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Old 21 July 2017, 16:26
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Better yet, have it set in a bar and ring the bell after they've both had a few pints.
Seeing as it's an Irish guy, a few pints probably sharpens CM up. This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
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Old 21 July 2017, 21:35
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This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
All of the UFC has been going this way for some time...this just puts a different twist on the usual recipe.
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Old 22 July 2017, 13:33
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Seeing as it's an Irish guy, a few pints probably sharpens CM up. This fight is going the way of the old WWF wresting but it's going to make a shit load of money.
An even better match would take place in the Irish countryside. It would start with McGregor, accompanied by a lovely redhead who looks a lot like a young Maureen O'Hara, symbolically throwing his purse money into into the boiler fire of a steam tractor in the field, and then ducking and countering with a punch to the midsection when Mayweather throws a haymaker at McGregor, causing Mayweather to lose his balance and fall to the ground. The hot little redhead then declares she is going home and will have the grub ready for them when they're finished.

They would then continue the fight through the outlying areas and into the town, stopping for a mid fight break at a pub. McGregor will attempt to pay for the pint of Guinness, Mayweather will keep refusing and eventually throw the Guinness into McGregor's face, after which the fight continues. The bookies of course will be taking bets throughout, changing the odds with every punch and counterpunch.

It's been done before, pretty sure it ends in a draw.
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An even better match would take place in the Irish countryside. It would start with McGregor, accompanied by a lovely redhead who looks a lot like a young Maureen O'Hara, symbolically throwing his purse money into into the boiler fire of a steam tractor in the field, and then ducking and countering with a punch to the midsection when Mayweather throws a haymaker at McGregor, causing Mayweather to lose his balance and fall to the ground. The hot little redhead then declares she is going home and will have the grub ready for them when they're finished.

They would then continue the fight through the outlying areas and into the town, stopping for a mid fight break at a pub. McGregor will attempt to pay for the pint of Guinness, Mayweather will keep refusing and eventually throw the Guinness into McGregor's face, after which the fight continues. The bookies of course will be taking bets throughout, changing the odds with every punch and counterpunch.

It's been done before, pretty sure it ends in a draw.
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Old 22 July 2017, 20:09
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In shooting terms, this would be like taking an above-average Tier-1 Operator (Kyle Lamb for example) and having him shoot a USPSA match against Rob Leatham. In a true gunfight Leatham wouldn't stand a chance. But in a USPSA match it's the Tier-1 guy at a serious disadvantage.
Right.

In a broader sense, the thing about combat sports is that there is always a disconnect. I tell my grandson to remember that the operative word is sport. "Combat" in that phrase is really just an adjective modifying the noun. There are lessons to be learned and tools to be developed, but its still sport and its played under a set of limitations no different than saying you can't run to homeplate from second base.

Even saying "anything goes" still assumes a rule. Something I haven't seen in real life -- one against one.
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Old 22 July 2017, 20:21
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I'm glad that fight is happening.

Am looking forward to it.
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Like a lot of overhyped events these days, the ending is sure to disappoint.

Kind of like that Michael Phelps vs the Great White Shark race.
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It was mentioned on TV that the over/under for total rounds is 9. I'm not a betting man, but I'm tempted to place a bet on FM and the under.
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I would definitely take the under on that bet, but with my luck the fix would be in and it would go the full 12 rounds.
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I would definitely take the under on that bet, but with my luck the fix would be in and it would go the full 12 rounds.
After seeing the fairly recent Horn vs Pacquiao fight, a fix, followed by a relatively quick rematch, wouldn't be all that shocking.

Under 9 is still a tempting bet, even for a non-bettor like me. It would take me just a few minutes to drive to a casino where I could probably watch the fight in their sports book for free after I placed my bet.
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Lightbulb Interesting....

Paulie Malignaggi gives detailed account of second sparring session with 'd*ckhead' Conor McGregor

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“He hung tough the first five rounds,” the longtime boxer said. “He came out sharper, with more of a purpose. He hung tough for the first rounds, he even landed a couple of good shots, but I was starting to take over.

“My work was more consistent. My style was more consistent. My counter punching was sharper. My jab was sharper. There was just more consistency on my part.”
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Old 8 August 2017, 14:31
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17 days, 10 hours, 39 minutes and 44...43...42...seconds until the most hyped fight in the last 30+ plus years commences.

I can hardly wait. Until it's over, that is.
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