UFC champion Conor McGregor has done brave things in the Octagon. Losing to Nate Diaz may have initially shamed him, but it did not bar him from immediately avenging that loss braving the heavier division one more time. But can he declare “I told you so” in boxing against an all-time great like Floyd Mayweather?
Conor McGregor has already been given a boxing license in California on Wednesday. Is this a sign that a cross over to the sweet science is imminent?
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is more likely to be a mere publicity stunt, boxing pundits believe.
First of all, Floyd Mayweather, who is undoubtedly the A-side of this bout, would never consider fighting outside Las Vegas because… well, that’s where the money is. And Conor McGregor ‘s license application has been rejected by Nevada.
Would Floyd Mayweather ever consider fighting elsewhere?
Even if Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather does happen the match would turn out to be more of a circus than a spectacle.
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather a complete mismatch
“Floyd has never really been hit, his entire career against the worst professional boxers in the world, so Conor will have to shock the world to even lay some leather on Mayweather.” Sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley said in a report by CBS Sports.
“It’s fun to talk about this fight and what might happen, but what commission would let that fight happen? Really, think about that. I have no idea what Conor is doing. Conor’s Conor. He does his thing. But he’s under contract to me.” Dana White told Yahoo! Sports as reported by Fox Sports.
And that’s just one of the many barriers to Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather-being in contract with the UFC.
But the real barrier to its fruition is the absolute risk of Conor McGregor ‘s tumbling stock. Why allow himself to be the joke of the town after all he’s achieved in MMA?
“No chance. Zero,” ESPN sportswriter Dan Rafael said.
“For a million reasons, not the least of which is the fact that Mayweather, when he fights, is the best boxer on the planet and McGregor would essentially be making his professional boxing debut and, frankly, I have serious doubts a commission even would approve such a dangerous mismatch.”
“The same would be said if Floyd Mayweather was seeking to fight in MMA (which he would never even remotely consider).”
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