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Old 06-18-17, 03:43 PM   #51
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It's a combination of pride and money. Most MMA fighters who are doing the calling out know 2 things, that in a real fight most of them would kick the shit of a boxer and these circus fights will net them more money than they would otherwise be able to make due to the pay disparity between the 2 sports. So they want money and the respect that boxers get vs how MMA fighters are treated by the media and public for the most part.

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Old 07-12-17, 06:34 PM   #52
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This Toronto press conference has WWE written all over it
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Old 07-12-17, 10:40 PM   #53
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For as much as my brain tells me that Floyd is gonna wreck Conor, a little piece of me keeps saying "WHAT IF.....". It's that little piece of me thats gonna shell out 100 bucks next month.
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Old 07-13-17, 03:31 PM   #54
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If anything, the shit talk, and lack thereof on Mayweather's part, has been entertaining.
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Old 07-14-17, 08:47 AM   #55
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For as much as my brain tells me that Floyd is gonna wreck Conor, a little piece of me keeps saying "WHAT IF.....". It's that little piece of me thats gonna shell out 100 bucks next month.
I'm with you... Mayweather should mop the floor - technically speaking - with Conor. But I'm hoping like hell that Conor gets that one game-changing cross in or knocks Floyd down at a minimum... one thing is certain, Conor can take a punch, but can he land any on a defensive fighter like Floyd?
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Old 07-18-17, 03:11 AM   #56
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Even as a lover of pro wrestling, these press conferences have been a little too cartoony for me.
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Old 07-18-17, 07:47 AM   #57
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I'm with you... Mayweather should mop the floor - technically speaking - with Conor. But I'm hoping like hell that Conor gets that one game-changing cross in or knocks Floyd down at a minimum... one thing is certain, Conor can take a punch, but can he land any on a defensive fighter like Floyd?
McGregor is just too slow in the boxing ring. He has no chance.
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Re: Mayweather vs. McGregor - August 26th

What are the chances Floyd throws this fight, to get a 2nd and 3rd fight with an even bigger pay day?
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Old 07-18-17, 02:37 PM   #60
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What are the chances Floyd throws this fight, to get a 2nd and 3rd fight with an even bigger pay day?
If there is a chance less than zero, that would be it. He's 49-0. Retiring undefeated is something he wants, especially at 50-0. He is going for the win.
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Old 07-18-17, 03:14 PM   #61
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It's a combination of pride and money. Most MMA fighters who are doing the calling out know 2 things, that in a real fight most of them would kick the shit of a boxer and these circus fights will net them more money than they would otherwise be able to make due to the pay disparity between the 2 sports. So they want money and the respect that boxers get vs how MMA fighters are treated by the media and public for the most part.

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Agreed. In a real fight on the street, with "street" rules, I think a top MMA fighter would destroy a top boxer. This has to be an ego thing or a money thing for Conor, probably a bit of both. I cant understand how a boxer would agree to fight under MMA rules, or an MMA fighter under boxing rules unless it was because of ego or a HUGE payday. I dont think Conor stands a chance, unless...

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I'm with you... Mayweather should mop the floor - technically speaking - with Conor. But I'm hoping like hell that Conor gets that one game-changing cross in or knocks Floyd down at a minimum... one thing is certain, Conor can take a punch, but can he land any on a defensive fighter like Floyd?
This. If Conor can land that one in a million shot, which may be more like one in a billion against a guy like Mayweather, he may be able to pull this off. Personally, I don't think he can and that Mayweather is just going to dance around him and go for the decision.
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Old 07-19-17, 09:18 AM   #62
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This. If Conor can land that one in a million shot, which may be more like one in a billion against a guy like Mayweather, he may be able to pull this off. Personally, I don't think he can and that Mayweather is just going to dance around him and go for the decision.
Which would just suuuuuuuuck. I fell asleep during the Mayweather v Pacquiao fight. Fucking. Fell. Asleep.
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Agreed. In a real fight on the street, with "street" rules, I think a top MMA fighter would destroy a top boxer. This has to be an ego thing or a money thing for Conor, probably a bit of both. I cant understand how a boxer would agree to fight under MMA rules, or an MMA fighter under boxing rules unless it was because of ego or a HUGE payday. I dont think Conor stands a chance, unless...
Ive always found this argument sort of silly. MMA and Boxing are sports. Neither have much in common with a street fight. They are both closer to each other than either is close to a street fight. Street fights by there very nature have no rules and can involve sucker punches, biting, eye gouging, bottles, chairs, knives and multiple attackers. If you say okay, make the street fight a one on one contest with no weapons and other rules. Then thats not a street fight anymore.

An MMA fighter would likely lose in a match with rules that didn't favor their skillset. Just like a boxer would likely lose in a match with rules that didn't favor their skillset .
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Ive always found this argument sort of silly. MMA and Boxing are sports. Neither have much in common with a street fight. They are both closer to each other than either is close to a street fight. Street fights by there very nature have no rules and can involve sucker punches, biting, eye gouging, bottles, chairs, knives and multiple attackers. If you say okay, make the street fight a one on one contest with no weapons and other rules. Then thats not a street fight anymore.

An MMA fighter would likely lose in a match with rules that didn't favor their skillset. Just like a boxer would likely lose in a match with rules that didn't favor their skillset .
While it is true that both boxing and MMA are sports, I find the rest of your post kind of ridiculous. Are you trying to say that a person that actively trains in mutliple fight disciplines, including boxing, and is arguably at the pinnacle of his respective sport is not more likely to be victorious in a "street fight" against someone that trains in only one fight discipline?
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Old 07-21-17, 10:08 PM   #65
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While it is true that both boxing and MMA are sports, I find the rest of your post kind of ridiculous. Are you trying to say that a person that actively trains in mutliple fight disciplines, including boxing, and is arguably at the pinnacle of his respective sport is not more likely to be victorious in a "street fight" against someone that trains in only one fight discipline?
No, I'm saying I don't care and neither should you. As its a dumb argument.

Hey, who would win an illegal, no rules, back roads, country race in a stock street car? A Nascar driver or an F1 driver? And your answer will prove who the best real racers are. You see how dumb that sounds? Because its never going to happen. Plus it won't actually prove anything. And neither answer can ever be proven correct.
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Old 07-24-17, 03:20 PM   #66
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No, I'm saying I don't care and neither should you. As its a dumb argument.

Hey, who would win an illegal, no rules, back roads, country race in a stock street car? A Nascar driver or an F1 driver? And your answer will prove who the best real racers are. You see how dumb that sounds? Because its never going to happen. Plus it won't actually prove anything. And neither answer can ever be proven correct.
That is the second most ridiculous post you have made in this thread. Congrats.
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Old 07-25-17, 05:45 PM   #67
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Yeah, thats a response for when you have no counter argument. I'm counting this as a win.
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Yeah, thats a response for when you have no counter argument. I'm counting this as a win.
Whatever you have to tell yourself to make you feel better in your ridiculous little world over there. Your absolutely ridiculous previous statement needed no countering, it failed all on its own.
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I'm not sure in a "street fight" the UFC fighter has as huge an advantage as you think. With no gloves on, the boxer, with his most likely greatly superior stand-up, could land a strike or 2 quickly enough to end the fight. There are no gloves deadening the hit. So the fight could be over before the MMA person gets it to the ground where he should have an advantage. Nevermind that the ground game can be nullified by groin shots or biting.
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Anyone that spends money on this deserves what they get. This kind of circus shit is embarrassing to both sports.
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Old 07-27-17, 05:20 PM   #71
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Whatever you have to tell yourself to make you feel better in your ridiculous little world over there. Your absolutely ridiculous previous statement needed no countering, it failed all on its own.
You keep using that word, but I don't think it means what you think it means.
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I'm not sure in a "street fight" the UFC fighter has as huge an advantage as you think. With no gloves on, the boxer, with his most likely greatly superior stand-up, could land a strike or 2 quickly enough to end the fight. There are no gloves deadening the hit. So the fight could be over before the MMA person gets it to the ground where he should have an advantage. Nevermind that the ground game can be nullified by groin shots or biting.
That is what some people thought when the UFC started, but the boxers were demolished. So were other disciplines, but pure boxers might have actually fared the worst.
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Old 07-27-17, 06:38 PM   #73
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So has a price been announced for this yet? I've checked the DirecTV site and it's not even listed on there anywhere to be found.
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Old 07-27-17, 06:54 PM   #74
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I thought it was listed somewhere saying $100 I could be very wrong though.
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Old 07-27-17, 10:13 PM   #75
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$90....$100 for HD.

(Who the hell is buying an SD version???)
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