Topic Originator: paulthepar
Date: Thu 24 Aug 14:06
> Well I'm going to buck the trend and side with McGregor.
> I understand why people hate the dude but i find him hilarious
> and excellent at promoting himself, proven by securing this gig
> in the first place.
> Off the camera I reckon he would be a pretty down to earth nice
> Mayweathers defence is incredible, but I don't think he'll have
> faced someone as unconventional as McGregor before and believe
> me he needs more than his counter punching to beat Conor who
> will just walk right up to him and attempt to land, and land
> I'm pretty certain he will.
> The guys in MMA, but look at some of his fights, he has
> knockout power, knockdowns whilst standing. UFC isn't just all
> ground and pound.
> You also have to take into account that Mayweather is 40 and
> not been in a ring for two years, train all you want, it
> doesn't make up for competition itself. McGregor is in his
> prime, fitness is not an issue, MMA takes more out of someone
> than 12 rounds of boxing.
> Anyone who thinks this will be a stroll for Mayweather i hope
> are proven wrong.
> Only reason I'm not buying it is because of the time it's on,
> being the old fart that I am and with kids, getting up for a
> 4am fight isn't happening.
> Mayweather is someone I despise, his press conferences are just
> used as a pedestal for him to show off that hes got money,
> nothing would please me more than to see Conor batter him.
McGregor's fitness is an issue, look at how he was gassing out in the Diaz fights.
Mayweather has fought someone who has come at him constantly, he's now retired - Marcos Maidana. He was aggressive constantly and Floyd still managed to counter and get the decision twice.
IMO, I think Mayweather walks this. With the amount of money he has, pretty sure he can influence a few senior people to swing a decision his way if needed, but I don't see this going past 6 rounds maximum.