Earlier this week, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor had the most awkward press conference of all time. It was extremely cringeworthy as neither fight seemed prepared are ready to speak or promote their fight in any way.
I can’t help but ask, why do people actually like Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor?
I won’t even get into the domestic abuse stuff with Floyd but yea, that’s still a thing that occurred. I’m not a huge fan of judging a man by one mistake they’ve made but I’m also not a huge fan of beating women. That’s a conversation for another day.
I also won’t mention that fact that he appears to be illiterate. That’s no reason not to like a person but once you hit your 40’s, you might want to figure out the alphabet. One day you’re going to have to learn how to tie your shoes and count by two’s without mommy and daddy.
Floyd Mayweather has never lost a boxing match. That’s fucking incredible. It’s something you have to remind yourself because Mayweather rarely mentions it. Instead, he has built his brand around the amount of money he makes from these fights.
Conor McGregor was once an underdog so I guess I understand where the swell in popularity came from but the second he became a headliner in UFC, he immediately began posting photos of his new cars and shiny things.
Look, I understand that Mayweather and McGregor fans want their favorite athlete to be successful. They should be proud that they’ve worked their ass off to put themselves in a position to have all of this financial success.
But when it comes to likability and interest level, I do not understand the appeal of wanting to help the rich get richer. This fight between them is clearly a money grab and they’re not even hiding it. How is that appealing to anyone?
Remember the good ol days when Mike Tyson was threatening to eat motherfuckers kids? That’s how you make fights interesting. Mike Tyson didn’t grab a microphone and brag about how much he was going to make in the fight. Part of me thinks Tyson has a stack on checks he never cashed. He straight up wanted to murder people.
Muhammed Ali was floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. He was going out there and bragging about his new shiny suit. Fuck Mayweather and McGregor. I honestly wouldn’t be shocked if they threw zero punches and just left the ring together on a motorcycle fueled by dollar bills.
Again, it’s cool. Go get your money. But maybe one time, just one time, promote a fight by talking about like, the actual fight. One time.
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