Are You Ready for August 26th?

If you have found yourself under a rock, you might be unaware that one of the most hyped fights is taking place in nine days. The two fighters are Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. I’ve been more than excited about this fight. When I hear about a legendary fight like this one taking place, I had to see what the internet thought of this match up. What I found was a heated debate from fighters with fans all over the world. I love watching both boxing and MMA but I’m not a professional fight analyst. I’m still in shock that this fight is actually happening. What I wanted to talk about was what makes a legend and how to apply this to your own life. You might be wondering how did two fighters get to this point in their lives?

I will say that I’ve been an avid fan of Conor since his career began in MMA. What immediately struck me was that Conor knew how to sell himself and he worked hard, two important traits. If we look at the career of Mayweather, we will see these traits are important to him as well. Not many of us will fight for a large crowd under the lights in Las Vegas. However, that doesn’t mean you don’t have your own fights that are happening right now and it’s time to win.

I tuned into Conan last night which I highly recommend everyone watches. In this episode, Conan interviewed Conor McGregor about his upcoming fight. What I saw in this latest interview was a very intelligent fighter that knew how to talk. I love that Conor is a callback to the days when legendary sports stars made predictions about their next game. What I learned from this cool interview on Conan was that McGregor was actually on welfare four years ago, talk about changing your life. Conor even named a boat he bought his dad the 188, based on the amount on Conor’s old welfare checks.

Working Hard and Believing in Yourself

You can change your life by applying the principles that Conor and Floyd have used to respectively change theirs. Once upon a time, Floyd Mayweather laced up his gloves for his first professional fight. Now, he is set to earn countless millions in this upcoming dream fight. Four years ago, Conor McGregor was barely getting by on welfare checks. After working hard and believing in himself, Conor is set to receive a big paycheck and possibly defeat the greatest boxer of all time, in my opinion.

Watch some of Mayweather’s combos and you will be amazed. This guy could hit me seven times before I even knew what was happening, what a talent. That isn’t to take anything away from Conor who has had his own set of accolades. Conor has defeated world class fighters in a matter of seconds. I feel that Conor is the most entertaining fighter to step into the octagon next to Brock Lesnar’s original run. Speaking of Brock, I hope that we can soon hear more news about a potential match up between him and Jon Jones, two other MMA fighters.

Overall, it takes work to get to the top. It’s important that, like these two legendary fighters, you know how to sell yourself and you work hard. There are few fighters who can compete at the level of intensity Mayweather and McGreger are able to maintain.