If Floyd Mayweather ever boxes Conor McGregor, who would win?
This excited everyone:
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) February 14, 2017
This did not:
Not long after the story went live, UFC president Dana White texted ESPN’s Brett Okamoto to shoot that down, saying that “no deal is even close to being done.” Mayweather then killed the rumors himself by telling his Instagram followers “there has been no deals made on my behalf in regards to a bout with any fighter at this time” and that he is “happily retired and enjoying my life.”
McGregor’s response? “I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival.”
Then came this:
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 14, 2017
Floyd Mayweather knows he's not really fighting Conor McGregor. But he also knows saying it's close or not close is news and he loves that.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 15, 2017
Longshot to happen?:
“There is a lot of real stuff going on,” Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony A. Marnell III said, per Okamoto. “It still seems like a long shot, but when there is a lot of money involved, people tend to figure it out. There are a lot of cooks in the kitchen, but I’m not sure if we’re going to eat.”
During an appearance on The Herd (via FoxSports.com’s Damon Martin) on Jan. 13, UFC President Dana White offered each competitor $25 million plus a share of the pay-per-view profits for a fight, though Mayweather laughed it off.
Conor McGregor is our Ali while Floyd Mayweather is just…boring pic.twitter.com/PanTBroby1
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 15, 2017
If the fight did happen:
In a traditional boxing match, without any hesitation, we’ve got Floyd.
Yeah, Mayweather’s 39 years old and ain’t the same boxer he used to be during his prime, but are you going to bet against the best defensive boxer we’ve ever seen over an MMA fighter who hasn’t been trained in the sweet science for his entire existence the way Mayweather has?
Of course McGregor, 28, currently the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, is arguably the baddest man on the planet. He can rough up just about anyone, anytime, anywhere. And obviously he’s a hell of a lot younger than Floyd. But we know Mayweather-McGregor isn’t going to be an MMA match. No kicking, no chokeholds allowed. McGregor has to put up his dukes and try to land a flush shot on Mayweather’s chin. Just ask the 49 guys who tried that how easy it is.
What do you think? If Floyd Mayweather ever boxes Conor McGregor, who would win?