Conor was quite impressive against Mayweather

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by RJJFan, Apr 29, 2023.

  1. iceferg

    iceferg Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    That's exactly the point I was making and at several points in the fight he literally walks McGregor down with no boxing stance. He's just literally walking.
  2. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Corbett's thong is my proudest fap banned Full Member

    Apr 29, 2023
    All success Conor had was because Floyd allowed him to have that success, he could finished Conor much earlier if he wanted.
  3. TMLT87

    TMLT87 Active Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2021
    A lot of boxing fans dont like to admit it, but yes, an 0-0 in boxing MMA fighter going 10 rounds with a world class professional boxer who was on p4p lists less than 2 years earlier, and never once touching the canvas, is not a great look really. Whether Floyd carried him or genuinely couldnt take him out quickly, either way it was a bad look. Conor should have been on his ass and out of there before the 5th.
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  4. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I'm not sure why the outcome surprises everyone so much.

    Conor was a heavier elite combat sport athlete, in a sort-of-related sport to boxing. Floyd was older, smaller, and retired, but THE expert of experts when it came to winning in his restrictive ruleset. Also perfectly suited to its stamina and durability demands.

    Seems like it went about how you'd expect with those parameters.
  5. AngryBirds

    AngryBirds Active Member Full Member

    Sep 3, 2022
    The people who think Floyd should've destroyed McGregor know nothing. If Logan Paul can survive hits from Floyd, I'm pretty sure McGregor, who was the best at MMA at the time and fought in a higher weight class comparative to Floyd, would do so with even more ease.
  6. BCS8

    BCS8 VIP Member Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Well there were reports that Conor had been getting a pasting in the gym from relatively low level boxers beforehand. I expected Floyd's class to easily carry him through but Conor instead put a beating on him for 4 rounds. While on the one hand clearly Floyd had slipped a lot due to age, I think it also shows his susceptability to pressure fighters that DGAF for the incoming fire. If Conor didn't gas out I think he would have stretched Floyd out eventually. As to those people that think Floyd carried him ... :lol: ... there truly is a sucker born every minute.
  7. lamarclark09

    lamarclark09 Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2022
    This was an amazing fight. I really enjoyed it.
  8. lamarclark09

    lamarclark09 Member Full Member

    Oct 20, 2022
    What a brilliant fight with full thrill.
  9. thehook13

    thehook13 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2011
  10. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Yes and no, imo.

    Fight went exactly how I thought it would... with Conor taking the early rounds and May stopping him late. Think I even called the round.

    McG was bigger, longer, in his prime, and Mayweather was smaller, light hitting and way past it. barely even sparred for this fight due to how brittle he was.

    In reality McG was always going to win some early rounds.
  11. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Tyson dominated Jones and looked far quicker Full Member

    May 17, 2023
    Balboa got hit a lot more than Floyd did, Conor had a lot of good boxing skills he just didn`t have a boxing style, he gassed quickly and didn`t have the boxing experience to adapt the way Floyd did.
  12. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Tyson dominated Jones and looked far quicker Full Member

    May 17, 2023
    Floyd had no power, Conor gassed.