Boxing and UFC fans alike are eagerly anticipating the fascinating mega-fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather on August 26.
As part of the build up, debate has been fierce on who has the best chance of winning.
The fight threatens to be the biggest, if not the biggest fight ever, and Conor McGregor is confident he can make history by dethroning boxing king Floyd Mayweather.
The Irishman, despite being a two-time UFC champion, is a boxing fan whose greatest strength in the Octagon is his striking.
With rapid and heavy hands, he remains a tremendous threat in the UFC and for good reason - his boxing skills are well respected.
As a result, fans and pundits alike have been fascinated by his views on professional boxing and the best fighters that are currently lacing up the gloves.
With another mega-fight between Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and hard hitting Kazakh Gennady Golovkin scheduled to take place weeks after his fight against Mayweather, he was quizzed about his take on both fighters.
In a recent Q&A session covered by Bloodyelbow.com, McGregor was brutally honest in his assessment.
He said: "I’m not really too much of a fan of either of those. I think Canelo’s a little bit stuck, a little bit flat on his feet. When I watch footage of him I just see him getting peppered — he has no feet under him."
He went on: "Golovkin I think came into camp, for this preparation, badly out of shape. I’m looking at him badly out of shape up in Big Bear and I just see a drained individual.
"So, although they’re supposedly up there as well, I don’t really think they are."
Choice words indeed.
His brutal honesty will not come as a surprise, but his opinion on the fighters might - both Alvarez and Golovkin are highly thought of in the boxing world. Their brutal and hard hitting style is certainly entertaining, and the boxers who have faced them have been more than forthcoming about the tremendous power both carry in their hands.
However, McGregor, well known for his slick striking, doesn't see the same slickness in Alvarez and Golovkin.
This would probably explain why he is more a fan of fighters more renowned for their tricky defensive styles.
He heaped heavy praise on Cuban veteran Guillermo Rigondeaux and the outstanding Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko instead.
Both fighters are highly skilled operators whose boxing expertise and elite abilities have earned them the nicknames "The Jackal" and "The Matrix" respectively.News Now - Sport News