Conor McGregor has no shot of beating Floyd Mayweather on August 26th. I’m not a diehard boxing or MMA fan, but it doesn’t take a human genius to tell you that a world class boxer is going to defeat a world class MMA fighter in a boxing match. With that said, I don’t know how you root for anyone other than Conor McGregor. He’s just as arrogant and insufferable as Mayweather at times, but he’s also someone who will wear a suit with the words ‘fuck you’ printed all over it. That’s so great. If it was anyone else, I’d say that they’re milking up all this publicity even though they know they’re going to lose, but I don’t think McGregor thinks that. He’s crazy enough to think he can win, but even if he doesn’t, he’s going down in a blaze of glory.
I don’t think the Mayweather/McGregor fight will ever be able to live up to the build, but there’s no denying that both guys (and Showtime) know how to hype up a big time event. The match is a little over 7 weeks away, and Showtime is pulling out the big guns with it’s latest trailer. It’s really just Mayweather & McGregor talking about themselves mixed in with training and fight footage, but both guys are so confident and so skilled that it makes for an enthralling trailer. Whether you love or hate them, you can’t deny that millions of people will be watching this fight on August 26.
I’ve already written my thoughts on this movie and how IN I am for it, but it’s worth showing you the second official trailer, which spends more time on Michael B. Jordan’s character before he enters the boxing ring. The people behind and in front of the camera for this movie are all great, and this movie legitimately looks fantastic. It helps that Jordan is in phenomenal shape and comes off as a legit athlete in the scenes where he’s asked to box. Also, I need Sly Stallone’s hat. ‘Creed’ hits theaters November 25th.
LMFAO!!! Ronda don’t play! pic.twitter.com/jT3KW1lS3M
— Dana White (@danawhite) July 16, 2015
Ronda Rousey might be spirit animal. Not only does she win Best Female Athlete, but she’s uses that platform to call out serial abuser/horrible person Floyd Mayweather. Now I’m not saying Ronda Rousey would beat Floyd in a boxing match. He’s one of the best in the world for a reason, but throw him in a UFC cage and he’d probably get his arm broken. People are arguing that Ronda shouldn’t have won this ESPY, which is weird, because usually when someone wins an award, no one ever complains and everyone is just happy for the person who won. Whether you agree with her winning or not, you can’t argue that she’s a badass who should absolutely join the WWE because we would love her and appreciate her.
ICYMI: Burger King paid for king to walk in with Floyd Mayweather. Estimated to cost $1M+ pic.twitter.com/hCj6TCEC42
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2015
Best million dollars ever spent. When I was watching the fight Saturday I had already had a few beers, so I honestly thought I was hallucinating the Burger King into existence in Floyd Mayweather’s entourage. I was the Burger King one year for Halloween and I thought he was coming back to haunt me in a vulnerable moment. Alas, it was not a dream, and the Burger King really was at the fight and walked Floyd to the ring. My personal disgust for Floyd Mayweather as a living, breathing being aside, this was awesome. According to UPROXX, the digital consumption around Burger King has increased 1,343% since the fight. While I have no idea what that means, 1,343 is a high number, so it must be good. Why is Burger King working so closely with a piece of shit like Floyd Mayweather? Well, that’s a story for a different time, but for now, the King is in.
In Case You Needed Another Reason To Root Against Him, Floyd Mayweather Will Post Suge Knight’s $10 Million Bail If He Wins Tomorrow Night
WRAP – Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight could soon be out of custody, but it all depends on if his good friend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is victorious Saturday in his history-making match against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
Matthew Fletcher, Knight’s attorney, said that if Mayweather wins the bout, he expects the boxer to cover his client’s $10-million bail.
“They’re good friends,” Fletcher said. “That’s one of his wealthiest friends.”
I know it’s illegal. I know it is, but I’m going to say it anyway. Can we not let Suge Knight out on bail? How many people does he have to run over and murder before he just stays in prison. But hey, at least Floyd is going to do something good with the hundreds of millions of dollars he’s going to earn from this fight. And by ‘doing something good’ I mean spending $10 million on bailing out a murderous psychopath. I know Floyd likes to be the bad guy, but this is next level stuff. I hope he gets to the ring tomorrow night and spends the entire fighter introduction telling people how much he hates cute puppies.
Mexico – It’s officially fight week for the biggest match of this generation. Those south of the border looking to watch Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao this Saturday just got some really good news. According to TMZ sports, the two major networks in the country, Televisa and Azteca, have come to an agreement to air the fight for free in Mexico this weekend.
The World Boxing Commission, one of the sanctioning bodies for the fight, is based out of Mexico City and told TMZ, “Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free. This has never, ever happened in any country of the world.”
The WBC has a long history with both fighters, and their Welterweight Championship that Mayweather currently holds is up for grabs in the fight. They also work with the networks in Mexico often, so it seems that they lent a helping hand in making the fight free in their home country.
For everybody else, Mayweather and Pacquiao face off this Saturday on pay-per-view for the hefty price of $89.99 in standard definition and $99.99 in HD.
How about Mexico swooping in and stealing America’s thunder for the most popular fight of our generation? While tickets and hotels are going through the roof, Mexico is calmly entering the conversation and showing the fight for free. While us schmucks in the USA are spending 100 god damn dollars to watch two guys hit each other with gloves on, the fine people of Mexico will be watching it for free. Power move by Mexico, and I respect the hell out of it. If I could afford it, I’d fly down to Mexico and watch the fight for free, but that doesn’t make any sense at all, so I’m just going to drink a lot of beer and watch it here. Mayweather by decision. Mark it down.
$$ – A month before boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao even enter the ring, their May 2 title fight is already breaking records, with the pay-per-view bout set to cost fans $99 according to people close to the negotiations between the networks and TV distributors.
HBO and Showtime, which are handling negotiations for the camps of Mr. Pacquiao and Mr. Mayweather respectively, are expected to wrap up deals with major pay-TV distributors in the next few days for the highly anticipated welterweight title fight. The negotiations stalled last week as distributors and HBO and Showtime sparred over the split of what is expected to be record-setting pay-per-view revenue.
Under the terms being discussed, the fight will be sold for $99 for a high-definition feed and $89 for standard definition, both of which are record prices. The previous high was $74.95 for high-definition and $64.95 for standard.
‘The rich keep on getting richer’ is apparently the slogan that Mayweather and Pacquiao are going with for this fight. Not only are they each going to make hundreds of millions of dollars off this fight, but now everyone who has been waiting forever to see it is going to have to fork over a hundred buckaroos. If you’re realistically thinking about buying this fight in standard definition then you’re insane. There’s no point in watching the most talked about boxing match of this generation with sand in your eyes, which is essentially what watching sports in standard definition is like. The only question here is will be this match be worth $100? The clear answer is no. No unscripted sporting event is worth that much money. Whether one guy gets knocked out in 10 seconds or they have a 12 round classic, I won’t be happy that I spent $100 on it. With that said, this is THE fight. It should’ve happened years ago, but it didn’t, so it’s happening now, and I really want to see Floyd get his ass kicked. I’ll drop the $100 or split it amongst friends, but the fact that they can put this out there and get people to pay for it says a lot of about their drawing power.