Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mayweather vs. McGregor...the super fight that's NOT capturing the imagination...

Been trying to see the excitement over the past week for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight but there is none.  This is a super fight that is NOT capturing the imagination.

Maybe sports fans are knowledgeable enough to know that this freak show just isn't going to deliver....maybe people understand that mixed martial arts or perhaps more proper said MIXED COMBAT SPORTS should be just that...different styles enter the ring and go at it to see how a person adapts and wins against styles they're not familiar with.

Either way and for whatever reason this fight is sparking out, not flashing brightly.

At weigh in McGregor was 153.  Mayweather 149.  That alone doesn't tell us much.  At fight time McGregor will probably be up to around 165 if not a bit bigger.  Heard he walks around normally at about 175-180 (don't know if that's true).  Mayweather walks around at about 155 to a high of around 160.

McGregor is bigger and just as quick but its a different kind of quick.  Mayweather is hand quick, head fast with great lateral movement. McGregor is hand fast but a heavy puncher...he loads up for a knock you the fuck out punch.  He also has great ring movement but its more for shooting in for takedowns so while fast its more forward back, not side to side like Mayweather.

Guaranteed purse for the fight?  Mayweather is 100 million and McGregor is 30 mill.

What I can't figure out is what the aftermath will be.  Will fight fans demand a rematch with different rules?  Will fight fans demand a more MIXED COMBAT style fight instead of a boxing match?  I'm betting that's the hook for Mayweather vs. McGregor II.

Anyway this one is obvious.  It's a boxing match.  Mayweather wins.

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