a reply to: Akragon
I shall reiterate... Boxing Isn't MMA
Well how am I supposed to wag my dick around after watching a few MMA fights and learning that grappling is a thing!?
You can't spin around and grab your opponent from behind like conner did... that is what he's used to...
Clearly because I'm 17 and boxing is an old guy sport and they can't handle that kinda thing
Boxing isn't trying to rip a guy's arm off or dislocate it... let alone break it
Super lame, when I play Call Of Duty there are no rules!!!
Boxers don't try to get behind their opponent... its face to face... toe to toe... and just so you know, when you actually turn your back in a boxing
match, you get punched in the face... from experience.
OMG, in MMA there aren't rules!!! You can totally jab eyes and jam your finger up the other guy's bottom if you get behind him!
You learn that fast in boxing.
You learn nothing from boxing. Nobody in MMA trains boxing. Screw punching and body movement, timing and distance, rhythm and speed, power and
footwork. You can totally go into the ring if you just know bjj (or apparently jitsu) and dominate. Like Rhonda! Now let e butcher spelling Mwai
Thigh! Totally a black belt in all of this, and I know Aikido so watch it kid.
fact remains... this was a set up... a real fight, sure... but it was about money, not IF conner could actually win...
I figured it was a money grab from the get go. I mean it was blatantly obvious. Deep down I held out hope that McGreggor would land some devastating
blow, but I doubted it would happen, even if it was possible (wasn't if it was a fair fight and i'm pretty sure this was just a spectacle). Don't
like McGeggor much, but REALLY dislike Mayweather. That being said, I respect him. He's an incredible boxer.
Like you said, boxing isn't MMA. Boxing is it's own sport. Mayweather has been in that sport since he was born, he knows the rules, he knows how to
analyze an opponent and keep himself safe for a few rounds, and he knows how to save energy. he also knows how to give a good show when he's
completely underwhelmed by an opponent, and that's what we saw. His "terrible" boxing was showmanship. I'd still love to hit him, but he made this
fight enjoyable BECAUSE he held back. I think the guy is probably a complete idiot in most ways, but he's a genius boxer, and despite what the morons
that grew up on MMA say, boxing is chess. You have to know a little about boxing to appreciate it, the more you know, the more you appreciate it.
MMA is awesome, the fighters are impressive, but it's never going to be regarded as an art. Boxing is an art.
The folks complaining about the rules in boxing just don't get it. That's what makes it so impressive. The discipline and focusing that killer
instinct and only using your hands...