Unless you’re stricken with delusions or know nothing about combat sports, you’re likely tuning into this fight tonight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor knowing in your mind that Mayweather is going to win… but your heart is wishing that can McGregor can pull it off. After all, Mayweather is the best boxing in the world, and has been for a while, and though McGregor is a superstar in MMA, taking away kicks and grappling and all those other tools MMA fighters use is going to make things tough for him.
But so what? McGregor’s magic lies in the fact that he’s made so many people believe – or at least want to believe – and that magic will make him richer than any MMA fighter has ever been.
So congrats to Conor McGregor for that. This is his world. We just live in it.