Probably not! But they’ve done a really great marketing around it and McGregor have put one hell of a show during the World Tour. There has been a lot of huge fights in the history and this one is only the biggest one when it comes to numbers with both fighters guaranteed to walk out with 9 figures. It’s a money fight, not the biggest fight ever.
I’m ginger so I’ll be supporting him of course. To be frank he’s the one that brought my attention to the UFC. I knew MMA but wasn’t really into it until I heard his trash talking, getting crazy excited and almost punching people during press conferences and then most of the time backing it up in the octagon.
I agree with him when he says “Fighting have never seen anyone like me, I’m in my own league”. Sure I don’t know much about MMA or even boxing or fighting but I haven’t heard of anyone before him that destroy that many champions in different fighting styles. Or at least I don’t know anyone that made fighting so appealing to me.
Even though the trash talking and the show he puts on in every public appearance, what I like the most about the character is his confidence and his psychology. Sparing no expense or extra effort for his preparation, putting himself in danger by fighting in different styles or even different weight category.
Undoubtedly, he’s bringing something new to the table and it finally makes MMA and Fighting interesting to me and a lot of people out there.
It never happened before, it doesn’t mean it can’t happen there. On the paper McGregor seems stronger, he’s taller, have a better reach, he’s confident as fuck and have been knocking down a lot of people in the last few years.
I give you that Mayweather is a boxer, he has been hit before and never went down. But he’s older know, retired for the last 2 years, not in the best shape of his life and haven’t been training as hard as McGregor for this fight. If he’s going down it’s his arrogance who took him down. McGregor talk Bullshit all the time but ain’t lazy to work hard to back it up later and he never lost standing up.
No matter what happen, McGregor winning by TKO is a possibility.
If McGregor wins, he’s gonna be on top of the fighting game. Everybody will want to take him down from his throne on MMA and Boxing, a lot of fighter will be coming at him and hope to get a multi million deal for a fight again the irishman.
If Mayweather wins on the other hand, he’s in the legend at 50 – 0 and go back to retirement, bringing nothing new to the fight scene. He’s gonna be at the top of the boxing game long after he’s gone but it’s not gonna make it really exciting for the next years, unless he retires again for another 9 figures deal. Not impossible
Impatient to see how all this money and talk will endup. I’m been following the updates on Youtube everyday and I’m impatient to see who will go down. Because yes with 2 beasts like that and the crazy McGregor, Mayweather will have no other choice than to go for it and look for a knockout and putting himself at risk in front of an irish man might be his downfall.
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