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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather

Discussion in 'GENERAL SPORTS TALK' started by flv, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. RamFan503

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    Taking that much punishment and not fighting back, you err on the side of saving the boxer.

    All in all a much better fight than I thought it would be. Collin acquitted himself well. In the end, Collin was very much in trouble and was fading badly. He will live to fight another day.
     
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    That's too bad. I had the scorecard a little closer than the judge's scorecards, but whatever.
    I do know one thing. Mayweather wouldn't last 2 rounds in the Octagon.
     
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    It was stamina... Much props. I never seen Mayweather fight toe to toe.
     
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    I watched the Mancini/Kim fight and Kim kept fighting back too. Amazing fight as it was happening. Horrible result. I like Connor too much to want to see that happen to him.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Easiest $20grand ROD bucks I ever made.

    I dunno if that guy who died was telling the truth about the script and it being fixed, but that didn't look like a fixed fight to me. Then again, MacGregor never knocked Mayweather down, which was supposed to be the big deal.

    Honestly, I haven't seen Mayweather walk to another fighter since Zab Judah. So, even though he was going against a novice (what the hell was with MacGregor humping his leg all night?), it was nice to see him go out like a fighter.

    And Mayweather actually acknowledged how bad the Pacquiao fight was and that he wanted to give the fans a show.

    Something tells me that his a-hole persona is about to go bye-bye now that he doesn't need it to sell fights.

    I still think he is one for the domestic abuse.

    And I think HE thinks he's a good guy and will go back to acting like he did as Pretty Boy Floyd.

    I dunno. I'm glad this time in boxing is closed.
     
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    It wouldn't last a minute.

    Mayweather wouldn't have any takedown defense nor would he be able to stop anyone from getting into his side guard.

    Hell, he'd probably be mounted in about 30 secs and at that point, it's just whether the guy would want to smash him or make him tap.

    I do know that takedown defense has elements that are antithetical to good boxing technique. Working out the footwork to maintain takedown defense, be in a position to strike and defend from kicks is awful tough.

    Mayweather is a superlative defensive boxer.

    I'm still flummoxed as to why this was a show.

    Now it's time to celebrate the era of GGG, Andre Ward and a bunch of Russians...LOL.
     
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    Mayweather pretty much baited McGregor the first few rounds, found his weak spots an d exploited them fur the remainder of the fight

    Knew CM had to take care of business early on, but he was gassed after 6 rounds. Was pretty much over after that
     
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    Yep. But seriously, the only lefty to really sting Mayweather was Zab Judah. After that, he handled everyone who came his way as a lefty. The idea that Pacquiao, injury and all, couldn't land a left, but CM was gonna?

    Nah.

    For those who bought the fight, I'm glad Mayweather got off his bicycle and walked him down. Had he forced CM to come to him, everyone would have been asleep by the 4th round.

    I guess the price to actually get Floyd to fight is north of $300M.

    Good work if you can get it...
     
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    He would have..Connor was defenseless really
     
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    Floyd carried him till the end.He made it entertaining, Even when Conner hit him it wasn't anything like the force a real boxer has.
    I give Conner credit for being tough.
    Totally worth he 100$
    It was about the money.
     
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    Congrats on the win. The Sportsbook took $69,746 in losing bets. There was a total of $107,811 on winning bets. Those winners won a total of $37,465. Bookie profit of $32,281.
     
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    And a swimmer wouldnt last one race against Olympic sprinters.
     
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    so, an entertaining fight because Floyd wanted it to be.
    I've watched every Floyd fight I could for the last ten years, which is to say most of them.
    This was Floyd having a sparring session.
    No head movement, stood right in front of him in the pocket, didn't do his "shoulder roll" D hardly at all, even layed on the ropes a couple of times for Conor.
    Conor landed a couple of good punches, the little counter uppercut in the first round displayed some quickness. But, not much else.
    Conor is awkward and athletic for sure. But, the reason Conor was not throwing power shots is he knew he couldn't. Pitty pat slaps. If he threw power shots and missed, which he would have, he would have been wide open for big counters. Floyd drug that fight out and stood in front of him on purpose. He threw 6 punches combined the first two rounds. So, just checking him out and letting him land some things. I gave the first three rounds to Conor based on Floyd doing nothing and one round after that as being close. Every other round was to Floyd.
    In reality from about the fourth round on he could have dispatched him whenever he wanted.
    If Conor wanted to make more money than he could in MMA it is there based on this glorified sparring session. He won't do it because he has no business in the boxing ring. A solid mid level ranked boxer on his way up, not worried about PPV fans, would destroy him quickly. Balance was bad, weak punches and horrible defense. He is awkward, but that's about it.
    Also, clearly his coaches have no Fing idea how to train for boxing.
    Stick with MMA where he is exciting.
    Leave the sparring off of PPV.
     
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    He could have knocked him out, but the refs aren't going to risk a guy's health when he's holding himself up with the ropes and not defending himself. McGregor was a lot more than winded. He was staggering all over the ring and barely able to keep his feet.

    @Mackeyser
    Did you watch GGG-Canelo? I had GGG taking it 115-113, but I thought it was a close fight. It definitely lived up to the hype. The one judge screwed the pooch. I could see 114-114 or even 115-113 Canelo if you weren't giving much credit to GGG's jab, but 118-110 is terrible.

    Regardless, a draw is good for everyone. GGG/Canelo get another big payday, boxing gets another big fight (that isn't overshadowed by Mayweather-McGregor when promoting it), and the fans get to see two elite fighters go at it again. I really wish Canelo wouldn't have spent so much time backing up during the middle rounds. When he went after GGG, he looked good doing it.

    Fans are going to throw a tantrum because they always favor the aggressor, while judges tend to favor counter-punchers. This was a closer fight than people will admit, and I look forward to the second go around.
     
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    Now that was a real boxing match, too bad the judges screwed it up as always to rake up the $$$

    McGregor vs Mayweather

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    Canelo vs GGG

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    4 bets on that fight. 50+ bets on Mayweather vs McGregor.
     
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    Quality fights > Quantity bets

    Will enjoy a good boxing match despite the judges' routine freak ups. Not to discredit Mayweather as a fighter, I just find his boxing style boring; he's like Jeff Fisher's boringness on offense combined with Bill Belichick's genius in coaching.
     
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    I was just pointing out the differing levels of interest.
     
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    Since this thread popped back up I wanted to make some comments.

    I watched the shortcut version a few times. This was never really in question.


    He feasts on that kind of thing yet time after time guys try to take it to him while he and his corner analyze what they are trying to do to him.

    It works every time.


    This is perhaps the most beautifully turned phrase in the history of language.

    You called it perfectly.

    I agree with you completely, it's just glorified street fighting IMO.

    He was out on his feet when the ref stopped it, had he let it go another 30 seconds CM would have faceplanted, he had nothing left and his legs were leaving him.

    I don't know if I agree. I thought he looked a bit sloppy and his conditioning wasn't up to par at all.

    Most of his punches had very little on them, he landed a few hard shots but most of those weren't doing anything to FM. They scored him some points but he could have hit FM 1,000 times with those and not hurt him.

    Even though I watched the fight knowing the outcome the first three rounds set the table for the fight 100%. Good point about baiting him, he was.
     
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