Mike Tyson said on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast said, “McGregor is going to get killed boxing.”
He went on: “(McGregor) put his dumb ass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s being doing this all his life since he was a baby. (McGregor) can’t kick and grab and stuff… he’s not going to stand much of a chance.”
Tyson’s right, of course. Conor doesn’t stand much of a chance. In fact, probably even less of a chance than that. And I probably couldn’t care less.
You know many wars he’d have to have in the cage to equal this one payday? Depending on how he spends it, this is potentially bleep you money for him. He can walk off on it. Assuming he stops buying Lamborghini’s and watches and houses and bleep you suits from my man, David August, he’ll be set. He’ll never have to fight ever again.
And the off chance Floyd gets careless, or arrogant or has too much rust to knock off, and McGregor lands that one shot, and somehow, some way he does put Mayweather to sleep, then it goes down as one of the greatest upsets in sports history and the guy is a legend.
And even if it doesn’t happen, Conor, will just laugh at all of us and say, what the hell did you expect? The guy is one of the best boxers ever, arguably, thee best boxer ever. I was boxing professionally for the first and only time of my life. Yeah, he beat me. Let’s see him get in the cage and fight and get down the way we do. In the meantime, I have a meeting with my bankers. See you suckers, never again!
Even if this guy loses, he wins. And he wins, it’s the greatest upset ever.
But he has no real shot of winning. The fight has very little chance of being interesting, but I really don’t give a damn. I’ve already gotten my money’s worth watching Conor go Conor. He may not be able to touch Mayweather in the ring, but he’s already done something pretty much no one has ever done with him, and that’s pick him apart in the promotion leading up to the fight. In that regard, no one has ever done it better than McGregor.
And for good measure he went in on Draymond Green when the big fella took a run at him.
No athlete works social better than Conor nor trolls harder than him. And for me, that’s worth the price of admission alone. I know what I’m signing up for. And I’ve already gotten my money’s worth. And on the off chance that something, anything compelling happens, that’s a huge bonus.