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The Extremely Underwhelmed Reaction To The 1st Mayweather Vs McGregor Presser

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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After all the hype, those who tuned in to see Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor come face to face for the first time left feeling that they could have invested their hour into something more worthwhile.

It was never going to be the raucous, in-your-face UFC press conference style that MMA fans have become accustomed to, but the whole format and setup was lifeless, perhaps to give Mayweather a bit of protection from what might have happened if both men could 'exchange pleasantries'. In fact, McGregor's mic was seemingly cut after getting a few laughs in the middle of Floyd's speech.

But that's what it was, a speech. It was like an election, with each candidate trying to convince you who was worth more money. And no press questions? Really?

The fact that Mayweather got heated and started barking back shows that he is motivated for this fight, something he had been trying to brush off until this point, whether or not that is good for his opponent remains to be seen.

All that said, it was still watched by millions, and social media was dominated by commentary during and after the event. From the sheer volume of negative/unimpressed tweets it's clear that something is going to have to change if they want to give us three more of these things.


It will be interesting to see how the experience is different next time, which is Toronto on Thursday.

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