After years of posturing and smack talking, the mega-fight we once thought could never happen is finally happening. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have agreed to fight each other August 26 in Las Vegas. This spectacle is sure to make both men a metric ton of money. 

But don't be surprised if it's a snooze fest.

On paper, McGregor vs. Mayweather appears to makes sense. Both fighters are the biggest names in their respective sports, with McGregor serving as MMA's biggest star and Mayweather widely considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. Not too mention, both men are exceptional assholes in their own right, with Conor's racially charged antics and Floyd’s violent history of domestic abuse. There are reasons people want to see this fight. 

But from an executional perspective, this bout makes no sense. 

This is a boxing match, not an MMA fight, which gives Mayweather a ridiculous advantage. Although

mcgregor utilizes brute strength to diminish his opponents, but he has been exposed before.

McGregor frequently utilizes his brute strength to diminish his opponents, he usually does so with an array of vicious forearms and thunderous leg kicks, both of which are illegal in boxing. In fact, when it comes to throwing hands, McGregor has been exposed before, once in his professional defeat with Nate Diaz—who's the closest thing to a boxer in MMA—and another time during a sparring session against South African welterweight Chris van Heerden. 

Moreover, Mayweather is an expert tactician; his unblemished professional fighting record is a testament to his elusiveness and elite conditioning. Rather than launch haymakers, Mayweather exercises patience by playing cat and mouse to tire and frustrate his opponents, striking them with precise head and body blows once they compromise their positions. Nevermind the fact that Mayweather is 40 and hasn't fought a meaningful opponent since Manny Pacquiao—another "superfight" that proved to be a sleeper.

Pretty Boy Floyd's style is a nightmare for McGregor, especially for his first professional fight. Expecting McGregor to win against Mayweather is the equivalent of asking LeBron James to hit a home run against Clayton Kershaw in his first at bat. 

Maybe this fight is the most monumental, splendiforous event we've all been waiting for. Maybe this publicity stunt increases casual interest in both boxing and MMA. But the most realistic likelihood is that it'll be a disappointment for viewers, and a record-breaking pay day for the two guys in the ring.