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We created Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on FIFA 17 and this is what happened

There's a clear winner when it comes to football

It’s one of the biggest fights in history – Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor.

Speed and aggression versus technique and guile.

So, what would happen if you created both players on FIFA 17 – taking into
account their trademark attributes.


Well, we decided to do just that – and the results are quite incredible.

The Irishman is up for the game from the start – but misses a penalty early on

The Irishman is up for the game from the start – but misses a penalty early on

Firstly, we used FIFA 17’s Create A Player to generate two characters that looked vaguely similar to the fighters.

To ensure a fair match up, we made both of them lone strikers and plonked them in their national sides.

McGregor became the Republic of Ireland’s sharpshooter, while Mayweather was the USA’s striker of choice.

So, how did they do?

McGregor’s aggressive mentality and raw speed gave him the edge in the first half – and he ran rings around Mayweather’s men.

It wasn’t until well into the first half that the American started getting in the game- and when he did, thanks to better vision than his Irish rival, he was able to put his teammates in to space.

McGregor celebrates his first goal

McGregor celebrates his first goal

McGregor, who missed a penalty early on, finally started turning on beast mode – netting two incredible goals using his pace and thunderous kick.

Mayweather, bar a couple flashes of brilliance, struggled to get into the game throughout – probably because we made him so defensively orientated.

He just couldn’t cope with McGregor’s speed.

Mayweather tries to stare down McGregor before the game kicks off 

Mayweather tries to stare down McGregor before the game kicks off 

Remember, you can watch the entire match on Dream Team Gaming.

But creating these two fighters isn’t the only thing you can do if you’re looking to fill the gap until FIFA 18 comes out.

Here are a few other ways to keep yourself occupied.

Playing six a side

YouTuber DailyTradingTips found that if both teams get four players sent off during an online match, the ref will allow the game to continue – essentially creating a six-a-side game.

There’s loads more space to run, perfect for those who feel constrained and closed down quickly in full matches.


The six-a-side matches are fast, fun and offer plenty of space for tricks and worldies

Who needs FIFA Street, eh?

Career Mode experiments – players 

Ever wanted to find out what would happen if Cristiano Ronaldo went back to Sporting Lisbon? Could Pele save Sunderland from relegation?

YouTuber Rich Leigh is one a few gamers who conducts FIFA experiments on Career Mode – and they’re all incredibly entertaining.

Ronaldo holds on to most of his stats but his overall rating begins to drop

Why not put your favourite player in another team and see how they do?

Whether it’s creating a team of your favourite player, or just plonking Lionel Messi into a Sheffield Wednesday side, you’ll have hours of fun.

Career Mode experiments – tactics

If you don’t fancy editing players and creating new teams – which can take time – playing around the tactics is another fun way of giving Career Mode a new lease of life.

Why not try and win the league with one at the back? Or stick all your men out wide with no one in the middle?

The towering Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a lonely figure up front – but it turns out  the strange line up is a stroke of genius

The towering Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a lonely figure up front – but it turns out  the strange line up is a stroke of genius

There are almost limitless combinations – and, as you’ll discover , the results will surprise you.

Make Ronaldinho (And other legends)

It’s annoying that Xbox gamers have sole access to Legends cards – but that shouldn’t stop you.

There are plenty of YouTube tutorials out there that teach you how to make your very own stars – including Ronaldinho.

And, given just how well the Frostbite Engine takes to character customisation, expect him to look the part, too.

You can watch how to make Ronaldinho here

Try and break the game 

Although EA has done their best to keep glitches to a minimum, there are still some in there – if you’re willing to dig deep.

DailyTradingTips does just that – and stress tests the game under bizarre conditions.

EA didn’t factor penalties to go past a few kicks

EA didn’t factor penalties to go past a few kicks

Whether it’s seeing how long a penalty shoot out will last if no one misses or seeing if a score board breaks when a team nets 100 goals, all are incredibly entertaining.

Try and think of your own – the more strange, the better.

Finding secrets 

FIFA 17 is teeming with secrets (also called Easter Eggs).

For example, if you look at the second screen on the camera men –  it’s an image of Dimitar Berbatov scoring a goal for Manchester United.

Maybe one of the graphics guys is a United fan?


Berbatov can be seen on the cameramen’s screens

That’s not all.

When you’re playing around in the arena, repeatedly press L2 and R2 (and the equivalent buttons on Xbox One) as quickly as possible.

This will let you run away from the ball and spring around the pitch.

You can even run into the stands… although it’s clear you’re not meant to.


You can run around the stadium in the opening screen

Bad Alex Hunter 

As The Journey Season 2 approaches, there’s no better time to play through it all again (especially if you jumped straight into Ultimate Team).

But if you’ve already played it through once, why not make Hunter a nasty, fiery teen?

After all, you have the choice to do so.

You never know, you may end up with a different ending?

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There’s never been a better time to give The Journey a run out

Remember, read our everything you need to know about FIFA 18 piece to keep up to date with the latest news.


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