Conor McGregor has followed the blueprint of Floyd Mayweather to marketing himself. It’s a move Floyd believes is a smart thing to do, and he’s never ran out of opponents since.
Conor McGregor has challengers from almost all corners of the fight game, from boxing to pro wrestling. But in his own backyard, the UFC delivers the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson on March 4.
“It’s happening,” UFC President Dana White said Thursday in a report by the LATimes. “We haven’t received bout agreements from both guys, but they’ve both verbally agreed.”
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov had their own verbal challenges, as expected, but the potential fight between them could take place if the latter beats Ferguson. Since Conor beat Eddie Alvarez on UFC 205 he announced that he would take a hiatus from the UFC.
There are ongoing rumors that Conor McGregor might take ‘til September to return, but even then a fight between him and Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson could take a backseat if Floyd Mayweather comes in the picture.
Skip Bayless thinks Floyd Mayweather scared of Conor McGregor
If one asks ESPN’s Skip Bayless, the crossover match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will never happen.
“What a bunch of delusional bluster from Floyd May-or-may-not-Weather Jr. He can sell this bologna to the people he pays to say yes to him, who surround him and hang around him all day long but I am not going to buy it because it’s obviously what Floyd May-or-may-not-Weather is doing,” Skip Bayless said in a report by Fox Sports.
“He’s making an insultingly low offer to Conor McGregor because there is no way he wants any part — even boxing under boxing rules — of Conor McGregor, who is now the baddest man on this planet. He is afraid of Conor McGregor.”
But how is a defensive genius who’s dealt losses to the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao afraid of the Irishman who’s never fought a pro boxing match his whole life?
“Conor McGregor is 28 years of age, Floyd is almost 40 years of age and he’s heading towards washed up. Because he has not fought anybody for a long, long time. He is afraid of what Conor McGregor, even under strictly boxing rules would do to Floyd’s 49-0 legacy, which is tainted forever. Some MMA fighter, what if he lost to an MMA fighter? Which he would,” Skip Bayless added.
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