“I’ve got to say something.”
“You don’t have to say shit if you don’t want to.”
“But I want to.”
“No you don’t, trust me.”
“Fuck that, I’m going to say something.”
“… I’m going to say something.”
“McGregor and Mayweather are fighting soon!”
As I’m sure you all know, shit people who don’t give any fucks about athletics in any shape or form know about this goddamn fight.
I’m very excited about this exchange of fisticuffs, but I tried to avoid talking about it for a very long time because I am FAR from an analytical fighting mind. I grew up in boxing gyms, and I like MMA as a friend, so I have a background in the realm but my views are very one sided in favor of the sweet science.
I’m not here to discuss who’s going to win (Mayweather) or who looked best in their workout videos posted on the internet today (Mayweather). I just want to talk about the absolute fucking nightmare that is this dog and pony show. I get that controversy creates cash and people witnessing a fight between two men want very desperately to believe that these men hate each other, but this shit has gotten out of hand, and if I may be completely transparent, I think it’s all fake.
I’m not saying boxing is fake (I was in the fucking sport for most of my life) I’m saying these absurdist press conferences need to stop, but at the same time I understand this is also going to make every party involved sickeningly rich (richer I guess?).
My complaint with the press conferences, while indeed entertaining, it makes boxing feel completely staged to the point I may as well watch the WWE.
Here’s my prediction for the fight: They’ll both spend the first half of the fight feeling each other out, once comfortable, McGregor is going to try for a knockout, fail, Mayweather wins by unanimous decision. Not exciting, but gives everyone at home and live the opportunity to say “I saw this fight happen.” All the while, rich people become substantially richer. But hey, what the fuck do I know? Feel free to share your thoughts on this ordeal. Do you like the behind the scenes buildup to this monster events? Let’s talk about it.