UFC lightweight champion and former UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor may possess some of the best knockout power in the UFC’s 145 or 155 pound divisions. That has lead many to believe that McGregor stood a chance against undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather.
On the other hand of course, Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and while the champion has struggled with southpaw opponents in the past, he is by far the most technical opponent McGregor has ever faced.
With fight fans being split on their predictions for the potential scrap, UFC President Dana White spoke in a video interview to discuss the situation, saying:
“Great thing about fights is you never know who’s going to win,” White said. “Believe me, there are a lot of weekends we put on fights, and I think people aren’t going to win, and they do. It’s the crazy thing about the fight business.
I mean, if it was guaranteed that Floyd was going to win this fight, why would you pay for it? There are no guarantees.”
While many believe that McGregor has a chance at defeating Mayweather, Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless believes that McGregor has more advantages going into the fight.
“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.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/22/2017.