Ever since Conor McGregor defeated Eddy Alvarez with a four-punch combo during UFC 205, contact sports enthusiasts have been clamoring for the Irish MMA star to fight against someone who was never been beaten before—Floyd Mayweather Jr.
There has been so much talk about a possible Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight all because the two icons of their respective sports have many similarities when it comes to personality traits.
Both fighters have a knack for trash-talking their opponents and both athletes have a penchant for sporting an expensive lifestyle.
But according to some celebrities and sports critics that’s where the similarities end because when the two fighters get in the ring, or the octagon, the difference in their fighting styles is very evident. And some celebrities and sports enthusiasts say that the difference in their style is what will lead one to victory and the other to defeat in a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor bout.
According to rapper Warren G, Mayweather would beat the MMA star in a boxing match despite the latter’s age and deadly skill in mixed martial arts.
TMZ caught up with the hip-hop legend and they asked him what would the outcome be if the two fighters clashed in a legitimate boxing match?
The West Coast rapper said that Mayweather would beat up McGregor all because the latter isn’t a real boxer.
The rapper went on and said that Mayweather has the upper hand in a boxing match because he effortlessly evades his opponent’s punches every time.
If a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight happens, the TMZ reporter said that the unbeaten boxer might find it difficult to face off against the other considering that McGregor is a versatile fighter, to which the hip-hop producer and rapper responded with the following.
“I wouldn’t care what he is; he’s not a boxer… Floyd is a boxer.”
Warren G is confident that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor due to the former’s expertise in defense and speed but according to Dana White, the president of the UFC, Mayweather’s skills won’t be enough to win against McGregor’s ferocity.
White spoke with the Los Angeles Times recently and he shared his thoughts on the ongoing discussion about a possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight.
He said at the time that it’s nearly impossible to come up with such a fight due to a number of reasons but if it were to happen, he’s sure Conor McGregor will come out on top of that match.
White didn’t mince words when he described Mayweather’s fighting style in which he referred to the unbeaten boxer’s strategy of evading and putting a strong defense as “absolutely boring.”
He said that people who like watching boxers put up superior defense strategies to win a match would naturally admire Mayweather’s skill, but for him the man who went on 49 fights with no losses is not a real fighter.
In contrast, White said that McGregor is a ferocious fighter who puts his opponents to sleep, and he knows how to make a match entertaining unlike Floyd Mayweather Jr. whom, according to him, puts the audience to sleep instead of his opponents.
White isn’t the only famous personality to think that McGregor has what it takes to put down Mayweather.
Sports columnist, Skip Bayless, went on Twitter to share his thoughts on a possible Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor match and like White, Bayless thinks that the Irishman will easily defeat the renowned boxer.
Not only did Bayless say that McGregor can last 12 rounds against Mayweather, but the latter would have to kill the MMA star if he needs to knock him out.
But with all the hoopla about a potential match, is there really a chance for it to happen?
According to ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, the chances are good. Van Pelt spoke about the potential match and he said on ESPN that there are two reasons why a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor match would happen and its “ego and money.”
Both fighters have hurled insults against each other with Mayweather referring to the MMA star as an ant while he’s an elephant. Meanwhile, McGregor called out Mayweather for not being a real fighter because of the latter’s insistence that the potential match would be under boxing rules and not the MMA’s.
But despite McGregor’s prodding, Mayweather is content with enjoying his retirement and has no plans of getting back in the ring. Although Van Pelt says that can easily change if Mayweather realizes what’s at stake.
Van Pelt said that if a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor bout would happen, that match might amount to $500 million, a prize money too big for any fighter to ignore, even Floyd.
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