Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight set for August 26th in Las Vegas (1 Viewer)

How will you watch Mayweather vs Mcregor?

  • I will order the PPV

    Votes: 6 16.2%
  • I will go out and watch it at a bar/pub/theater

    Votes: 7 18.9%
  • I will eat cookies

    Votes: 17 45.9%
  • I will not watch this fight in any way

    Votes: 7 18.9%

  • Total voters
    37

Ramma

Judo Throws Arouse Me
The only reason conor had any success is because floyd was letting him swing himself to death. if you don't believe it, watch the fight again. at the end of ROUND 2. Conor is sitting at his corner, heaving his chest to get air, with ice bags front and back with his crew telling him how great he's doing. Floyd is in his corner, nobody touching him, he's barely sweating, and he's not even breathing hard.
While I believe you are right...here's the thing.

1. Floyd planned to end it in the 6th and it went to the 10th. So in that regard, he underestimated Conor. It took almost twice as long.
2. This is kind of the more interesting point. A boxer who is 49-0 should not have to game plan a 0-0 boxer into the 6th round. To me, that's silly. If a 0-0 MMA fighter fought Conor, Conor wouldn't plan to take him into deep waters, he would end it fast. If Floyd is THAT much better, he should not need a 6 or 7 round game plan. If it was Denis Silver in there, you think Floyd would gameplan for a 6 round fight? At most, if Floyd is truly that much better, Floyd should have needed maybe 3 rounds.

I think people are overestimating both fighters to be honest. Conor was never gonna beat Floyd without a lucky shot. And the fact that Floyd had to let Conor tire himself out before he could finish the fight says a lot. If his skill level is actually that far above Conor's, it should have been quick. Wouldn't you agree? And the counter point is, "Oh Floyd wanted this and that to make it a fight and entertaining for the fans and yada yada yada.' I don't buy it.

All things considered, Conor did a good job for his pro boxing debut on 10 weeks notice vs the best boxer of our time. Do I think Conor would have been able to hang with a not 40 year old boxer? No. Do I think a 28 year old Mayweather would have absolutely embarrassed Conor? Yes. I do.


But no matter how you slice it, a 49-0 Boxer's game plan vs a 0-0 boxer was to tire him out, not outbox him. And that is mostly because Floyd is 40 years old, but it's still a fact.
 
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While I believe you are right...here's the thing.

1. Floyd planned to end it in the 6th and it went to the 10th. So in that regard, he underestimated Conor. It took almost twice as long.
2. This is kind of the more interesting point. A boxer who is 49-0 should not have to game plan a 0-0 boxer into the 6th round. To me, that's silly. If a 0-0 MMA fighter fought Conor, Conor wouldn't plan to take him into deep waters, he would end it fast. If Floyd is THAT much better, he should not need a 6 or 7 round game plan. If it was Denis Silver in there, you think Floyd would gameplan for a 6 round fight? At most, if Floyd is truly that much better, Floyd should have needed maybe 3 rounds.

I think people are overestimating both fighters to be honest. Conor was never gonna beat Floyd without a lucky shot. And the fact that Floyd had to let Conor tire himself out before he could finish the fight says a lot. If his skill level is actually that far above Conor's, it should have been quick. Wouldn't you agree? And the counter point is, "Oh Floyd wanted this and that to make it a fight and entertaining for the fans and yada yada yada.' I don't buy it.

All things considered, Conor did a good job for his pro boxing debut on 10 weeks notice vs the best boxer of our time. Do I think Conor would have been able to hang with a not 40 year old boxer? No. Do I think a 28 year old Mayweather would have absolutely embarrassed Conor? Yes. I do.


But no matter how you slice it, a 49-0 Boxer's game plan vs a 0-0 boxer was to tire him out, not outbox him. And that is mostly because Floyd is 40 years old, but it's still a fact.
Floyd is smart in this regard, he knew there was only one way he was getting to 50-0 at age 40 off a 23-month layoff, and it wasn't by giving some young, dumb, hungry slugger a shot at the crown (see: Pacquiao-Horn).

Conor can throw punches, but he's not a boxer. He doesn't understand the nuances of how to fight without actually fighting in order to make it through 12 rounds. He only knows how to time shots and swing when the target is in range.

He learned from the first fight with Nate how to be more patient in that regard, but there is still a bigger jump to made when you're talking about getting through 25 minutes efficiently as opposed to 36.

But someone better be honest with that man, because if he thinks going into 10th round against the aura of "TBE" and "49-0" will translate to success against guys like Canelo, GGG, or Ward, he's going to get fucking killed. Like Apollo Creed face down, twitching on the canvas, dead. He needs to take his money home and drink to his health. His boxing days better be over, because the next guy he tries to mess with might not be on cruise control the entire time.
 

thumper

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While I believe you are right...here's the thing.

1. Floyd planned to end it in the 6th and it went to the 10th. So in that regard, he underestimated Conor. It took almost twice as long.
2. This is kind of the more interesting point. A boxer who is 49-0 should not have to game plan a 0-0 boxer into the 6th round. To me, that's silly. If a 0-0 MMA fighter fought Conor, Conor wouldn't plan to take him into deep waters, he would end it fast. If Floyd is THAT much better, he should not need a 6 or 7 round game plan. If it was Denis Silver in there, you think Floyd would gameplan for a 6 round fight? At most, if Floyd is truly that much better, Floyd should have needed maybe 3 rounds.

I think people are overestimating both fighters to be honest. Conor was never gonna beat Floyd without a lucky shot. And the fact that Floyd had to let Conor tire himself out before he could finish the fight says a lot. If his skill level is actually that far above Conor's, it should have been quick. Wouldn't you agree? And the counter point is, "Oh Floyd wanted this and that to make it a fight and entertaining for the fans and yada yada yada.' I don't buy it.

All things considered, Conor did a good job for his pro boxing debut on 10 weeks notice vs the best boxer of our time. Do I think Conor would have been able to hang with a not 40 year old boxer? No. Do I think a 28 year old Mayweather would have absolutely embarrassed Conor? Yes. I do.


But no matter how you slice it, a 49-0 Boxer's game plan vs a 0-0 boxer was to tire him out, not outbox him. And that is mostly because Floyd is 40 years old, but it's still a fact.
@Ramma
You're missing the point. he tried to bet $400,000 that it would end after the 9th. he only managed to get 85k bet. But why would he bet on the 9th then plan to take him out in the 6th?

the whole thing would have worked had he not made that bet. he took him deep enough so he could maximize his return on the odds

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Silly question, especially if your name is Floyd Mayweather. The boxer who makes Las Vegas his home has often shared images of how big his bets pay off on social media and, just before a fight against Conor McGregor that he said would bring him around $300 million, he was so confident of his impending victory that he tried to get a little more action.

There’s no law preventing fighters from betting on themselves and, even at 40 and almost two years removed from his last fight, Mayweather was 49-0 going into Saturday night’s fight against a UFC star who had never before fought under the constraints that govern boxing. Seems like a pretty safe bet.

So, at around 3:30 p.m., Mayweather strode into the sportsbook at the M Resort with $400,000 in cash and the itch to wager, according to ESPN. With an over/under for the fight of 9.5 rounds, betting the under would have brought a payout in a fight that Mayweather won with a TKO barely into the 10th round. Sounds like a man with a plan, right? Unfortunately, he couldn’t get the bet at -200 odds.


Unfortunately, a source told the network that there was a delay over concerns about the legality of a fighter betting on anything other than a straight win. And there was also a delay when Mayweather tried to place a bet on himself to win by knockout. An impatient Mayweather — described to ESPN by an unnamed source with an expletive for “angry” — left without wagering.

As fate — or perhaps his game plan — would have it, Mayweather, who reportedly is facing a 2015 tax bill, would have won his either of his attempted bets because the fight was stopped 1 minute and 5 seconds into the 10th round. Luckily, the fighter known as “Money” has friends and one of them was allowed to put down $87,000.

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And ESPN'S report with what they said is multiple sources:

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Not everything went right for undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night.

Multiple sources told ESPN that Mayweather went into the sportsbook at the M Resort in Las Vegas at around 3:30 p.m. PT Saturday with cash and plans to bet on his fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.


Mayweather attempted to place a $400,000 bet on the fight ending under 9.5 rounds at -200 odds, but according to a source, there were concerns over the legality of a fighter betting on anything other than a straight win, which caused a delay.

Mayweather then tried to bet on himself to win by knockout, but was unhappy about having to wait to place the wager and left without getting the bet down, the sources said.

"He was pissed," one source said.

The sources weren't sure whether he placed the bet at another sportsbook.

Mayweather, who went off as a -500 favorite at most sportsbooks, stopped McGregor 1 minute, 5 seconds into the 10th round. Mayweather would have won either attempted bet: under 9.5 or to win by knockout.

"I think that we bet 100 on 9½," Mayweather told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio after the fight. "I gave my guy six figures to go bet. I have to make sure he bet because earlier today I went to the sports book to bet and they wouldn't let me bet."

Mayweather later told SportsCenter he gave a friend $400,000 to bet, but that the friend was only allowed to place a bet for $87,000.

Neither the Nevada State Athletic Commission nor Nevada Gaming Control has regulations addressing a fighter's ability to bet on himself.

CG Technology, which operates the sportsbook at the M Resort, said it would not comment on an individual customer.

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People can say all the silly shit they want about how great conor did. he was 100% played and was in the fight exactly as long as Floyd needed him to be.
 
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Afro

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And the counter point is, "Oh Floyd wanted this and that to make it a fight and entertaining for the fans and yada yada yada.' I don't buy it.
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I don't see why that's out of the realm of possibilities.
 

S=E

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor official live gate totals $55 million, good for second-best of all time

It turns out the live gate for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregorwas not the all-time record most figured it would be, but the numbers are still pretty astounding.

MMAjunkie today confirmed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission that the Aug. 26 pay-per-view event at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena drew an official gate of $55,414,865.79. Twitter user@jedigoodman first reported the figures Tuesday evening.

The official attendance of 13,231 included just 137 complimentary tickets and represented an average revenue of $4,188.26 per ticket issued.

All-time boxing great Mayweather (50-0 boxing) earned a 10th-round TKO over McGregor (21-3 MMA, 0-1 boxing) in the much-hyped superfight, which is still expected to set a record as the most-watched pay-per-view event of all time.

The all-time record for a live gate remains Mayweather’s May 2015 win over Manny Pacquiao, which earned nearly $72.2 million in ticket sales.

Mayweather, who retired after the win over McGregor, now owns the top four boxing gates in Nevada history – and six of the state’s top seven totals – according to NSAC records.

While “The Money Fight” gained international attention, the lead-up to Mayweather vs. McGregor left many wondering if tickets, which ranged from $500 to $10,000, had been overpriced – especially when it became clear the event would not be a sell-out. Just two weeks prior to the card, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told MMAjunkie ticket sales were already at $60 million.

“I’m actually tired of hearing that question because right now we have over $60 million in the box office,” Ellerbe told MMAjunkie. “Now, you tell me what part of that that remotely looks like ticket sales are slow.

“This isn’t the damn Rolling Stones concert. That’s the only thing that sells out in seconds.”
 

Anchorpunch

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Worth noting that while the gate fell far short, they think that the PPV might still beat the record. And that would fall in line with what we saw from Ireland: Conor fans saying that they could afford to fly out for tickets that pricey but would buy the PPV.
 

Dimson

Your tears don't fall...
Worth noting that while the gate fell far short, they think that the PPV might still beat the record. And that would fall in line with what we saw from Ireland: Conor fans saying that they could afford to fly out for tickets that pricey but would buy the PPV.
Fell far short???
 

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It did but it still fell pretty short of the top spot.
Second place isn't half bad.
[DOUBLEPOST=1504813887,1504813772][/DOUBLEPOST]Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor breaks U.K. pay-per-view buys record with over 1 million

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor garnered over 1 million pay-per-view buys in the United Kingdom, Sky Sports confirmed toBoxingNewsOnline.net today.

The significance?

The over-1-million mark breaks the previous U.K. record set by the heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in April of this year. It also blows away the number for the 2015 fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, which hauled in 700,000 buys.

A final number for the U.S. has yet to be revealed.
 

Anchorpunch

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Fell far short???
Well it was only 75% of the amount needed, so sure. You could argue that "far" was hyperbole but, to your other comments, it's only in comparison to MayPac.
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I'm not being negative towards the gate. It was huge. I was just agreeing with @AnchorPunch when he said it fell far short of the paq/may gate.
 

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