MMA Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by RealestWhiteBoy, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. RealestWhiteBoy

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    The o/u is 9.5 rounds, last time I looked. I was shocked it was that high, considering how heavily Conor is underdogged.
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  2. Deuce Wayne

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    I'd almost expect CM to give up out of frustration before then.
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  3. 10ACTyrant

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    It will go 12 rounds. I don't think Mayweather can knock out McGregor and McGregor will be gassed after five. They'll hug it out for 7 rounds with Mayweather winning a unanimous decision 12-0
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  4. Deuce Wayne

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    Mayweather isn't going to hug him. He's going to put on a clinic and it'll be his grand exit.

    Think he won't show off on a bag, basically? He'll keep him at distance and just show how much energy he has.


    People act like Mayweather isn't active- it's insane. The "know-jack-sh**" casual boxing fans cling to that whole "running" thing because they saw fighters they talked up to be able to beat Floyd not be able to land shots. While Floyd many times stood right in front of them and let them swing... and countered at will, landing more shots in the ends.

    With someone like Pacquiao you may ease off the gas, because he'd have the ability to hit/hurt you. Connor doesn't, though.
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  5. 10ACTyrant

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    I don't think Mayweather runs but he has nothing to gain from this fight regardless of how he wins other than money. McGregor will come out looking good in just about any scenario. BUT McGregor could knock out Floyd with a lucky punch, he has the power. That's why I think Mayweather rides it out once the fight's gone several rounds. Nothing to gain from exposing himself too much.
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  6. RealestWhiteBoy

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    Conor definitely has the power and ability to KO Floyd. Floyd won't KO Conor, because he can't stop breaking his hand, so he doesn't throw with power anymore. That's why everyone thinks he runs, because he doesn't load up and fire with agression, because of his hand break problems. That makes him that much better of a boxer, to me ... he was once a ko artist early on, and had to adapt to a whole new style and seamlessly did so. He does back peddle and clinch, but he's the best defensive boxer in history.

    The one knock I have isn't the "running", it's the clinching ... that's suppose to result in warnings and point deductions, when it's excessively done. but it's just because an accepted practice.

    I don't see conor gassing too quickly in this fight. He usually gasses around the 8-9 min mark, but he also catches a 2nd wind in the 3rd round and doesn't look tired the rest of the fight. That when fighting 25 minutes with 4 minutes of rest. He will have 11 minutes of rest in this fight. If he does gas, he will be done for, though.

    What makes it interesting is that mayweather has trouble with southpaws.
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