While UFC superstar Conor McGregor is of course one of the most dominant fighters on the planet, the idea of a superfight with Floyd Mayweather is intriguing to many due to the fact that many are curious to see if the UFC champ can find the same success in the boxing ring that he finds in the Octagon.
While many believe that Floyd Mayweather will dominate the fight given that it’s a boxing match, Joe Rogan isn’t ready to count McGregor out of the fight. He spoke on his podcast to discuss the situation, saying:
“Mayweather is a way better boxer. There’s just no doubt about it. He’s one of the greatest boxers, if not the greatest boxer that has ever lived. And even though he’s smaller, you’re talking about a completely different level of skill, a completely different level of understanding of the subtle nuances of boxing. But that said, Conor McGregor is not incompetent. He’s very dangerous. Floyd Mayweather’s a way better boxer, but Conor McGregor is dangerous as f**k and he has a really deceptive ability to move in and move out. He can cover distance very quickly and he can do so in a weird way. . . But if Floyd can figure him out and start using his jab and using his movement – see, Floyd has traditionally had problems with southpaws but he’s never lost to one. And we’re talking about professional boxers.”
“That’s a freak athlete and those come along and when those come along, if they’re smart too, and then they’re really good at learning the sport too, a lot of people are f**ked. And that’s where Conor McGregor is. He’s a freak athlete in the sense that he has what Firas Zahabi . . . he calls it the ‘touch of death.’ That’s the best way to describe it. He just zaps people.
“Mayweather’s a way better boxer but the consequences of Conor hitting you should be greater.”
Only time will tell if fight fans will get to see this fight.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/24/2017.