Ultimate Fighting Championship mega star Conor McGregor and boxing’s best talent Floyd Mayweather Jr. have been teasing a cross-sport super fight for nearly a year now. When talks of the fight first surfaced, fans and fighters alike quickly dismissed it believing it would never happen. Two record-breaking performances from Conor and Nate Diaz and a lightweight title victory for McGregor made him one of the most popular athletes in any sport, and now officials are starting to see dollar signs with him next to Mayweather on mock-up posters.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan has had the best seats in the house for over one-thousand fights, and he believes that Mayweather would get dominated by McGregor in a regular fight. While Rogan acknowledges that the odds are in favor of Mayweather in a boxing fight, Rogan explains why he believes McGregor would get the nod on the streets or inside the octagon on a recent edition of “The Joe Rogan Experience”:
“In a boxing match if you have $100 and you have to bet on someone the odds are most certainly going to favor Floyd Mayweather because it’s a boxing match. If it’s a fight, it would be 100 million to one that Conor McGregor would [expletive] him up.”
“I mean I’m not exaggerating. Of course, I’m exaggerating. No one would give you those kinds of odds but it would definitely be something ridiculous if it was a fight. If it was a fight, a MMA fight, it would be 100 million to one.”
“Floyd Mayweather is a much better boxer, but Conor McGregor is dangerous as [expletive] and he has a really deceptive ability to move in and move out. He can cover distance very quickly. He can do so in a weird way. He can do so in a way where he might stun you. He might stun you and he might catch you early and he hits really [expletive] hard. If Floyd can figure him out and start using his jab and using his movement. Floyd has traditionally had problems with southpaws, but he’s never lost to one.”