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McGregor upcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather

 

On August 26th, it’s going down. Conor McGregor will face Floyd Maywheater in his upcoming fight. After the big world press tour, which took place in L.A, Toronto, New York and London, many people ask themselves how the actual fight will turn out on August 26th.

 

The Good

Conor McGregor is known for his ability to do things no one really has done before. From the 13 seconds K.O over former 145lb champion Jose Aldo to his prediction becoming the ‘Champ Champ’ in two divisions. Conor McGregor is clearly talented when it comes to fighting. His style is a complete open one, similar to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do philosophies (no style is style). He is a south paw with a heavy and very fast left hand. He likes to use the right front kick to the body and the spinning back kick to the body. In close range, he tends to use a lot of uppercuts rather than hooks. His ground game isn’t that importing for a boxing match, however, he is a brown belt in BJJ under his trainer John Kavanagh. His ground game has improved, especially his takedown defense. Eddie Alvarez wasn’t able to take him down one single time in the fight at UFC 205 in New York. He has a very long reach for his size (74″) and is able to measure distance. He is also well known for his accuracy, hitting opponents in small time frames precisely. He has a good head movement and knows how to duck and slip punches and counter them. Since Floyd is very small, he will have problems to reach inside Conor McGregor’s range without getting caught badly.

 

The Bad

Conor McGregor is known to be ‘gassed out’ quickly. In the fight against Nate Diaz he was already gassed out after the first round, however, he fought in 170lb, which isn’t really his weight class. He tries to win fights fast and in the early rounds. He is not really a 5 round fighter, however, in the second Nate Diaz fight at UFC 202, he was able to go full 5 rounds with Nate Diaz. And this at the 170lb weight class. But how is his stamina in the boxing ring? We can’t really tell, but since he is a stand up fighter, he should do well. The UFC uses 4 ounce gloves, which are compared to boxing, very small. We don’t really know if he can keep his knockdown power with the left hand and the bigger boxing gloves. We also don’t know how he will do against a counter puncher like Floyd Mayweather. Since Conor McGregor is also a counter puncher, it will be interesting to watch how this will play out.

Conor McGregor has a good stand up and good boxing skills, however, its unlikely that he is at the level that Floyd Mayweather is. If he doesn’t get the knockout in the first 6 rounds, its probably very unlikely that he will win the match.

 

So will it be worth to watch?

 

Yes! It will be an great event and gives people some kind the old feeling of ‘MMA’ back, where different styles tried to find out which one is the best. It will be also interesting to see how Conor McGregor can fight with a complete different set of rules.

 

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