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Lloyd Boner
Oct 11, 2009

Yes officer, my name is Victoria Sonnen...berg

Lame I was hoping it'd be on a UFC card or some sort of mixed card. Much rather watch MMA on the undercard.

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The Ninth Layer
Jun 19, 2007



Swap Mayweather for Pacquiao. Does this fight get more competitive, or less?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


The Ninth Layer posted:

Swap Mayweather for Pacquiao. Does this fight get more competitive, or less?

More, I think. Manny's a bit smaller and can get hit coming in. I think Floyd rests on a realm above that.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him


Starting from boxing, what's the minimum ruleset modification where Conor has a decent shot at winning?
Unlimited clinching and hitting from the clinch? This would include all manner of neck ties.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


This is so dumb

This is so amazing

This should be fought under Aoki/Nagashima rules.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


kimbo305 posted:

Starting from boxing, what's the minimum ruleset modification where Conor has a decent shot at winning?
Unlimited clinching and hitting from the clinch? This would include all manner of neck ties.

Ali/Inoki rules

Josuke Higashikata
Mar 7, 2013

No need to apologise when I am right, like usual.





kimbo305 posted:

More, I think. Manny's a bit smaller and can get hit coming in. I think Floyd rests on a realm above that.

True, but Manny can pop though so while the skill level would be marginally easier for Conor, the risk of getting starched is significantly higher too

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


kimbo305 posted:

Starting from boxing, what's the minimum ruleset modification where Conor has a decent shot at winning?
Unlimited clinching and hitting from the clinch? This would include all manner of neck ties.

Boxing rules.

Monday Bandele
Apr 26, 2008


Pacquiao spotted a technical flaw in Ricky Hatton and sent him to the hospital in 2 rounds. What he'd do to Conor doesn't bear thinking about.

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


Use his "magic eye" to discover the flaw-point in conor's left hand, attempt to brutally and insanely break it using his chin.

...and the pitch!
Jul 13, 2007



Conor is no Ricky Hatton.

CRISPYBABY
Dec 15, 2007

*~ayoo comin thru~*


I honestly don't think Conor will ever fight in the UFC again after having a taste of this kind of money/publicity. How much more money is he going to make from this than a UFC bout? 3x? 5x? More? I wouldn't be surprised. I think the jump in pay is gonna be so much that he's not going to be willing to come back to the UFC when all is said and done.

I can't fault him for wanting to get paid, but there's a million MMA fights I'd love to see the guy in so it kinda sucks imagining that this might be it. Although riding off into the sunset after getting an absurd payday for a vanity fight is probably the most McGregor thing he could do, so I guess it suits him.

Maybe if spends his money like crazy we'll get a comeback fight from him in a few years.

Queering Wheel
Jun 18, 2011


Maybe Conor just really enjoys MMA and would be happy to do more MMA fights for a few million each.

...and the pitch!
Jul 13, 2007



No way Conor is pulling down 50 million.

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





...and the pitch! posted:

No way Conor is pulling down 50 million.

I'm pretty confident he'll make more than that.

DO YALL WANT A BOXC
Jul 20, 2010

EYY WHO WANTS A PIZZA PIE ? PASTA LINGUINE ITSA FAMILY THING PAISAN EYYYYYY





Fun Shoe

i think the first round/two rounds of this will look a lot like the beginning of anderson-belfort or anderson-diaz. mcgregor doesn't really lead that much anymore, so he's going to try and bait mayweather with some crazy poo poo by talking/taunting/sticking his chin out. and i really doubt floyd will take the bait and lead. but if he does, i think that's mcgregor's best shot to land.

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





Conor's legitimate only shot is to come out and swarm Floyd like Maidana. He can bait and taunt all he wants but Floyd is never going to circle into Conor's left hand.

Monday Bandele
Apr 26, 2008


...and the pitch! posted:

Conor is no Ricky Hatton.

In the ring, he's not even a Chris Van Heerden

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





Andre Berto on fighting Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQjvXRcnPvw

Actually a pretty interesting bit of insight

Berto with words of advice to Conor to beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJczoxTiQjY

JaySB
Nov 16, 2006





Interesting take and really the only thing that could make you think Conor can beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcAPwog7Qc

I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


JaySB posted:

Interesting take and really the only thing that could make you think Conor can beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcAPwog7Qc

That guy is talking out of his rear end

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



JaySB posted:

Andre Berto on fighting Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQjvXRcnPvw

Actually a pretty interesting bit of insight

Berto with words of advice to Conor to beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJczoxTiQjY

Thanks for posting those - Definitely interesting to see an opinion from someone who has already faced Floyd.

Mr. Carlisle fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2017 around 11:34

spb
Nov 11, 2013


I.N.R.I posted:

That guy is talking out of his rear end

His whole argument is that Conor has read The Secret

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


JaySB posted:

Interesting take and really the only thing that could make you think Conor can beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcAPwog7Qc

i know absolutely nothing about boxing/mma and half of this sounds like bullshit.

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005



vaginal facsimile posted:

His whole argument is that Conor has read The Secret

It worked for Chris Weidman.

Axetrain
Sep 14, 2007



JaySB posted:

Interesting take and really the only thing that could make you think Conor can beat Floyd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcAPwog7Qc

"The ability to etch the very soul of his opponent into his mind and then smash that soul over and over again." hahahaha

Wamsutta
Sep 9, 2001

We go hard.


This is going to make so much money because of the number of people futilely hoping against hope to see Mayweather get starched due to being an overall very disagreeable human being

I will probably just catch the highlights of Mayweather coasting to a win on instagram

dogmother1776
Apr 16, 2016



quote:

I wouldn't completely write off McGregor.
Sometimes elite sportsmen cross over to other, similar sports surprisingly well.
Floyd Mayweather himself has a victory over The Big Show ffs. Nobody gave him a prayer. Show is a world class wrestler, but Mayweather got the tactics spot on.

quote:



DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

lol that top picture is so great

Jack B Nimble
Dec 25, 2007



Grimey Drawer

If you're coming at this as a mma fan, you might be surprised by how much wrestling is in boxing:

https://youtu.be/T8gGOwgr4XQ

And how good mayweather is at it:

https://youtu.be/v2wW7zqH87Y

If there's one thing I expect McGregor to bring it's competency in wrestling, and I'm curious to see how that effects mayweather's control inside.

Jackie D
May 27, 2009

Democracy is like a tambourine - not everyone can be trusted with it.


Any word on the pay breakdown? There's no way this is a 50-50 split right

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Jackie D posted:

Any word on the pay breakdown? There's no way this is a 50-50 split right

None, but yeah there is no chance Conor is getting anywhere near half of the gate/TV/PPV money.

The Dave
Sep 9, 2003



I wonder how likely it is that Conor throws an illegal strike? Like isn't he going to be fighting off a lot of muscle memory to stay in the rules?

I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011


The Dave posted:

I wonder how likely it is that Conor throws an illegal strike? Like isn't he going to be fighting off a lot of muscle memory to stay in the rules?

0 i should think. hes still an experienced and skilled pro fighter so you can expect him to be mentally present as long as hes conscious. i doubt he will be in there just fighting, he'll just probably be outclassed in every aspect by floyd mayweather since its a boxing match

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


Jack B Nimble posted:

If you're coming at this as a mma fan, you might be surprised by how much wrestling is in boxing:

https://youtu.be/T8gGOwgr4XQ

And how good mayweather is at it:

https://youtu.be/v2wW7zqH87Y

If there's one thing I expect McGregor to bring it's competency in wrestling, and I'm curious to see how that effects mayweather's control inside.

When I think of McGregor i certainly think of his vaunted clinch and grappling

No wait

The other thing

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


It's going to be boring and it's going to be 10 weeks of illiterates bragging about money and spouting catchphrases.
Yet I will probably still buy it. There's something wrong with me.

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


Bape Culture posted:

It's going to be boring and it's going to be 10 weeks of illiterates bragging about money and spouting catchphrases.
Yet I will probably still buy it. There's something wrong with me.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...ight-ufc-boxing

I.N.R.I
May 26, 2011



that guy is care mad. he should take a chill pill

Lid
Feb 18, 2005

Rap terrorist, terrorise, tear it up
Brought gas and the matches to flare it up
Militant Michael might go psycho
On any ally or rival
Born Black, that's dead on arrival
My job is to fight for survival
In spite of these #AllLivesMatter-ass white folk


He at least informed me Ward v Kovalev 2 is shortly.

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Gay Horney
Feb 9, 2013


It is pretty hilarious that they are promoting this literally as The Money Fight. the more poo poo I read about how Conor doesn't have a chance the more I want to see it.

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