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  1. He is on the slide. He's a shell of the fighter he was a few years ago, and that's down to him neglecting that part of his life most likely. I only really care about McGregor as an MMA fighter. If he wants to make deals for whiskey and buy houses in Miami then fair play to him, but that has no bearing on me. If he was sliding as a fighter, but wasn't involved in such dickish behaviour outside the cage I doubt he'd have as many haters. All but his most ardent fans have shifted to feeling ambivalent at best about him. He's brought that on himself.
  2. Yeah, the thing is he'll be talking about fighting at the UFC level, which, no matter what he says at press conferences, isn't netting him $50 million per fight. He's not making that kind of dough, even with the numbers he's doing. The Proper Twelve business will continue to bring money in for as long as he's relevant. How popular it'll be in five years, for example, who knows? It's trading on his name for the most part, as the reviews I've seen of the actual drink itself have been fucking abysmal. Think about the type of superstars we've seen in sports. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example. For the past four or five years he's made just over what McG made for the Mayweather fight, except he's made it every single year. Lionel Messi earns $650,000 every single week, and routinely makes over $100 million per year from wages and sponsorships with some of the biggest companies in the world. Neither of those two guys are ranked as billionaires, with the likes of Forbes listing them both at around the $500 - $700 million mark. Could McGregor have reached that kind of level eventually? Probably, if he'd been smart and had actually fought enough to continue earning. He hasn't though, even if he isn't quitting just now he's not going to have long enough to make the kind of money needed to crack the top ten, never mind the billionaires list. Even after the Mayweather fight McGregor wasn't ranked in the top 25 richest sports stars of all time. The billionaires of the sports world are the names who are known to absolutely everyone regardless of them following sports or not. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Jack Niklaus, Michael Schumacher. That's your billionaires list.
  3. I kind of get the gist of it, and have been following it, but I was hoping one or two of the more clued-in media type guys on here would know a bit more.
  4. A billionaire? What reports are telling you that? His biggest payday was the Mayweather fight, which was $100 million. Mayweather earned over 3 times that, and is himself probably around three quarters of the way to becoming a billionaire. Sports stars who become legitimate billionaires are few and far between. You're talking about Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods territory. It's rarified air up there, and McG won't be anywhere near that level.
  5. Well, the EU Parliament just approved the EU's new copyright reform proposal, which will likely become law in April when approved by the EU Council. What does this mean? Read on; We've already seen this kind of thing fail miserably in both Germany and Spain, yet it looks as though we're going to see it rolled out in some form this year.
  6. I read it the same way the first time as well.
  7. For me, the Pettis win kind of papered over the cracks to an extent. The big finish (and it was impressive) has managed to overshadow the fact that he was getting his backside kicked throughout the fight. Up to that final punch he looked slow, he looked a bit heavy at the weight, and he was getting picked off easily. His face was a mess. I think at the end of that round Wonderboy decided to go for the finish, or at least put an exclamation point on the round, and it backfired. He was as open and attack-minded as I've ever seen him, and he paid the price. It was the classic example of when people talk about "so and so would win nine times out of ten." That fight was the one time. I don't see Pettis doing much at Welterweight, and still think he's on the downward slide. Too many wars, although he's still able to pull out the odd win here or there obviously.
  8. I sense a bit of a powerplay here, possibly over who he fights next. The two Tweets are the social media version of "who's gonna blink first."
  9. David

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    They may lose interest, they may not. I think you're underestimating the appeal of a big, white heavyweight who claims Irish heritage, Ebb. If he wins a couple of fights, claims America is the best place in the world and smiles at the right time they'll quickly adopt him as "one of their own." And if it doesn't work out as expected he's still made $100 million, which would have sounded insane if someone had suggested such a thing would have happened nine months after he stepped between the ropes to face Seferi in June last year. With everything that's gone on, it's easy to forget that he only got his licence to box 14 months ago. Since then he's fought three times, including the Wilder fight.
  10. David

    Boxing Thread

    Do you think that ESPN made him the offer they did not knowing how he fights? They'll have covered all of the angles before offering him the deal he was offered, so I wouldn't worry about that. They'll have something planned promotion-wise at some point no doubt. As for Fury? He just has to fight the guys they put in front of him really. If he worries about how the Yanks will take to his style, or tries to blow guys out he could run into trouble. He'll just stick to what he does best I'd imagine.
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    Boxing Thread

    Bear in mind that the Wilder fight came very early into Fury's comeback though. Remember how everyone thought he was insane for taking that fight after only two relatively easy comeback fights? Fury himself admitted that the Wilder fight came way earlier than he'd hoped, but that he really had no option but to take it. I think this is him back on the comeback trail now, and Schwarz is no Wilder or Joshua (but who is, really?) but he's a step up from Piantetta, isn't he?
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    It usually is Keith, it usually is.
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    Absolutely. I couldn't agree more, and I'm all for trying to push through reform in how British politics plays out, and especially for someone new, possibly from a fresh, more central party taking the helm when the time comes to move on and forge new connections and to enact the future relationship with the EU. But we need to get past this hurdle first, otherwise it could all go tits up.
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