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Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather: What’s the point?

Recently former UFC Featherweight and current Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor uploaded a video to his instagram of him training boxing by sparring with his teammate Artem Lobov at SBG Ireland.

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This had sparked up (again) the ongoing debate about whether or not him and Floyd “Money” Mayweather are going to have a boxing match sometime in the future. The two have traded verbal jabs at one another and a showdown may be on the way. It does seem like a match that needs to happen at this point. However, many seem to ask themselves “what’s the point?” Obviously these two are looking to make a massive amount of money for the fight, but what should the fans expect? Is it going to be entertaining? If you enjoy seeing The Notorious beaten and embarassed (more than he did at UFC 196) then this is the PPV for you to throw your money at.

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Conor McGregor’s stamina played a huge factor in his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196

McGregor’s boxing is good for a UFC fighter, but in the pro boxing world his skills would not allow him to last twelve rounds with most boxers. His cardio was exposed when he fought Nate Diaz in a 15 minute contest. Boxing matches can go on for more than twice that length. There have been many legendary boxers who said they were going to beat Mayweather (such as Manny Pacqiao, Oscar De La Hoya, and Canelo Alvarez) and none of them were able to deliver. The only people who actually believe McGregor has a chance are his die-hard fans that continually worship him throughout his career. This will not even be a fair contest as Floyd Mayweather would dominate Mystic Mac until he hits the canvas.

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Should the UFC start a women’s flyweight (125 lbs.) division?

A hot debate nowadays in the MMA community is whether or not the UFC should create a new flyweight (125 lbs.) division. Some women such as Bec Rawlings compete at the smaller strawweight division (115 lbs.) division but fail to make weight at times because of their natural weight being much larger. Opening a flyweight division would have its consequences, however, such as thinning out the already thin divisions of the females in the UFC. Fighters from both the strawweight and bantamweight (135 lbs.) divisions would transition to the newly formed division in hopes of better oppurtunity but would leave their division with less competition. Right now Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Amanda Nunes dominate their divisions and are in need of competition. Yet if you look back not too long ago when the UFC created the male’s flyweight division, lots of the bantamweights migrated and became stars in the lighter weight class. A prime example would be the pound for pound number one ranked fighter and UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. A flyweight division makes a lot of sense right now and the UFC will have to make it some time down the road. This will keep the fighters from having to face someone that is naturally bigger or having to make a weight that pushes their body too far. The UFC has already shown that its willing to create new division for  small minority when they created the women’s featherweight division solely for Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. It’s time for them to bridge the gap between the women’s strawweight and bantamweight division for the long-term wellness of the female fighters.