safi wrote:Duke4life831 wrote:safi wrote:I disagree with the notion that Conor has nothing to lose in this fight. Yes, he's lost fights, he's even tapped out. But here, the most likely outcome is that he gets utterly embarrassed. Losing a baseball game 5-3 is very different than losing 22-0 and that's what's probably going to happen here. Losing is one thing, being made to look like an amateur (which in this context is what he is) is another.
But thats the main point, he is an amateur. If he loses then he is a amateur boxer who lost a boxing match to one of the all time great boxers. Worst case for Conor he gets picked apart for 12 rounds (which in all likelihood going to happen) people are just going to say well no duh that happened. I dont see an angle where he gets blemished at all. If the thing is even somewhat competitive and it looks like a normal Floyd vs any boxer fight, thats a huge win for him. Like others have said, if he somehow knocks him out, he all of a sudden becomes a legend in sports.
Actually I'll take back my previous worst case scenario, worst case scenario is him getting knocked out by Floyd. If that happens then thats a black eye for UFC and MMA. Conor takes kicks and knees to the face, if Floyd who hasnt really knocked anyone out in like a decade knocks him out, doesnt look so good.
Maybe I'm overestimating the damage looking like an amateur will cause but this is the biggest stage he's ever had (and very likely will have) and he's going to get embarrassed. And I think the possibility of him becoming a national punchline is very much within the realm of possibility. On August 28th all the sports shows are going to be talking about this and they're going to be laughing at him, I wouldn't be surprised if some late night comedians threw some jokes his way.
I do think Floyd is going to KO him. I expect to see Floyd toy with him for the first few rounds and then sometime in round 5-7 he'll finish the job.
I find it very hard that he gets knocked out. Hes never been knocked out in MMA and its much easier to get caught in MMA than boxing. You have to defend leg, body and head kicks, knees and most importantly the takedown to go with punches and he has to deal with all those strikes being landed with much smaller gloves. Plus Floyd isnt a knock out guy, he is a defensive wiz.
I just dont think anyone is going to give him the slightest chance to win so there wont be too many jokes even if he did lose, its what everyone expects to happen.