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(MSN)   Yeah, about that big Mayweather vs. McGregor fight in Vegas ... did anyone remember to check to see if the arena was actually available for the fight?   ( msn.com) divider line
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2017-06-18 07:54:05 AM  
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2017-06-18 07:57:03 AM  
This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.
 
2017-06-18 08:05:15 AM  
And there are absolutely no other arenas anywhere in Vegas at all ... ever.
 
2017-06-18 08:19:33 AM  

kronicfeld: This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.


This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.
 
2017-06-18 08:48:07 AM  
Good to see the Fyre Festival planners have got a new gig.
 
2017-06-18 08:52:28 AM  

harleyquinnical: kronicfeld: This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.

This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.


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2017-06-18 09:21:46 AM  
This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.

The lower drawing event will get bumped. Simple economics.

*isn't a good thing though. Bread and circuses
 
2017-06-18 09:22:55 AM  
shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.
 
2017-06-18 09:50:50 AM  
I thought I heard this joke was taking place at the MGM Grand.

/Was in Vegas last week
//Everyone there was like "why???"
 
2017-06-18 09:56:07 AM  
Maybe they could have Impact Wrestling sanction the event.  Maybe wonder what Connor MacDaddy and Mabel Floyd are doing in the Impact Zone.

Just sayin'.
 
2017-06-18 10:55:54 AM  
i was 13 and remember ali vs inoki and telling my dad why can't you just admit or realize pro wresting is fake and this carnival is just money grabbing entertainment.
 
2017-06-18 11:09:18 AM  

harleyquinnical: This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.


Even the boxing matches in the Rocky movies are so boring they are compressed into montages.
 
2017-06-18 11:25:15 AM  

starlost: i was 13 and remember ali vs inoki and telling my dad why can't you just admit or realize pro wresting is fake and this carnival is just money grabbing entertainment.


What does pro wrestling have to do with boxing and MMA?
 
2017-06-18 11:31:37 AM  

One Bad Apple: harleyquinnical: This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.

Even the boxing matches in the Rocky movies are so boring they are compressed into montages.


The matches in Creed were great
 
2017-06-18 11:42:32 AM  

GardenWeasel: shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.


God help you.   Event night at grand garden arena makes the strip no mans land, just in itself.  Put a basketball tournament there, and the biggest fight of all time at t-mobile at the same time?

If you wanna make yourself feel better though: look up what your hotel would have cost that night if you reserved it now
 
2017-06-18 11:54:18 AM  

starlost: i was 13 and remember ali vs inoki and telling my dad why can't you just admit or realize pro wresting is fake and this carnival is just money grabbing entertainment.


Thank you Mr. Stossel.
 
2017-06-18 12:03:37 PM  

Norfolking Chance: This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.


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Have.
 
2017-06-18 12:04:53 PM  

iron de havilland: Norfolking Chance: This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.

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Have.


*have
 
2017-06-18 12:06:58 PM  

meanmutton: iron de havilland: Norfolking Chance: This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.

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Have.

*have


Fair comment, I was using sentence case though.
 
2017-06-18 12:10:02 PM  

BalugaJoe: harleyquinnical: kronicfeld: This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.

This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.

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Wrong opponent.

Right idea though.
 
2017-06-18 12:24:26 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: What does pro wrestling have to do with boxing and MMA?


Mohammed Ali once "fought" Japanese pro wrestler Antonio Inoki and that was considered to be the first major mixed martial arts even. In the early days of the UFC and other MMA venues the mixed part referred to fighters that practiced differing styles facing each other. Boxers would fight judokas, jiu jitsu vs Muay Thai, collegiate wrestling vs kickboxing and so on. The term has since evolved into fighters using multiple styles.
 
2017-06-18 01:03:03 PM  

CalvinMorallis: GardenWeasel: shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.

God help you.   Event night at grand garden arena makes the strip no mans land, just in itself.  Put a basketball tournament there, and the biggest fight of all time at t-mobile at the same time?

If you wanna make yourself feel better though: look up what your hotel would have cost that night if you reserved it now


It's also the week of VMWorld.
 
2017-06-18 01:03:57 PM  

Norfolking Chance: This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.

The lower drawing event will get bumped. Simple economics.

*isn't a good thing though. Bread and circuses


Ticket sales for the fight will likely reach north of $75 million.  I don't think a basketball game...ANY basketball game is going to come even close.  So, Mr. Cube, here's your $10 million buyout for use of the arena that night...goodbye.
 
2017-06-18 01:06:14 PM  

CalvinMorallis: GardenWeasel: shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.

God help you.   Event night at grand garden arena makes the strip no mans land, just in itself.  Put a basketball tournament there, and the biggest fight of all time at t-mobile at the same time?

If you wanna make yourself feel better though: look up what your hotel would have cost that night if you reserved it now


I haven't looked , but we got a week room at the Luxor for 35 a night
 
2017-06-18 01:13:47 PM  

GardenWeasel: CalvinMorallis: GardenWeasel: shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.

God help you.   Event night at grand garden arena makes the strip no mans land, just in itself.  Put a basketball tournament there, and the biggest fight of all time at t-mobile at the same time?

If you wanna make yourself feel better though: look up what your hotel would have cost that night if you reserved it now

I haven't looked , but we got a week room at the Luxor for 35 a night


Just checked out kayak.  For the week, Luxor averages 135 a night, and goes for 330 that Saturday.
 
2017-06-18 01:46:04 PM  
Hmm, two events no one wants to watch are happening at the same spot.  Neat.
 
2017-06-18 02:25:32 PM  
I just don't get boxing. I mean, if I want to see a fight I can just hang around here round about kicking out time.

foodanddrink.scotsman.com

/jk - Peep Peeps closed down a few years back.
 
2017-06-18 02:35:48 PM  

boozehat: Hmm, two events no one wants to watch are happening at the same spot.  Neat.


(pat pat)
 
2017-06-18 03:01:32 PM  
They can just have it at a nearby track. Might as well make it easier for Mayweather to run around.
 
2017-06-18 03:40:29 PM  
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2017-06-18 03:41:08 PM  

GardenWeasel: CalvinMorallis: GardenWeasel: shiat. That is the day we are flying into Vegas.

God help you.   Event night at grand garden arena makes the strip no mans land, just in itself.  Put a basketball tournament there, and the biggest fight of all time at t-mobile at the same time?

If you wanna make yourself feel better though: look up what your hotel would have cost that night if you reserved it now

I haven't looked , but we got a week room at the Luxor for 35 a night


Wait for the sudden cancellation by the hotel...wouldn't be the first time.
 
2017-06-18 04:29:34 PM  
Holiday Inn Express.
 
2017-06-18 05:41:12 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: What does pro wrestling have to do with boxing and MMA?


They're all "fights" with pre-determined outcomes?
 
2017-06-18 08:47:55 PM  

js34603: They can just have it at a nearby track. Might as well make it easier for Mayweather to run around.


But he's a great defensive boxer!
 
2017-06-18 08:59:51 PM  

kronicfeld: This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.


If the fight gets cancelled, Mayweather should play HORSE with Currey, and McGregor should play tennis with Federov.
Wouldn't be any f**king stupider.
 
2017-06-19 06:58:14 PM  

BalugaJoe: harleyquinnical: kronicfeld: This is already one of the dumbest things in recent memory, and it portends to become even dumber.

This idea is horrible.  Yet, it will not stop people from tuning in and expecting to see a boxing match, because they are hoping it turns into a scene from from Rocky III.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 225x280]


Actually, it does remind me of a scene from Rocky III:

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2017-06-19 09:15:48 PM  

Cataholic: Norfolking Chance: This is the biggest boxing match in the last decade*, it doesn't matter what may of been on in that arena before the announcement.

The lower drawing event will get bumped. Simple economics.

*isn't a good thing though. Bread and circuses

Ticket sales for the fight will likely reach north of $75 million.  I don't think a basketball game...ANY basketball game is going to come even close.  So, Mr. Cube, here's your $10 million buyout for use of the arena that night...goodbye.


Ticket sales?? That's 30,000 tickets at an average ticket price in excess of $2,000 each. That's insane.
 
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