He actually made a good point on ESPN. He stated that for Pac, this fight was just another fight. For JMM, it was about his legacy and that was the edge.
I believe Atlas hit the nail on the head with that comment. I think JMM has longed to be included in the discussions about the great Mexican fighters of yesterday and today. He wanted to be mentioned along such greats as Morales and Barrera. He also wanted to be mentioned along with Pac. I think JMM would have become as bitter as Marvelous Marvin Hagler did when he lost to SRL. JMM wanted that "W" so bad that he was willing to get knocked out himself in order to try and KO Pac.
Viva JMM, "The Filipino Executioner."