UFC superstar Conor McGregor tried to take over the world of boxing on Aug. 26, 2017. For his big professional boxing debut, the UFC lightweight champion went toe-to-toe with undefeated pugilist legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather managed to put McGregor away in the tenth round for a TKO victory, but “Notorious” still walked away with the payday of his career. Boxers and UFC contenders alike have been trying to get a pay-per-view match up with the UFC superstar ever since.
McGregor walked away with an alleged $300 million for his fight against Mayweather. The highly anticipated combat sports event went on to break the pay-per-view sales record formerly held by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Following the match, former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya revealed that he has secretly been training during his retirement from the sport. Then, the pugilist legend called out Conor McGregor to a boxing match.
De La Hoya was quite vocal in his disaproval of McGregor’s transition into boxing ahead of McGregor vs. Mayweather. That being said, it would not appear that De La Hoya’s opinion on the match up has swayed him from calling out “Notorious” himself.
Speaking on McGregor’s recent incident at Bellator 187, Joe Rogan offered his thoughts on “Notorious” getting back inside the cage. Offering his thoughts on his podcast Joe Rogan Experience, the longtime UFC commentator stated:
“I wonder what it would take him, now that he’s had that big crazy fight at the fight where he jumped over the fence and pushed referee Marc Goddard, I wonder what it would take to get him back in the cage now. I wonder if there’s gonna be fines and suspensions. I wonder what the f**k is gonna happen. It’s quite fascinating.”
At Bellator 187, Conor McGregor was cage side in support of teammate Charlie Ward. Ward dropped his opponent in the first round and “Notorious” rushed the cage in response. Slapping a commissioner in the face and getting into a confrontation with referee Marc Goddard, the incident has since received attention from fight fans.
Speaking on Oscar De La Hoya’s recent call out of McGregor, Joe Rogan continued his thoughts.
“I’ll tell you one thing, he makes things fun. He does. He makes things fun with Oscar De La Hoya hitting the heavy bag on him. He should say he’ll fight Oscar De La Hoya but only if Oscar agrees to wear a skirt. ‘You’ve got to wear a skirt and you’ve got to wear fishnet stockings and I’ll f**king fight you.’”
Conor McGregor has shown interest in returning to the octagon over another appearance inside the squared circle. For many fight fans, the next logical fight for “Notorious” is a unification battle against interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.
Speaking on the matter, Rogan said:
“That’s the move. It used to be not the move but I think Tony Ferguson is the right move as far as for the fans. The real smart move would be fight an MMA fight and then fight a boxing match in a year. . . The Nate Diaz fight, although it could be huge, Nate’s not really fighting anybody right now. What I would like is Nate comes back and fights somebody and wins, Conor fights someone and wins, Conor fights a boxing match, they have a HUGE MMA fight after that! F**KING HUGE, GOD DAMN IT! Three million pay-per-view buys huge.”
For Joe Rogan’s full thoughts, check out the video below: