You have surely heard it before. Many people say Conor McGregor easily beats Floyd Mayweather in an MMA match and vice versa in a boxing match.
However, many fans and pundits believe that Conor McGregor’s chances of beating Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match are much greater than Floyd getting a win under mixed martial arts rules.
While talking about the only fight in his sights with Ariel Helwani on Saturday during his own pay-per-view interview, McGregor put things into perspective on his combat skills versus Floyd Mayweather’s.
“He’s the scared side,” McGregor told Helwani (transcribed by The Mac Life). “Lets be honest, he’s not trying to have a real fight, he needs rules to protect him. I don’t need rules. He can say he’s this and he’s that but in reality he’s scared shitless. He is scared shitless. If I decide to just fight him — fuck the UFC, fuck MMA, fuck boxing, fuck sports fighting — lets just say we fight, it would be the easiest fight ever.
“My fist is bigger than his head … I know every single shot he’s been hit with. I know every single shot he’s been hurt with. I know southpaws have caused him a hell of a lot of trouble. I know everything. Trust me, I don’t care what ruleset it’s under. Most people don’t know shit about fighting, I’m going to teach him.”
With UFC President Dana White recently giving Floyd Mayweather a “real offer” of $25 million and a split of pay-per-view buys to fight McGregor, “The Notorious” is enjoying that the matchup many so-called experts scoffed at in the beginning, is still moving in the right direction.
“I’m happy that he made the offer, we’re getting there,” McGregor said. “We’re moving up. First of all it was never going to happen. Now there’s an offer on the table. It’s still not there yet, but it’s closing in on it. But if Manny and Floyd did half a billion [dollars in PPV], I believe this one — cross sports, never before seen — will be the first ever billon dollar fight. People gotta pay for a billon dollar fight.
“It’s getting there. We’ll see.”
McGregor believes that with the “Ali Act,” if everyone involved can come to terms that satisfy their needs, they will be able to put together the fight between Mayweather and himself, with or without the UFC being involved.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/31/2017.