UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor (18-2 MMA) believes it would take mere seconds to knockout undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. if the pair squared off in a ‘real fight’.
“Notorious” conceded that he would likely suffer defeat to “Money” in a boxing match, but claims it would be easy to defeat the boxing kingpin in MMA. His words via The Guardian:
“In a real fight, I would dismantle him in seconds. Ronda [Rousey] would dismantle him in seconds, 100 percent. When you don’t know how to grapple, you don’t stand a chance. For us, it’s like playing with a baby. People who don’t understand the sport cannot understand how vulnerable they are. There are always clinches and Ronda is a judo Olympian. She would throw Floyd on his head in a second. Me? I would knock him out. Cold. Why would he take me on? But if you’re talking about a fight that could generate half a billion, it’s this one. There’s never going to be another boxing fight like this. Only a cross-style match between Mayweather and me could generate that kind of interest and revenue. So maybe it could happen. I would certainly be up for it. I am capitalizing on every single opportunity. It’s a strong word, one of my favorite words: capitalize. I’m ready to capitalize on everything.”
McGregor is set to fight Jose Aldo in a title unification bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas this December.
Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is preparing to square off with Andre Berto next month in Sin City.
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