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floyd mayweather vs conor mcgregor is officially happening.....!!!!

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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a much-discussed boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a well-placed source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Mayweather and McGregor both confirmed the fight on social media on Wednesday. According to UFC president Dana White, the fight will be at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be contested at 154 pounds. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand. The venue could change, however, to T-Mobile. The bout will be distributed via Showtime pay-per-view. It will be an entirely boxing card. Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter. It is a stunning development given that Mayweather, the greatest boxer of his era, had said he was retired after compiling a 49-0 pro record from 1996 through 2015. But with a fight which could pay each man in excess of $100 million, he reconsidered.



as i said before. i think this is a win/win for conor

if he wins he will definitely become the most well known athlete on the planet and most popular mma star of all time.
if he loses.....all he has to say is blah blah he is a boxer i am not. just tried to hype the fight. wanted to test myself...whatever

what do you think folks? now that it is official




posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I hope they both beat the living snot out of eachother for at least 8 rounds. That would make me happy!

I think Connor has the upperhand however based on my minuscule knowledge of either sport.




posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: TinySickTears

I hope they both beat the living snot out of eachother for at least 8 rounds. That would make me happy!

I think Connor has the upperhand however based on my minuscule knowledge of either sport.



yeah he definitely does not have the upper hand in boxing rules.
it can be argues he has a chance but the upper hand? no way

floyd has 49 professional wins. who knows how many smokers....
conor is not at that level...

the longer it goes the better chance floyd has. i think conor is going to get frustrated with barely missing and he will become less precise and get tired.
he will not be able to put floyd in a position he has not been in before

floyd will be conors greatest striking challenge. conor will be another day at the office for floyd



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:29 PM
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I honestly think this one will be epic. They are evenly matched in a boxing ring right now as Connor has trained hard working on straight boxing skills and Floyd has been retired awhile but kept in great shape. I'd say The Notorious One probably has slightly more knockout power, and Floyd will have a slight stamina edge on fight night. Both fighters could end it with one flurry, or even one well placed/timed punch.
As a bonus to me, fight is scheduled on my Bday.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

My wife is Irish - she loves Conor McGregor so on that basis alone I hope Mayweather smashes him.


You're right - McGregor is the most exciting athlete on TV atm - we've watched every one of his fights - indeed this will be a win/win and I honestly couldn't tell you, definitively, who will win this bout.

Can't wait!!



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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I'm looking forward to this, because I enjoy seeing true masters of their craft in action and even though I got mad respect for both, I also could enjoy the defeat of either, haha. I think McG has a chance in the first 3 rounds and after that Floyd alllll day. Mayweather is so good at avoiding damage but Conor is so accurate and destructive with his shotgun left, that he could catch Floyd. Wonder what 6 additonal ounces of gloves will do? He may have to land two ko punches!

I wonder if McG will return to MMA? He's got to give Diaz the trilogy fight, even though Diaz wants a lot of dinero. I think Conor will continue to box if he doesn't get made a fool of. I think he wants to be a force in an additional sport and break more records. He has to better his cardio though if he wants to box.

I am also surprised Conor hasn't claimed to want the 170 belt from Woodley, and have belts from three divisions, that would be epic and I think he could beat Woodley, as could Woodley KTFO Conor as well. I suspect after boxing a few more fights McG will go onto movies and I think he will be very successful at that. He's got the presence, skills and dedication to become a great mma actor and he already has had numerous offers. When he starts making millions more in movies, his fighting career(s) will subside me thinks.
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth
I honestly think this one will be epic. They are evenly matched in a boxing ring right now as Connor has trained hard working on straight boxing skills and Floyd has been retired awhile but kept in great shape. I'd say The Notorious One probably has slightly more knockout power, and Floyd will have a slight stamina edge on fight night. Both fighters could end it with one flurry, or even one well placed/timed punch.
As a bonus to me, fight is scheduled on my Bday.


floyd had his first professional boxing match when conor was 8 years old and has never lost. conor has never had a pro boxing fight so how are they evenly matched in the ring?



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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Fight #1: boxing rules.
Fight #2: MMA rules.

That's how I'd like to see it go down!



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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Floyd has been retired about 2 years, that has a lot to do with it. And that powerful left Connor catches even the quickest fighters with. If it goes past round 5 it is almost a sure win for Floyd. Fans win either way.
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: TinySickTears

My wife is Irish - she loves Conor McGregor so on that basis alone I hope Mayweather smashes him.


You're right - McGregor is the most exciting athlete on TV atm - we've watched every one of his fights - indeed this will be a win/win and I honestly couldn't tell you, definitively, who will win this bout.

Can't wait!!


im irish and i should love conor for that fact but i really dont. i must admit since i have had fight pass i have been watching some of his fights and he is growing on me as an mma fighter.
watching his fights has more firmly established my belief that he has a super weak ground game and i dislike that about him.
nate tapped him beautifully in their first fight. convincing win. in their second fight conor won a decision and imo not a convincing one. he clearly wanted no part of nate on the ground and i was very disappointed in the way he was literally running away from nate on more than one occasion during that second fight.

he is growing on me though.

he is very precise and uses unorthodox combos. i am excited for this fight and will watch it but i am an mma fan first. instead of him taking time to train and fight for this fight specifically i would much prefer him to take the time and go to 10th planet or something and spend 6 months on the ground.
i say this as an mma fan.

not a bad choice conor is making though

he is gonna make a lot of scratch



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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Curious about any odds at this point:


After Conor McGregor's win at UFC 205 over Eddie Alvarez, speculation for the mega-fight picked up again, causing social media and sports talk shows to blow up, which resulted in online sportsbook Bovada setting odds for the fight. Unsurprisingly, Floyd Mayweather opened as a HUGE favorite, coming in at -2250, with McGregor coming back at +950. Odds continue to move for the potential bout as the two fighters continue to trade insults through the media.

The interest for the fight is clearly there, but many viewed the likelihood of a possible matchup to be more fantasy than reality. “This fight is a long shot to happen, in my opinion, and McGregor is a bigger long shot if it does happen,” said Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley after odds for the fight initially opened. “Floyd has never really been hit his entire career against the baddest professional boxers in the world, so Conor will have to shock the world to even lay some leather on Mayweather.

“Our opening -2250 line on this speculative fight reflects those facts.” Early analysis from boxing pundits is that Mayweather would absolutely dust McGregor, which is a fair assessment considering McGregor has zero pro boxing experience. For what it’s worth, and it’s not very much, McGregor was an all-Ireland boxing champion during his youth. Mayweather would bring a perfect 49-0 pro boxing record into the fight. He’s made a living off of his defensive, counterpunching style of boxing, and given McGregor’s lack of experience with bigger gloves, he’d likely have trouble landing significant strikes on Money Mayweather.

If you are looking to cash in on McGregor, however, he does have a number of factors working to his advantage. He’s younger, bigger and has incredible punching power and accuracy. A quick scan of his hit list in the UFC shows he’s put down men who’ve never been KO’d or even dropped before and an argument can be made that he has the best hands in the history of MMA. Another factor to consider is that Mayweather hasn’t fought since September 2015, so there’s no way of knowing how the prolonged layoff might affect the 40-year-old. Perhaps the biggest roadblock to the bout coming to fruition was McGregor being under contract with the UFC, but with Dana White now on board, the possibility of the fight happening appears to be more real than ever. Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Odds as of June 14 at Bovada
Floyd Mayweather -800 Conor McGregor +500


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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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i could definitely see him becoming a pretty huge movie star. for sure.

only fight i want to see him in mma wise right now is nate 3.
nate by submission



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: wrathofall
Fight #1: boxing rules.
Fight #2: MMA rules.

That's how I'd like to see it go down!


conor has a better chance boxing rules than floyd does mma rules.
for sure



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 05:44 PM
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I think its a fascinating prospect...

Mayweather is the ultimate defensive boxer and Conor is all out attack.

Conor started out as a boxer so he knows the story.
If he can catch Floyd with that hammer of a left hand of his, it could be game over. BUT, Floyd's been there done that many a time.
Conor will get tired, Floyd will pick his punches.
Floyd is taking a risk putting his no loss record at risk, but for 100m? A risk obviously worth taking.

Yes its win - win for Conor, if he can floor Floyd, or even KO him, he will be king.
If he loses, so what? He tried against the best and got 100m for it.

I cant freakin' wait for this. C'mon the Irish !!!



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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I think with boxing rules Mayweather will destroy him.
Mma rules...close fight McGregor by submission



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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Yea you hit it head on. Mayweather really only has the 50-0 mark to gain plus the cash. Mayweather probably thinks either way he is setting himself up for life and his families life's going forward with no question.

Conor has nothing to lose except for his pride and knocked down a notch but easy to recover verbally and back to UFC. If he loses then loses his first fight back in the UFC then he has a major problem on his hands.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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My take is I hope they both beat each other into a week long coma or one knocks the other into one. Only because I could not imagine the talk while one is in a coma and the other is gloating.

I am positive and rooting for Mayweather to win. If Connor can barely beat Diaz via hands then I just can't see him beating Mayweather. His only chance would be to KO Mayweather. Now I also can imagine boxing and the training with the heavier gloves will help Connor back at the UFC. This is another brilliant reason Connor takes the fight.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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I want more than anything to see Mayweather get KO'd by a flying swan kick.

I think being the greatest defensive boxer of at all time, will finally be his weakness. He's a master of the sport and it's modern rules, which in turn have degraded the sport of boxing in general. It was only a matter of time before a fighter who fought specifically in the vain of taking advantage of those rules came along.

Can't wait to see that sucker face down on the mat.

...hope I'm right.

EDIT: Nevermind, I just realised their fighting under boxing rules, McGreger doesn't have a chance.
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posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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Exactly. Boxers are vastly better on their feet with their hands than the present crop of mma fighters.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 06:31 PM
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They should have contracted it so its one boxing fight and one mma fight. That would be better. Boxing is legit and can deliver some serious damage...but rather limited in the scope of full martial arts. Conner sure doesnt mind a challenge to limit himself like that...im sure the insane cash helps. Haha.



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