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#1500265 --- 06/20/17 03:35 PM Conor vs. Floyd
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McGregor has a punchers chance but Mayweather will dominate imo. Huge payday for both. Interesting insights of McGregor. I think Botter nails it.

Win or Lose vs. Floyd, Conor McGregor Likely Will Never Return to the UFC

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Jeremy Botter

June 16, 2017


On Wednesday, the impossible dream, the flight of fancy, the ridiculous notion became reality: Floyd Mayweather, owner of all sporting pay-per-view records of note, will exit a two-year retirement for the August 26 boxing match against Conor McGregor, the brightest star mixed martial arts has ever seen.

McGregor is the highest-paid Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete ever, but the leap he is about to make is an extraordinary one. He says he'll go from his comparatively low estimated paydays to over $100 million in one night.

And then, according to UFC President Dana White, he'll come back to the UFC for a lightweight title defense in December, where he will presumably go back to making $3 million guaranteed for his fights. From $100 million to $3 million, for the same amount of work.

Sure he will.


Read on: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/27160...paign=editorial
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#1501763 --- 07/17/17 07:03 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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Fight-hype tour over finally. Things get real Aug. 26. Both cat's will go home rolling in dough, laughing at the world.

Conor has size, good pop, and youth in his corner. Matters not. Champ goes 50-0.

Here's why...


How Mayweather became the greatest of his generation
http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=20089034
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#1502692 --- 08/01/17 06:08 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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Fight sports. Fan, or hate it. Fresh musings from Mr. Martin.



Joe Rogan interviews DC after first KO loss. (Photo: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bottom Line: Don’t Stop the Interviews
By Todd Martin


Aug 1, 2017

Read on: http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/The-Bottom-Line-Dont-Stop-the-Interviews-125667
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#1502736 --- 08/02/17 02:55 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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I Love pugilism!
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#1502746 --- 08/02/17 06:02 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Timbo]
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Originally Posted By: Timbo

I Love pugilism!


Fascinating stuff. Arguably the most challenging human vs. human competition. Even the most physically complete fighter can meet defeat without a fine-tuned winning attitude.

No doubt that applies to mountaineering too!
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#1502754 --- 08/02/17 08:50 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan
Originally Posted By: Timbo

I Love pugilism!


Fascinating stuff. Arguably the most challenging human vs. human competition. Even the most physically complete fighter can meet defeat without a fine-tuned winning attitude.

No doubt that applies to mountaineering too!
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#1503125 --- 08/09/17 02:04 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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I'm really not a fan of Floyd, but I hope he knocks Conner out in 3 rounds or less.

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#1503225 --- 08/12/17 08:22 AM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
I'm really not a fan of Floyd, but I hope he knocks Conner out in 3 rounds or less.

Ditto Dr. D.

Interesting analysis from the Champ...

Floyd Mayweather: I've 'lost a step'; Conor McGregor has edge on paper

Aug 9, 2017

"Floyd Mayweather spent much of his promotional tour last month mocking Conor McGregor's skills and confidently predicting he would dominate their Aug. 26 boxing match, but he struck a more deferential tone Tuesday, acknowledging that he has "lost a step" and that McGregor, at least on paper, has the edge over him.

In an interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Mayweather, 40, pointed to McGregor's advantages in size and age as reasons why the UFC fighter poses a legitimate challenge.

Mayweather, however, emphasized that he believes an "older" Mayweather still reigns supreme against McGregor, telling Smith, "I didn't say I couldn't fight. I just said I'm not the same Floyd Mayweather I once was."

Watch here: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20288434/floyd-mayweather-says-conor-mcgregor-advantage-paper[/size]
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#1504090 --- 08/25/17 12:10 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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A win win...


Opinion: Conor McGregor’s First Boxing Match Should Be His Last


By Andreas Hal
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Aug 25, 2017

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media.

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No matter what happens against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor should never box again.

It seems bizarre to say when you consider he’s facing arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all-time and could potentially cash a nine-figure check when it is all said and done this Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, McGregor doesn’t need to box again after he faces Mayweather. What’s the point?

Let’s assume the most outlandish of outcomes takes place and McGregor knocks out Mayweather. The fallout would be tremendous, and McGregor would immediately crown himself as the “King of Boxing.” Kings should defend their crown, right? Not in this case.

Assuming McGregor pulls off what would arguably be the biggest upset in sports history, the only place he can truly go is down. If you are David, you don’t give Goliath a rematch, and more importantly, you don’t give everyone else a chance to ruin your pristine record. A 1-0 boxing record with that one victory being over the previously unbeaten Mayweather would be absolutely legendary and could serve as a massive bargaining chip that the Irishman can take back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship when negotiating his next fight.

McGregor’s celebrity would reach unattainable heights considering he’d forever be known as the man who conquered boxing. While it sounds interesting to see what he’d do against the likes of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin, one has to wonder what real benefit there is to be had in facing them. He won’t earn nearly what he’ll make against Mayweather, and the risk against boxers who are in their prime years is greater than the reward. McGregor’s legend would only grow exponentially if he spent a majority of his time agitating the boxing community; and you can only imagine the kind of offers he would receive as an actor or to sponsor a product.

What would be the point in McGregor ever fighting again, even in the UFC? Being a two-division world champion in the UFC and knocking out the greatest boxer of our era would be unprecedented, and it would easily etch his name into the history books as one of the greatest athletes of all-time. Why risk that by taking another fight? Much has been made about the fact that he has never defended the UFC titles he won, but that has also become part of his persona. He conquers and moves on. No reason to stay and defend.

Of course, the money might be too much to turn down, but it’s highly likely that “Mystic Mac” already has plans for other business ventures that could sustain his lifestyle after he rakes in somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million against Mayweather. If there’s one thing McGregor has proven beyond anything else, it’s his business acumen. Walking away from the sport before it ruins your life is probably the best thing for McGregor, should he pull off the upset of a lifetime. Legacy would -- and should -- be everything to McGregor.

If McGregor loses, why box again? Every boxer that has ever walked the planet earth will see McGregor as a target, and although the UFC lightweight champion’s ego will be badly bruised, there’s no sense in trying to redeem himself inside the ring. The money will be less and the allure will be nowhere near what this event has created. We all would like to see what really happened between McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi, but how much interest would there be in that fight if the Irishman loses to Mayweather? How much money would he earn by stepping back into the boxing ring? Again, what’s the point?

Even if he were to beat Malignaggi in a boxing match -- assuming that it would be the one on the table -- the skeptics would be highly critical of him beating a retired Showtime commentator. McGregor is all about daring to be great, not mediocre, and beating Malignaggi, or just about any boxer not named Mayweather, wouldn’t allow him to be great. It’s highly unlikely that Mayweather would face McGregor in a rematch if he were to win, so the options are fighters who aren’t recognized on Greatest of All-Time lists. It wouldn’t make sense for McGregor to allow a boxer to earn a significant payday off of his name.

Ultimately, this should be a one-off bout of the highest order. No matter what happens against Mayweather, boxing should be in McGregor’s rearview mirror.
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#1504152 --- 08/27/17 08:24 AM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: Teonan]
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I was a bit shocked it went that long, ended up how I hoped in the end though

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#1504178 --- 08/27/17 05:14 PM Re: Conor vs. Floyd [Re: DR. D]
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Originally Posted By: DR. D
I was a bit shocked it went that long, ended up how I hoped in the end though

Agreed. Never once thought McGregor could hang around into the 10th.

“I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see. I owed them for the [Manny] Pacquiao fight,” Mayweather said. “I had to come straight ahead and give the fans a show. That’s what I gave them. [McGregor] is a lot better than I thought he’d be. He’s a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. Our game plan was to take our time, go to him, let him shoot his shots early and then take him out down the stretch. We know in MMA he fights for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, he started to slow down. I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn’t go the distance.

“Our game plan was to go straight ahead,” he added. “I said numerous times that I wouldn’t back down, and that’s what I did. A win is a win, no matter how you get it. Rocky Marciano is a legend, and I look forward to going into the hall of fame one day. This was my last fight tonight, for sure. Tonight was my last fight. Tonight, I chose the right dance partner to dance with. Conor, you are a hell of a champion.”
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