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Conor McGregor has a huge psychological edge over Floyd Mayweather...

Conor McGregor has a huge psychological edge over Floyd Mayweather, according to a UFC expert

This "expert" is actually only Joe Rogan, but, nonetheless, he does make a good point. Knowing Conor is the superior fighter and could end him at any moment (if he's willing to break the rules) could play into Floyd's psyche.

There's also the psychological war that will happen before the fight. Conor's humor is relentless and when you're the bud of the jokes, it wears on you. Is Floyd used to this?

But there are other advantages as well.

1) Height/Reach
Conor shines with shorter opponents. Punching at a downward trajectory takes less energy and results in more power. And when is the last time Floyd faced someone taller than him? I looked at a bunch of recent fights, and they're all either Floyd advantage or even.
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2) Youth
Conor is just 29 and improving daily. Floyd's 40. Strength are cardio go to Conor, and that's huge.

3) Control
If Conor is having difficulty, he has the agility to stay on the outside at a martial arts distance, and the strength to win a dirty clinch war.

4) Timing
As he said, timing beats speed and Conor, IMO, has better timing. It's what makes him great and separates him from the pack.

5) Unknown
Conor can watch endless reels of Floyd and train accordingly. Floyd knows nothing of Conor's boxing. The first he'll see of him will be in the ring.

6) Focused Training
As his coach said, Conor is used to training 10 disciplines to prepare for a fight. Now he can focus on 1. MMA fighters work much harder than boxers in general. What happens when the focus that work ethic to 1 discipline?

None of these, individually, may be much, but all of them combined? I've drunk the cool-aid, I think we're going to see an upset.
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Also, Nitrous oxide is absorbed into the bones and actually makes a person lighter which should give him a significant advantage weighing in.
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I'd give Floyd the psychological edge.

1. Regarded by his peers as been the best boxer of his generation.
2. Not fighting a boxer in a boxing match.


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I'd give Floyd the psychological edge.

1. Regarded by his peers as been the best boxer of his generation.
2. Not fighting a boxer in a boxing match.
3. McGregor got already outboxed by a non-boxer.
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3. McGregor got already outboxed by a non-boxer.
Maybe in fantasyland....
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Lets get rid of this idea that Nate Diaz "outboxed" McGregor? That did not happen, in the first fight McGregor was over eager and then got tired... meaning Diaz could start to land on him... In the 2nd fight McGregor sounded outboxed Diaz, countering hard nearly every attack he had, and then got tired (at a slower rate than in the 1st), meaning Diaz could start to land on him.

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Lets get rid of this idea that Nate Diaz "outboxed" McGregor? That did not happen, in the first fight McGregor was over eager and then got tired... meaning Diaz could start to land on him... In the 2nd fight McGregor sounded outboxed Diaz, countering hard nearly every attack he had, and then got tired (at a slower rate than in the 1st), meaning Diaz could start to land on him.
3. Mayweather can go the distance


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Lets get rid of this idea that Nate Diaz "outboxed" McGregor? That did not happen, in the first fight McGregor was over eager and then got tired... meaning Diaz could start to land on him... In the 2nd fight McGregor sounded outboxed Diaz, countering hard nearly every attack he had, and then got tired (at a slower rate than in the 1st), meaning Diaz could start to land on him.
I'm pretty sure even Voiceless believes this.

And let's give Diaz some credit. He's a great boxer and could complete in boxing if he chose.

And let's not forget the fight was at 170 which Conor says was not a good weight for him.
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3. Mayweather can go the distance

I legit think McGregor will go into this fight full of confidence and 'belief' so he will come in with a very strong mental mindset and his lack of ability as a boxer won't bother him, his lack of stamina won't bother him, and neither will Mayweathers standing in the boxing world bother him. McGregor's own mind is the only thing he needs to feel he has an advantage, so listing all of what is in McGregor's favor is pointless... he could have every single thing against him and still buy into the self delusion that he will win.

But... none of this will effect Mayweather, he has done this dance 49 times already, he has though people trying to get into his head, he has fought bigger, faster, better fights... many times... nothing McGregor can do will make him waiver from the beating he will dish out.

Also, saying McGregor has better timing than Mayweather is utterly laughable and should never be said again, the thought that he has the agility to fight at range is laughable, not that he would want to, boxer he is never gonna do shit to mayweather at range

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...Also, saying McGregor has better timing than Mayweather is utterly laughable and should never be said again, the thought that he has the agility to fight at range is laughable, not that he would want to, boxer he is never gonna do shit to mayweather at range
10 years ago I would agree with you. No MMA fighters were on the level of boxers. This has changed. If you are not an elite striker you can't compete at MMA. They actually may be attracting the faster stronger strikers at this point, given the pool of countries they draw from.

Then Mac comes along head and shoulders above the rest. His timing and precision are incredible. He's being overlooked simply because boxing isn't his sport, but MMA fighters train boxing their whole careers. All that's left is the natural talent, and Mac has it.

Plus, Floyd is old.
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