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  1. Dr Fong Blue Belt

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    Floyd said specifically that he thought he would stop Conor in the 6th or 7th round and that it took longer than they planned, in exactly the same context as explaining that his strategy was to let Conor tire himself out. So it is mental gymnastics to claim that everything that happened in the fight was all part of Floyd's master plan, and that any credit he gave Conor was just meaningless platitudes, when Floyd specifically related those two things together and stated that not everything went exactly to his plan, even if in general it worked. People aren't even just taking Floyd's word for how the fight played out as fact, but a twisted version that ignores half of what he said.

    My personal opinion, and this is not a fact, is that Floyd is telling the truth that his strategy was to let Conor tire himself out, and that's why he was happy to concede early rounds, but that meant blocking and evading punches - not the same as letting Conor hit him, like some are trying to twist it. Being content to concede rounds is not the same as deliberately losing them - had Conor been worse, Floyd could still implement that strategy and won the rounds. Floyd was still aware that Conor is an accomplished professional combat sports athlete with decent power - 'letting' him land any clean punches would make Floyd a complete moron risking his entire legacy vs a debut boxer and Floyd is far from an idiot when it comes to boxing. I think Conor's unorthodox style mixed in with Floyd's age, lack of motivation and a gameplan that involved periods of deliberate inactivity followed by periods of unusual aggression was what made the fight play out like it did. But it takes two to tango, and Floyd got hit more than he anticipated, with Conor displaying some respectable, if hardly amazing, boxing technique. I could be wrong though.
     
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  2. Pugilistic Black Belt

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    Yeah sometimes when I spar total newbs, I just put my guard up and stand in range in front of them and let them tee off on me because I know they can't hurt me. But because I'm not as alert, total noobs hit me with shots I don't expect.
     
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  3. Hagler Man of wealth and taste

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    Dude, we kind of agree on most points but with all due respect you may be trying a little too hard right here.
     
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  4. UhHuhSure Brown Belt

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    Tabiti gave a good performance. May/Mac was sloppy.
     
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  5. Cyrrus White Belt

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    Yeah, but MY pre-fight speculation was pretty close <Moves>
     
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  6. DrTrouble Blue Belt

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    Floyd didn't come to fight. He came to get paid and still KOed Connor. Connor had no idea he was just a pawn in Floyd's game.
     
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  7. BoxingMMA Blue Belt

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    That's hard to say considering Conor made over 100 million without never having boxed before. If he is a Pawn then pretty much every other boxer in history would love to be a Pawn the way Conor was. Conor in just 5 years went from plumber to getting the world interested in a Floyd fight and still managed to come out of it like a winner because most people think he did a good enough job considering his 0-0 record.
     
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  8. Sunfish Martinez Belt

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    That could be the case, but most people dksab.
     
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  9. Marc A 2017 is my year

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    Loving the mma damage control
    I have to say it's very entertaining, when a whole community gets domesticated all in one night
     
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  10. Sunfish Martinez Belt

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    Can you imagine being that guy who went crazy online wearing a 49-1 t shirt, dumbass.
     
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  11. k1ngjester The Comeback

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    Now that he is dead or when he was alive and blind. I agree with either.
     
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  12. BoxingMMA Blue Belt

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    Better to try and lose than not try at all I guess. Conor tried and lost. Will Floyd try MMA?
     
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  13. The Can Opener Brown Belt

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    He already came out of RETIREMENT to knock the shit out of some punk who said he could beat him at his own sport.

    Now you want him to UNRETIRE a second time at 40 plus years of age to try a whole new sport?

    Connor lost. Move the fuck on. This is just sad.
     
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  14. Hagler Man of wealth and taste

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    Connor - Floyd II, naked hopscotch rules.
     
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  15. PUO3 You are a can.

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    Let me know when Floyd starts saying hell submit Conor in mma.

    Go away.
     
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  16. Sunfish Martinez Belt

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    <Waaah>
     
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  17. BoxingMMA Blue Belt

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    He didn't say that although he did say he would fight him in the octagon
     
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