100 Million Dolar Dance
The biggest fight of the year is about to go down at August 26th. The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor and Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather are about to make history with this one of a kind event. It is what people will talk about for a long time so you should be prepared. Here is what you need to know.
Floyd Mayweather is a boxing legend. Attributed the best defensive boxer ever (sometimes the best boxer ever) lived, he has a perfect record of 49-0. As he said in the recent press conference “God made one thing perfect: My boxing record”. He is the highest earning athlete that has ever lived and generated more than a billion dollars in revenue for Showtime. Even though he is the better boxer he risks everything with this match. He risks running his perfect record, he risks ruining his legacy. Everything is on the line. If he loses this match the boxing community will be disgraced, MMA will be attributed the definitive better sport. Boxing was losing the spotlight to MMA already and with this the millenniums old tradition will not be the number one sport in fighting. So why does Floyd risk all this? Well, he supposedly has problems with the IRS and hasn’t paid his 2015 taxes yet. He needs the cash. “Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid,” the petition by Mayweather said in a filing posting on Law360.com.
On the other side there is Conor McGregor. He predicted the exact round and the way he is going to win his entire UFC career (except the “unlucky” submission of UFC 196), earning the nickname Mystic Mac. He has been in the game for just a couple of years, yet he was named as the 24th highest-paid athlete in the world in the Forbes highest-paid athletes list 2017. He is the first UFC athlete ever to hold two weight division belts at the same time. Even though he doesn’t have a chance according to most of the critics, he has only to gain with this fight. If he loses, he can just blame the boxing regulations and invite Floyd to a MMA fight. It is almost certain that if he loses, it will not be by a knockout but by a decision (Floyd hasn’t knocked anyone for a long time with his frail hands) so he will just blame Floyd with dancing around in the ring, running away from him. And even if he loses, he is expected to make around 100 million dollars from this fight.
Earlier this week there was the first press conference of this fight. It was awkward for Conor. They sent him to the stage early on and made him wait there. It turns out he didn’t know one had to give speeches at boxing press conferences so he had to improvise. They even cut off his microphone at one point. It seems Showtime doesn’t like him very much. Not surprising after how much he ridiculed boxing on stage. He even wore a custom made suit that wrote “F*ck You” on the stripes.
Whoever wins the fight, it’s certain its going to be entertaining. We should hope that they put more emphases on press conferences because they might be more entertaining than a fight. Fortunately, both them and the fight will be available to watch live from almost any source.
Here are links to fan made and official trailers for the fight: