Conor Made Floyd Relevant Again

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  1. LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    Before the Pacquiao fight, Maywether's numbers were already slipping. The two Maidana fights did really well, but both hit below a million - First time since Floyd became a mega star that he did less than one million PPV buys for a fight. The fight with Manny did incredible numbers for obvious reasons but then the Berto fight did terrible. It's obvious McGregor made people care about Floyd again. Conor's numbers are only rising, Floyd's were only falling, and Floyd needed Conor to lift him up.

    Oh, and as a remainder, Floyd was the one who called out McGregor, not the other way around. He admitted he started the rumors of him versus Conor (he had tax problems, he needed the money + the attention and the spotlight):

     
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    No he didnt. Its nearly impossible for high profile athletes and celebrities to become irrelevant in the social media age. The stars do not fade anymore. Not until they're old as fuck or simply want to.
     
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    It's more relevant than ever now that Floyd is teasing people with fighting inside the octagon.
     
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    Wrong forum noob
     
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    Stars fade as soon as people stop caring about them. Social media is irrelevant in that regard, and I already posted evidence that people were already slowly losing their interest in Floyd.
     
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    Being one of the goat boxers, he was never not relevant. That fight did more for McGregor’s relevance than mayweather.
     
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    Stars relevance is measured in Twitter and Instagram followers. Not PPVs. Countless people on here boast of free streaming fights all the time. No one gives a fuck about the inflated but numbers the UFC throws around
     
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    The leprechaun called him out and he eventually played along for the easy payday once he realized he needed money again.
     
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    http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/conor-mcgregor-vs-mayweather-discussion.73/
     
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    Other way around. McNuggets was a broke bum looking for a handout. Got dominated but got an amount he'll never see again and an amount that's peanuts compared to what Floyd got to make him look competent.
     
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    At the end of the day, Mayweather is way more accomplished in his sport then McGregor will ever be in his.
     
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    Floyd saw an opportunity to make $200m and took it. that's all. that's the only relevant fact. you're trying to add layers of drama onto that fact to turn it into something it isn't. stop doing that.

    before their boxing match, whatever the number of people who knew the name 'Conor McGregor', the number who knew name 'Floyd Mayweather' was 10x. now it's probably closer to 2x.

    your boytoy crush got paid $100m. you should just be happy about that. there's no need to turn it into something it's not.

    he's a good fighter. if he ever fights MMA again, i'll watch.
     
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    300k buys

    Name a professional fighter that Conor could fight (from any combat sport), and get less than 300k PPV buys. That's what Floyd-Berto did. In his "retirement fight". TS is right. Regardless of what you think of Conor as a fighter, in terms of fame and relevance, Floyd needed Conor.

    Just like he needed De La Hoya, and Hatton, and Canelo, and Pacquiao. He is the perfect villain for the massive fanbase. But he does not bring the fanbase.
     
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    lol Twitter and Instagram is one of the last reliable measurements of someone's popularity, in fact.

    PPV means customers pay to see you, and the main measurement of determining whether someone is a draw is if they're willing to pay money to see you. The biggest stars have always been the biggest draws. You can't just ignore PPV numbers.
     
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    Lower numbers=irrelevant?<Huh2> It put more eyes on Conor more than anything. Most boxing purist don't give a flying fuck about mma. So, fighting Floyd opened him up to a shitload of boxing fans.

    Compared to mma fans like myself, who watch boxing also, and is well aware who Floyd is.
     
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    Actually, Conor was already more renown (or close to it) than Floyd was, even before the fight. Hell, he had already equaled or surpassed the vast majority of Floyd's PPV buys.
     
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