Mayweather VS Mcgregor — Saturday, August 26th 2017 on PPV: What makes one a great fighter?
I wanted to talk about the fight, and also bring some light into what makes a someone a great fighter/athlete. I feel like a lot of people miss the fact that this whole fight is legendary, F*ck the money and the negative press. It’s about all the preparation, the work, drive, and dedication for this fight to happen. The risks, and challenges that have been made by both athletes and their team.
I am not a professional, but I am pretty knowledgeable about MMA, I do follow the sport more frequently than other sports. I took the time to do my research on both, sports, and athletes. Read up and watched on interviews, and press conferences. I asked you guys, my readers, your opinion on this fight and have also discussed more things way beyond this particular fight to help me reflect and generate a good piece for this topic (thank you all for your input) — but more along the lines of all the important attributes that make one a great fighter/athlete.
“The Notorious” Conor Mcgregor.
29 years old.
From Dublin, Ireland
Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, and former UFC Featherweight Champion.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather JR.
40 years old.
From Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States.
12 time World Champion, 5 different weight classes
Maybe Conor should’ve stayed in his lane, stay fighting in his savage game and nothing more beyond that. You can’t deny his hard ambition, neither does Mayweather. Look where he’s guiding Mcgregor, to him. He’s challenging someone who hasn’t actually had much experience with Mayweather’s choice of combat sport, where he clearly specializes in. Conor is here training hard and pursuing this craft in order for this fight to happen for not only everyone who initiated this fight but for himself and his build up for greatness. They brought in two beautiful combat sports and two fighters who clearly have the same desire with different creativity and strategies that make themselves great. These two are very talented and legendary fighters. Mayweather has been through the pressure before, Just like Conor, and any other fighter. But, for 21 years? Here he is, past his time, still trying to conquer, and give it all he has for himself, his team, the fans, and most importantly, Mcgregor. I don’t doubt Floyd, he’s great at what he does, I feel like we all know what Floyd is capable of. But with Conor, doubt never crosses my mind with him, or with this fight. He is a different level, and I feel like a lot of you don’t even know what Conor is capable of. Then again, at the end of the day, we’ll see on Saturday, August 26th. You will really see how all their training, and hard work shaped them into the great fighters that they are, and how It’ll play out for the both of them in the boxing ring.
Good luck to the two extraordinary fighters. I encourage everyone to order and watch the fight. Saturday night is going to be historical.
I am Team Mcgregor all the way. Win or lose.
“I’ve fought many fighters with different styles. There have been plenty of guys who talked a lot of trash, but when its all said and done, I came out victorious”
– Floyd Mayweather
“And when it’s all said and done, you know what? I’m gonna feel a little bit sad. Because you should have all kept your mouths shut. You should have left me over on that other game where I’m from, that more ruthless game where we bounce heads off the canvas and drill them into the floor. You should have left me where I was. Because this man is not on my level. He’s not even a quarter of the man I am. So, we’re gonna see, you’re all going to eat your words. ”
– Conor Mcgregor
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