Mayweather vs. McGregor: Who Benefits More, Boxing or MMA?
By Andy Leech June 21, 2017 (No)
Last week, the rumours were confirmed and the media went into a frenzy. We retweeted, liked and shared until our thumbs bled, and sports accounts with the word Lad in their names almost imploded. Very quickly, articles began to appear celebrating the mega-fight that would reignite this current generation’s interest in boxing, let Mayweather prove to the world that he is indeed the ‘G.O.A.T.’, and shoot Conor McGregor towards unrivalled stardom. Soon followed the articles and opinions that weren’t conjured by sexually frustrated fourteen year olds, as more balanced views of this fight were expressed. Concerns were raised about the general lopsided nature of the fight, given the fact that […]
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather – Who’s Got More To Lose!
By Evan Coughlan March 28, 2017 (No)
Ever since Conor McGregor billion-dollar-strutted his way out of the Octagon in November 2016, after becoming the first two weight world champion in UFC history, he has had a lot to say about the man he wants to fight next. You’d be forgiven for thinking ‘The Notorious One’ wanted to complete his trilogy with Nate Diaz or move up another weight division and take on Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, but no, McGregor has his sights set on another man, in another sport entirely! And that man just so happens to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather. With a boxing bout between McGregor and Mayweather looking […]
Round 4: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 209!
By Darren Bates March 4, 2017 (No)
Welcome back Conor McGregor Bandwagoner to another edition of the “Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide” and this time we’re pointing our peepers in the direction of UFC 209. UFC 209, which takes place in the early hours of Sunday morning in Las Vegas (for all of us watching in this part of the world), was set to be the biggest UFC event of 2017 by a country mile, but sadly the news broke, on Friday, that the eagerly anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is off. Damn! Nurmagomedov had no choice but to withdraw, citing weight management medical issues and it’s highly unlikely that, at this late stage, Ferguson […]
Georges St-Pierre is Back… But What’s Next?
By Andy Leech February 24, 2017 (No)
You just can’t beat the UFC when it comes to drama. I mean, sometimes the whole spectacle reminds me of my early teens, staying up late, watching Monday Night Raw while swilling a can of Fosters down my gullet (I was mature for my age). Boy, the UFC fans sure are excited about the return of Georges St-Pierre, and sure why wouldn’t they be? The Canadian’s often included in the ‘greatest fighters of all time’ discussion, and with the sport’s popularity hitting never seen before heights, we’re all looking forward to hopping aboard the GSP hype-train. Not many leave their chosen sport in a blaze of glory, but St-Pierre definitely […]
Will Bellator Ever Be Able To Compete With The UFC?
By Andy Leech January 31, 2017 (No)
You were a bit nervous clicking on this link, but you closed your eyes and went for it anyway. You know you love the UFC, and you really enjoy telling all your mates about how much of it you watch. “Conor McGregor is bleeding deadly at UFC, isn’t he, boys?” you’d say, hoping there’d be no follow up questions from your one mate who just happens to know more about MMA than Coach John Kavanagh! So, you saw this headline, noticed it had something to do with the UFC, and went ahead and clicked on it, but there’s one question that still hasn’t been answered for you. What The F*CK […]
Round 3: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 207!
By Darren Bates December 29, 2016 (No)
While Conor McGregor takes a well-deserved break from carrying the weight of the entire UFC on his shoulders, you, being a McGregor Bandwagoner (and trust me, there’s no shame in it), probably couldn’t be arsed watching any other lads (or ladies) bate the shite out of each other, but take my word for it – UFC 207 is an absolute must watch! What makes UFC 207 a must watch? The reason why UFC diehards and casual MMA spectators will be watching in their droves is for one reason and one reason only; to watch the return of the UFC’s prodigal daughter, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Ronda hasn’t been seen inside the Octagon […]
Round 2: The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide To UFC 205!
By Darren Bates November 8, 2016 (No)
For all you Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s out there, we at thesharpe.com have put together a definitive guide to yet another UFC event, and this time it’s the granddaddy of them all, UFC 205. Why has UFC 205 been so hyped? UFC 205 is easily one of the most anticipated UFC events of recent memory, if not of all time, and there are a couple of reasons for this. Conor McGregor is on the card, obviously! Let’s face it, the fact that ‘The Notorious One’ is on this card increases the entire event’s appeal one hundred-fold. Conor himself has said that fighters are “blessed” to feature on a preliminary card alongside […]
The Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide to UFC 204!
By Darren Bates October 3, 2016 (No)
UFC 204 is less than a week out and this is usually around the time that the “Conor McGregor Bandwagoners” come out of the woodwork in search of info that’ll help them impress that one mate who’s been watching UFC since before it was “mainstream”. To save you the trouble of having to scour the internet, we at The Sharpe have put together the definitive “Conor McGregor Bandwagoner’s Guide to UFC 204” with a few extra nuggets thrown in for good measure. Is Conor McGregor fighting? Sorry McGregor fans, ‘The Notorious’ isn’t scheduled to fight until UFC 205, the one after UFC 204 (get it, the numbers are sequential). The […]
What Happens If Conor McGregor Loses This Rematch?
By theSharpeUser July 16, 2016 (No)
On August 20th at Ufc 202 Conor McGregor will get a shot at redemption against the man who took his unbeaten record. Nate Diaz, who came in as a late replacement for Rafael Dos Anjos stunned the Ufc world by beating McGregor when the two last met. And as the two prepare to meet again many are wondering whether this revenge mission is a smart decision from McGregor’s point of view. The fact that the fight is at 170lbs again makes it all the more difficult for McGregor and only time will tell if he has bitten off more than he can chew. The ultra confident McGregor sees only a […]
McGregor: Is the hype over or is he only getting started?
By theSharpeUser May 14, 2016 (No)
How many of you’ have hopped onto the McGregor bandwagon? What are your thoughts on ‘The Notorious’? Well whatever they are, you just can’t dispute what a talent this Dublin born fighter is. The McGregor bandwagon was going strong, gathering pace and supporters by the thousands. Following back to back wins against Mendes and Aldo, the bandwagon was at its pinnacle point. Then came March 6th, McGregor V Diaz, where the bandwagon came to a crashing halt, like the fighter himself. The Headlines read “ Diaz shocks Mcgregor”’ “McGregor Defeated”. This defeat shocked almost everyone watching. Apart from the some of the “real mma” fans who called the shock. The […]