The fight



  • Surprised no thread on it yet. Connor holding his own despite looking unorthadox as shit. Landed a few but not enough to hurt



  • Floyd looking way more rattled than I thought. McGregor surely leading on points so far.



  • Amazed CM hasnt been pinged for repeated back of the head shots



  • Mayweather starting to exert pressure now. Maybe there is too much money on the line to risk disqualification?



  • appreciating theupdates fellas - ta



  • Massive round 7 for Floyd. MCGregor looking tired after being busy early on.



  • McGregor tough but theres three sounds to go and hes gassed. He'll go down in the 10th I reckon.



  • Cm doesn't have the legs. Final punch should be soon.



  • All over. Floyd too good.



  • Told ya



  • anyone catch what CM was saying to FM just then?



  • Conor the ultimate moneymaker, he was never going to win but boy did he make some cash.



  • He did a shitload better than I thought he would.



  • @Rembrandt something about respect is pretty much all I caught (in a good way)

    Didnt really live up to the hype IMO



  • Stayed up and paid up and wasn't disappointed.

    Seen far worse boxing PPVs, and to be fair the undercard was pretty underwhelming.

    McGregor was game and gutsy with no little skill, especially for his first professional boxing match, but ultimately class & experience won out.

    Would have been interesting to see if McGregor could have gotten back up off the canvas and fair to say that whilst he took plenty of great shots there wasn't much damage.

    He was far more beat up in the first Diaz fight.

    Whilst I know it's not Mayweather's MO and he obviously knew what he was doing tactically, I expected him to dismantle McGregor easier and sooner.

    Boxing took a very big sigh of relief.

    And the UFC came out very favourably too IMHO.



  • @chimoaus said in The fight:

    Conor the ultimate moneymaker, he was never going to win but boy did he make some cash.

    I'm assuming because Dana white was around UFC gets a cut? I wonder how much Conor gets?



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  • And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.



  • @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.



  • @MN5 I'd say it is a bit of both.



  • @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.



  • @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    I read online somewhere that Floyd spent most of the evenings of the week leading up to the fight at the strippie. So I guess he wasn't taking it as seriously as he used to. It reminds me of the movie The Great White Hype



  • @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    Yeah fair enough but there's countless stories of old fighters coming back for one last shot, he's hardly a has been. Is he really in that much trouble financially? Last I heard he owns a shitload of successful businesses.



  • @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    Yeah fair enough but there's countless stories of old fighters coming back for one last shot, he's hardly a has been. Is he really in that much trouble financially? Last I heard he owns a shitload of successful businesses.

    How could you turn down 100 mil guaranteed to fight a guy who has never had a pro boxing match ever?



  • @canefan said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    Yeah fair enough but there's countless stories of old fighters coming back for one last shot, he's hardly a has been. Is he really in that much trouble financially? Last I heard he owns a shitload of successful businesses.

    How could you turn down 100 mil guaranteed to fight a guy who has never had a pro boxing match ever?

    Well yeah that's my point essentially



  • @canefan said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    I read online somewhere that Floyd spent most of the evenings of the week leading up to the fight at the strippie. So I guess he wasn't taking it as seriously as he used to. It reminds me of the movie The Great White Hype

    That's a great film



  • Whole bloody thing was rigged and outcome exactly as expected.

    A great pay day for all involved



  • @JK said in The fight:

    Whole bloody thing was rigged and outcome exactly as expected.

    A great pay day for all involved

    You reckon it was?



  • @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Probably a bit of both ,

    its only natural you start slowing up after 40



  • @canefan said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    @antipodean said in The fight:

    And in the most unsurprising result of the year...

    A bloke who took up MMA because he was so shit at boxing versus the pound for pound best boxer in the world, who just happened to need the purse to pay his tax bill.

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Floyd is old. 40 years old fighting a bloke in his athletic prime. I sincerely doubt he trained like he would have a decade ago and his entire motivation would have been; win to preserve his record and pay the tax man.

    I read online somewhere that Floyd spent most of the evenings of the week leading up to the fight at the strippie. So I guess he wasn't taking it as seriously as he used to. It reminds me of the movie The Great White Hype

    Floyd is a known night owl , always has been

    spent most of his career in nightclubs leading up to fights , doesnt drink or smoke so he says its not a problem ,

    trains late at night , sometimes as late as 3 in the morning and sleeps through the day ,

    Strange cat



  • I dont think it was rigged , An elite pro boxer was always going to outbox an MMA fighter ,

    Was a fight for the man on the street ,it got them interested , rather than the hardcore boxing fan ( who still watched anyway )

    The boxing fans know the real fight is next month , GGG v Canelo Alverez , the most anticipated boxing fight for some time



  • @kiwiinmelb said in The fight:

    I dont think it was rigged , An elite pro boxer was always going to outbox an MMA fighter ,

    Was a fight for the man on the street ,it got them interested , rather than the hardcore boxing fan ( who still watched anyway )

    The boxing fans know the real fight is next month , GGG v Canelo Alverez , the most anticipated boxing fight for some time

    Neither of us can confirm if the fight was rigged but....

    Complicitly orchestrated promo tour, talk of the massive money from the get go, massive amounts spent promoting, trash talk bordering on the scripted, massive money to both participants win or lose, a bout that every boxing authority said would end in a win to Mayweather (which did happen)

    and after all that posturing and sharing aeroplanes...

    after all that hype....

    and then the actual fight lasts longer than a sensation but with the same universally predicted result

    And the fight was fair????

    Illogical would be one way to describe that

    If there's talk of a rematch that'd be the icing on the cake

    p.s. I will miss those dames in the blue cheerleaders outfits at every publicity event though!



  • @MN5 said in The fight:

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Third option: Old guy who had only ONE official KO on his opponent in the last EIGHT years played cat & mouse with a novice. It was a dance. Cat stepped around ring to see what the mouse had, then upon discovering mouse had SFA that could hurt him toyed with mouse and got his first KO in six years. This fight was an over-hyped over-priced WWE-style contrived spectacle con-game manufactured to exploit and empty the wallets of half-brights.



  • @Siam I doubt you will see Floyd in the ring again ,

    but there is talk Conor will box again , money talks



  • @Salacious-Crumb said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Third option: Old guy who had only ONE official KO on his opponent in the last EIGHT years played cat & mouse with a novice. It was a dance. Cat stepped around ring to see what the mouse had, then upon discovering mouse had SFA that could hurt him toyed with mouse and got his first KO in six years. This fight was an over-hyped over-priced WWE-style contrived spectacle con-game manufactured to exploit and empty the wallets of half-brights.

    Yup... but at least it was still better than I expected.

    I'm not sure Mayweather toyed with him exactly. It certainly seemed strategic to tucker McGregor out though.

    He certainly used the rules to his advantage too. That thing where you can try and close the gap and if doesn't work just show your back and your opposition can't punch you. That's annoying.



  • @Siam said in The fight:

    @kiwiinmelb said in The fight:

    I dont think it was rigged , An elite pro boxer was always going to outbox an MMA fighter ,

    Was a fight for the man on the street ,it got them interested , rather than the hardcore boxing fan ( who still watched anyway )

    The boxing fans know the real fight is next month , GGG v Canelo Alverez , the most anticipated boxing fight for some time

    Neither of us can confirm if the fight was rigged but....

    Complicitly orchestrated promo tour, talk of the massive money from the get go, massive amounts spent promoting, trash talk bordering on the scripted, massive money to both participants win or lose, a bout that every boxing authority said would end in a win to Mayweather (which did happen)

    and after all that posturing and sharing aeroplanes...

    after all that hype....

    and then the actual fight lasts longer than a sensation but with the same universally predicted result

    And the fight was fair????

    Illogical would be one way to describe that

    If there's talk of a rematch that'd be the icing on the cake

    p.s. I will miss those dames in the blue cheerleaders outfits at every publicity event though!

    Pretty much this! Plus the 2 of the judges somehow had Floyd winning rounds 2 and 3 on their score cards!

    I just think there was no way the boxing world was gonna allow a result anything other than a Mayweather win.

    Maybe just too predictable? My TAB account agrees. Odds opened at $1.82 for a mayweather win which was crazy. Closed at $1.30odd but apparantly 50/50 split in terms of money placed at the NZ tab and a lot of late money both NZ and overseas for McGregor which is bit of a surprise.



  • @Milk said in The fight:

    @Salacious-Crumb said in The fight:

    @MN5 said in The fight:

    I don't disagree with any of this but it must be said. Either McGregor is way better than we give him credit for or Floyd is old and past it.

    Third option: Old guy who had only ONE official KO on his opponent in the last EIGHT years played cat & mouse with a novice. It was a dance. Cat stepped around ring to see what the mouse had, then upon discovering mouse had SFA that could hurt him toyed with mouse and got his first KO in six years. This fight was an over-hyped over-priced WWE-style contrived spectacle con-game manufactured to exploit and empty the wallets of half-brights.

    Yup... but at least it was still better than I expected.

    I'm not sure Mayweather toyed with him exactly. It certainly seemed strategic to tucker McGregor out though.

    He certainly used the rules to his advantage too. That thing where you can try and close the gap and if doesn't work just show your back and your opposition can't punch you. That's annoying.

    That got right on my tits



  • mayweather said afterwards , any danger for himself was early, the gameplan was to take him into deep water then finish him



  • conor wouldnt want to fight a canelo or a cotto , someone with genuine knockout power , a 40 year old floyd with brittle hands was a safer bet in that regard



  • @kiwiinmelb said in The fight:

    mayweather said afterwards , any danger for himself was early, the gameplan was to take him into deep water then finish him

    He said it well before the fight too. Then did exactly what he said he would do


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