UFC superstar Conor McGregor made quick work of the former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to make history by becoming the first concurrent UFC two-weight world champion.
Following McGregor’s masterful display of controlling speed, distance, and mind-boggling precision, sports analyst Skip Bayless claimed that he feels Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match, which started a heated debate with Shannon Sharpe, co-host of FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed.”
“So I watched Manny Pacquaio fight with one hand, one arm because he had one torn rotator cuff,” Bayless explained. “I watched him go 12 rounds with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas and when it was over, Manny had looked like he had been to a picnic! There was a little red here and there [on his face] but no eyes were closed.”
“But Pacquiao is a boxer,” Sharpe exclaimed. “He knows how to dodge punches.”
“What punches? Floyd can’t punch anymore,” Bayless said. “When was the last time he knocked anybody out? When was the last time he closed somebody’s eye?”
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“You know what Skip? I don’t want ‘Money’ to knock him out. Cause that’s the easy way out. That’s a coward’s way out,” Sharpe said with a lot emotion. “If he knocks him out, he’s taking the easy way out. He’s taking the coward’s way out. I want ‘Money’ Mayweather to punish him just for you and I want him to beat him with a patch over his eye that says ‘closed for the weekend’ or ‘closed for the holidays.’ Whoo Skip, you’re asking for it!”
“I want to see a little blood on Floyd’s mug,” Bayless said. “That’s what I want to see. I want to see some blood. Yeah, I’ve seen it a couple times.”
“This guy [McGregor] can punch,” Bayless added. “This guy is lethal. This guy is crazy. That’s what he is. Crazy good.”
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