It seems like we’ve hit a major stumbling block over the potential super fight featuring Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
After months of discussion, it seems like the fight isn’t going ahead as there simply isn’t any progression being made in terms of negotiations and giving fans any form of a solid announcement that something will take place.
A prediction from UFC president Dana White over their potential fight purses simply isn’t enough, and it’s obvious that fans are getting bored of the talk now.
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You can’t blame them either, as the trash talk between the 49-0 American and the Notorious has dried up too; fans no longer feel the need to continue checking social media to see which fighter called the other out or made a sly joke.
There’s nothing there to get excited about.
In fact, one of the main reasons the fight is being talked about this week is because of Floyd Mayweather Sr, who outrageously claimed that he could defeat the Irishman, let alone his son.
However, Money has taken a completely different approach when catching up with TMZ Sports, as he was full of compliments for his outspoken rival and explained that he does stand a chance of becoming the first man to defeat him inside of a boxing ring as anything can happen.
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
He said: “I can’t sit right here and knock Conor McGregor. I’m not here to knock a guy. He’s the second-biggest name – Conor McGregor is the second-biggest name in MMA, so I’m not going to sit here and knock Conor McGregor.
“He went out there, and done what he had to do, it’s obvious that he’s done something right thus far to get to the point where he’s at so I’m not here to bad mouth him.
“And, I’ve been off for a couple of years. I’m 40 years old now so I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20’s – I’m in my 40’s now. So, I mean, that can play a major key, we don’t know and he’s a heavy hitter so we’ll just see. We don’t know – has he signed a contract yet? Absolutely not. In due time we’ll just see.
“He’s a fighter, at the end of the day, I’m a fighter, a fighter is a fighter. Let me say this, Conor McGregor, every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he’s standing up defeating fighters.
“He’s in a boxing position, he’s beating fighters. When he did get defeated, he was on the ground so it’s obvious that Conor McGregor is a better stand-up fighter than he is a grappler.
"So, does he have a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather? I can’t say, but anything can happen in the sport of boxing – in contact sports, period.”
It’s certainly an interesting strategy from Mayweather, and only time will tell whether McGregor feels the need to respond.
If he does, you can be sure it won’t be as respectful as this.
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