Conor Mcgregor may box mayweather

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  1. Headhunter

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    Agreed I mean he boxed yeah great and maybe he could win boxing matches against some but mayweather has beaten the best of the best. There's levels to fighting and mcgregor hasn't had a boxing match in a long time and has been training under different rules and learning other stuff. Mayweather has been nothing but boxing training his whole career.
     
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    True enough but people are forgetting that Conor is a boxer and has trained as such even during his MMA training, which is why we keep seeing the 'MMA' rules, etc type of posts. What we have is a match between two boxers, one yes who has fought as a boxer and done damn well and the other who has competed as an MMA fighter. As I keep saying Conor may win, may not but it is a boxing match between two boxers all the same so why all the querying about kicking, etc? It's only of interest as a boxing match because it's not going to be an MMA fight.
     
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    He's never stopped the boxing training though. I agree that's not the same as boxing matches but he has still been boxing.
     
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    I think that Pro Boxing will gain more popularity from this fight than the UFC will.
     
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    Neither sport will gain any popularity. If it does happen all it is is a freak show fight boxing fans will watch so if mayweather wins they can discredit mma and mma fans will watch so if mcgregor wins they can discredit boxing.

    To me I have no interest in watching this fight it doesn't hold any interest to me. I'll look up the result to see who wins but apart from that I have no excitement for it what's so ever. Mcgregor should be defending his title. He's holding up the division by doing this nonsense. Anyone else and they'd have been stripped of the title straight away
     
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    It's not to do with that, it's to do with the money, it's always about the money.
     
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    Uh, guys. This isn't two boxers, as much as some would like to say it is. It's a MMAist and a boxer. Once mcgregor accomplishes something of note as a boxer, he can say he's a boxer. Until then, he is a very accomplished MMAist who has some boxing experience.

    I think it's very reasonable to wonder how each would do in the other's wheelhouse. Both are accomplished in their own areas.
     
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    Agreed. I guess McGregor is a boxer in a broad sense (like anyone who practices boxing), but not in the same sense that Mayweather is. The outcome seems foregone in either ruleset - McGregor wins under MMA rules, and Mayweather wins under boxing rules. I wonder what ruleset would make things more even.
     
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    McGregor signed ages ago. Floyd on board yet?
     
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    So dana white says and we all know his first language is bs. He's been changing his mind on if it happens once a week for months so don't take anything he says seriously
     
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    So maybe he is lying. Doubt it.

    I doubt Floyd will sign.
     
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    Problem here is mayweathet has no incentive. He literally gains nothing in this.
     
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    True! Mayweather probably would need a class or two on grappling techniques. But I am sure he must be familiar with MMA tactics!!

    It has been decided, rules of boxing shall be followed which gives Mayweather an edge over his opponent!
     
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    Why must he be familiar with mma tactics...he's a boxer he has nothing to do with any mma
     
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    Our cat's name is sniffles lol.

    Jokes apart, I agree with your invigorating perception!
     
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    Useful indeed.
     
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    But if he reverts and lets Mayweather do the backpedal, backpedal, jab,jab, jab it would be boring as hell. Walking in would really upset the apple cart.
     
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    Quite a lot of boxing is boring these days, I don't think they'll care whether it's boring or not as long as people pay to watch. I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed if this match happens. Conor is a better boxer than a lot of people think, Mayweather isn't as good as he was so it's probably going to be a very boring match, it's certainly not going to live up to anyone's expectations.
     
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    Believe what you like but I believe it will never happen.
     
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    Agreed he's already got more than enough money and beating an amateur boxer does nothing for his legacy
     
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