With the Floyd Mayweather, Jr./Conor McGregor fight inching closer by the day, it seems that Team McGregor is forgetting a few basic limitations of theirs.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA [Venue] — There’s a lot of heat working up regarding the Mayweather-McGregor fight, on August 26.
Who do you want to win?
RT for Conor McGregor
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— SportsTalk Minnesota (@MINNYsportstalk) July 12, 2017
Many of McGregor’s die-hard fans hold him as the savior who will finally defeat Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Yet, while McGregor comes out the corner with blasting energy, it isn’t long-winded. This amount of faith may just be the blind leading the blind at this point.
1. How long before McGregor runs out of gas?…
Think about it. Conor McGregor is a brawler. An MMA brawler, at that. What’s the longest fight he’s ever had in the industry? On record, it was his fight against Max Holloway. Maybe 12 minutes at best, right? And that’s a stretch for him.
I mean, usually a few well-placed blows to the head, and McGregor’s opponents are laying on the floor. That takes no time. However, this is boxing. Technical boxing. And he’s got a lot to learn.
— jonjo finnegan (@2fastfinno) July 4, 2017
Conor McGregor is facing the undisputed, undefeated boxing champion for their weight class. Endurance is second-nature to Mayweather. Usually by the fifth round, he’s just starting to lock-on to his opponent’s fighting flaws.
Moreover, he runs 8 miles per day without tiring. Heck, before his fight with Manny Pacquiao, he ran … … like, literally before the fight.
Does McGregor have the endurance to stay in the ring with, let alone fight, Floyd Mayweather, Jr?
Honestly, I give McGregor three rounds before he’s tapping on fumes.
2. We can’t forget his limitations…
As aforementioned, McGregor is a brawler, not a boxer. This is a very technical sport.
— The Lateral Press (@LateralPressPod) March 14, 2016
Do you really think someone who is used to brawling — making hits by any means necessary, any body part possible — will be able to suddenly place limits on all of that and focus only on punches above the waist? Ha!
Of course not. It’s hilarious to even think about. This isn’t a free-for-all. It’s punches thrown versus punches missed.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 13, 2017
If McGregor gets frustrated with Floyd’s quick movements, he might lose his tact and toss a kick or two into the mix.
This is honestly going to be more difficult than McGregor has possibly considered. He has to keep all grapples, knees, feet, legs, elbows, headbutts, and take downs out the equation all together. Nothing but above-the-waist punches.
According to UFC president Dana White, McGregor will get fined beyond belief if he does anything but box. USA Today reports as follows.
“He would get sued beyond belief if he does anything but hit Floyd Mayweather with his hands to the head and body. It would be very bad. That can’t happen. That can’t happen. There’s actually language in the contract that that can’t happen.”
Too bad McGregor is taking this for a joke. However, he and his followers might find themselves as the night’s punchline.
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) July 13, 2017
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