Conor McGregor’s rough week got even rougher Saturday night. Just days after spending part of Thursday in jail following an incident at the UFC 223 media day, the Irish striker was stripped of his UFC lightweight title. Continue reading Conor McGregor Officially Stripped of UFC Title Following UFC 223
Father Time will always be undefeated, but Floyd Mayweather, who closed out his legendary career on his own terms Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena, came about close as any fighter can come.
It doesn’t take an expert to know that Floyd Mayweather is going to make Conor McGregor look like a damn child when they square off in the ring on August 26. But an expert’s perspective is different from Johnny Sportsfan’s.
In combat sports, opponents are compared to each other via the classic “Tale of the Tape” which reveals such information as height, weight, reach, and other key statistics. These stats are readily known for the August 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but there’s more than just those figures. Their physical attributes are one thing, but the career trajectory of the Irishman should also be reviewed closely to that of the champion boxer. In some ways, McGregor’s biggest victory would be to obtain the same type of career that Mayweather has enjoyed for years.
Let’s get this out of the way first: The two training videos above show two different exercises. Floyd Mayweather is on the speed bag and showing off for the cameras. Conor McGregor is the heavy bag and working on head drills.
Everyone’s got an opinion on the upcoming megafight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. But South African boxer Chris van Heerden has an opinion that actually matters.