The rumored superfight between the UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to swirl around the MMA and boxing world, and famous personalities are taking their picks though chances are low for the fight to become a reality.
Sylvester Stallone, who is well-known for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa, takes his pick in the McGregor-Mayweather superfight. According to TMZ, Stallone bets on Floyd Mayweather but claims that McGregor has still the chance to win the fight.
“In boxing, you gotta go with the boxer,” Sly told us … but noted “anything is possible” if Conor can land one good clean shot.
It is an obvious mismatch for an MMA fighter to challenge a professional boxer inside the boxing ring. It is like putting a deer on a lion’s den. And the same thing goes if Mayweather will be fighting McGregor in the Octagon. However, if they are talking about money,many people will surely be watching one of the rarest events in fighting history.
UFC president Dana White is one of the people who strongly disagreed with the rumored superfight. He started making his moves by making the Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch happens at UFC 202. However, it seems that there is no improvement with the negotiations with both fighters as the rumored superfight is continuing to surface in the news.
Conor McGregor insisted that he will be only interested in fighting Mayweather if he agrees to have the same paycheck as him. Knowing Mayweather, his primary reason to pursue the superfight is to rake more money and popularity, especially when he beats the Irish fighter.
“I hear the boy talking. It was him that leaked the rumor that he’d get $100 million, I’d get $7 million. That’s a pay cut for me. I don’t take pay cuts. I thought boxing was where the money was at. Seven million is absolutely laughable.” McGregor said.
“He’s talking $100 million, I’m also talking $100 million. I’m 27 years of age and I’m just about halfway through a $100-million contract. At 27, Floyd Mayweather was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard, so compare that.”
However, McGregor feels the same way. Money is the main reason why he wanted to enter the boxing ring. If Mayweather will turn down his offer, there is a higher possibility that the fight won’t happen.
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