The ongoing saga between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather currently is the buzz of the combat sports community. While there are certainly numerous hurdles for both men to clear before contracts are even issued for the potential scrap, the talk of a potential scrap has been making headlines in both the boxing community and the MMA community.
This week, Mayweather took a major step towards trying to negotiate the fight when he offered Conor McGregor $15 million plus a potential cut of the PPV sales. That offer of course likely didn’t satisfy McGregor.
It didn’t satisfy Skip Bayless either, who spoke about the situation on ‘Undisputed’, saying:
“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. 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.
“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.
“What he’s going to do, this is classic Floyd — he’s going to jab and he’s going to run and he’s going to jab and he’s going to run. Then he’s going to jab and then he’s going to run, run, run some more because he’s going to run and hide from Conor McGregor.”
Can you say shots fired?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on [1/13/2017]