I'll admit, I've stopped watching the sport a long time ago but I was pulled in to observe the Mayweather/McGregor fight.. it turned out to be really entertaining..
I found myself being frequently jarred with thoughts of the whole thing being so contrived, so staged that - for the first time - I felt the whole thing was as legitimate as a wrestling match. As soon as that connection appeared in my head I couldn't shake it: the big belts, the huge personalities, the in-crowd-post-game interview, positive message aimed to make more sales, etc..
Has it always been like this? Did it just become this? Am I totally imagining this? Am I just a fool for never noticing this?!
It appeared to me as if every round had a 'theme' that the fighters were meant to follow - filling in along the way with their own moves - but each round had its own prescribed flavour that was designed to keep interest and make for an entertaining spectacle. I'm not saying the punches were pulled or faked, just the outcome and round results.
Interesting article as a result of me Googling around for answers: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/mayw ... ng-w499864
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