It has always bugged me, how greed and a want for money has taken over sport. Not to say that money has never had a say. It’s just that, now, it can happen on a whim and it isn’t localized to small, dark corners and dingy, smoke-filled taverns. The acceptance of money and fame, and not character and competition, defining stars has brought (bought?) us to a place where spectators and sportsmen alike will salivate over garbage, sold as once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The simple fact here is that Mayweather, as good a sportsman as he is, picks his fights (Or has his fights picked) very carefully and McGreggor is about to step into an event that sees him at the total opposite end of the ability spectrum to Mayweather. This isn’t about sporting ability and there isn’t, in honesty, anything personal between these two fighters, to allow a single ounce of passion to be injected into this spectacle.
Going forwards, I see two puppets being mastered by people and institutions that stand to make a LOT of money. The only thing that will be the long-standing discussion of this spectacle.