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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

Demian Maia Says Mayweather – McGregor Was a “Big Marketing Campaign”

Demian Maia (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Demian Maia understands that millions of people were invested in last weekend’s Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor bout. But for him, the fight was no more interesting than a typical, UFC match-up.

The welterweight contender recently spoke to Combate about the massive bout, and while doing so, Maia said this (quote via Bloody Elbow):

“…Obviously, for people in the fight business, this was nothing but a big marketing campaing to generate money. We had a fighter who’s not a boxer, trying his best against an expert.

“After the third round, Mayweather controled the fight as he pleased. Even people who don’t follow the fight world wanted to watch it, because of all the buzz that was created. I saw a lot of people who don’t follow it, talking about it. It’s more about entertainment, really. I don’t think it’s a more interesting fight than Lyoto Machida against Derek Brunson, for example. What’s interesting is watching the show after this big circus they put up.”

Maia is currently booked to fight Colby Covington on October 28th at UFC Fight Night 119.


posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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