If I was to compare the big fight to a game it would be easy.
Just think No Mans Sky.
Lots of hype followed by the realization, it was all bullsh*t.
The only real difference is that Hello Games offered a refund and have been working hard to put right what they completely misrepresented during their runaway hype train.
The big difference is that, Hello Games had their feet held to the fire by consumers, there will be no such reaction by fight fans.
The media are already spinning it into a valiant effort by McGregor but they must have watched a different fight as a UFC champ should not be out of breath by the third round, nor should the fight be an exchange of love taps with a smiling Mayweather. Especially after all the talk. Would you gamers be okay with that?
It would be like the gaming media coming out in full support of No Mans Sky after its launch. Giving it 9/10’s and hailing it as a valiant effort to create the game they had promised via all the hype. The gaming media would be held to the fire. It’s not happening by fight fans.
Perhaps you gamers have more principles, or are more consumer savvy than fight fans? It’s plausible.
So while you pushed Hello Games into making their product better, these promotion and fighter charlatans have literally lied their way into hundreds of millions of dollars. Anyone would think they were bankers…
The only question that lingers now is whether the fight has done damage to the brands of boxing and UFC?
For Hello Games and No Mans Sky, if they didn’t yield to consumers their brand would have wilted and died.
McGregor will return to the UFC with the same swagger and KO’s. Everyone will forget the Great McMayweather consumer robbery because no one has the balls to stand up. Fight fans need some tips from gamers it seems.