It appears the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather super-fight is on track to happen in June, if recent comments by Mayweather and his camp are to be believed.
That means each fighter now has a timeline to prepare for the epic battle, with the Irish UFC star looking to hand Money his first-ever loss and blemish his perfect 49-0 record.
Now, even more people are weighing in on the fight, predicting who they think will win and why.
According to MMAFighting.com, UFC commentator Joe Rogan said on his most-recent podcast that there's only one way McGregor can pull off the massive upset:
“There’s something about [Conor McGregor]," he said. "I’m telling you, there’s something about that dude. He’s got something going on. He’s got a little something extra special but he would need everything to line up.
“Mayweather would have to dismiss him as a threat. He’d have to not train hard enough, he’d have to not seriously consider the possibility that Conor connects on him and knocks him out. And then Conor would have to do some roughhousing. He’d have to hold him in the clinch. He’d have to hold him and hit him. He’d have to try and get off as many shots and bully him around and wear him out. It’s a possibility.
"He’s a much bigger man. He’s a much bigger man. If you compare the two of them frame-wise, if they ever do do it, and they’re standing right at each other, looking down at each other doing eye-to-eye, you’re gonna go ‘oh, s---.’ [Conor]’s a big f---. He can make that 145-pound cut when he’s on death’s door, but Mayweather makes it easy.”
That's a lot of "ifs" for McGregor to overcome, but the fact of the matter is that he has a chance to pull off what no other fighter has ever done - defeating Floyd Mayweather.
Rogan went on to say that a McGregor-Mayweather bout would be the biggest event in fighting history, listing all the reasons such a matchup would be big business for both boxing and the UFC:
“It’s the biggest fight ever. Because it brings in two worlds. It brings in the UFC world and this one guy who’s unquestionably the biggest star in the UFC - unquestionably, by a long shot - and then you bring in a guy who has been one of the biggest money makers in the history of boxing, the only guy to go 49-0 other than Rocky Marciano. He’s right there and he’d love to break Rocky Marciano’s record.”
A 50-0 record is certainly enticing for Mayweather, but he'll need to make sure that, at age 40, he's ready for the much younger, much larger UFC star. As tempting as 50-0 is, 49-1 would be devastating for Money's brand.
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