Is Mayweather trying to set up....

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KOByFootStomp, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. KOByFootStomp

    KOByFootStomp Corndog Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    5,969
    Mcgregor vs. Diaz III, in boxing. As a boxing and MMA fan there is no way I would spend money on watching Conor vs. Floyd in boxing. It wouldn't be remotely competitive and would likely be a fairly boring fight as Floyd isn't really a KO artist. However, I would love to see Conor v Nate under boxing rules.

    Their fight set records in the UFC, and if they were able to sell close to as many PPV's outside of the UFC in the boxing pay structure under TMT they would make far more money. Both Conor and Nate have been getting licensed for boxing recently, and Nate is obviously in contact with Floyd.

    Do you guys think UFC fans would buy this fight in boxing like they did for MMA? If they did an even split and sold a million PPV's both would walk away with by far their largest payday. Do you guys think this is a possibility?
     
    Toco, Inverse, omawho402 and 3 others like this.
  2. GrandNegus

    GrandNegus Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2016
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    573
    That would be really odd, boxing rules wouldn't benefit McGregor or Diaz.
     
  3. SaintSoldier

    SaintSoldier Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    1,867
    Yes please do it.
     
  4. Tuf_guy

    Tuf_guy Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Messages:
    14,816
    Likes Received:
    13,190
    Location:
    The Meteoric Rise
    Celebrity boxing match for charity. Proceeds go to broke sherdoggers.
    Book it Ari Gold.
     
  5. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    Mayweather would knock Conor out or at the very least get a TKO.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
    FlowchartKen and SportsDoc like this.
  6. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    Nick Diaz has a California boxing license and has box professionally there before. So who knows if it ends up being them two.
     
  7. KOByFootStomp

    KOByFootStomp Corndog Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    5,969
    Eh, I could see Conor gassing after a couple rounds and getting TKO'd but if he came in great shape it wouldn't be impossible to survive 12 rounds. He would lose all 12 rounds, but I can't see Mayweather risking getting caught with a miracle shot from Conor to get the KO on him, he fights pretty safe.
     
  8. KOByFootStomp

    KOByFootStomp Corndog Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    5,969
    The rules wouldn't, but the revenue split would. If they sold close to as many PPV's as they did in the UFC they would make exponentially more money.
     
  9. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    He fights pretty safe with top ranked boxers. Conor is not even ranked 2000 because he has never fought professionally.

    Mayweather would easily counter one of Conor's offense and sit on his punch without worrying about getting caught by Conor.
     
    FlowchartKen likes this.
  10. Tito’s Juice Box

    Tito’s Juice Box let's get smashed

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    30,332
    Location:
    New Ringland
    They can't just up and box if they feel like it, they are under contract. Only way Conor can box Floyd is if the UFC allows it, and would only allow it if they got a huge cut. Conor and Nate won't box while they are under contract with the UFC.
     
  11. gevoudane

    gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    3,411
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    They cant stop them from boxing, there are other mma fighters who do both. Just like Jon and Dan had the grappling match.

     
  12. The Persian Prince

    The Persian Prince Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    658
    I have no interest in watching an mma fighter in the boxing ring just like I have no interest in watching a boxer in the octagon
     
  13. KOByFootStomp

    KOByFootStomp Corndog Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,152
    Likes Received:
    5,969
    Of course, people are talking up Floyd v Conor but I figured this may be a possibility as well. I'm not sure how many fights either guy has left on their contract, but yeah it wouldn't happen until both had finished their current deal.
     
  14. Willek

    Willek Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Messages:
    15,088
    Likes Received:
    35,144
  15. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    Why not? The new owners seems like they may be more Japanese minded than how when it was Zuffa.
     
  16. Tito’s Juice Box

    Tito’s Juice Box let's get smashed

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,420
    Likes Received:
    30,332
    Location:
    New Ringland
    Is that definite? I know they can go do the little BJJ tourneys, but I would assume that PPV boxing would be a little different. I don't know everything about their contracts obviously, but I have never heard of a UFC fighter taking a pro boxing fight.
     
  17. Elmonstro1

    Elmonstro1 Bones Nose

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    5,560
    Likes Received:
    5,593
    Location:
    Platinum Records
    Considering 50 out 150 strikes landed by conor were leg kicks it would help diaz and his obvious weakness.
     
    KOByFootStomp likes this.
  18. Sakuraba7

    Sakuraba7 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    9,549
    Floyd's probably tired of having retarded Conor fans blowiong up his twitter/instagram, so now he's trolling you back. I don't see him taking a fight with Conor or any other mma fighter. He was at the WBC convention a few days ago, mentioned he's making a comeback, and I don't think its going to be for a carnival show like this one.
     
  19. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    Boxers in MMA tend to be very fun to watch. Just watch Ronda Rousey's last fight as well.


     
  20. King Cobra

    King Cobra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    690

    Again. UFC has new owners who may be more open minded into allowing their fighters to participate in other sports. They themselves can set up and promote the boxing match for PPV.

    You make it seem as if Boxing has one monopolized organization that holds all of the boxing matches worldwide.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.