Paid Members wandshogun09 Posted April 23, 2019 Paid Members Share Posted April 23, 2019 (edited) @David Yeah that’s the feeling I get as well. I have no doubt that in a boxing match Paulie would school him all day but like you say this is a different thing. I think he’s just thinking ‘well it’s boxing, just without gloves’ and he’s right of course. But when you’re a retired boxer and you retired for a reason, you were never a big puncher to begin with and have had problems with your hands going back years, against a younger more powerful puncher with a solid chin... it just doesn’t seem like the best move at this stage. I’m still favouring him to win. I don’t think it’s going to look anything like the Jason Knight fight. But doing it bare knuckle, with the more relaxed rules, just maximises Lobov’s chances for me. I did see an interview where Paulie said he’s going to be doing some work at Longo MMA for this to help him out in any clinch situations and stuff, which doesn’t sound like a bad move but I don’t know how much time he’s going to spend there. I can see there being real trouble at this event. There’s bad blood and there’s already been the slapping incident. Paulie is also taking the low road in the promotion, talking about putting Lobov in a coma. He’s also been almost bragging that boxing has had more fatalities and serious injuries than MMA, and that he’s going to make Lobov go through what they did for his ‘disrespect to boxing’. I’ve found the whole thing really off-putting. On top of all that you just know fucking McGregor is going to turn up. It’s a recipe for some real ugly scenes. I mean, look at the way the Khabib vs McGregor PPV ended and that’s the biggest promotion in MMA with access to the best security and all that. And that brawl still happened. Then you look at a show like this and just imagine the carnage and mayhem there’ll be at some glorified pub carpark scrap in some flea bitten barnyard in Arkansas or wherever this thing gets sanctioned? Edited April 23, 2019 by wandshogun09 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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