Last month at UFC 202, featherweight champion Conor McGregor not only avenged his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz, but also left the MMA community stunned as he dropped the Stockton superstar three times over the course of the fight.
Diaz, who has only been finished once over the course of his 12-year, 30 fight professional MMA career, was never in danger of being finished, but did hit the canvas several times throughout the course of the fight.
While McGregor ultimately secured the majority decision win, the way famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach saw things, the featherweight champ was punching like a girl.
In the wake of the fight, talks of McGregor moving to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather have begun to surface once again, with McGregor going as far as to recently state that he’s prepared for a fight against Mayweather.
When Roach was asked about a match between McGregor and Roach’s star pupil, Manny Pacquiao, he didn’t mince words:
He spoke to Elie Seckbach:
“MMA and boxing do not mix. What rules are they going to fight under? Whatever rules they fight under, that’s whose going to win the fight. I mean he’s (McGregor) not a boxer, he’s (Pacquiao) not a wrestler. It’s fucking two separate sports.”
Roach then changed topics, discussing McGregor’s recent win over Nate Diaz. Saying:
“At least [he needs three years to get ready for a boxing fight]. He punched like a girl. I mean that’s why the other guy couldn’t get – he couldn’t hurt the other guy. Well, he did knock him down three times. Diaz is usually a bit tougher than that.”
McGregor moving to the boxing world is currently off the table given that at the present time he is slated to fight Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 in November at the Madison Square Garden, where he will have the opportunity to become the first ever simultaneous 2-division UFC champion