Originally posted on MMATorch.com on 08-24-2017
What has to happen in the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight for this to help MMA vs. hurting MMA?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch Contributor
Considering the fight is happening is a “win” for the UFC. I think the promotion for the fight, and the fight itself has and will bring more eyes to the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts than ever before. The question is, will casual viewers and boxing fans continue to follow and watch MMA after the fight? If McGregor gets knocked out in the first round, which I don’t see happening, then I don’t see it helping them gain more fans. However, if Conor hangs around and loses a competitive decision, or (gasp) wins then I think it can only help draw more people to the sport. In my opinion this is a win/win for the UFC.
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