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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:55 am 
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All these guys have to show for this is 100 million for Mayweather. 30 million for McGregor.

Mcgregor's only chance was a haymaker early.


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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RemoAZ wrote:
Gotta give it to Mayweather. He knows how to make the money with very little risk.


He was in shape, and it was McGregor who ran out of gas (but he probably threw 4X as many punches).

Other than that, I'd wonder how hard Mayweather trained and how seriously he took this. You can say McGregor was better than you expected, but nobody watched that and said he looked like he belonged in a pro ring.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:00 am 
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he fought like a Mexican?!?

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:04 am 
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Well that was a better fight than I expected but anyone who pays attention to boxing/Mayweather could've seen that outcome a mile away.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:07 am 
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Totally worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Kodiak wrote:
RemoAZ wrote:
Gotta give it to Mayweather. He knows how to make the money with very little risk.


He was in shape, and it was McGregor who ran out of gas (but he probably threw 4X as many punches).

Other than that, I'd wonder how hard Mayweather trained and how seriously he took this. You can say McGregor was better than you expected, but nobody watched that and said he looked like he belonged in a pro ring.


I'm sure Mayweather just waited for him to run out of gas to make it easy. He wasn't doing anything but using up energy. It's not like he was hitting Mayweather clean. I'd love to see Mayweather lose but this was a farce. McGregor is a terrible boxer. Mayweather just carried him until he was spent and then put him away. He's smart and experienced. Why take a risk? He knew just how to dismantle McGregor without much effort. I didn't think it was entertaining at all. I just kept watching hoping McGregor would tackle him or do something funny. So happy I didn't give them a dime of my money.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 am 
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TB wrote:
Totally worth it.


If you're Mayweather, McGregor....or Showtime

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:09 am 
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We're all suckers ...

I'm not saying it was fixed, but if two guys wanted to get a huge payday that's exactly how they would script it. Floyd let McGregor win the early rounds to make it seem like a legit fight. Middle rounds stay close, sway towards Mayweather. Late rounds, Mayweather takes over.

Early stoppage by the ref, who was obviously in Mayweathers camp all along. The judges giving Mayweather two of the first three rounds despite him not even throwing punches was bullshit. Both fighters smiling and happy without taking much damage at the end of the fight.

Whatever. The only thing that came out of this was legitimizing McGregor and MMA.


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Kodiak wrote:
TB wrote:
Totally worth it.


If you're Mayweather, McGregor....or Showtime


Or don't mind spending some cash being entertained.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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RemoAZ wrote:
I just kept watching hoping McGregor would tackle him or do something funny. So happy I didn't give them a dime of my money.


The ref had to have warned McGregor at least 6 times about blows to the back of the head....never took a point.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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TB wrote:
Or don't mind spending some cash being entertained.


If you expected a charity sparring match....sure

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Kodiak wrote:
RemoAZ wrote:
I just kept watching hoping McGregor would tackle him or do something funny. So happy I didn't give them a dime of my money.


The ref had to have warned McGregor at least 6 times about blows to the back of the head....never took a point.


That's because this was a farce and the general public morons ate it up.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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SP wrote:
I'm not saying it was fixed....


Like I said....totally a glorified sparring exhibition

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:14 am 
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So after PPV is tabbed up, 100 million and 30 million will go to 300 million and 100 million respectively for Mayweather and McGregor. Not a bad day's work.


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Just think, tonight some people paid $70 for preseason Steelers tickets plus $50 to park and $30 for a hotdog and a couple beers. So who is the sucker?


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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Kodiak wrote:
TB wrote:
Or don't mind spending some cash being entertained.


If you expected a charity sparring match....sure


Are you seriously trying to argue about what I find entertaining? Lol.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Stallworth16 wrote:
So after PPV is tabbed up, 100 million and 30 million will go to 300 million and 100 million respectively for Mayweather and McGregor. Not a bad day's work.


Somewhere Roger is saying "hmmmm.....maybe the SB should be PPV"

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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SP wrote:
Just think, tonight some people paid $70 for preseason Steelers tickets plus $50 to park and $30 for a hotdog and a couple beers. So who is the sucker?


I watched both events for free. Not sure if I got value....

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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SP wrote:
Just think, tonight some people paid $70 for preseason Steelers tickets plus $50 to park and $30 for a hotdog and a couple beers. So who is the sucker?


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Some people enjoy professional wrestling, but I heard it's not totally legit either. :o

BTW, I also like playing and watching disc ("frisbee!!") golf. The gall... I should be ashamed.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Well, they would have had a tough time getting even $20 PPV if it was promoted as a "extended exhibition"

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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The was one step above the WWE. I wouldn't be surprise to see McGregor go there next.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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Not if he wants to make the kind of money he made last night.

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 Post subject: Re: OT: Mayweather v. McGregor
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fortythree wrote:
Not if he wants to make the kind of money he made last night.


Insane amounts of money....$100M for one fight, or the same as what Ben made on his second contract over 5 years. Or $350M for one fight, or $750M for your last 3 fights...or about almost what Lebron and Tiger made in their entire career, including endorsements.

For a sport that has largely nosedived in popularity, there's still a huge appetite for the marquee events. I think the key is rarirty - you get a mega-fight only about every 3 years or so, and it's an match-up you'll probably never see again. That PPV grossed about as much as the last SB - think about that one (Roger definitely is).


Yet, the premise of that fight bordered on absurd, almost as bad of a mismatch as Michael Phelps vs. a shark.

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