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George Foreman has a take on the McGregor-Mayweather bout, and if you haven’t been paying attention, you may be surprised at his opinion. Transcript via MMAFighting.com:
“Not only did he surprise Floyd Mayweather, he surprised me and a whole host of experts,” he said.
“Because McGregor hit Mayweather often, his defense didn't even work against Conor. He had to come out and fight like an old boxing slugger, like George Foreman or something.”
His reference to himself in the interview is hilarious, as was his repeated reference to the Irishman as “McConor”. He saw the borderline blow- that Mayweather sold as a low blow- in the ninth round as the referee saving Mayweather when he was genuinely hurt.
“The referee protected Mayweather in one of the last rounds. McConor hurt him,” recalled Foreman.
“He had him hurt, and was going for the finish, and the referee stepped in for no reason at all and stopped it. It was a vicious body punch. Conor had him with a good body shot and the referee saved him, but that's typical of a boxing match.”
However, I don’t think I would go this far. It may have been the most exciting Mayweather fight in a long time, but was it this good? I don’t think so. But Foreman, the former heavyweight champion of the world, and one of the very few boxers to go broke, return, and manage his money the second time around, is certainly entitled to his opinion.
“Well, for the first time, I think all of the media should apologize for all the negative things they were saying about the fight,” Foreman said. “It’s probably…it’s going to be hard to top it. It could have been the fight of the year.”
Nate Diaz doesn’t think McGregor learned anything.
McGregor was tired, but Nate did stop his usual guillotine escape brilliantly.
Nate has Conor figured out in more ways then we'll ever know. Nate knew what escape route Conor had used previously & adjusted accordingly. pic.twitter.com/Omg5h0cmBH— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) September 6, 2017
Learn Chinese with Sage:
挂在上海 pic.twitter.com/y7I4RgIzke— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) September 5, 2017
MMA fans don’t like change.
What do you think about Demetrious Johnson changing his nickname from 'Mighty Mouse' to just 'Mighty'?— Flyin' Brian J (@FlyinBrianJ) September 5, 2017
I do like this T-shirt design, though.
I just realized the Demetrious Johnson shirt just says "Mighty"... Note these were co-designed by the athletes, so DJ might have signed off pic.twitter.com/ESEehBbbql— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) September 5, 2017
What’s McGregor’s recent trend of posting his weirdest facial expressions?
September 5, 2017
The Fertittas got their money originally, as part of the Galveston mob. The more you know.
Breaking: Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta agrees to buy the Rockets for a record price. (via @wojespn) https://t.co/gPvVSjpHeV pic.twitter.com/awF85H5Skp— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2017
Tilman is third cousin of Lorenzo and Frank, former UFC owners. Feels like we haven't seen the last of Fertitta pro sports ownership. https://t.co/Gzu9AqBX0t— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 5, 2017
Mike Jackson continues to call out C.M. Punk in diverse and funny ways, but I doubt he’s getting that fight ...
That’s because Punk’s second UFC fight (why? $$$, that’s why) seems already to have been decided. It’s probably not this one.
I don't think it's going to be too long until we find out who CM Punk is fighting next in the UFC. https://t.co/oo2ns3bxTZ pic.twitter.com/ihHoXuaUbV— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 5, 2017
Truth. That IS a McGregor coat ... and a McGregor beard, for that matter.
how often do u think about this 1947 portrait of arctic explorer Peter Freuchen and his third wife, fashion illustrator Dagmar Cohn. pic.twitter.com/CgdcKqN4lc— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) September 3, 2017
Conor McGregor is probably wearing that coat right now. https://t.co/N2jjl6is4V— Tim B (@TB_Money) September 5, 2017
Weird, but just strange enough to enjoy.
Michael Phelps VS Conor McGregor@MichaelPhelps @TheNotoriousMMA #ufc #animation pic.twitter.com/eimGQp1MKL— Mojahed Fudailat (@MojahedFudailat) September 5, 2017
Megan Anderson hitting mitts with James Krause:
.Great to be back hitting mitts with @TheJamesKrause again. Getting better every day pic.twitter.com/e1FriWvcpe— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) September 6, 2017
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
I, too, love Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but I’ve never described her this poetically:
The lady is a god damn artist of distance. A cubist of violence shattering people into fragments. pic.twitter.com/FVJ1DjS8mG— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) September 5, 2017
I love body shots ...
A rib cracking 2 min compilation of excruciating body punches #Boxing pic.twitter.com/GCU8aJLieg— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) September 6, 2017
What an uppercut!
SUPER Slow Motion version of @anthonyfjoshua's round 11 uppercut on Wladimir @Klitschko #boxing #history pic.twitter.com/aEiG6wuo62— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) July 9, 2017
Not all uppercuts are created equal ...
What Coming For Me Looks Likepic.twitter.com/nr2oeJtiTG— D’SAVAGE3800 (@draqosavage) April 23, 2017
Podcasts and Video
The MMA Hour:
Michael Bisping said some ... stuff in this episode.
Direct link to Bisping's comment. I suspect he'll say he was joking. You decide.https://t.co/ps7lXf4w04— Jed Meshew, Esq. (@JedKMeshew) September 5, 2017
"These days, white people we seem to be suffering a bit of racism. It's almost a sin to be white these days." - Michael Bisping UFC MW champ— Jed Meshew, Esq. (@JedKMeshew) September 5, 2017
Flyin’ Brian J. with the Nunes-Shevchenko preview:
The Severe MMA podcast:
NEW PODCAST!— SevereMMA Podcast (@SevereMMAPod) September 4, 2017
Graeme is back to bring you behind the scenes of #MayMac before the lads talk #UFC215 #IrishMMA & more https://t.co/FgX825k07j pic.twitter.com/I6waXGTOaG
Hulk Hogan is trapped in my computer pic.twitter.com/gmKI7yROhg— Steven Carson (@StevenCarsonNR) February 8, 2017
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