UFC's Joe Rogan doesn't think Conor McGregor will fight Floyd Mayweather

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If you have been paying attention to the recent Conor McGregor news, you'll know that he has been linked with a possible billion dollar mega fight with currently retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

When the story was first released, many dismissed the idea straight away, but as the days have passed since, both camps have talked about the possibility of fighting one another in some way, whether it be through interviews or visual imagery.

Mayweather's dad and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., has been quoted to have said the fight is on between the two stars while McGregor posted an image of himself and arguably the greatest boxer of all time squaring off against one another in an edited photo.


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Slowly but surely, some of the biggest names in boxing and MMA are starting to reveal their opinions on the possibility of the mega fight and what they think the outcome might be. UFC commentator and expert Joe Rogan is one of the people that has provided their two cents on the clash.

Rogan spoke about the possible McGregor vs Mayweather fight in the latest edition of his podcast alongside comedian Ian Edwards. It begins around the 2:02:22 mark in the video further down in this article.

He said on his podcast, via MMAFighting: "I don't think [McGregor can fight Mayweather]. I would imagine, unless the UFC is involved, [or they let him out of his contract] and I can't imagine they would be willing to do that and I can't imagine that they would let him fight Floyd Mayweather."

That would mean McGregor would have to find a way out of his contract with the promotion if he wants to fight the boxing legend. It's unclear if the UFC would be willing to do a co-promotion, but it's a possibility because of the benefits.

Not only would a co-promotion keep the Irishman on the UFC's books, but it could also bring a lot of money in for the organization, with the fight capable of doing as much as "three million pay-per-view buys" according to Rogan.

Putting aside the fact this fight would make an unbelievable amount of money, the UFC commentator gave his thoughts on how he thinks the fight would play out, depending on if it was a boxing match or an MMA fight.

He said: "If Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight in MMA, Conor McGregor will f*ck him up. He will f**k him up...But, in a boxing match, I can't imagine a world where Floyd Mayweather doesn't f**k [McGregor] up.

"In a boxing match I think Floyd Mayweather is arguably the greatest boxer of all time...He's just so much better. And if people don't know, if you think you're really good and then you get in there and box a guy like that, he will f**king expose the s**t out of you."

He then mentioned that Mayweather's age and McGregor's power and belief could play a factor in the outcome of the fight and it could end up going the distance, but at the end of the day, we're still waiting to see even if the fight will even take place.

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Dana White
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