Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Fight Set To Be The Most Controversial Match In History? [Opinion]

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are arguably the two best fighters in boxing and MMA respectively. Floyd Mayweather boasts an undefeated 49-0 record, while Conor has 22 wins, three losses and no draws. That said, Artemij Sitenkov, Nate Diaz and Joe Duffy are the only fighters to ever take down McGregor.

The wildly hyped Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor boxing match is now likely to happen if talk by industry insiders is to be believed. Just recently, Chael Sonnen confirmed that the UFC had already taken major steps to make it happen. The following was the former UFC fighter’s statement in relation to this via his podcast, You’re Welcome.

“For some reason, both of these fighters have said they’re fighting, but no reporter has announced it. Now I have information from someone higher than that, which is a guy at a ticketing company where the ‘build’ was sent in. To tell you what that means, it’s called a ‘build.’

“In that industry, that’s when you submit to the ticketing company, what you want, what your card is, what your date is — essentially, your schematics, this is what the arena layout is going to look like. That’s called the build, that’s the first step to lining up your tickets. The build was submitted, and I got it right from the ticketing guy.”

With the fight unofficially confirmed, renowned sportsmen, promoters and authoritative figures from both MMA and boxing have offered their opinions about the match. The general consensus is that the odds will greatly be in Floyd Mayweather’s favor, as he has years of experience as a professional boxer. On the other hand, Conor McGregor, who has never fought anyone close to Floyd’s level, is much younger, 28, while Mayweather is 40.

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While it is likely that Floyd Mayweather can easily beat Conor McGregor in a boxing ring, there is little doubt that the MMA fighter will annihilate him in an MMA or street fight, given the huge arsenal of techniques he possesses. The following is Joe Rogan’s recent statement on this, while quoting Conor McGregor.

“McGregor said, ‘The only reason why this thing is fair is because we’re playing by boxing rules. If it’s a fight, I would f**king kill him.