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YMMV / The Great White Hype

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  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The film got a brief resurgence during the lead-up to the boxing match between Conor McGregor (a white, Irish Mixed Martial Arts fighter who never fought as a boxer) and the undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, a controversial and racially-charged match that was widely derided for being a shameless cash-grab. Like the movie, the fight itself ended up anti-climatically dominated by the Black boxing champ, though Mayweather, being a fighter with a defensive and cautious style, took ten rounds instead of thirty seconds to win his fight.
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    • Jeff Goldblum's character ends up as a fight promoter.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Mitchell and his report crew exposing the corruption of the politics that goes on in The Sultan's organization would no doubt make a more interesting mockumentary film than the movie trying to cash in as a Deconstructive Parody of Rocky.


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