Floyd Mayweather: The McGregor Fight Is NOT A Rumor

The initially-dismissed fantasy matchup between retired pound-for-pound Floyd Mayweather and UFC cash cow Conor McGregor could actually be real.

At least if we’re to believe “Money” Mayweather.

“It’s possible,” Mayweather said prior to Canelo-Khan. “It may not be a rumor. Keep your fingers crossed. It may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter. So we just don’t know.”

The two fighters are comparable in size, with McGregor campaigning at 145 (featherweight in the UFC) vs. Mayweather’s 147.

And speaking of retirement, McGregor, 27, made his own share of headlines lately. He announced his retirement in tweet that went viral, went silent, unretired again (this time via Facebook), before getting yanked by UFC brass from a huge July PPV.

Never one to shy away from playing the media, McGregor posted a series of tweets hinting at the possible matchup.

While the idea was met with initial derision—UFC head honcho Dana White denied the fight, calling it a “tabloid story”—experts are, somehow, warming up to the clash between the two biggest draws in each sport.

“If [McGregor] can survive, he’s not diminished too much. And Mayweather’s not a murderous puncher,” long-time analyst Joe Rogan said. “He’s not a Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.

“Golovkin is a bad fight for him. Someone like that is a bad fight for him, a murderous puncher, because most likely they’re gonna take him out. But Mayweather, it’s very possible he is gonna get the decision.”

Of course, there are number of obstacles blocking the fight.

For one, the 39-year-old Mayweather,—who capped a historic Hall of Fame career by shutting out former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto to secure his 49th consecutive victory—has to unretire.

However, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported last week that Mayweather’s promotional company had filed for trademarks for “TMT 50” and “TBE 50,” adding fuel to the comeback rumor fire.

Then there’s the matter of the UFC allowing McGregor to compete outside the UFC, notorious for its ironclad contracts against co-promotions.

“I can’t imagine they would be willing to do that,” Rogan said on his podcast, “and I can’t imagine that they would let him fight Floyd Mayweather.”

And of course the setting. Will it take place in a ring? A cage? The Pit?

But should the fight go down, as Mayweather says it may, it could satisfy his nine-figure requirement to leave the retired life behind.

“Every time I go out there and compete, my number is, of course, $100 million or better,” Mayweather said. “I feel I can demand that.”

By Adam Weiss/ Guest Colomnist

 

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-deepwater2 :

Just hype.


-Radam G :

WOW! For McG's sake, it should be a rumor or a modified version of boksing. Because if it is pure boksing, Lil' Floyd is getting easy, breezy short work. Holla!


-walkersmithjr :

Keep our fingers crossed? I know I am, that May never enters a ring to fight (ha!) ever again! Boxing began with the purpose to entertain us, not to bore us to death! You made all that money now go away! Please!


-ArneK. :

Ditto.


-amayseng :

Floyd **** the bed in the Pac fight following fantastic performances against Cotto and Canelo. I think if he boxes Coner, Coner will bring it and Floyd would have to be offensive to keep him at bay. I would watch it, it sounds intriguing, although Floyd boxes his ears off in ridiculous fashion, even so, Coner has the spirit to bring a lot of energy and entertainment.


-stormcentre :

If it happens; it's a smart move for Floyd for so many reasons. Some of which are . . .


1) Floyd (for big money) get's to shut a loudmouth MMA fighter up that;

a) was previously calling him out. b) was previously rubbishing him. c) was previously using Floyd's name to advertise himself. d) can be said to have been previously disrespecting the sport of boxing. e) has failed to achieve and/or move up in weight in his chosen combat sport, by even 1/3 of that which Floyd achieved.


2) Floyd (for big money) gets to fight a guy that is - comparably - clueless and inexperienced when it comes to;

a) cardiovascular stamina. b) big time and marquee level boxing. c) all the nuances of "striking" insofar as how they apply to a truly complete, utterly refined, fluid, and traditional boxing style.

I am not sure Conner - based on skill and not popularity - would even make it into light(or whatever)weight (he is) contention with any of the major boxing sanctions. So fighting a fast, elusive, fit, and crafty guy like Floyd first up would be akin to sticking your face in a blender.




3) Floyd (for big money) gets to not only;

A) Stamp his authority on the possible superiority of boxing as the elite combat sport, and become the ambassador for that role. B) But he also gets to be the one and only modern day boxer (goes some {not all the} way to his TBE claim) that (unlike other boxers that have crossed over to MMA whom have fought lower tier opponents and still lost) actually succeeds (with both a genuine MMA star and relatively current/young MMA champion) in fighting a MMA guy that is largely considered to be one of the current best - if not the best - in his MMA division.

Give it some thought as Toney - whom arguably was a better pure old school practitioner of the art - fell short of achieving this




4) Floyd gets to show Conner McGregor that - even though Conner obviously copied Floyd's formula (across combat sports) for increasing PPV sales and greater anti/popularity - it means nothing when the two face off in boxing in order to see how much substance is in what McGregor was previously saying about (fighting) Floyd.

You may recall that what ultimately brought this possible fight about was Conner publicly claiming - when he made his above/below mentioned provoking and negative remarks - that he would easily fight and beat Floyd in a boxing contest. To me, that's hilarious. Not in the least as most of Floyd's recent victims would wipe the floor with Conner in a boxing match.


5) Conner McGregor (as if there is not enough going against him with this boxing/Floyd pursuit) has just shown that he can lose, and that he is easily gassed. Should I mention that Conner has probably never fought more than 5 rounds in his life?

Yes, I know they fight for 5 minute rounds in MMA and when all is said and done the energy requirements of fighting/boxing for 5 x 5 min rounds can exceed - if not roughly equating to - fighting/boxing for 10 x 3 min rounds. However, even in retirement, I still pump out 6 x 5 min rounds, at least twice a week, and I see that Floyd - when in camp - even ups that to 30 mins straight either on the bag or in the ring; or both. Conner, in my opinion, (even on PEDs, and even if he is not pushed into an anti-doping routine beforehand) will not be able to prepare for the sort of cardiovascular stamina, boxing skill, and muscular reflexes that will be required to fight Floyd for even 8 x 3 min rounds. Let alone 12 rounds. Not even with 6 months lead time.


PS: "please note how I have not even explicitly touched on how poor most MMA guy's punch resistance is? Imagine how great McGregor's would be after Floyd has sniper-smacked his head around for 4 or 5 rounds, and has suitably reduced him to nervously swatting flies; when the bell rings for round 6 and Floyd starts to step on the gas."




6) Conner McGregor is a lefty whom has most likely never been in with a crafty righty that can undo all his lefty advantages (especially in a pure two fisted marquee-level boxing sense) - such that all the advantages and benefits to being a lefty that Conner probably has become used to, are either reversed or useless.

I mean, let's be real here . . . . Will Conner be a more effective, proven, tougher, faster, and heavier handed, lefty in the (proposed) boxing ring/match . . than, say, Pac? Good luck with that endeavor. :)


7) In a boxing sense; Conner McGregor has more defensive (and offensive) liabilities than a middle aged, loudmouth, and foolish, drunken soccer fan whose full of pi$$ and wind, and both;

A) Drowning in endless melancholy over the latest loss his favorite soccer club has just endured. B) Attempting to compensate for it by posturing and prancing about in a challenging manner, as he overtly gets his expectations confused with his limitations.


8) Floyd (for big money) gets to fight a guy that is vulnerable, susceptible and/or inexperienced when it comes to;

a) contractual negotiations - whether or not it be with multiple controlling parties - in top level boxing. b) contractual negotiations related to PEDs; Conner will be seriously marginalized without them. c) contractual negotiations related to catch-weights and rehydration.

As they apply to boxing, and . . . They're often a little more significant and involved than UFC and MMA.





For Floyd, boxing Conner McGregor will be easier money/pickings than fighting Danny Garcia.

Or even Berto; whom would wipe the floor - in a boxing contest - with Conner McGregor.

But the upside of boxing Conner McGregor that fighting guys like Garcia (or Berto) could never deliver on . . .
Is that Floyd - perhaps as the first (and possibly last) boxer ever to do it - gets to (via taking down a genuine MMA star that has created the opportunity by bagging both, Floyd and therefore {via extrapolation} to some extent also boxing) shift a large section of MMA fans across the floor and temporarily or otherwise convert them into paying PPV fans for any possible and ensuing boxing fight(s) Floyd may have planned. Say like . . one with Triple.
Floyd therefore would possibly be the biggest (boxing and) combat sports star in the entire world ever (TBE?), bar none. And, that's even before he stepped into the ring with his next opponent. Talk about capitalizing on another guy's loud mouth, ignorance, and ego, and also using it;

Not just for financial and career gains. But also to address some of the negativity and (possible) hate associated with (some) pure boxing fan's opinions of what Floyd means to boxing, it's history, and the fight game in general.

Floyd would destroy and more than likely stop Conner in a boxing match, and they and the above are my inner visions on the matter.
Stormcentre :) :) :)


-Radam G :

Floyd **** the bed in the Pac fight following fantastic performances against Cotto and Canelo. I think if he boxes Coner, Coner will bring it and Floyd would have to be offensive to keep him at bay. I would watch it, it sounds intriguing, although Floyd boxes his ears off in ridiculous fashion, even so, Coner has the spirit to bring a lot of energy and entertainment.
Just hype, as d2 post. Lil Floyd knocks McG out in minutes unless he wants to carry him a few rounds for entertainment. Holla!


-stormcentre :

If it happens; it's a smart move for Floyd for so many reasons. Some of which are . . .


1) Floyd (for big money) get's to shut a loudmouth MMA fighter up that;

a) was previously calling him out. b) was previously rubbishing him. c) was previously using Floyd's name to advertise himself. d) can be said to have been previously disrespecting the sport of boxing. e) has failed to achieve and/or move up in weight in his chosen combat sport, by even 1/3 of that which Floyd achieved.


2) Floyd (for big money) gets to fight a guy that is - comparably - clueless and inexperienced when it comes to;

a) cardiovascular stamina. b) big time and marquee level boxing. c) all the nuances of "striking" insofar as how they apply to a truly complete, utterly refined, fluid, and traditional boxing style.

I am not sure Conner - based on skill and not popularity - would even make it into light(or whatever)weight (he is) contention with any of the major boxing sanctions. So fighting a fast, elusive, fit, and crafty guy like Floyd first up would be akin to sticking your face in a blender.




3) Floyd (for big money) gets to not only;

A) Stamp his authority on the possible superiority of boxing as the elite combat sport, and become the ambassador for that role. B) But he also gets to be the one and only modern day boxer (goes some {not all the} way to his TBE claim) that (unlike other boxers that have crossed over to MMA whom have fought lower tier opponents and still lost) actually succeeds (with both a genuine MMA star and relatively current/young MMA champion) in fighting a MMA guy that is largely considered to be one of the current best - if not the best - in his MMA division.

Give it some thought as Toney - whom arguably was a better pure old school practitioner of the art - fell short of achieving this




4) Floyd gets to show Conner McGregor that - even though Conner obviously copied Floyd's formula (across combat sports) for increasing PPV sales and greater anti/popularity - it means nothing when the two face off in boxing in order to see how much substance is in what McGregor was previously saying about (fighting) Floyd.

You may recall that what ultimately brought this possible fight about was Conner publicly claiming - when he made his above/below mentioned provoking and negative remarks - that he would easily fight and beat Floyd in a boxing contest. To me, that's hilarious. Not in the least as most of Floyd's recent victims would wipe the floor with Conner in a boxing match.


5) Conner McGregor (as if there is not enough going against him with this boxing/Floyd pursuit) has just shown that he can lose, and that he is easily gassed. Should I mention that Conner has probably never fought more than 5 rounds in his life?

Yes, I know they fight for 5 minute rounds in MMA and when all is said and done the energy requirements of fighting/boxing for 5 x 5 min rounds can exceed - if not roughly equating to - fighting/boxing for 10 x 3 min rounds. However, even in retirement, I still pump out 6 x 5 min rounds, at least twice a week, and I see that Floyd - when in camp - even ups that to 30 mins straight either on the bag or in the ring; or both. Conner, in my opinion, (even on PEDs, and even if he is not pushed into an anti-doping routine beforehand) will not be able to prepare for the sort of cardiovascular stamina, boxing skill, and muscular reflexes that will be required to fight Floyd for even 8 x 3 min rounds. Let alone 12 rounds. Not even with 6 months lead time.


PS: "please note how I have not even explicitly touched on how poor most MMA guy's punch resistance is? Imagine how great McGregor's would be after Floyd has sniper-smacked his head around for 4 or 5 rounds, and has suitably reduced him to nervously swatting flies; when the bell rings for round 6 and Floyd starts to step on the gas."




6) Conner McGregor is a lefty whom has most likely never been in with a crafty righty that can undo all his lefty advantages (especially in a pure two fisted marquee-level boxing sense) - such that all the advantages and benefits to being a lefty that Conner probably has become used to, are either reversed or useless.

I mean, let's be real here . . . . Will Conner be a more effective, proven, tougher, faster, and heavier handed, lefty in the (proposed) boxing ring/match . . than, say, Pac? Good luck with that endeavor. :)


7) In a boxing sense; Conner McGregor has more defensive (and offensive) liabilities than a middle aged, loudmouth, and foolish, drunken soccer fan whose full of pi$$ and wind, and both;

A) Drowning in endless melancholy over the latest loss his favorite soccer club has just endured. B) Attempting to compensate for it by posturing and prancing about in a challenging manner, as he overtly gets his expectations confused with his limitations.


8) Floyd (for big money) gets to fight a guy that is vulnerable, susceptible and/or inexperienced when it comes to;

a) contractual negotiations - whether or not it be with multiple controlling parties - in top level boxing. b) contractual negotiations related to PEDs; Conner will be seriously marginalized without them. c) contractual negotiations related to catch-weights and rehydration.

As they apply to boxing, and . . . They're often a little more significant and involved than UFC and MMA.





For Floyd, boxing Conner McGregor will be easier money/pickings than fighting Danny Garcia.

Or even Berto; whom would wipe the floor - in a boxing contest - with Conner McGregor.

But the upside of boxing Conner McGregor that fighting guys like Garcia (or Berto) could never deliver on . . .
Is that Floyd - perhaps as the first (and possibly last) boxer ever to do it - gets to (via taking down a genuine MMA star that has created the opportunity by bagging both, Floyd and therefore {via extrapolation} to some extent also boxing) shift a large section of MMA fans across the floor and temporarily or otherwise convert them into paying PPV fans for any possible and ensuing boxing fight(s) Floyd may have planned. Say like . . one with Triple.
Floyd therefore would possibly be the biggest (boxing and) combat sports star in the entire world ever (TBE?), bar none. And, that's even before he stepped into the ring with his next opponent. Talk about capitalizing on another guy's loud mouth, ignorance, and ego, and also using it;

Not just for financial and career gains. But also to address some of the negativity and (possible) hate associated with (some) pure boxing fan's opinions of what Floyd means to boxing, it's history, and the fight game in general.

Floyd - in a fight that, in terms of audience and cash, would probably be bigger than MayPac - would destroy and more than likely stop Conner in a boxing match, and they and the above are my inner visions on the matter.
Stormcentre :) :) :)


-amayseng :

Just hype, as d2 post. Lil Floyd knocks McG out in minutes unless he wants to carry him a few rounds for entertainment. Holla!
Coner has a solid solid chin, especially with 4oz gloves and Floyd doesnt sit down to get anyone out there especially at 39, Floyd takes him deep and beats him up through accumulation if it happens.


-deepwater2 :

Mcgregor will never be the same. He quit. He should of passed out. He should cash out with a spectacle against Floyd. I rather see Duran knock out a horse or someone fight a kangaroo.


-stormcentre :

Mcgregor will never be the same. He quit. He should of passed out. He should cash out with a spectacle against Floyd. I rather see Duran knock out a horse or someone fight a kangaroo.
That . . is exactly what he is attempting to do. There is no way he believes he can beat Floyd in a boxing match. Khan has a better chance of KOing Canelo in the 10 round. :) :)


-Kid Blast :

Freak show stuff. No thank you.


-stormcentre :

Wouldn't bother me seeing Floyd slap the "F" out of Conner, after what he said. Means nothing to the sanctions and divisional ratings though. :) :)


-SouthPawFlo :

If Floyd manages to get a 9 Figure Pay-Day for a fight with someone who isn't even a boxer and someone who is coming off a KO loss I'll be convinced he's in the illuminati 😂😂😂😂


-amayseng :

If Floyd manages to get a 9 Figure Pay-Day for a fight with someone who isn't even a boxer and someone who is coming off a KO loss I'll be convinced he's in the illuminati ��������
Not a ko loss , but a man who jumped up two weight classes and got choked out in a fight he was dominating on his feet in standup If I was Floyd I would take it. mma fighters in standup crossing over to boxing have a huge deficit with their hands due to the style of boxing in mma, much diff than true boxing


-Radam G :

If Floyd manages to get a 9 Figure Pay-Day for a fight with someone who isn't even a boxer and someone who is coming off a KO loss I'll be convinced he's in the illuminati ��������
Hehehe! And I'm riding shotgun witcha! Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Any mma guys fight a boxer under boxing rules? I knew Mayorga and Toney had no chance under mma rules. If McG fights Floyd under queens bury rules , he deserves the money he will get for getting knocked out. Floyd can't knock most out anymore but his straight right will keep landing until they stop it. McG will get to tell his peers that so what that he lost. He tried. And he laughs to the bank. I still think it's hype.


-SuperLight :

BS rumours or otherwise, it's a largely pointless fight. If McGregor had to fight under boxing rules, his fans would say he was crippled or at least severely limited by them. Not much chance he'd actually win. If Mayweather had to fight under MMA rules one could argue he had more freedom and could choose to fight and win standing up as usual. Of course if the guy grounded and pounded him then there's the converse excuse.


-amayseng :

BS rumours or otherwise, it's a largely pointless fight. If McGregor had to fight under boxing rules, his fans would say he was crippled or at least severely limited by them. Not much chance he'd actually win. If Mayweather had to fight under MMA rules one could argue he had more freedom and could choose to fight and win standing up as usual. Of course if the guy grounded and pounded him then there's the converse excuse.
Who cares it is not about what fans say after it is about if they can make monwy off of it. Which they can.


-Chris L :

floyd looks fat. still can't see this being competitive.


-amayseng :

floyd looks fat. still can't see this being competitive.
It wont be from a points standpoint, though Conner will keep the rounds entertaining. Floyd should take this fight and put on a clinic.


-Radam G :

Money May is full of $h?t! And he is going to let every bit of it loose on MMA McG if the Arab princes of Abu Dhabi are crazy enough to drop a guaranteed 9-figure purse on a match up to lil Floyd. McG will get $2 or $3mil. No way in boksing hell that McG can last 30sec with Lil Floyd, unless the fix is in. Then Lil Floyd will carry the drop shot for four or five rounds before breaking the clueless MMA misfit's face and teeth. Lil Floyd is the one who started the rumor anyway.
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-tT46rcSt9I. Holla!


-Radam G :

It is getting juicy. And those in the loop got the scoop because they know how to get through da poop. It getting really close that Lil Floyd would be arrested for fraud and murder if he were not in the shady, sleazy, red-light district of legal mayhem. The pugvine and the "no posers' bullsyet real talk cyber road" are dripping hot with spit that 50-year-old Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first baby from her Arab billionaire hubby, that Money May will not be charged for aggravated murder of MMA star McGregor after their scrap in the Middle East, and last, but not least, Mikey Garcia is signing a promotion deal with TMT.
->https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Eldg6AMskJ4. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Floyd vs McGregor is not a fight, ... it's a spectacle, and Floyd is speculating whether or not there is enough interest to move forward with the show. I understand Floyd seeking the easiest candidate he can find for the maximum reward but this proposed event is simply a personal venture as far as I'm concerned and has nothing to do with real boxing or a competitive fight. I don't watch reality shows, and I have no interest in the circus. If I could, I would tell Floyd that aging out of the game is no crime, and to embrace the "otherside".... the management side of boxing. Giving up the big stage can be very hard, but Jesus man, have some dignity. With all due respeck, I would never watch this crap.... And no way is CBS paying Floyd 100 million to fight Danny Garcia..... 10 million is too much(but acceptable). Go do what you said you were going to do.... Find the next Floyd Mayweather. Go out like a champ.....CHAMP!


-amayseng :

Floyd vs McGregor is not a fight, ... it's a spectacle, and Floyd is speculating whether or not there is enough interest to move forward with the show. I understand Floyd seeking the easiest candidate he can find for the maximum reward but this proposed event is simply a personal venture as far as I'm concerned and has nothing to do with real boxing or a competitive fight. I don't watch reality shows, and I have no interest in the circus. If I could, I would tell Floyd that aging out of the game is no crime, and to embrace the "otherside".... the management side of boxing. Giving up the big stage can be very hard, but Jesus man, have some dignity. With all due respeck, I would never watch this crap.... And no way is CBS paying Floyd 100 million to fight Danny Garcia..... 10 million is too much(but acceptable). Go do what you said you were going to do.... Find the next Floyd Mayweather. Go out like a champ.....CHAMP!
Sure Bsug as you are talking from a moral and dignity stand point I get your perspective. Though, can you blame Floyd if he takes the Conor fight and makes millions? I don't blame him, I would not buy it but I would sure watch it. Crossover is intriguing, especially to mma diehard casuals that have never fought before, they have no idea what Conor is getting into. I say Floyd box his ears off.


-brownsugar :

Sure Bsug as you are talking from a moral and dignity stand point I get your perspective. Though, can you blame Floyd if he takes the Conor fight and makes millions? I don't blame him, I would not buy it but I would sure watch it. Crossover is intriguing, especially to mma diehard casuals that have never fought before, they have no idea what Conor is getting into. I say Floyd box his ears off.
Well, it's not so much about morality, it's just that personally this type of activity lies in the arena of theatre and entertainment very much like his encounter with The Big Show in a professional wrestling venue. .... It would be a silly spectacle for sure, might even serve up some comic relief. So in that regard you have effectively modified my harsh and severe outlook Amayseng, but don't expect me to watch....lol.


-deepwater2 :

Reminds me of when Ali fought the Karate expert and the karate expert laid on his back the whole time. No action.


-Radam G :

Sure Bsug as you are talking from a moral and dignity stand point I get your perspective. Though, can you blame Floyd if he takes the Conor fight and makes millions? I don't blame him, I would not buy it but I would sure watch it. Crossover is intriguing, especially to mma diehard casuals that have never fought before, they have no idea what Conor is getting into. I say Floyd box his ears off.
Wow! No doubt that Money May shouldn't be blamed for his actions to make mo' money and mo' money! He just cannot stay out of the bitnezz of prizefighting. And as long as he is paid 'em mucho figures, he shouldn't. Dude is legally robbin' da bank. And he has people who don't know syet 'bout boksing to thank. They are opening the safe for him. And he is gonna take dat moolah because it is always prizefighting over pridefighting. Puck remaining retired when you can get 'em 9-figure in an easy-breezy mocked-up scrap. When the moolah is not paid then down, the gloves will be laid. It will be a rap. Around dat squared jungle, Money May would not take another lap. But as you keep throwing dat moolah at him, he will not need a map. I would not be surprised if Money May is still getting in dat squared jungle at 5-0. Some fool outfit will bring him back for 10 figures one of these days. Dude is a freak of making easy-breezy dough. He is a money-grabbing ho. I ain't hatin' him. Holla!


-amayseng :

Well, it's not so much about morality, it's just that personally this type of activity lies in the arena of theatre and entertainment very much like his encounter with The Big Show in a professional wrestling venue. .... It would be a silly spectacle for sure, might even serve up some comic relief. So in that regard you have effectively modified my harsh and severe outlook Amayseng, but don't expect me to watch....lol.
Understandable, but mma is a true sport, a fighting sport and if one of their best fighters, a standout striker, can intrigue the masses that he would be competitive with Floyd in a boxing ring and the money is there I can not blame Floyd for making it. Another thing, you have got to watch some videos on Conor, he is very entertaining and not just from talking smack, but he is highly intelligent and is a true student of the fight game, he is not a banger or a maniac in there, he is a controlled fighter with good skills. He implements precision and timing, spacing and flowing offensively and defensively. The leadup will be beyond entertaining, Floyd has never had anyone on the other end to help carry the promotion to the extent he has and the fight itself is very intriguing. Floyd is truly favored, but ****, what else is out there as we await for GGG to be 40 before Canelo fights him? I say make the Floyd vs Coner fight.


-amayseng :

Wow! No doubt that Money May shouldn't be blamed for his actions to make mo' money and mo' money! He just cannot stay out of the bitnezz of prizefighting. And as long as he is paid 'em mucho figures, he shouldn't. Dude is legally robbin' da bank. And he has people who don't know syet 'bout boksing to thank. They are opening the safe for him. And he is gonna take dat moolah because it is always prizefighting over pridefighting. Puck remaining retired when you can get 'em 9-figure in an easy-breezy mocked-up scrap. When the moolah is not paid then down, the gloves will be laid. It will be a rap. Around dat squared jungle, Money May would not take another lap. But as you keep throwing dat moolah at him, he will not need a map. I would not be surprised if Money May is still getting in dat squared jungle at 5-0. Some fool outfit will bring him back for 10 figures one of these days. Dude is a freak of making easy-breezy dough. He is a money-grabbing ho. I ain't hatin' him. Holla!
supply and demand. Take the money Floyd and put on a clinic. Conor will keep it entertaining though even if boxed to death


-Radam G :

supply and demand. Take the money Floyd and put on a clinic. Conor will keep it entertaining though even if boxed to death
Hehehe! For the honor of the royalty of Dubai, lil Floyd will carry dat sucka for a few rounds and then put him into deep, dark zzzzzzz. Holla!


-King Beef :

Floyd vs McGregor is not a fight, ... it's a spectacle, and Floyd is speculating whether or not there is enough interest to move forward with the show. I understand Floyd seeking the easiest candidate he can find for the maximum reward but this proposed event is simply a personal venture as far as I'm concerned and has nothing to do with real boxing or a competitive fight. I don't watch reality shows, and I have no interest in the circus. If I could, I would tell Floyd that aging out of the game is no crime, and to embrace the "otherside".... the management side of boxing. Giving up the big stage can be very hard, but Jesus man, have some dignity. With all due respeck, I would never watch this crap.... And no way is CBS paying Floyd 100 million to fight Danny Garcia..... 10 million is too much(but acceptable). Go do what you said you were going to do.... Find the next Floyd Mayweather. Go out like a champ.....CHAMP!
B-Sug, I think you summed this up quite well,..... if your retired, enjoy it, and stay retired, let the next guy carry that torch,.... but its hard to let it go, especially if you can get 9 figures for essentially free. I was gonna say there is no way this happens, No way Uncle Dana sacrifices his golden goose for the moment, but with the current pissing match between McGregor and the UFC, and if they can get a big enough piece of the pie...he might let Conor take a little *** whippin as punishment for stepping outta line. Unfortunately for McGregor nothing moves without Dana and the Fertitta Bros. consent. I can't see them letting the cash cow take another ding to the armor. He already got tapped out by a guy coming off a bender in Cabo with 11 days prep, and even with his alleged amateur boxing background, we all know whats gonna happen in there with any boxer, let alone Mayweather. I am curious to see how many actual boxing fans would pony up if it did happen, I know the majority of the MMA crowd probably would. I don't think they really understand the deficit that exist between "MMA hands" vs "Boxing hands".


-Radam G :

B-Sug, I think you summed this up quite well,..... if your retired, enjoy it, and stay retired, let the next guy carry that torch,.... but its hard to let it go, especially if you can get 9 figures for essentially free. I was gonna say there is no way this happens, No way Uncle Dana sacrifices his golden goose for the moment, but with the current pissing match between McGregor and the UFC, and if they can get a big enough piece of the pie...he might let Conor take a little *** whippin as punishment for stepping outta line. Unfortunately for McGregor nothing moves without Dana and the Fertitta Bros. consent. I can't see them letting the cash cow take another ding to the armor. He already got tapped out by a guy coming off a bender in Cabo with 11 days prep, and even with his alleged amateur boxing background, we all know whats gonna happen in there with any boxer, let alone Mayweather. I am curious to see how many actual boxing fans would pony up if it did happen, I know the majority of the MMA crowd probably would. I don't think they really understand the deficit that exist between "MMA hands" vs "Boxing hands".
Wow! BULLSH?T! Retirement age for regular joes is 65 or 75 years old or something like that. Go holla at boksing history, and you will find umpteen ex champs who were still scrapping at 40 and 50 years old, even to 60 and 70, since nobody really knew their birthday, time or year anyway. Except if they were Jewish or Catholic. Jews and Catholics have been keeping written birth records for hundreds of years. Yanks didn't get jiggy with central birth record keeping until the 1940s in the North USA. And not until as late as the 1980s in the South USA when virtually all AmerKanos were born in hospitals. Allopathic doktors -- a lot of them incompetent killers -- with the help of the corrupted politricksters shut down the traditional midwives and visiting house doktors. It is boksing culture for pugs to retire a time or two or three and make comebacks. It prizefighting, not pridefighting. And as long as you can get BIG PRIZES/PURSES, do it until you are satisfied. Holla!


-KO Digest :

One of the reasons this abominably stupid mismatch appeals to abominably stupid people is because despite the forgone conclusion (Mayweather KTFO1 TripleTap) there exists the possibility (however remote) of the greatest upset in sports history taking place before your very eyes. That can only happen when the greatest boxing underdog ever is within striking distance of the 49-0 TBE. For as long as that door remains open, so does the possibility of something that a person could not see anywhere else in pugilism.


-amayseng :

One of the reasons this abominably stupid mismatch appeals to abominably stupid people is because despite the forgone conclusion (Mayweather KTFO1 TripleTap) there exists the possibility (however remote) of the greatest upset in sports history taking place before your very eyes. That can only happen when the greatest boxing underdog ever is within striking distance of the 49-0 TBE. For as long as that door remains open, so does the possibility of something that a person could not see anywhere else in pugilism.
This mismatch appeals to me because I like to watch Floyd put on an offensive boxing display, and if it is against one of the biggest mouths in fighting sports recently then so be it. Crossover is intriguing, I would never pay for it, I would never pay for any of Floyds fights. Though I will watch them. So anyone who would watch this is stupid?


-King Beef :

Wow! BULLSH?T! Retirement age for regular joes is 65 or 75 years old or something like that. Go holla at boksing history, and you will find umpteen ex champs who were still scrapping at 40 and 50 years old, even to 60 and 70, since nobody really knew their birthday, time or year anyway. Except if they were Jewish or Catholic. Jews and Catholics have been keep writing birth records for hundreds of years. Yanks didn't get jiggy with central birth record keeping until the 1940s in the North USA. And not until as late as the 1980s in the South USA when virtually all AmerKanos were born in hospitals. Allopathic doktors -- a lot of them incompetent killers -- with the help of the corrupted politricksters shut down the traditional midwives and visiting house doktors. It is boksing culture for pugs to retire a time or two or three and make comebacks. It prizefighting, not pridefighting. And as long as you can get BIG PRIZES/PURSES, do it until you are satisfied. Holla!
Not really interested in tracking birth certificates or retirement ages, I am talking about the allure being too much, and that need for the spotlight that Mayweather needs. I was of the mindset that he actually might be done this go around; but in that same breath...like I said before; if somebody is crazy enough to pay 9 figures for what will equate to an exhibition, then he would be crazy not to collect on another easy payday. But 9 times out of ten this is just a well orchestrated run by Money to stay relevant and McGregor to get/keep leverage on the UFC.


-Radam G :

Not really interested in tracking birth certificates or retirement ages, I am talking about the allure being too much, and that need for the spotlight that Mayweather needs. I was of the mindset that he actually might be done this go around; but in that same breath...like I said before; if somebody is crazy enough to pay 9 figures for what will equate to an exhibition, then he would be crazy not to collect on another easy payday. But 9 times out of ten this is just a well orchestrated run by Money to stay relevant and McGregor to get/keep leverage on the UFC.
Maybe! But if the Arab princes -- or anybody else -- put up the dough, Money May fights again. And he should. He is a prizefighter, not a pridefighter. For him, it is all about da dough. Holler!


-deepwater2 :

Wake up guys. Here is Mcgregor sparring a boxer recently. The guy couldn't win a golden gloves boxing match.
->Http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/17/conor-mcgregor-boxing-video-sparring-session/


-Radam G :

Wake up guys. Here is Mcgregor sparring a boxer recently. The guy couldn't win a golden gloves boxing match.
->Http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/17/conor-mcgregor-boxing-video-sparring-session/
Nice! You beat me to this clip. Good work. Holla!


-deepwater2 :

Nice! You beat me to this clip. Good work. Holla!
Boxing an mma guy is pretty easy to do. An mma guy trying to box a boxer looks just like that video. Van heerden isn't particularly good either. Mcgregor will land nothing on any in shape boxer, And Floyd knows how to avoid a punch. Floyd can stop Mcgregor with the first 3 punch combo he throws. Put Floyd in that cage and he will be pinned in no time. No way these two fight. It would hurt both sports.


-amayseng :

Nice! You beat me to this clip. Good work. Holla!
looks half *** slow motion sparring. We dont go full out when sparring, though we go full speed just not 100% power . This looks like a put on


-Radam G :

looks half *** slow motion sparring. We dont go full out when sparring, though we go full speed just not 100% power . This looks like a put on
I got a secret for you. He half @$$ed it because he didn't want that pug to open up on him. These MMA dudes do secret sparring with pugs all the time. And the MMA dudes, including McG, get their arse tore up. I wish that you were in San Diego. Then I would sneak you in the gym where McG spars when he is in Cali. He gets puck up on da reg. He cannot handle dat pure legal mayhem work. My friend, there is no MMA cat who can hang with even a below-average pug. Boksing and MMA are two different sports. In hand-to-hand combat, the MMA dude gets owned 99.8897 percent of the time. Doing the MMA thing, the boxer gets own half the time because he/she cannot ground and pound for syet. He/she is humbled like a barking hound. Holla!


-amayseng :

I got a secret for you. He half @$$ed it because he didn't want that pug to open up on him. These MMA dudes do secret sparring with pugs all the time. And the MMA dudes, including McG, get their arse tore up. I wish that you were in San Diego. Then I would sneak you in the gym where McG spars when he is in Cali. He gets puck up on da reg. He cannot handle dat pure legal mayhem work. My friend, there is no MMA cat who can hang with even a below-average pug. Boksing and MMA are two different sports. In hand-to-hand combat, the MMA dude gets owned 99.8897 percent of the time. Doing the MMA thing, the boxer gets own half the time because he/she cannot ground and pound for syet. He/she is humbled like a barking hound. Holla!
Agreed, mma hands much different from boxing hands, for many reasons. McG who looks athletic and fluid in an mma cage looked uncoordinated and terrible shooting punches sparring in that clip. Very stiff and robotic, unnatural. All the more reason I say Floyd take this fight and spank that *** for easy millions... Why not?