If Conor McGregor faces Floyd Mayweather in about soon, the UFC lightweight champion would be an enormous underdog the minute he stepped into the ring.
Not just has McGregor never contended in an expert bout yet he would remain over the ring from ostensibly one of the top warriors in the historical backdrop of the game as Mayweather touts an impeccable 49-0 record with wins more than a few top names amid his career.
Still, McGregor has sounded ultra-sure that he could locate a home for one of his knockout punches and put a conclusion to Mayweather’s undefeated career resume.
UFC analyst Joe Rogan knows it’s a long shot for McGregor to beat Mayweather in a fight. However, he additionally says it’s not unimaginable that it could happen. While it would take, a few components playing into McGregor’s support for him to get the win, Rogan says there’s dependably a possibility it could happen, and that is the thing that makes the battle so intriguing.
“There’s something about that dude. He’s got something going on. He’s got a little something extra special, but he would need the lineup,” Rogan said on his podcast in regards to McGregor confronting Mayweather.
“Mayweather would have to dismiss him as a threat. He’d have not to train hard enough. He’d have to not seriously consider the possibility that Conor connects on him and knocks him out. Then Conor would have to do some rough housing. He’d have to hold him in the clinch. He’d have to hold him and hit him. He’d have to try to get off as many shots and bully him around and wear him out. It’s a possibility.”
Rogan likewise indicates the size preferred standpoint McGregor would appreciate over Mayweather, particularly if the UFC champion can get the battle around his normal fighting weight at 155 pounds.
McGregor is an inch taller than Mayweather while likewise getting a charge out of a two inch achieve advantage too. Those insights positively paint McGregor as the greater contender, yet Rogan says when he remains alongside Mayweather he anticipates that the distinction will be much more dramatic.
“He’s a much bigger man,” Rogan said about McGregor. “If you compare the two of them frame wise — if they ever do it and they’re standing right at each other, looking down at each other doing eye-to-eye, you’re going to go oh [expletive]. Cause you remember when Eddie Alvarez was going eye-to-eye with Conor, you realized how big Conor’s head is.
“He’s a big [expletive].
All the analysis aside, it’s as yet not a done deal that McGregor will get the battle with Mayweather in the not so distant future in spite of both contenders attempting to get it going.
The biggest obstruction remains a financial gap that isolates McGregor and Mayweather from consenting to go head to head with each side telling a greater bit of the compensation per-see pie, which would likely be one of the biggest prizes in battle sports history.
If they can achieve an assertion, Rogan says that McGregor versus Mayweather would totally be the greatest battle ever as the finish attract boxing faces off with the most prolific superstar in mixed martial arts history.
Obviously with that reward likewise comes a considerable measure of hazard and Rogan trusts Mayweather has a great deal on hold if he goes up against McGregor in a boxing match.
“It’s the biggest fight ever. Because it brings in two worlds. It brings in the UFC world, and there’s one guy who is unquestionably the biggest star in the UFC. Unquestionably by a long shot and then you bring in a guy who has been one of the biggest money-makers in the history of boxing,” Rogan stated. “The only guy to go 49-0 other than Rocky Marciano. I mean he’s right there and would love to break Rocky Marciano’s record.
“When people want to break someone’s record, and people want to do it so bad they take on a guy who’s never had a boxing match before and then that guy starches you. It’s not likely but if he did it.”
For now, negotiations between the two sides will proceed, and it stays to be checked whether McGregor will get the battle with Mayweather before the end of 2017.