MMA fighter go against an conventional boxer.

But.... you'd be surprised with what some people think.  There is a whole cult out there who believe Mayweather is only an undefeated champion because he 'ducks' legitimate fighters. 

A friend of mine thinks McGregor has a chance.   :D

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2017, 06:34:26 pm »
Mayweather is very fast, obviously a great defensive boxer.  Like everyone, I expect him to win easily.

However, McGregor is also a gifted boxer with very powerful hands for his size.  He's one of the best pound-for-pound UFC fighters and virtually all of his success & wins have come from his boxing skills.  His kicking seems meh & inaccurate, and I've don't remember seeing him take anyone down, his ground-game is his weakness so he relies on his boxing with some wild kicks thrown in that often don't land.  Doesn't mean he's technically anywhere close to Mayweather but Conor still stands a slim chance.  He's a lefty & punches at awkward angles so that might give Floyd some trouble early on.

His only hope is obviously his 1-punch KO power.  I mean Conor KO'd the #1 pound-for-pound champ Jose Aldo in 13-seconds...Aldo hadn't lost a fight in almost 10 years at that point & was still in his prime (but those were with the tiny 4-ounce MMA gloves).  Mayweather recently agreed to fight the match with 8-ounce gloves instead of the originally agreed 10-ounces, so that favours Conor too.

Conor would have to get lucky & score a KO to win obviously.  I'm most interested in seeing his strategy in how he approaches Floyd.
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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 06:42:48 pm »
McGregor does have a height, weight and reach advantage too. I just really don't think it's enough. MMA boxing is very different because you're more squared up, ready to guard kicks and takedowns. There's no question McGregor is talented but Mayweather is seriously one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2017, 06:47:20 pm »
Yeah i agree MMA boxing is different.  You also have to get used to the different footwork, different ring, different rules, the different clinching etc.  I'm rooting for the underdog though, what a story that would be.  Floyd is just too technical though, too smart.
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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2017, 06:53:31 pm »
I just read that McGregor came up in boxing when he was younger before falling in over with MMA and had about 40 amateur boxing matches.  Still doesn't compare to fighting an undefeated boxing champ though! 
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Re: McGregor vs Mayweather
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 06:54:57 pm »
Like they say, he has a puncher's chance. McGregor is no slouch.