In Las Vegas, on August 26, the unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and the immensely popular Irishman Conor McGregor will face off in a boxing ring, where only striking with hands while standing is allowed. Once the ball is in the air, the brain needs time to process the ball's trajectory and prepare an appropriate course of action, but by the time the body actually executes the required movements in response to these mental processes, the racket will do no more than slice the air, as the ball will have already passed by. The positioning and movements of feet, knees, shoulders and the serving hand in tennis give away clues about the direction and power of a tennis serve. This is illustrated by another unofficial cross-discipline event that occurred 50 years ago between the legendary Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown, National Football League (NFL) legend.
In Las Vegas, on August 26, the unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and Irishman Conor McGregor will face off in a boxing ring, where only striking with hands while standing is allowed. McGregor isn't a boxer, but he holds the lightweight and welterweight titles in mixed martial arts (MMA), an emerging combat sport where striking and grappling with both hands and legs is allowed, both while standing and on the ground. But scientific evidence from the neuroscience of expertise, an emerging field investigating the brain functioning of experts, warns against betting on an MMA fighter – even one as skilled as McGregor –beating a boxer in a boxing match. Mayweather Jr (pictured) may be 40, and McGregor is not only 11 years his junior but also possibly faster and stronger; but everything we know about the way experts' brains work tells us that the smart money is on Mayweather Jr recording a convincing win The positioning and movements of feet, knees, shoulders and the serving hand in tennis give away clues about the direction and power of a tennis serve.
Even if MMA and boxing experts are giving him little or no chance to pull off the upset, Conor McGregor is confident that he will beat Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26. It's how he's dominated UFC, beating the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes within the first few rounds. The general consensus seems to be that the judges wrongly handed Horn a unanimous decision victory, though Pacquiao was far from dominant and the fight was much closer than it was expected to be. One judge inexplicably scored his 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez as a draw, but Mayweather was dominant and won by majority decision.
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