Originally posted at MMATorch.com on 8/25/2017
Do you sense this is a bigger deal today than when the fight was first announced? Why or why not?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch Contributor
The four city promotional tour definitely captured the attention of the casual fan. Hardcores saw the tour for exactly what it was, a show, or theater if you will. For me, the best part of the promotion of this fight was during Media Week and both fighters gave sit-down interviews. McGregor chatted with Ariel Helwani and Mayweather sat down with Stephen A. Smith. Both men came off infinitely better than during the promotional tour. I think the fight feels bigger now, but I might be too far into the forest to see the trees.
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