Great Googly Moogly!
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
I would highly suggest we stop posting Floyd Mayweather comments on this site. All Mayweather is trying to do is stir up the MMA community and steal some buys. He's clearly afraid of the UFC from a business standpoint and their ability to generate buys.
You don't believe me? Then why has Mayweather mentioned the UFC every single time he fights since he's come back? He's throwing buzz words around and trying to get people's attention with outlandish comments. He mentions Franklin's boxing and then falls back on a comment he makes in EVERY interview "I make 2.5 million." He has no point about Franklin. Yes Rich's boxing LOOKS bad but it's been effective against everyone he's faced hasn't it? MMA striking =/= Boxing striking. It's a completely different sport, stop making a direct connection to the two. Chris Lytle and Marcus Davis are both pro boxers but don't have a traditional boxing style when fighting in MMA matches. They can't afford to use a 100% technical style and sacrifice their TDD and kicking.
His second point about Lesnar is funny...isn't he the one that went to the WWE when he was "retired." Didn't he have a wrestling match with The Big Show? So wouldn't that make him a professional wrestler too? Look, Lesnar was a top-level college wrestler before he entered the WWE. He is a freak of nature physically and would excel at any sport he would enter. If he went into boxing he could possibly steamroll several of the 20,000 paper champions who call themselves "World Champions."
It's also funny that Mayweather has started throwing around the phrase "pound for pound" lately. Considering he ducked the world champion in his natural weight class (Shane Mosely) and the true #1 pound for pound fighter Manny Pacquiao. He also rejected a fight with Antonio Margarito in 06. Now I'm in no way a follower of boxing but there are only 4 people he has faced who's names I even know. Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Zab Judah, and Jose Luiz Castillo
The Crocop comments are something the MMA fans and analysts have been saying for years. Though I might tend to agree with him about the Vlad comment and the Tim Sylvia comment. There's a reason he's an ex champion. The talent level of the Heavyweight division was nowhere near what it is now.
Remember when he talked all that shit before and Sean Sherk challenged him to an MMA bout? He backed down right away and appologized, saying that he "respects MMA and MMA fighters."
All in all Floyd is trying to steal viewers from MMA with his comments. He realizes that he needs to say some bizarre shit to sell his fight when matching up against the UFC. Like I said before, lets just stop posting his comments anywhere on this forum. Floyd is just trying to promote his product by breaking down his competition. MMA fans getting pissed over his comments and posting them everywhere is only going to give the midget more attention than he deserves. We all know he's going to run around the ring, bounce off the ropes, and throw a single counter punch for 12 rounds.
I've already wasted too much time talking about him here.