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Old 05-19-2017, 08:12 PM   #13001
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Nah by boxing standards, Conor is a **** boxer. By MMA standards, he's a fantastic boxer.

Floyd will manhandle him. Some gatekeeper-level fighters would beat him as well.
Some? Conor would not beat any 147-154 lb boxer ranked in the top 50 by any major sanctioning body
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:54 PM   #13002
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Floyd at -750 on Bovada, how is that possible????
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:45 AM   #13003
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Floyd at -750 on Bovada, how is that possible????
That is by far the craziest line I've ever seen on a sporting event.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:59 AM   #13004
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Looks like TJ is probably out of the July PPV and Dillashaw/Johnson might happen in August instead.

Rory looked good tonight. He's the best guy for his weight class that Bellator has ever had right? Maybe Eddie Alvarez/Michael Chandler but I think Rory is a clear top 3 WW.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:38 AM   #13005
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Some? Conor would not beat any 147-154 lb boxer ranked in the top 50 by any major sanctioning body
Lol ur delusional
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:09 AM   #13006
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Rory GOAT, man I hope he goes back to UFC one day
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:16 AM   #13007
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Conor should just head butt him or bite him or something and argue he's a better "fighter" after he gets DQd
Need more than once
Tyson rule...
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:49 AM   #13008
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Lol ur delusional
Yeah, it's probably closer to top 100 to be honest.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:38 AM   #13009
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Not going to happen, you guys are dissrespecting conors boxing abit too much, conor doesn't knock anybody out anymore with those brittle hands.
It's the other way round. It's Floyd that is being disrespected here, by the fact this fight is even a thing. I would back Amir Khan with no chin to smash McGregor nevermind one of the GOATS. McGregor wouldn't be the best boxer in Ireland at his weight class. Against ****ing Money? JFC
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:55 AM   #13010
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Katie Taylor beats Conor
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:02 AM   #13011
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Lol ur delusional
It's a different goddamn sport

"Ok maybe Michael Phelps doesn't beat Lance Armstrong in a bike race, but he can definitely give him a run for his money, I mean they're both elite athletes"

That's the **** people are talking.

Conor is great at things that MMA requires, stances, striking, defense, etc. etc. Floyd is great at the things boxing requires, stances, striking, defense etc.

Just because those things share the same name, doesn't mean they're the same in completely different sports with the rules changed. Boxers spend years learning how to move and punch in the way that 150 years time has told us is the best way to box. Conor has spent years doing the things that years of MMA has taught us are the best things to do in MMA.

You can just hop between them and expect to "learn on the job". The bio mechanics of what each requires are different. Floyd is going to embarrass Conor (in exactly the same way Conor would embarrass Floyd in the octagon).

Any boxer around Conor's weight who has climbed into the world rankings would tool Conor from pillar to post. Full stop.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:35 AM   #13012
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I wonder where conor could top out at if he fully dedicated himself to boxing training for say, 3 years. Top 200?
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:48 PM   #13013
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The only striker I remember watching in MMA and thinking "Wow he could be successful in boxing if he switched" was Jon Jones. But that was during a time when HW was super weak aside from the Klitschkos.

One of the Diaz's tried boxing to limited success but never drew any serious attention.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:44 PM   #13014
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Conor runs boxin
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #13015
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Can Floyd take Connor's left? That's what I want you boxing experts to answer. Throw everything else out the window. If he hits him with the left can he take it? My answer is no. Can he hit him is a completely different question.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #13016
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No, he could man. He has an iron chin.

The fight is not going to be competitive.

The fact we are discussing/debating how competitive it will be ITT is the reason why it is getting 2.5-3m buys. Enough people believe that the impossible could happen.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #13017
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Can Floyd take Connor's left? That's what I want you boxing experts to answer. Throw everything else out the window. If he hits him with the left can he take it? My answer is no. Can he hit him is a completely different question.
Conors power is muted by gloves twice as heavy as MMA gloves and an opponent who has practiced rolling with punches his entire life.

Floyd has a very strong chin and he's been hit by people that punch as hard if not harder than conor and only been knocked down twice (both times him putting his glove down and touching the canvas).

For reference, and using 4oz. gloves, he was not able to sleep Diaz, who is a semi-practiced boxer. Floyd is a top 20 boxer OAT
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:09 PM   #13018
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Last weeks fight with Eddie Alvarez vs Poirer was a good example of just how hard Conor hits. Eddie was rocked multiple times but stayed on his feet hobbling and got back into the fight. Against Conor every time he hit the left he knocked him down.

Even Nate who has an Iron chin went down with some of Conors shots fighting at 170. Conor really does seem to have that stupid power that makes no sense. He prob wont be able to hit Floyd so it likely doesnt matter bit i think Conor could put him down with his left.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:12 PM   #13019
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Last weeks fight with Eddie Alvarez vs Poirer was a good example of just how hard Conor hits. Eddie was rocked multiple times but stayed on his feet hobbling and got back into the fight. Against Conor every time he hit the left he knocked him down.

Even Nate who has an Iron chin went down with some of Conors shots fighting at 170. Conor really does seem to have that stupid power that makes no sense. He prob wont be able to hit Floyd so it likely doesnt matter bit i think Conor could put him down with his left.
When I saw Eddie taking those Poirer shots I did think to myself "Did he take a dive @ MSG or does Conor hit that hard?"
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:25 PM   #13020
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Floyd's chin is definitely an underrated asset of his. He just doesn't get to show it off much because he rarely gets hit clean.

In boxing, the gloves will be larger and heavier meaning that CMG's hand speed is reduced and his power will have less of an effect. He'll be swinging at air or hitting elbows for the entire fight before dying out.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:04 AM   #13021
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How you guys going to compare conor going into boxing to michael phelps, a swimmer, doing bike riding which has no cross over to his sport is unbelievable. I'de compare what conor's doing to a heptathlon athlete trying to compete vs the best in one of the several individual categories such as 100m sprint for example. The heptathlon is clearly still a high level sprinter & won't be that embarrassed as people believe, but clearly the specialist is the favorite by a wide margin. Conor boxing is still good despite what people here believe, he will most likely be hitting air all night like what every other boxer does vs mayweather, but doubt floyd opens up & tried to end Conors night, he won't risk getting ko'd.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:16 AM   #13022
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Conor is going for a payday. He knows he has no chance of winning, and he will retire after the Mayweather fight. He's a punk ***** to the sport, and should be completely disgraced from mma and UFC after his loss
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:41 AM   #13023
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IDGAF if Conor has a 1% chance of winning that's one out to be the GOAT in any sport
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:51 AM   #13024
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If he wins so many ppl will be calling "rigged" that it will never matter
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:53 AM   #13025
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It's a lose lose for McGregor, it's obvious that once he leaves that ring that he'll never fight again, win or lose
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