The Mayweather, Mcgregor fight is shaping up to be one of the biggest fights in combat sports history as well as one of the largest commercial events of all time. Since the inception of the idea of this fight, everyone has pretty much agreed that McGregor will put up a hell of a fight but ultimately fall to the boxing veteran Floyd Mayweather. As for myself, possibly a symptom of my longtime McGregor fandom, I have alway had faith in Conor with his crazy work ethic and determination but seeing this most recent face-to-face… I could not feel more confident in my entire life that Conor will knock him on his ass. Floyd has not fought someone that will be as aggressive as McGregor will and with the MMA background of getting hit, Mayweather has never fought someone that can take a punch or is as willing to take a punch as Conor McGregor is. Watching the great Money Mayweather cowardly shy away from his shit talking ways cause hes met his match in Conor is a fantastic thing to see. I cant stand the way Mayweather fights so defensively and how he can even be in the conversation for best boxer ever when he picks every fuckin fight he wants to do. He never had to go toe-to-toe with legends like Ali or Frazier did, he just fuckin skates through maintaining his perfect record. Now an attacking fighter is gonna come in hungry and show him the floor. Lets take a look at the body positioning of these two fighters and the find of their first stop on their world tour:
Floyd “Money” Mayweather
This man steps up to the podium, takes a sip of water and starts stretching before starting to rattle off his catchphrases if you wanna call them that. “HARD WORK” he yells expecting to get a large response from the crowd… not so much. He starts saying he would take Conor anywhere like a ring or an octagon which is totally false cause he refused to fight Conor in an Octagon and then he continues to pace around the stage in between his almost nonsensical statements like a nervous piece of shit. Shown above you can see his very very poor posture, slouched like a depressed divorced dad and face tense while trying to be cool almost like the man is trying to dump his pants. I have to think he is going for a tough guy n smile stone face look but after being rattled up by Conor it just came off as needing to poop yourself bud. Weak, spineless, intimidated and already defeated and my final words on Floyd Mayweather.
Holy shit. If these pictures arent the definition of a night and day difference than I don’t know what is. While Mayweather looks almost already defeated, Conor here looks like he is on top of the highest cloud overlooking earth like a god over his creation. The most joyful, smug, arrogant, determined grin and emotion shown all over his face and posture is unmistakable. This is a man who is ready to win. This is a man whose confidence is so far beyond that of his opponents and cant help but to embrace and let it shine through himself. He has been training his ass off and as a man who has seen many McGregor pressers, he had more pure glee in this one than many i have seen in the past. He is confident and for good reason as he knows he can win. He can sit there and watch Mayweather try to convince people that heis gonna knock Conor out but Conor is quick to remind people that he hasnt kncked anyone out in 20 fuckin years. Dont sleep on Conor McGregor cause I think this man is about to about to change the sport of boxing and combat sports as a whole for the good. -( . )
One of the biggest storylines in the last decade for basketball has been Lebron James. As a youngin coming in the league he had to do what he could to prove himself and now as a solidified legend in this game he goes for his 2nd title against the Warriors. This is Round 3, the big battle, and taking a backseat to this monstrous event was the NHL playoffs and the Stanley Cup. As a series of home wins, the Cup was fought back and forth and the Penguins were able to turn the Predators into their prey and take the ‘ship in 6 games. This makes it back to back Stanley Cup winning seasons for the Penguins which is exceptionally rare in hockey. So much it has only happened 4 times in the last 30 years. The Red Wings in ’97 & ’98, the Pens again in ’91 & ’92 and the Oilers in ’87 & ’88. Now oddly enough these years happen to also be years when the NBA champion has won back to back titles…interesting…
And to add fire to the ridiculously high flames of the whole ‘JORDAN VS BRON’ debate two of these back to back champions that coincided with the NHL were led by none other than the OG himself. IS this just destiny? fate? whatever you want to call it is is a very big coincidence and I am not putting anyting past the best player in the fucking league right now. Only 1 team in history has come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals and only one team has ever given up a 3-1 lead to lose the finals and both are playing on the court tonight, just saying. Cavs in 7. -( . )
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock with headphones in, blaring Rage Against The Machine, you have certainly heard of the NBA finals starting tonight and round 3 of the Cavaliers and Warriors saga. But amidst all the talks of Lebron solidifying his place ahead/next to Jordan and the Warriors continuing to be healthy to win this series, one storyline seems to get lost. That storyline is Kevin Durant and his legacy which is almost entirely at stake here. Now I know it’s good to have somewhat of a short-term memory, especially in sports, but this is the man that left HIS team and a city that he basically owned to side with the team he just lost to. Everyone wants to hop on the “Fuck Lebron” train saying that he needed help to win a final series when KD is here doing the same fucking thing but with even more star power than the Heat had. From the inception of his trade, this has been the goal and the bar that must be met; making AND winning the NBA finals. Now that they have made it here (unsurprisingly and swiftly nonetheless), they have to finish the job or the trade was a flop in my opinion. They made it here without him last year so if adding him doesn’t solidify the win, then why pay him crazy amounts of money for not that much of a return? His legacy as a whole is up for grabs here as well. If they are to lose again this year does KD look to move to the east coast? Do they hold onto him for next year to see if they can get the job done again? Who knows. It is almost to the point where he has to realize that he needs to remain there and maybe not be the head of the franchise as he could in any other team almost just to finally claim that ring. After this he will fall into one of 2 categories; One of the greatest basketball players to play or one of the greatest basketball players to play and never win a ring (Barkely, Malone, Ewing, Stockton, AI, etc). For his sake I hope it’s the former but for my wallet and my own likeness, I hope the Cavs put on a show this series and dominate. -( . )
PS. Watch out for playoff Bron