While Floyd Mayweather is currently retired from boxing, and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was recently pulled from his UFC 200 welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz, the two men have managed to keep their names in the headlines despite UFC 198 coming up on Saturday.
There have been conflicting reports for some time now regarding a potential boxing match between the two, despite the fact that McGregor is an MMA fighter. While many didn’t believe that the match would ever be treated as a possibility, UFC President Dana White stated that Mayweather should call him if he wants to fight Conor McGregor.
During a recent appearance on SiriusXM Fight Club, top ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown offered an interesting take on why the fight shouldn’t happen:
“[Conor McGregor] will never beat Mayweather in his life at boxing. He could train for his whole life, I mean there’s guys like Canelo or Pacquiao…guys who have trained their entire life only boxing…they’re some of the best boxers in the world and didn’t come close to beating Mayweather.”
“McGregor’s not even that good of a boxer. I don’t know why people would even think that this fight should be made. It’s insane to me because he’s not even really a good boxer. You have to be an insanely good boxer to even hang with Mayweather. I think it’s kind of disrespectful to Mayweather. You know it’s just a lot of talk…the two of them just want to stay in the news and be relevant still. Maybe if they do make it it’s for a money thing. It’s not really an interesting fight by any means.”