Re: Mayweather Vs De La Hoya
That clip of Sherk slamming Florian that Cyclone provided sums it up well.
Listen, I'm a huge boxing fan as well... and am not a johnny-come-lately fan of MMA. I've been watching the stuff since getting bootleg tapes of Shooto and Pancrase in the early 90s even before Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie at UFC 1 and have watched it ever since, through PRIDE's start, rise to the best promotion, and subsequent sale just a few weeks ago. And I like MMA for the scientific competition of it as boxing fans like boxing for sweet science it is... sure, I like head chokes, but not any more than any other submission, like armbars, ankle locks, triangles, and whatever else. And I could do without blood ever being involved in a fight. I imagine that's comparable to hockey "fans" who only watch for fights and auto racing "fans" who only watch for wrecks. I'm sure the casual bandwagon fans of MMA that are into it for these reasons will probably hop off the wagon before too long anyway. Then again, who knows, I didn't think the explosion that started in late 2004/early 2005 would still be going on today.
Anyway, of course, Sherk would get knocked out instantly by a good Mayweather punch. In a boxing match. But some of his people are talking like Mayweather would win regardless, even in MMA... he's thinking that he'd have Sherk knocked out before any kind of ground fighting would come in the picture. I'm not so sure of that.