UFC champion Conor McGregor talked about conquering the Welterweight division and proved it by beating Nate Diaz. That way he was able to restore his credibility, redeeming himself in their immediate rematch.
He talked about challenging wrestlers from the WWE, but that’s just part of his wacky personality, we say.
Then there were talks of Conor McGregor challenging Floyd Mayweather. The Irishman further claims that he can dominate the boxing scene as well, and prizefighter Paulie Malignaggi thinks he is a joke.
Conor McGregor to dominate boxing
“I don’t know that Conor even knows how to adapt, because I’ve seen the sparring videos, and I’ve watched him moving in directions that he shouldn’t have been moving in and putting himself in positions that could be dangerous, where he doesn’t even know where he’s going,” Paulie Malignaggi said in a report by Express.co.uk.
“In his mind, he’s just moving around the ring. “There’s no particular reason behind what he’s doing, and if you put him in with a capable boxer, they’re going to take advantage of that and put him in dangerous positions.”
Other boxers and experts have expressed their opinions on how Conor McGregor would fare in boxing, and it isn’t a positive outlook. Some feel he can’t even compete in the Golden Gloves, the amateur level.
On that note, it seems hard to fathom how fans would pay to see him fight Floyd Mayweather. Analysts unanimously predict Floyd would give him a beating, if not knock him out in one round.
“The only way he’ll take a risk in boxing is if it’s a $100m (£81.5m) risk,” Paulie Malignaggi added, implying he’d sell his reputation for that amount.
“You may take a beating, but it’s worth it because of the money you’re doing it for. It’s going to totally destroy him.”
“No matter who he boxes, it’s going to ruin his image.”
Conor McGregor the comedian
Conor McGregor can forget about dominating boxing. In a funny ad, he’s been featured as the 13th jockey for the 12-horse race in the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, according to a report by MMA Junkie.
He’s working on being an honorary jockey with Lovitz in a 4-part comedy series.
“The Stronach Group teamed up with Frank Coraci. He directed the shorts and enlisted actor and comedian Jon Lovitz to co-star as McGregor’s trainer.”
“Conor McGregor, Lovitz and Coraci filmed in December at The Stronach Group-owned Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California. Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, attorney, Bloom Hergott LLP, who represents both McGregor and Lovitz, assisted The Stronach Group in bringing the two A-listers to this project.”
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