>> Saturday, May 14, 2016
Dana White in a recent interview said that McGregor boxing Mayweather would be "impossible". Mayweather in a recent interview with Showtime had something different to say however,
"It's really not a rumor. The fight may happen. We really don't know, as of right now. As of right now. But do I think it will happen? Absolutely. We're the A-Side, of course. It has to be a boxing match, because most fights that Conor McGregor won inside the Octagon, he was a stand up guy. So I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a tough fight for me. We really don't know as of right now, but there's been a lot of talk, and hopefully we can make the fight happen."
Pretty big statements right there in opposing Dana White by saying he thinks the fight will "Absolutely" happen, and to say that McGregor would be a tough fight. Interesting that he on the outside with his words seems to respect McGregor's striking skills. McGregor has the power to crumble the chin of any man not named Nate Diaz, but Mayweather is arguably the greatest defensive boxer of all time and in some peoples eyes the great boxer ever. With Mayweather having the art of hitting and not getting hit nearly mastered and with a solid chin how big of a threat is McGregor really?
This writer personally believes that Floyd Mayweather would embarrass Conor McGregor, and MMA would become the laughing stock of the boxing world afterwards. McGregor would definitely have plenty of time to catch him with a big one, and being a southpaw he could present some challenges in that aspect, but then again Mayweather bested Manny Pacquiao with ease, and Pacquiao is both a southpaw and arguably the second greatest boxer of this generation. McGregor does have the size and reach advantage though being 5'9 with a 74 inch reach advantage, and Mayweather being 5'8 with a 72 inch reach. We will keep you updated on how this develops.