Mayweather vs. McGregor finalized for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas

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  1. Boots

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    http://www.tsn.ca/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-finalized-for-aug-26-in-las-vegas-1.779230

    I'll believe it when I see it. If it happens, they'll both make insane amounts of money and it will have been the greatest marketing campaign we've ever seen. The only one with anything to lose is Mayweather imo. If McGregor loses, it's 'I'm an MMA fighter, not a boxer' and if Mayweather loses, it's 'I'm one of the best boxers ever and I lost to an MMA fighter'. I'm sure the payday will make up for any loss.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Could be awesome. I feel like it will never live up to the hype though.
     
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    i'm going to put some money on McGregor in the odd chance he catches Floyd

    $$$$
    10 to 1 underdog at the moment
     
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    Makes you wonder. They could easily fix the fight and have tons of side bets going on to make even more money.
     
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    Mayweather will do what he does every time defence and take the decision, McGregor isnt use to going 10 rounds or whatever it is.. so hopefully he can last and not gas out in 5 or so
     
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    would they even need to though with their purse?
     
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    no, but if you could bring in an extra few million, why not?
     
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    Because fixing a fight is illegal

     
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    yeah but if the two of them were the only ones that knew, it's easy to pull off. Not saying it'll be fixed, just saying it could be done.
     
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    Just seems stupid at that level for the purse they're getting to risk it. But hey, anything is possible
     
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    and boxing is crooked as hell
     
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    also very true
     
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    Mayweather can barely read, do you think he could pull off fight fixing with no one else figuring it out?
     
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    I dunno, when it comes to money, he seems to be genius level :rofl:
     
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    I don't for a second think it is a result of his brain capacity. He did make one right decision, and that was to hire a savvy handler behind the scenes somewhere, Al Haymon.
     
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    I've never watched boxing or MMA, but this definitely has my attention...
     
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    Fuck this fight...do people really want to watch this?


    I'd rather see Mac defending his belts in the ufc
     
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    I don't expect Mcgregor to win, but I think it will be a better fight than people are predicting. Most are saying Floyd will mop the floor with him, but I think Floyd will be on the defence a lot. Mcgregor probably knows he's gotta land a KO punch to have a shot to win.

    And yes, I will be one of the suckers buying the PPV
     
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    The whole idea is horrible, but if MMA fans want to wave their dicks and say it's bigger than boxing fans dicks, then I guess this has an audience. Look at all the MMA merchandise out there - it's not surprising there is money that will support seeing this "fight".

    I figure the rest of the world will be watching it with the same curiosity they would when watching a Professional Kickboxer fight a Kangaroo.

    *If* McGregor wins, it was fixed for a second and third fight to happen.

    My hope is Mayweather manhandles him for 2 minutes, then knocks him completely out - thus finally putting to bed the whole "The best MMA fighters can hang with Pro Boxers" foolishness......then, as McGregor is falling down, his head hits Floyd in the face, causing major brain damage, leaving Mayweather what he really is, a vegetable with wayyyy too much money for what he does for a living.

    Hey - a man can dream, right?
     
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    So was it all along a boxing challenge?

    Why don't the two MMA fight?


    I don't follow either sport so I'm clueless?
     
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    I'm guessing they don't MMA fight because Floyd has never, ever trained in MMA. He would be taken to the ground and basically be made a fool of, unless he gets in one lucky shot before he is taken down - hey, it could theoretically happen.

    McGregor (and other MMA fighters) use boxing as one of their stand up skills, so they train in boxing.

    How anyone thinks that translates into a fair boxing match (seeing as Floyd is pretty much the best boxer going right now) is beyond me.

    Again - Kickboxer vs Kangaroo. Kickboxers kick....and so do Kangaroos - they make em' fight!!! Pretty much the same line of thinking IMO.
     
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    I would pay money for this Kangaroo fight, set it up.
     
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    Boxing Match = 12 x 2min = 24min
    MMA Champtionship match = 5 x 5min = 25min

    I don't think cardio will be an issue for Mcgregor, but the best boxers in the world have not figured out how to cut mayweather off from running, I don't see mcgregor being able to do it without using other MMA tools. If mcgregor can somehow make mayweather stand and engage him, then mcgregor has a chance, but mayweather will never do that.
     
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    I think the idea of this fight is great....and the marketing will be top level.....and the trash talk leading up will be nuts.....and the fight itself will be shit. The fight will be mayweather doing mayweather...and mayweather fights are not good fights, haven't been for a very long time
     
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    Watch boxing are you watching?
     
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    3 minute rounds in boxing isn't it?
     
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    lol....I have the next best thing. Ali vs a wrestler. Was supposed to be a scripted match, but Ali wanted a real fight.

     
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    Joe Rogan was talking about this on his podcast. Conditioning won't be an issue. He said MMA with the grappling and kicks and such, requires tremendous conditioning, more so than boxing.
     
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    Shout out to joe rogan for such a great podcast
     
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    I don't think conditioning will be the issue, but Connor is out of his element slightly. Mayweather is the pinnacle for the sport, I don't think Connor would walk into the boxing world and be the number 1 contender. Don't kid yourself if you think this is anything more than a massive payday that Connor couldn't achieve in the MMA world.
     
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    I think again, Joe Rogan summed it up best. Mayweather will win. He'll do what he always does, defence and just slowly pick apart Connor. The only way Connor wins is if he comes out and somehow clips Mayweather. Hes got the power, to KO him, but hes going to have to do something unorthodox to shake things up and be able to get that punch in.
     
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    I think the damage that Connor will take will be very minimal with the larger gloves. There is always a punchers chance, I am sure I will watch if I am near a TV.
     

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